Secure Network-Attached Storage (SecNAS)

Service Description

ITS offers SecNAS (Secure Networked-Attached Storage) file storage services for sensitive data. The technology also provides access logs to track user activity as requested to meet auditing requirements. The service is provided on enterprise-class storage with a mirrored copy in a second data center and the data is encrypted at rest. The service includes a snapshot technology that enables users to perform their own data restorations from up to 30 days of file versioning.
\-Provides CIFS (Common Internet File Services) storage for departmental use.
-Departments receive a free base allocation calculated on the full-time equivalent (FTE) count derived from human resources reporting.
-The base allocation is 1GB per FTE and can be increased for a fee.
-ITS will partner with departmental storage administrators to offer a hybrid solution for managing data access controls.
-Access to sensitive data requires specialized approval workflows and documentation.
-The service is modeled to meet the requirements of the UNCH Information Security Controls Standard: (

Users/Customers is available to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, students, retirees, contractors, distance learners, visiting scholars and others who require UNC-Chapel Hill resources to work in conjunction with UNC-Chapel Hill as provisioned by departmental storage administrators.

Service Provisioning - Remedy request via ITS Help (

Supported Environment/Services
  • Native support for Windows and Mac clients.
  • UNIX/Linux hosts require the Samba client.
  • Off campus access requires VPN.
  • 1GB per FTE at no charge
  • Additional storage is available at an annual cost of $3.00 per GB (minimum of 200GB)