Education Solutions

Enabling Education With Superior Software

Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) provides a secure, reliable, and affordable backup and file sharing solution for student and faculty documents, multimedia, and other educational resources at all education levels. With an easy-to-use award-winning web-based management interface, a Synology NAS brings modern file access and educational tools to the classroom.

Centralized Data For Students And Faculty

A Synology NAS offers a range of ways to share, store, and view everything from documents and multimedia files, to grade books and tests.

Local and Remote Collaboration That Leads to Achievements

Whether data is being accessed locally or remotely, a Synology NAS offers numerous ways to share and collaborate with data.

Keep Faculty And Student Data In Sync

Synology’s Cloud Station software makes it easy to keep local copies of data on workstations and replicate that data to a NAS. Cloud Station also enables syncing to other Synology NAS solutions, and automatically provides versioning and networked recycle bins to recover lost or overwritten data.

Creating Links To Files And Folders In Seconds

Publicly accessible links are only a couple clicks away. Using File Station, staff and students can be granted the ability to make a unique link to important files and add passwords to the links. Using Synology’s QuickConnect service, public links can be made without any firewall configuration needed.

Cross-platform Made Easy

Staff and students have all kinds of different devices, and a Synology NAS plays well with all of them. From Android and iOS tablets and phones to Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, anyone can access and submit homework and classroom resources. Data is accessible via shared folders, Synology’s mobile apps, and an in-browser interface.

A Folder For Every Student And Teacher

The User Home service will automatically create a folder for each user account. Making it easy to store portable profiles and for keep organized without client access licenses.

Award-Winning and Intuitive Interface

Each Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) system includes the award-winning user interface known as DiskStation Manager (DSM), making it easy to integrate into your classrooms, schools, or district wide.

Easy To Manage With Comprehensive Tools

Whether you’re an independent tutor, or a university with an advanced IT team. Quickly configure your storage, set permissions, and get useful information at a glance.

No Recurring Licensing For DSM

The DSM itself has no licensing for use and receives both feature updates and timely updates to critical security issues long after initial purchase. Spend less time tracking licenses, and more times collaborating toward education.

Text and Email Notifications

By e-mail or text message, a Synology NAS can automatically inform you of entry to sensitive areas, or after-hours intrusions.

Storage Encryption

Folders and files can be encrypted using AES-256 bit encryption, ensuring that data on the disk is secure for sensitive documents like student records, and data.

Encryption Performance

Synology business-class NAS devices supporting hardware-accelerated encryption keep data transfers fast despite the robust security applied to the data.

Integrate With Existing Environments

For individual classrooms and tutors, configuring local users and groupson the NAS is easy to do. For larger organizations, joining a Synology NAS to an existing Active Directory or LDAP environment is as simple as filling in a few boxes in DSM.

Virtualization Certified

Business-class Synology NAS models are certified for use as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V iSCSI storage.

In-Depth Monitoring and Management

NTFS-Style access controls can also be used on files and folders, along with detailed logging information, to properly control and monitor your data.

Centralized Management (CMS)

With several Synology NAS in your organization, administering all of them can be done from a designated central server, saving time on updates.

Features That Make A Difference

The intuitive nature of DiskStation Manager (DSM) coupled with excellent documentation and support means less time training students and staff, and more time focusing on education.

Today, a five-bay Synology NAS can accommodate as much as 40TB of raw storage using 8TB disks, or 120TB of data with two five-bay expansion chassis attached. Meaning students and teachers can store over 12,000 DVD9 worth of content in one central location.

Whether you’re a single instructor or the IT chair of a university, a Synology NAS can support knowledgebase/tutorials/483#t1, easily accommodating larger organizations and giving smaller ones room to grow. With business-class models as much as 2,048 to 16,000 local user accounts, and 512 to 1,024 concurrent file transfers are supported depending on the model. The User Home feature will automatically provide a privatized folder for every user which are a great target for workstation backups.

Cost-Effective, Reliable, Expandable, and Multi-Purpose Storage

A Synology NAS does more than store data, it keeps important information safe and makes it easy to add more storage when needed. With optional software packages, a Synology NAS goes beyond storage and provides web based course work and testing with Moodle, an email server, and powerful web server all in one device.

Storage That Grows With Your Needs

Use each Synology NAS with as few as one disk, and add more as needed. Additionally, most devices in the plus-series and above can take advantage of plug-and-play expansion units. Giving you more bays at an affordable price.

Cost-Effective Performance for Databases

For student, financial, and grade book databases, performance can be hindered by the use of standard hard disks. By implementing SSD caching, there is a cost effective way to bolster access times to the most recently and frequently requested database items by combining the performance of Solid-State Disks with traditional Hard Disk Drives.

Enterprise Reliability

High Availability provides organizations with the option to pair two identically configured Synology NAS devices in a mirrored pair. Reducing downtime by directing services from a primary server experiencing problems to a healthy device.

Multi-Purpose Server

A Synology NAS can host websites, run educational software like Moodle, provide centralized login and authentication, and even provide physical security with Surveillance Station managing security cameras.


Optional packages are available to support PEAR PHP, Perl, Node.js, Mono, Python, and Ruby applications and web pages.

Superior Security Camera Management Software

Through the installation of the optional Surveillance Station package, your Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) can become a full-fledged Network Video Recorder (NVR) available via a web browser or mobile app.

Camera Management That Feels Just Like DiskStation Manager

Surveillance Station uses the same rich browser interface features from DiskStation Manager, making it easy to navigate between viewing live feeds and reviewing recorded footage after an incident. Analytic tools make it easy to receive notifications when something is amiss, or to find the important footage in hours of recording.

Anywhere Access

The mobile app, DS Cam, ensures you can monitor your cameras from Android and iOS devices, and the web interface makes it easy to monitor from any computer with a web browser.

Centralized Management System (CMS)

For multi-site and multi-server NVR deployments. Use the CMS feature to control multiple Synology NAS NVR servers in different locations. Simplifying effective monitoring and management of large surveillance systems.

Text and Email Notifications

By e-mail or text message, a Synology NAS can automatically inform you of entry to sensitive areas, or after-hours intrusions.

Admissible In Court

All recorded videos and snapshots have embedded invisible digital signatures. The Evidence Integrity Authenticator developed by Synology can validate and confirm that a recording or an image hasn't been tampered with.

Extensive Camera Compatibility

Surveillance Station caters to your individual needs with extensive support for different types of cameras and support for over 3,000 devices from major hardware brands. There's no need to break the bank and purchase new equipment when integrating Surveillance Station into your security camera system.

Augment Existing NVRs

Acting as iSCSI storage, a Synology NAS can serve as additional storage for your current security camera system.

Simple Licensing For Cameras

Each Synology NAS includes two free camera licenses. Each additional camera requires a license to use, but each license has no recurring fee, and can be transferred between devices when upgrading.