How to configure Netgear ReadyNAS to have a Godaddy or 3rd party SSL certificate

Use SSH to login to your device:
Username will be root, password will be the same as the admin password.
type in the following commands:
cd /etc/ssl	-changes your directory
openssl genrsa -des3 -out private/ReadyNAS_caCert.pem 2048	-Choose a pass phrase, I did not have to enter in this pass phrase anywhere else.
openssl rsa -in private/ReadyNAS_caCert.pem -out private/ReadyNAS_caCertwithoutPW.pem	-Choose a pass phrase, I did not have to enter in this pass phrase anywhere else.
openssl req -new -key private/ReadyNAS_caCertwithoutPW.pem -out ReadyNASReq.pem	-This will start a process of asking you questions to create your CSR that you will need to provide your SSL certificate provider. Please fill out to the best of your abilities.
Use WinSCP to login to your device:
File protocol - SFTP
Username will be root and the password will be the same as the admin password again.
Once you are logged in navigate to /etc/ssl
Open ReadyNASReq.pem in notepad, copy and paste contents of this file into certificate request for your SSL provider (GoDaddy).
Depending on your provider you should be able to download your certificate as soon as within 5 minutes. Please download the certificate for Apache servers, this will give you a zip file. Extract the files and open the file that does NOT include "bundle" in the name and copy the contents to your clipboard.
Using WinSCP create a file named ReadyNASCert.pem in the Netgear ReadyNAS /etc/ssl directory, open it with notepad and paste the contents we copied in the previous step, save and close the ReadyNASCert.pem file.
In WinSCP navigate to /etc/frontview/apache and open the apache2.pem file in notepad
Navigate to /etc/ssl/private and open the ReadyNAS_caCertwithoutPW file and copy the contents. Paste them into the apache2.pem file.
Navigate to /etc/ssl and open the ReadyNAS.pem file in notepad and copy its contents and paste them into this same apache2.pem file, save and close apache2.pem file.
Here is a sample of what your apache2.pem file should look like when you are finished:

Cisco 5500x Understanding Licensing and Purchasing


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Once you decide on your base model you can leave it at that or add the firePOWER services. The firePOWER services include URL filtering, IPS, and AMP or advanced malware protection. The TAM license sku combines these all. This is obviously a yearly subscription as well. You are basically looking at around $700/year for all three of these add-ons with a 3-year subscription. Keep in mind if you purchase firePOWER services they require a VM. This cost is roughly $400 and you must purchase the application support which is an additional $100/year.
Two PDF documents for additional explanation.

Free Device Management or MDM


Are you looking for a 100% free MDM or mobile device management solution? Cisco Meraki Systems Manager is a free feature that allows you to control all types of devices on your network. It supports iOS as well!
With Meraki Systems Manager allows you can configure, monitor and update your mobile clients, from iPods to iPads, PCs or Macs, in real time from the cloud. Meraki Systems Manager lets you manage clients running Microsoft Windows, including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, as well as Mac OS X versions 10.5 through 10.7. With Systems Manager, you can:
• instantly search and find your clients, with useful live-diagnostic tools to monitor performance
• install applications simultaneously across all your clients, or specific groups of clients, with just a single click
• receive email alerts for important events, such as when software is installed on a client or if it goes offline
• identify clients running outdated software, track down compliance or licensing issues, and identify unauthorized third-party software installed on your clients
To get started setup your account here:
Once you get it setup just head over the Apple store on your device to install the app.

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Contact us today to see What type of solution we can put together to help youimprove security.

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