Visuality Systems Releases Java Client 'Server Message Block' (SMB) Supporting The Latest SMB Dialects

Visuality Systems has taken the initiative to develop and provide Java developers with the latest implementation of the Microsoft SMB file sharing connectivity, jNQ™.

Written in pure Java, jNQ™ is a client software library, which is available through its API and works in any Java environment starting from 1.4. For nearly two decades, the open source JCIFS, developed by Chris Hertel, was the industry’s de facto JAVA SMB standard supporting SMB1 and utilized by thousands of entities. The recently released jNQ™ allows secured file sharing over the encrypted and most recent SMB 3.1.1.

Based in Israel, Visuality Systems focuses on bringing SMB connectivity to the Microsoft eco-system in the Embedded and Storage markets. The company offers server and client SMBv3.1.1 implementations for virtually any non-Windows operating system written in C and Java, supporting the latest Microsoft SMB dialects.

“jNQ™ continues the SMB line of Visuality Systems products represented by NQE™, NQ™ Storage and NQ™ for iOS. The new SMB stack will bring the Java embedded space closer to Windows-based machines by allowing a seamless integration of the Microsoft latest SMB specifications,” said Tal Widerman, Visuality Systems’ Marketing Manager.

The drive to develop the new Java solution has come from perceived demand by developers to progress to a protected SMB implementation following the WannaCry and Petya cyber-attacks. jNQ™ prevents such malicious attacks by means of Message signing, Encryption, Active Directory authentication, Kerberos authentication and Pre-logon integrity.

“To increase the security of computer networks and devices across the world, moving from SMBv1 towards SMBv3.x is a must”, said Ned Pyle, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Windows Server High Availability and Storage group at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft is very pleased with Visuality Systems’ support of the non-Windows community, and welcome the release of its jNQ product, an SMBv3.x solution long awaited by the Java community.”

About Visuality Systems, Ltd

With 20 years of experience in the SMB market, Visuality Systems, Ltd. is the world leader of commercial SMB-based Client (both Java and C) and server solutions.


For more information:
Visuality Systems
Tal Widerman
+972 49 592 155