QNAP Systems (http://www.qnap.com) has announced new 3.5 NAS management software for its Turbo NAS series, embedded as firmware. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”), provides LDAP, antivirus, syslog server support, and more. Firmware 3.5 also includes a service binding feature and enhanced MyCloudNAS services.

Firmware 3.5 provides several new security enhancements. New antivirus feature allows the administrator to scan the NAS manually or on a recurring schedule; then delete or quarantine files infected by viruses, malware, trojans, and other malicious threats. A new Radius server provides Raidius client-enabled devices with centralized account management and authentication for network access. External drive encryption blocks unauthorized access and protects data on external drives from theft by encrypting a disk volume or a specific partition.

The 3.5 firmware will be available for a variety of QNAP Turbo NAS models by mid-August.