Visuality SystemsVisuality Systems is the world leader in providing commercial SMB/ CIFS based solutions. Since its establishment in 1998, the company has been fully dedicated to continually developing the SMB/ CIFS protocol.
Visuality Systems’ NQ™ products provide an SMB/ CIFS implementation to any non-Windows platform.
NQ™ products are a full commercial SMB/ CIFS suite which offers vendors a seamless file and printer sharing solution.
Visuality Systems is known for its first class support. We provide our customers online support, our engineers are available 24/7 via e-mail or phone.
The Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol, also known as CIFS, is a file and printer sharing protocol which serves as the basis for Microsoft's Distributed File System implementation.
Due to the constantly rising of network security importance, the SMB security mechanism has evolved over the years and now offers the following safety measures:
- User Authentication
- Domain Authentication
- Message Signing
- Message Encryption
The usage of the SMB protocol on the network increases from year to year. In contrary to FTP and HTTP, the SMB protocol allows not only copying an entire file, but grants access to files over the network. File editing, for example, can be executed over SMB, without changing its location.
NFS is also a file sharing protocol similar to SMB. However, NFS is only native to the Linux world whilst using it on a Windows computer requires installing a patch. SMB is a native solution for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.