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Network-attached Storage (NAS)

If you use a Cloud solution you should encounter Data privacyData Security and Data Confidentiality.

Network-attached Storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of users, clients and provides a large range of integrated services. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialised for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. NAS is manufactured as a computer proprietary appliance.

If a NAS server is installed On-Premise, you have to manage everything and at the same time you are responsible of all its assets (DSM, Data, Storage, Networking, and especially security). You are your own Data Center just like a server, but more easy to administrate.

Other Solutions, as any other ISP Server, are:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)

If you rent the Infomaniak NAS Solution, for example, you will rely on a SaaS solution. You will benefit from a fixed IP with 1 Gb/s bandwidth for your Synology NAS installed in our highly-secure data center.

On-Premise NAS Storage

We can guide you in choosing and installing your NAS solution in your own company (On-Premise), explain to you how it works, how to activate the services you need, the securities best practices and the necessary protocols.

The advantage of an on-site installation is the total confidentiality and independence in the management of the activated services and the users privileges to access it. For greater security, the NAS can be accessed exclusively on your private network (LAN), at most with a redundancy (encrypted backup) on the Swiss Backup service of Infomaniak Network SA.

Both can be setup with OpenStack Object Storage (“Swift”) a free open standard cloud computing platform, mostly deployed as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Users either manage it through a web-based dashboard or through RESTful web services.

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VPN Server

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First Install Best Practices

  • Deactivate default admin user name (DSM >= 7.x automatic);
  • Admin User Name different from default one with strong password;
  • Activate Two-Factors connection (especially for admin);
  • Setup Local Time Zone;
  • Install essential security patches and auto-updates;
  • Quick-Connect may be deactivated (but improved with DSM >= 7.x);
  • Launch Security Adviser firs check & Enable Email notifications;
  • Enable integrated Anti-DDoS protection;
  • Setup Security Schedules Tasks (“Cronjobs”) for daily / weekly scan.
  • Change default ports against robots scans / attacks
    (if one wishes to access it from the outside);
  • Open only needed ports access:
  • Enable SSH / HTTPS protocols with a different port than the default one.
  • Install Antivirus Integrated Plugin.
  • Activated only your needed protocols (WEBDAV, AFP, SMB)
  • Create Personal Shared Folders.
  • Assign Users privileges.
  • Sync your files and / or backup your computer.
  • Create a Free Synology Account in order to have your own FQDN (for example: company.synology.me).

NOTICE: if you install and activate VPN Server in your DSM, the connection may only be guaranteed with extra professional appliances supplied by external companies. This is often the case with SMEs which have a “domestic router” which does not allow them to perform proper configuration to connect from outside to their NAS via VPN. This is often the case in Switzerland.

DSM Login Web API

The DSM Login Web API developer’s guide explains how to perform DSM logins using Web API and expands your applications based on the APIs of Synology NAS, allowing your applications to interact with DSM or DSM Packages via HTTP/HTTPS requests and responses.

Execute and complete API processes in the following five sections:

  • API Workflow: Briefly introduces how API works.
  • Making API Requests: Describes how to construct API requests.
  • Parsing API Response: Describes how to parse API responses.
  • Common Error Code: Lists of all common error codes that might be returned from all APIs.
  • Working Examples: Provides File Station operations as examples.

All query examples are based on DSM 7.0 version.

API Workflow

Synology: DSM Login Web API

Security Advisor Notifications

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Real-Time Notifications

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Security Auto Block for malicious login attempts

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