Many research groups in need of storage space have turned to readily-available, off-the-shelf NAS devices. While there are many manufacturers (QNap, Drobo, Buffalo, etc), we’ve seen a lot of groups picking up Synology devices to fill their network storage needs. Out-of-the-box, however, these devices are not secure (especially on an open network like Drexel’s). If you are in charge of running a NAS device for your research group, please watch the following walk-through for more info on how to lock down a Synology NAS device. If you have a device from another manufacturer and need assistance, please let us know.