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Synology Encourages Users to Update to DiskStation Manager 5.2 OS to Protect Data

Company’s Tech Experts Make Preemptive Fix before Security Breaches Occur

Bellevue, WA—June 1, 2015 — Committed to protecting customers' data, Synology America Corp. urges users to update their operating system to the new DiskStation Manager 5.2 to address security concerns associated with Photo Station and other vulnerabilities.  Synology has worked closely with its technical experts to identify and resolve the issues before it affected customers. On May 12, Synology released the DiskStation Manager 5.2 with added security enhancements. The company issued another update with more safeguards on May 21.

Synology Technical Marketing Manager Franklin Hua said, "To date, we haven't seen suspicious activity reported by our customers. Still, we're encouraging them to update their OS and add-on packages immediately – if they haven't done so, already. Security updates can easily be applied within the DSM for the latest security releases for the OS. For greater convenience, automatic updates can be enabled to allow the DSM to update itself – in the background – without user intervention."

Hua continued, "On May 25, we saw news reports that an independent consulting firm had identified possible vulnerabilities in Photo Station, but our experts had already created and released solutions to address those risks, before the articles ran."

As technology advances and malware is becoming more sophisticated, Synology continues to devote resources to mitigate threats, while providing users with reliable solutions. The company has won numerous awards for its innovations including: InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Award, PC Magazine's Business Choice Award, and The Computex Best Choice Golden Award.

For more information, visit the Synology Product Security Advisory page: https://www.synology.com/en-global/support/security/Photo_Station_2945.


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Synology creates network attached storage and IP surveillance solutions that transform the way users manage data and conduct surveillance in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional surveillance solutions in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

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