|Synology: Handy tips for protecting your files|
|Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:00|
Keep your data safe and sound with these backup and security solutions
Hard drives fail. Computers get infected by viruses. Mobile devices break or disappear. Ask yourself, if one of these accidents happened to you, would your files be safe? Be it your home videos or business documents, your data deserves a great protection solution, so your files — your memories — stay with you forever.
Regularly back up your devices
With its large and scalable storage capacity, Synology NAS is the logical choice for backing up files on all your devices, whether it’s a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, or mobile devices. You can back up specific folders on your computer in real time with Cloud Station, or take advantage of native support for Apple’s Time Machine, and other third-party backup applications. If anything happens to your devices, your files will be safe on Synology NAS.
Back up your data to an off-site location
When it comes to protecting important files, businesses can never be too safe. Unexpected events like thievery or a natural disaster can wipe out your data infrastructure, leaving your business paralyzed. To prevent such situations, Synology NAS lets you easily back up data to an off-site destination, such as another Synology NAS or rsync-compatible servers.
Store archived data in the cloud
For home users or small businesses, purchasing dedicated equipment for off-site backup might be impractical. For such users, Synology NAS makes it easy to back up data directly to various cloud storage services, such as Amazon S3, Glacier, Microsoft Azure, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Keep commonly used files on your Synology NAS for guaranteed fast access, while archiving old files in the cloud.
Manage drives and mirror data with SHR
No matter the brand or model, there’s always a chance a drive might fail, possibly resulting in permanent data loss. For models with two or more hard drive bays, Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) storage technology automatically manages storage capacity and mirrors your data across each drive. That way, your files remain readily accessible, even if a drive breaks or dies.
Defend yourself with modern security tools
Your data should be safe and private — no questions asked. Because the Internet is full of prying eyes, Synology NAS is equipped with robust security tools to prevent malicious attacks and make sure your data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
Close security gaps with Security Advisor
For most people, the world of network and data security is a confusing place. Thankfully, Synology's Security Advisor wizard is here to help. By automatically analyzing your system settings, password strength, and network preferences, Security Advisor informs you of potential security holes and locks down your Synology NAS. Spend less time managing security, and more time getting things done.
Proven around the world
Individuals and businesses across the globe have already integrated Synology NAS servers into their offices and successfully simplified file storage, sharing, and backup.
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