Which SMB versions are supported by NQ products?

All Visuality Systems products support all SMB versions, from SMB1 and SMB2 up to the latest SMB3.1.1.

Can SMBv1 be disabled?

Yes, SMBv1 can be removed by modifying the NQ product configuration file.

Is NQ secured?

All Visuality Systems solutions support SMB3.1.1 with the latest security practices. NQ is tightly secured by means of message signing (Hashing with CMAC algorithm), encryption (AES-CCM and AES-GCM algorithms), Active Directory and Kerberos authentications and pre-logon integrity. 

Is there any open source in your code?

No. All Visuality Systems solutions were developed in-house from scratch and do not contain any open source usage.

Do you provide updates?

Yes, we offer both updates and upgrades to clients. Typically an update is delivered once a month and a major upgrade is done once or twice in a year. The R&D team also invites customers to raise feature requests through the support desk and offer ideas for new feature development.

What is your license model?

Visuality Systems offers the NQ products license package with the right to use the software, the Microsoft IP rights, access to the on-line support desk and periodical updates for the agreed period of time. Typically updates are delivered to customers once a month and a major upgrade is done once or twice in a year.

What is your quality assurance policy prior to releases?

Before each release there is a QA cycle, the cycle depends on release. Visuality has 3 types of releases: Major Release – Full QA Cycle that could take up to two months; Build Release – Build QA Cycle that contains new feature checking, regression tests and more. This cycle length is at least one month; Support Release – Support QA Cycle, regression and specific test for the issues that were fixed. This cycle could take between 3 to 7 days.

What kind of support is offered with NQ?

Visuality Systems customers receive full access to the 24/7 support desk. By logging into the system, a ticket can promptly be opened, whether it is a question, issue, or a feature request. The support team review tickets frequently and feedback is provided in up to one business day.   

What kind of documentation is offered?

NQ products come with various documentations. For example: porting and integration guide, API documentation, example codes, and more. Most of the documentation is provided in PDF and HTML formats.

Does the NQ solution cover Microsoft IP rights?

Yes. Visuality Systems NQ license includes the Microsoft IP rights to use the SMB patents. Visuality Systems customers do not have to pay additional costs to Microsoft for SMB rights.

How much data can I process with NQ?

The amount of data that NQ can process is limitless. The only limitation is in the File System/Storage.

Can an NQ client connect to the cloud?

Yes. Any cloud which supports SMB can seamlessly be connected as yet another server. This is made possible as NQ products support all SMB versions including SMB3, which is necessary to connect to a number of clouds such as Microsoft Azure.

Can NQ products be registered (Join Domain) to Active Directory (AD)

Yes, there are several products that can register the machine to AD. Those products are YNQ Corporate Client and YNQ Corporate Server.

Can NQ products do passthrough to AD?

Yes, YNQ Corporate Server can authenticate AD users using the passthrough method after registration to the AD.

Can NQ products be used on smart devices?

Yes. YNQ can be integrated into any iOS application as a client or as a server. jNQ is Java-based and can be integrated into any Android application.

Why use the SMB Protocol?

HTTP and FTP can be used for file transfer between devices. However, they are not capable of providing file-sharing functionalities. In contrast, the SMB protocol supports remote file sharing access, thus enabling groups of embedded devices to work together and share documents across any network. Using SMB file sharing instead of HTTP and FTP file transfer eliminates the need to transfer files between devices, which in turn reduces the need for expensive storage space and speeds up overall response time. The SMB protocol is used not only for File Sharing, but also to query info from the OS using RPC messages.

How can I start?

To begin, fill in your contact information in evaluation form and a Visuality Systems representative will contact you within the same business day.