I'm helping my dad out switch his office over from a dedicated server to using a NAS. His server got wiped out from the Cryptolocker malware. We decided to go with a dedicated NAS mainly because he only has 2 client computers now as opposed to 6 and the server maintenance wasn't something he wants to deal with as much now. We plan to have the network drive do a full back up to one of the client computers, and have some essential files back up to the cloud with office 365 and skydrive.
They have a sonicwall in the office, that was only connected to the server. I have since set it up so all the client computers and the NAS are routed through it.
One of the IT guys for a neighboring office had mentioned to me that he didn't recommend this setup because of lack of security on the NAS and that it would be too exposed to the internet. He was saying that I should instead use a stand alone PC with a firewall as my NAS. How do most people secure their NAS setups. We are using a Western Digital My Book Live Duo as the network drive.
Best Answer +BudMan , 05 November 2013 - 13:17
So just add that network to your sonicwall interface and connect into that other network with the sonicwall.
You might have to readdress your network space.. I don't recall the specifics.. And just looked over thread again and you never seem to give what networks your working with 192.168.0.0/24 10.x.x.x/? etc..
But lets for example say the common network use to be 192.168.1.0/24
Just make your network 192.168.2.0/24 and connect the other network to a port on your sonicwall. Then in sonicwall firewall only allow your machines to talk to the port and IP of the printer.
Now your still isolated by firewall, and have access to the printer. Go to the full post