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Synology NAS’s big update to DSM 7.2 will bring whole-volume encryption and many other innovations – Živě.cz

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Synology, a Taiwanese company specializing in network storage, is preparing an update to its DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system. The new version number 7.2 will bring many expected features that users have been calling for for a long time, Android Police website reports.

This will be one of the most important innovations of the upcoming update Option to encrypt entire volume. This is a significant step up from current share-level encryption. Even with encryption enabled on the entire volume, Synology promises a significant increase in performance in the current state.

DiskStation Manager 7.2

Synology is making its Google Drive alternative, Synology Drive, a more interesting option for business deployments. It gives administrators the ability to remotely wipe a hacked or stolen computer, preventing theft and subsequent data misuse.

End users will have to wait Fast file indexing In mass transmissions. In the current implementation, this process can take hours depending on the amount of data, but Synology claims that the new update will make everything ten times faster. This is an undeniably impressive claim, but only practice will show how true it is.

Mac users get the native Synology Active Backup application, which allows easy backup of the entire system to the NAS. Compared to Time Machine, Synology’s backup solution is more useful for administrators of large teams who can remotely manage backups of multiple devices and manage everything from a central control panel.

Features for business customers

Another feature designed for businesses Write once, read many – to DSM 7.2 system – abbreviated as WORM. WORM refers to a data storage device in which information once written cannot be changed. This protection ensures that data cannot be tampered with after being written to the device.

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Following the manufacturer’s emphasis on data security, NAS health management tool Active Insight will soon be able to identify a ransomware attack and perform a series of automated actions until an administrator can manually intervene. Similarly, Hyper Backup will gain the ability to fully back up a NAS. This can be useful when recovering from corruption or failure of multiple drives.

Finally, the good news is that owners of compatible devices won’t have to wait long for the release of DSM 7.2. As of the release date, Synology states Beginning of 2023Further details point to the first quarter, i.e. January to March.

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