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Synology debuts an array of cutting-edge products and advanced applications


Synology has recently launched its 4-day private Solution Exhibition at COMPUTEX 2017, unveiling new products and solutions in the areas of Networking, Application, and Storage. Highlights of the exhibition include an all-new network security product line Security Gateway, OS-level virtualization applications, backup solutions for G Suite/Office 365, seamless collaboration tools for businesses, retail surveillance solutions, and more.3

In addition, a pioneering desktop all-flash array FS1018, new DiskStation models powered by the new-generation Intel processor DS918+ and DS718+, and surveillance-dedicated NVR1218 and VS960HD are also introduced to the public for the first time.

“Synology continuously observes the market and business user’s needs – network security, data protection and disaster recovery, and high-performance storage and productivity applications,” says Vic Hsu, CEO at Synology Inc.

Synology demonstrated its strength and expertise in the networking area, introducing an all-new network security product targeting SMBs and enterprises’ oversea offices — Security Gateway SG1000. Equipped with a dual-core processor and 2GB RAM, SG1000 comes with Synology’s exclusive hardware acceleration engine to boost performance of layer 7 firewall. NSM (Network System Manager), its dedicated operating system, comes with advanced network security features such as support for VLAN, intuitive graphic dashboard, object-based management, while supporting VPN and DNS server to optimize the efficiency of network management.

In addition, a major upgrade is introduced to Synology Router RT1900ac and RT2600ac, with Site-to-Site VPN offered by VPN Plus to enable intranet service between different office locations and WDS support to extend Wi-Fi signal coverage.

Virtual Machine Manager is launched to allow flexible resource allocation and deployment. Windows, Linux and the DSM virtual machines can now run directly on top of the host DSM, which further offers snapshot and live migration for OS-level protection. Synology Active Backup is the first to introduce support for Office 360 and G Suite backup for business, further extending the coverage of Synology’s centralized data protection strategies to the cloud platforms. The latest Synology Surveillance Station 8.1 brings a total solution for retail customers by integrating with POS systems, allowing transaction information to be logged together with surveillance video footage.

In home surveillance areas, users can now enjoy the brand-new home/away mode toggle and intercom support. What’s more, the newly introduced Presto File Server, the very first application to be powered by SITA (Synology Internet Transfer Accelerator), remarkably shortens the time required for transferring massive digital data over WAN, while ensuring secure and simple deployment and management. Synology has also introduced a series of upgrades of Collaboration Suite to effectively enhance business productivity.

As a leading NAS vendor, new models, including its first desktop all-flash storage array FS1018, first 6-bay NAS DS3018xs, and DS718+ and DS918+, which are powered by the new generation Intel Celeron, are added to the critically acclaimed NAS series to provide higher flexibility for users’ deployment.

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