uSpace automatically stores all data encrypted. But we do it using the user’s password and not a key that’s bound to the system. It’s very bit as secure, but it means that data is recoverable if the system needs changing, and they key isn’t available to us as a manufacturer.
All connections to and from uSpace are encrypted. Unlike many on-line NAS devices, uSpace uses real end-to-end encryption with nothing ending up visible on our servers. So even we don’t have access to your information. Private means Private!
Many NAS devices and servers have glaring security holes with hidden backdoors and system passwords left behind by the manufacturer. uSpace has no backdoors! Keys are self-generated only when it’s turned on, on your premises.
All uSpace models protect your data through a RAID storage system. Data is stored redundantly across several hard disks. In the event of a hard drive failure, the system can continue to run normally and it immediately notifies you that a disk should be replaced.
The uSpace Copy-On-Write file system guarantees the integrity of the data at the point that it is written and automatically detects and cleans errors, such Aging over time (Data Rot).
uSpace’s data encryption means stealing a disk doesn’t give access to data. But what about a hacker modifying the systems to gain access or steal passwords? Not with uSpace, the operating system is also encrypted and won’t start if modified by a malefactor.
We sometimes get asked; what if my premises burn down along with my uSpace? Well, your data should be the least of your problems. uSpace can make encrypted backups to remote locations and easily be restored to a new device.
Accidentally overwritten a file? Or has a blackmail Trojan encrypted all your data? No problem, uSpace is a time machine! It records and tracks all changes independently and lets you go back in time to a good copy.
The cloud and large data centres have a theoretical advantage: all servers are kept up-to-date centrally and can be managed centrally. Your private server can do that too! uSpace is centrally supported with security updates and optimal security configurations.
uSpace is your own private “cloud”. It’s a single package of purpose built hardware and software designed to be as easy to use as any web based product but completely secure. Any data on uSpace is under your control, and yours only, yet you and your team can access it from anywhere in the world.
The instant you turn it on uSpace gives you secure collaboration software to store and share files, use text chat, voice chat and even video conferencing for your team. There’s also software to run your business; Website building, Customer Management, Accounts software, stock control and even social media. All in one incredibly simple (and good looking!) box.
uSpace doesn’t need to be set up. You simply connect it to your router, turn it on and uSpace can be used over the internet. All the configurations are preset. To use it via the internet you can register through Uniki or use your own domain name.
There’s no keyboard or screen needed, you just use the browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone to access uSpace and give access to your team members – just like registering with a web service.
Using uSpace is as easy as signing up for cloud services. But with uSpace, you always know where your data is: in your own private cloud, and only accessed by you and your team.
Even better, uSpace has all the services you need in one place, you only need one password and all your data and information can be used from one place – no more signing into to multiple different web services.
NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices were originally designed for local access of files. They are networked disk drives. uSpace is a purpose built private cloud server. Security is built in, not bolted on. uSpace is designed to run applications to help your business and has the performance needed to do that.
Another significant difference is that uSpace was designed to be used be people who either don’t have the technical skills to configure hardware, or more often, just don’t want to be bothered by it. uSpace is purpose built for the role it plays and for the people who use it. Even so uSpace is less expensive than many NAS devices!
Quite simply because uSpace is designed from the ground up to be a secure private cloud and collaboration platform by a company that has a real passion for privacy. Our goal has always been to break the supposed dichotomy between extreme ease of use and security by providing both at the same time. uSpace is not built on a piece of general equipment being used for a different purpose, there are no forgotten standard ‘manufacturer passwords’.
uSpace generates its own keys as soon as it’s plugged in. As a result, no-one, not Uniki, not anyone in the network or a hacker on the internet knows the password or encryption keys, because they are created when needed.
Because uSpace is purpose built, unlike some suppliers we DON’T have rely on routing information flow through our own servers using “wildcard” security certificates and actually decrypting our customers information for our convenience!
uSpace gives each connected device its own identity certificate. Data is never decrypted on the way from your laptop or smartphone to your uSpace and cannot be read by us or anyone else. This encryption also applies when the data is stored, in other words, even though uSpace customers never experience the excessive password entry of other systems, their data is never unprotected.
uSpace ensures that no one but the owner has access to stored or transmitted data. uSpace creates all the keys on-site, so not even Uniki as the manufacturer knows them. In addition, uSpace ensures that all connections are encrypted from end to end and cannot be read anywhere in between. That makes uSpace the "most private" cloud available.
It’s a common misconception that security has to be complicated. Security and simplicity are only opposites when your try and make something secure that wasn’t designed to be secure. uSpace was designed for this role and unlike other systems we built our technology to automate the management of security.
uSpace sets itself up, manages its own encrypted connections and has its own security certificates. The complication is managed by our technology, so that you can enjoy the simplicity. That is what Uniki was founded to do.
Uniki has security built-in, not bolted-on, by designing in the security we have been able to provide ‘Keep It Simple Security’ that’s automated and has no intervention from us as a manufacturer.
Each uSpace has its own SSL certificate to prove its identity. So, connections from the browser or end device to uSpace are encrypted end-to-end and unlike other systems, simply can’t be read by the manufacturer or anyone in between. In detail: the connection is encrypted and authenticated using the most up to date security protocol (TLS 1.2). Key exchange is done using the strong Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDHE) RSA method, and data streams are encrypted using the strong AES-256 cipher. Certificates are created using the SHA-256 signature algorithm and a 2048bit RSA key length.
Yes, with us ‘data security’ also mean data reliability. All uSpace models store the data redundantly across multiple hard drives and include a simple backup function. If one of the hard drives fails, no data is lost. The data on uSpace is encrypted, but not tied to the hardware. So, If a hardware component fails, the hard disks can be transferred to a new device. In the unlikely event that multiple hard drives fail at the same time, uSpace can be replaced with a new unit and simply restored from a backup as if it were the same device.
Yes. Your data is not only encrypted when it’s transferred but also encrypted in uSpace itself. Nobody but you can read the data. If the device fails or gets stolen, the data can be recovered using the very simple automated backup function.
We offer a two-year warranty on the hardware in addition to any statutory warranty. We can also offer a 36 Month Business Continuity Service; for an additional €199 (excl. VAT) we will repair the uSpace device within 48 hours, or immediately send a replacement for the faulty uSpace, which is then returned to us.
On request, we also offer for the price of 199 € (excl. VAT), an immediate replacement warranty that is valid for 36 months for only 199€ (ex VAT). Immediate replacement warranty means that we repair the equipment on weekdays within 48 hours or send a new one immediately, and the old one must be returned to us afterwards.
As uSpace is the world’s "most private" cloud, we certainly don’t know what your password is. Don’t Panic! uSpace itself can help you get it back. Without going into too much detail; we have developed a method that allows you to reset a forgotten password with the help of your mail account and a securely stored PIN created. Even then, unlike most cloud services, uSpace doesn’t rely solely on the mail account, because that would make your mail account the gateway to everything. Instead, you combine your mail account with a PIN that you keep or the hardware identification of your device (just in case you’ve also lost your PIN!).
uSpace is accessed by Browser. All modern browsers are supported. There are also native client applications for easy synchronization of your data with laptops, tablets or smartphones. These are available for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android.
Your connection should provide upload rates of at least 1Mbps. When using uSpace for teams or for larger amounts of data, we recommend a connection with at least 10Mbit/s upload capability.
AS far as we know; yes. We have successfully tested uSpace in many different configurations behind many different firewalls. uSpace needs a DHCP server and needs to be able to connect to Uniki. Most routers and networks provide access to a DHCP server by default and block incoming but not outgoing connections. If you have a special network setup in your company, we are happy to help.
uSpace is an app platform that can be used to securely store, synchronize, and share files in a team. This makes it the best private, secure, purpose built alternative to simple file share products such as Dropbox even with extra features like end-to-end encryption. In addition, there are a variety of different applications that can be installed on uSpace with just a few clicks: team calendars and contacts, project management and documentation software, e-commerce platforms for your own online store, and a kit for quickly creating a modern Website, time recording and payroll, merchandise management systems and warehousing, customer files and much, much more – there’s pretty much an app for everything you could need.
Most applications that can be installed on uSpace are open source and free. So uSpace can save you hundreds of euros per month depending on what you use it for!
Some of the applications offer additional features for specific requirements that may need to be purchased from the manufacturer.
uSpace comes with an easy-to-use backup feature. On an external hard disk, backups can be performed automatically on a schedule of your choice or when the disk is attached. Other backup functions ("off-site") are in the works.
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