IT Brief New Zealand logo
Technology news for New Zealand's largest enterprises
Story image

Email size restrictions, be gone! Synology MailPlus, the solution that knows no limits

By Julia Gabel
Tue 8 Aug 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Flexibility and scalability, efficiency, and value for money – no doubt, these are the major factors growing businesses have in mind when selecting the ideal communication solutions.

Public cloud could be a choice. With intuitive user experience and high accessibility, a wave of standalone cloud applications has emerged targeting organisations aiming for enhanced work efficiency as they grow.

However, even the most prominent and popular public cloud services are faced with cost and privacy concerns: Growing businesses usually find themselves paying a lot more in subscription fees than they would after adopting multiple standalone productivity services.

One should also not forget that existing service plans can change, usually with increased fees or closure due to lack of profitability.

What’s more, we’ve all heard of real cases where hackers infiltrate public cloud services, holding data at ransom or hijacking user accounts and taking over control of communication lines.

Fear not; there is a solution out there that’s got it all.

Introducing Synology NAS, a must-have private cloud solution for growing businesses seeking to enhance productivity yet ensure privacy.

By integrating secure storage solution with streamlined and intuitive business collaboration applications including highly-integrated communication and productivity tools, Synology has turned it’s NAS into an all-in-one server for growing organisations, leaving you in complete control of your data on the private cloud.

How it works

Run your own mail server at ease

Easily accessible on its web-based operating system DSM (DiskStation Manager), Synology MailPlus suite transforms your NAS into a private mail server while freeing your business from limited mailbox storage.

Your storage limits depend on your storage needs – how it should be.

Simply choose from a 2-bay DiskStation to a rackmount model - the choice is yours, and it’s scalable with expansion units as your demand grows. Users can enjoy 5 free licenses by default, while adding more by purchasing permanent license packs according to their extra needs.

Moreover, MailPlus breaks down the barriers around sending an email with large attachments.

"You can’t send larger attachments to contacts who use an email service with smaller attachment limits"

Sounds familiar?

Delivery failure due to attachment sizes and limits is a thing of the past with MailPlus. Smooth delivery is guaranteed - shared links will be automatically generated to replace large attachments.

What’s even better – MailPlus is highly integrated with Chat and Calendar – just two other productivity tools available in Synology NAS.

With MailPlus, dates and times appear automatically in the email as links, making it super easy to add the event to your Synology Calendar - a planner tool that keeps track of you and your team’s events and tasks while safeguarding sensitive business information by storing all information locally on the NAS.

In addition, MailPlus brings agility and security to workplace messaging. With Chat plug-in, urgent matters can be discussed immediately with other users on the same NAS.

Workplace messaging made easy

So, what exactly is Chat?

An application within Synology’s collaboration suite, Chat is a workplace messaging tool run on-premises on your Synology NAS. You can create public and private channels, or simply start conversations with other Synology NAS users and even external guests.

Files, links and important posts can be easily identified on a different tab, so you don’t have to worry about them being washed away by a flood of messages.

And that’s not all - channels and conversations on Chat can be encrypted so even system admins cannot recognise them. This means sensitive business information is not at risk of being leaked externally or internally.

Collaborate securely on-premises

Synology NAS also features Office, a web-based editing tool that enables workgroups to collaborate with ease in real-time.

Office supports two editing tools: Document and Spreadsheet. Both are convertible with Word and Excel so that files can be easily moved online for multiple users to edit simultaneously.

In addition to group editing, Office comes with “revising mode”, where the owner of a file can decide whether to accept or decline a reviewer’s changes.

What’s more, with Office’s integrated Chat function, you and your team can always stay in touch without having to change from application to application.

And of course, security is guaranteed since the whole collaboration process happens on your Synology NAS. To add an extra layer of protection, an encryption file can be created so that no one can access the file without a password.

It can’t get much better than that.

Well, it can, actually.

All of the applications are free to install on your Synology NAS. And while other mainstream software applications require a renewed subscription to stay up to date, all Synology productivity applications are free to upgrade as they evolve.

To truly and securely utilise the powers of cloud computing, you need to get on board with a company that does it all.

You need to get on board with Synology. 

What to learn more? Click here for a live demo.

Related stories
Top stories
Story image
Microsoft backing Māori and Pacific wāhine in tech industry
A new initiative focused on getting Māori and Pacific wāhine into the tech industry and backed by Microsoft, NZTech and the government is calling for tech companies to get involved.
Story image
Hawaiki Cable
BW Digital completes acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable
BW Digital has completed its full acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable, with all applicable regulatory filings and approvals now received.
Story image
Adyen expands partnership with Afterpay as BNPL payments increase
Adyen has expanded its partnership with AfterPay allowing more of Adyen’s merchants in more countries worldwide to use the BNPL provider.
Story image
Ivanti and Lookout bring zero trust security to hybrid work
Ivanti and Lookout have joined forces to help organisations accelerate cloud adoption and mature their zero trust security posture in the everywhere workplace.
Story image
Why tenant consolidation is critical to cloud success
Consolidating tenants can improve cost management, security and engagement after a flurry of reactive activity following the widespread shift to remote operations.
Story image
Is video technology the future of retail?
The way we hunt for and buy products has forever changed with innovative technology designed to take customers from their initial curiosity through to purchase
Story image
Zerto unveils updates to ransomware recovery capabilities
"Organisations face increased risks from the volume and sophistication of ransomware attacks prevalent today."
Story image
SmartCIC, BICS partner to expand wireless service options
SmarCIC has partnered with BICS to increase choice for organisations using fixed wireless services, expanding existing carrier relationships for its CELLSMART division.
Story image
Use of malware, botnets and exploits expands in Q1 2022
"As zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities among companies like Google and Microsoft come to light, threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics."
Story image
Siemens showcases new automated solutions for data centers
Siemens has implemented new automated solutions and AI in the Baltic region's largest data center, providing insight into the future of data center management.
Story image
Tech job moves
Tech job moves - Datacom, Micro Focus, SnapLogic and VMware
We round up all job appointments from May 6-12, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
Story image
Data Center
Preventing downtime costs and damage with Distributed Infrastructure Management
Distributed Infrastructure Management (DIM) can often be a lifeline for many enterprises that work with highly critical ICT infrastructure and power sources.
Story image
Could your Excel practices be harming your business?
While Excel has been the de-facto standard for budgeting, planning, and forecasting, is it alone, enough to support organisations in the global marketplace that’s facing rapid changes due to digital transformation?
For every 10PB of storage run on HyperDrive vs. comparable alternatives, an estimated 6,656 tonnes of CO₂ are saved by reduced energy consumption alone over its lifespan. That’s the equivalent of taking nearly 1,500 cars off the road for a year.
Link image
Story image
Application Security
What are the DDoS attack trend predictions for 2022?
Mitigation and recovery are vital to ensuring brand reputation remains solid in the face of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack and that business growth and innovation can continue.
Story image
A10 Networks finds over 15 million DDoS weapons in 2021
A10 Networks notes that in the 2H 2021 reporting period, its security research team tracked more than 15.4 million Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) weapons.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
ANU and Seeing Machines to use AI to improve driver safety
The Australian National University and Seeing Machines have won a grant to develop AI systems monitor human behaviour while driving.
Story image
CyberArk launches $30M investment fund to advance security
CyberArk has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures, a $30 million global investment fund dedicated to advancing the next generation of security disruptors.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
ForgeRock releases Autonomous Access solution powered by AI
ForgeRock has officially introduced ForgeRock Autonomous Access, a new solution that uses AI to prevent identity-based cyber attacks and fraud.
Story image
Avaya OneCloud sees 118% ARR growth for second quarter 2022
Avaya Holdings has reported $750 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) for its OneCloud offering, up 21% sequentially and 118% from the same period last year.
Story image
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
Story image
Hands-on review: STM laptop bags
The advent of hybrid working has meant we need laptop bags. We got our hands on two of the most popular laptop bags from STM.
Story image
Employee Retention
Company values increasingly important in post-pandemic world
New research released today reveals that company values are the new currency when it comes to employee retention in a post-covid economy.
Story image
Anniversaries remind us to review identity risks
World Password Day provides a timely reminder for ordinary citizens and organisations to stop and think about the risks associated with digital identities.
Story image
BeyondTrust integrates Password Safe solution with SailPoint
BeyondTrust has announced the integration of BeyondTrust Password Safe with SailPoint identity security offerings.
Find out how a behavioural analytics-driven approach can transform security operations with the new Exabeam commissioned Forrester study.
Link image
Story image
Microsoft unveils adaptive accessories for disability access
Microsoft is introducing an expansive Inclusive Tech Lab to give people with disabilities greater access to technology through new software features and adaptive accessories.
Story image
HackerOne launches Attack Resistance Management solution
HackerOne has launched Attack Resistance Management - a new category of security solution that targets the root causes of the attack resistance gap. 
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Updates from Google Workspace set to ease hybrid working troubles
Google Workspace has announced a variety of new features which will utilise Google AI capabilities to help make hybrid working situations more efficient and effective.
Story image
Digital Transformation
Why enterprise records management should be part of any digital transformation strategy
Modern organisations create and rely upon an enormous volume of content, and digital records make up a significant proportion of that content.
Story image
Power / Energy
Keysight Technologies introduces new next-gen DPT solution
Keysight Technologies has announced its new next-generation Double-Pulse Tester (DPT) with the PD1550A Advanced Dynamic Power Device Analyser.
Story image
Sift shares crucial advice for preventing serious ATO breaches
Are you or your business struggling with Account Takeover Fraud (ATO)? One of the latest ebooks from Sift can provide readers with the tools and expertise to help launch them into the new era of account security.
Story image
IT budget
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
Threat actors are exploiting weaknesses in interconnected IT/OT ecosystems. Darktrace illuminates your entire business and takes targeted action to stop emerging attacks.
Link image
Story image
Power at the edge: the role of data centers in sustainability
The Singaporean moratorium on new data center projects was recently lifted, with one of the conditions being an increased focus on power efficiency and sustainability.
Story image
Amazon Web Services / AWS
Databricks strengthens AWS partnership with new Lakehouse offering
Customers will experience faster onboarding and unified account administration to make building a Databricks Lakehouse on AWS easier.
Story image
Avaya expands Microsoft partnership to deliver OneCloud on Azure
The joint technology and go to market agreement will help customers accelerate their digital transformation initiatives in the cloud.
Story image
Jabra investigates what makes an ideal hybrid work model
“The way we work has changed forever and the current state of knowledge work requires access to digital platforms and technologies to be successful."
Story image
Kodari Securities (KOSEC)
NFT trends and opportunities: expert reveals all
The NFT market is growing at an exponential rate, with unprecedented liquidity. Here we explore how businesses can profit.
Story image
Digital Transformation
Physical security systems guide the hybrid workplace to new heights
Organisations are reviewing how data gathered from their physical security systems can optimise, protect and enhance their business operations in unique ways.
Story image
Grasping the opportunity to rethink the metrics of a sustainable data centre
A data centre traditionally has two distinct operations teams: the Facility Operations team, and the IT Operations team. Collaboration between them is the key to defining, measuring, and delivering long-term efficiency and sustainability improvements.
Story image
Remote Working
How organisations can meet employees' changing expectations
The global employment market has shifted dramatically in favour of employees, sparking the so-called great resignation, in which people are leaving unsatisfying roles in search of greener pastures.
Booster Innovation Fund. A fund of Kiwi ingenuity – for Kiwi investors.
Link image
Story image
Cybersecurity starts with education
In 2021, 80% of Australian organisations responding to the Sophos State of Ransomware study reported being hit by ransomware.