A powerful operating system requires powerful controls, especially when shared among multiple users. DSM helps you configure, maintain, and monitor your NAS in a meticulous manner - and it doesn't take an IT professional to figure out how.
Access to applications and packages can be controlled based on individual account, user group, or IP address. Not only does this boost efficiency and consistency when managing permissions, but you are also able to restrict the use of certain applications to people in the local network only.
Support for Windows ACL offers IT administrators the ability to achieve file-based granular access control via an intuitive user interface. Enterprises can allocate read, write, or administration permissions to its different departments, or even delegate their managers to determine the access rights to specific files or folders, ensuring flexibility and a high level of security at the same time.
Windows AD and LDAP
For companies that have established domain user accounts through Windows Active Directory (AD) or LDAP, there is no need to maintain two sets of credentials - DSM integrates with your existing account system seamlessly. A Synology NAS can even act as an LDAP server itself.
Active Directory Server
A comprehensive tool for user and resource management
Active Directory Server provides a flexible and cost-effective solution for you to transform your Synology NAS into a domain controller. You can create group policies and automatically install software or system updates on all computers in a small office, thereby avoiding repeated procedures and streamlining IT maintenance with merely a few clicks.
Remotely accessing your data center
DSM services are compatible with IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol, making sure your DiskStation is ready for the future.
Service-based static routing
Administrators familiar with their network infrastructure may manually configure the optimal static route for specific services to boost routing efficiency.
Routine work made smart and automatic
Always have a backup power supply ready in case of a blackout. Set up a local, network, or SNMP UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) device to serve a specific DiskStation or any server in the network.
Securely erasing hard drives
Sometimes deleting files is simply not enough. Before you dispose of old hard drives, DSM can help you overwrite all their data with only a few clicks, eliminating any possibility of data theft.
Synology Central Management System (CMS)
Single-pane-of-glass management for all NAS servers
The system status, disk health, storage usage, logs as well as real-time resource consumption of your entire fleet of DiskStations are consolidated into a single console. This makes it easy for IT personnel to pinpoint where a problem originates as well as identify bottlenecks and plan for future system upgrades.
A distributed enterprise may set up servers for each of its offices. With CMS, you can define precise policies to be applied to server groups. When a NAS joins a group, it automatically adopts its rules and becomes properly configured, without requiring you to tweak the settings one by one. Packages on individual servers are also accessible from the central interface, giving you the flexibility to fine-tune them afterwards.
Centralized notification & updates
CMS aggregates notifications coming from each NAS to the host server. You can select whether and how you wish to be notified for more than 90 types of events, ranging from hardware malfunctions to insufficient storage space or cancelled tasks. DSM and package updates can be installed from the same portal as well - in one click, for all the servers you own.