Synology Release the Final Version of DSM 5.2

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After a beta run, Synology has released the latest update to their award-winning NAS operating system DiskStation Manager (DSM) version 5.2. The new version of the system brings a list of fixes but also a list of useful features and improvements on the already great system. Among the improvements are improved security, better network management, and the refined Note Station.

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Security is an important factor and Synology gives provides a duality of this with AppArmor and SMB3 encryption for your local network. The AppArmor supports package profiles and can defend against potential security threats while the integration of SMB3 encryption allows DiskStation users a secure file transfer between their Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 systems and their NAS.

The Cloud Station also got an upgrade with a more beautiful and flexible system. You now have the ability to customize the maximum number of file versions according to shared folder, get a totally redesigned system tray menu, and an overall improved and optimized system requiring fewer system resources. You can also sync between your DiskStation and the public cloud and it’s never been easier than now. You can set bidirectional or one-way sync for greater flexibility, encrypt data before sending it to the public cloud services, and you got the choice of Amazon S3, regional services (SFR, hicloud, Megafon Disk, Yandex Disk), or WebDAV cloud storage sites.

The network connections also been improved and the DiskStations now supports ALB Link Aggregation and failover without the need for a costly switch and the hassle of setting up your 802.3ad, which can be a very tricky situation. You simply get more options for a better throughput and speed using your current hardware.

Synology also added the Web Clipper extension for Chrome which allows users to quickly and easily save interesting web content to their Note Station for later reference. The comprehensive task management features will let you organize to-do lists according to different notes, priority, and due dates. This is a feature that really can make your everyday life easier, just as the NAS in itself did when you got it.

The new SSO Server transforms your DiskStation into a Single Sign-On server, helping to streamline the authentication process when logging into various DSM services. In addition, the software containerization solution Docker is available on select Synology NAS models, allowing for the deployment of more packages, such as Redmine, GitLab, and LXQT.

Synology users should be able to download the new Operating System directly from the NAS dashboard and those who participated in the beta program should also check if they are among the reward winners.

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