A NAS is a mix between compact local mass storage (external hard drives for example) and cloud-based storage (think Dropbox).
Basically speaking, NAS devices are hard drives that are connected to a network.
The ability to get the flexibility of cloud storage while having a respectable amount of storage. Basically, an external hard disk that exists within a cloud, without the need to physically carry it around. Furthermore, NAS also allows for multiple PCs to connect to it at any given time. Allowing you to share important documents with your team without ever leaving the desk.
The risk of malware infection remains on a constant rise with new infections rapidly spreading every hour, every day. Synology addresses this growing malware problem by introducing powerful security measures such as Security Advisor and Qualysguard Security Scan, as well as offering regular security updates to protect users from potential threats. Recently, we have witnessed new encryption-based ransomware targeting personal files and even network-based devices. Below, we will explain how Synology’s comprehensive multi-version backup solution can rescue your PC and NAS from malicious attacks.
Below are the points below will summarise all of the benefits of using a NAS
What if you wanted the benefits of cloud storage but without any of the potential snooping? This is one area where NAS devices trump cloud storage.
If you’ve ever fiddled with the settings of your wireless router, then you’ll feel relatively comfortable setting up a personal NAS device. It’s really not that hard.
Outdated computer systems are relatively more vulnerable to ransomware attacks. This is why it is essential to perform regular software and operating system updates to improve the security of your computer.
Install a good antivirus software or a reputable security suite to help you detect and fight off malicious threats, giving you an extra form of protection.
Stay on guard and think twice before opening email attachments or clicking files from unknown sources. Watch out for suspicious files with hidden file-extensions such as “.pdf.exe”
Malware often target computers using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Keep RDP disabled if you do not require remote access
In the tech world, acronyms can be a bit overwhelming and make everything sound more complicated than they are, but you have nothing to fear with NAS devices.
They’re easy to set up and use and they come with so many benefits: increased storage space, private cloud storage, streaming music and movies, and even automating backups. Plus, they’re often as cheap as purchasing additional hard drives for your local computers.