How the Synology Photos app empowers users to safeguard and manage their photos
Smartphones have revolutionized photography, offering an accessible and convenient option for capturing life’s moments. However, the ease of smartphone photography has presented an ongoing challenge - the effective management of albums and storage. Thus, it is paramount for users to find a reliable solution for consistent organization and maintenance of photo albums. Synology Photos is an on-premise photo management solution designed to accommodate the needs of smartphone users, making it easy for them to store and organize their memories while their personal data remains fully private. However, on-premise photo management solutions often grapple with challenges such as power outages or
What is backup and disaster recovery? Why is it important?
Data backup ensures you have a copy of your important data in case of unforeseen incidents. Consider the following eye-opening statistics: downtime can cost enterprises typically $5,600 per minute, according to Gartner, and shockingly, the Cybercrime Magazine reports that approximately 60% of small businesses had to shut down within six months after being hacked. These numbers clearly highlight the significance of having a robust data backup strategy as part of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. By being prepared and implementing a reliable data backup plan, you can reduce the risks associated with data loss and ensure the continuity of your
What is a file server and why is it important?
A file server is a computer that stores files and documents for all computers connected on the same network. It acts as a central storage hub that allows users to access and share files without having to manually transfer them. They typically have large storage capacity and are equipped with many features to ensure data stays safe and available. File servers make storing, securing and sharing files in an organization simpler. However, they are a common target for hackers and ransomware, so particular attention must be given to secure them against attacks. How do file servers work? Here are some
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The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft 365 Backup
While many businesses rely heavily on Microsoft 365, formerly named as “Office 365”, for their daily operations, the potential risks cannot not be overlooked.By understanding the risks and the critical need for Microsoft 365 backup, you can take proactive measures to safeguard your data and ensure business continuity. What is Microsoft 365 Backup and Why Do You Need It? While Microsoft 365 provides a certain level of built-in data protection, it is not sufficient to guarantee complete data security and recovery in case of unexpected events. Therefore, you will need a dedicated Microsoft 365 backup solutions to protect against accidental
The efforts Synology made in pursuit of data security
Software vulnerabilities are among the most commonly exploited breaches by cybercriminals, from the SolarWinds attack impacting over 18,000 organizations to the Log4j vulnerability affecting over 48.3 percent of organizations globally. Vendors’ security risk management abilities are being challenged now more than ever before. When it comes to security risk management, incident response is usually the first thing that comes to mind. While it is crucial to have an incident response plan in place to address the aftermath of a breach, it is equally important to prioritize software security at the development stage to prevent such incidents from occurring in the
Innovating storage and closing the loop | Synology & Computex 2023
Taipei, Taiwan—02 June 2023—With Computex 2023, one of the world’s leading technology trade shows was back on, and with it Synology’s traditional product showcase. Held from May 30 to June 2 at Taipei’s new POPOP Maker Space, the Synology Solution Exhibition presented the brand’s newest solutions for data management, backup, video surveillance, and cloud services. Innovation and excellence in data storage Eye-catchers at the event included new dual-controller systems, SA3400D and UC3400, that epitomize high availability from the get-go. As has come to be expected of Synology, both systems facilitate seamless data management while ensuring maximum uptime for organizations of
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Business surveillance blind spots: What issues are often overlooked?
As the surveillance market continues to expand rapidly, businesses are faced with an overwhelming array of options from numerous vendors. Choosing the most suitable surveillance solution for their unique needs and requirements can prove to be a daunting task. Given that surveillance systems are often long-term investments lasting for decades, it's crucial for businesses to consider all aspects carefully. Based on our experience assisting hundreds of thousands of businesses deploy surveillance systems, we have identified six common factors that are often overlooked when selecting a video surveillance solution, but which can cause headaches and require costly additional investments down the
New and old ways to protect against spam: What should you know?
Even as IT threats grow more diverse and sophisticated, administrators and email services are forced to expend significant resources protecting users against classic email spam. For as long as email exists, users (and especially companies) have had to cope with unsolicited messages in the form of junk mail. At best, spam emails can carry aggressive marketing messages about questionable products and services. At worst, they may be tools for phishing or fraud campaigns and other scams. An evolving challenge for admins Nearly 320 billion emails are sent and received every day. Of these, up to 50% may be spam. According
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How we’re protecting the privacy and security of your surveillance videos
Recent media attention has been drawn to issues surrounding privacy and security among security cameras, with a major vendor exposed to have glaring security flaws as well as not living up to their privacy claims. In this article I will clarify how our surveillance solutions ensure the privacy and security of your data. Your data is 100% owned by you Synology Surveillance Station is a video management system that supports over 8,300 IP cameras from over 140 brands, including all ONVIF-compatible IP cameras. Recording to a Synology NAS or DVA means that you have full ownership over their recording and
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How to secure your smart home with Synology Routers
Hundreds of thousands of users fall victim to cyberattacks and the situation is only going to get more complex, especially with the seemingly unstoppable rise of smart devices in our homes. With this in mind, we have put significant care into equipping Synology Router Manager (SRM) — the operating system that powers every Synology Router — with advanced network functionality that makes it simple to secure any type of network. In this article, we will explain how to protect your home network and the importance of network segmentation. The unseen risks Smart devices bring unprecedented convenience to households but may