IaaS – PaaS – SaaS

Synology & Qnap Storage Technology


If you use a Cloud solution you should encounter Data privacy, Data Security and Data Confidentiality.

Network-attached Storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of users, clients and provides a large range of integrated services. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialised for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. NAS is often manufactured as a computer proprietary appliance.

If a NAS server is installed On  Premises, you have to manage everything and at the same time you are responsible (Legacy IT) of all its assets (OS, Data, Storage, Networking, and especially security). You are your own Data Center.

Other Solutions, as any other ISP Server, are:

  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)

If you choose the Infomaniak NAS Solution, for example, you will rely on a SaaS solution: the NAS is managed by the Cloud service provider.

FIRST INSTALL: Clean with Secure Best Practices


ARTELABS ICT Services can help you install your NAS in your own company (On Premise), explain to you how it works, how to activate the services you need, the securities practices to adopt and the protocols necessary for its operation.

A general overview of a first basic installation:

  • Clean Install of your Disk Station with default packages via LAN.
  • Admin User Name different from default one with strong password.
  • Install essential security patches and updates.
  • Setup Local Time Zone.
  • Launch Security Adviser firs check & Enable Email notifications.
  • Enable integrated Anti-DDoS protection.
  • Setup Security Schedules Tasks (“Cronjobs”) for daily / weekly scan.
  • Change default ports against robots scans / attacks.
  • Enable SSH HTTPS protocols with a different port than the default one.
  • Install Antivirus Integrated Plugin.
  • Activated only your needed protocols (WEBDAV, AFP, ETC.)
  • Create Personal Shared Folders.
  • Assign Users privileges.
  • Sync your files and / or backup your computer.
  • Create a Synology Account in order to have your own FQDN (company.synology.me) attached to your IP.
  • Setup a VPN connection.

If your NAS is behind a router, you will need to check the compatibility and / or add rules in order to open the ports (ALLOW / DENY) for external network communication. Unfortunately, very often, IPV4 and IPV6 adresses are not always compatibles with some protocols.

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