Synology NAS firmware update: two-factor authentication and more

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Synology NAS firmware update: two-factor authentication and more

Recently, there has been an increasing number of warnings about attacks on network storage (NAS) in which crackers with password lists stolen from the network rushed to the frequently used standard account “admin” in order to mine cryptocurrencies on the devices in the background, for example. Activating two-factor authentication (2FA) using numeric codes generated by smartphone apps such as Google Authenticator or Authy effectively prevents such a takeover.

2FA has been around for a long time in the NAS Disk Station Manager operating system, but with the new main version DSM 7, Synology puts it at the center. Apart from that, the storage manager has been completely revised, scattered services have been standardized (such as Synology Moments and Photo Station or Cloud Station Server and ShareSync) and the basis for new functions has been laid. List the notes on the beta test that ran for a total of nine months many changes, including the elimination of some options.

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Following the trend towards the hybrid cloud – storage and services in parallel locally and online – Synology wants to introduce three new functions with DSM 7: Active Insight should give admins a central overview of their NAS fleet and Hybrid Share the integration of the NAS with Synology’s paid cloud -Improve memory C2.

With C2 Identity, companies get an online directory service for logging in (Directory as a Service in cross-location domain management). The C2 functions will be available online from July 13, 2021. DSM 7 is slated to become available for more than 100 NAS models on June 29th.


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