Security Advisor

Product Properties

Package namen/a
Application nameSecurity Advisor
Volume selectablen/a
Service name (SSH)
Shared or Home Folderno
Hyper Backup supportno
Certificate selectionno
Application portalno
Firewall portn/a
Date10 May 2021
Versionn/a (part of DSM)


The Security Advisor helps you evaluate security-related aspects of your NAS. The app checks your system against a set of predefined criteria. You can schedule the check and select from different sets of criteria for a more or less thorough security check-up.


The Security Advisor app is part of DSM. It is always installed, and you can not uninstall it.

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There is no package for it in the Package Center.


On the Advanced page, you can configure how Security Advisor works.

The first item to configure is the Security Baseline. A baseline is a checklist of security rules. There are two predefined baselines for personal and business use. You also can create your own baseline.

The security rules are divided into categories like Malware, Network, System, Update, and Account.
Although you can always start a scan manually, you can define a Scan Schedule. You define the day of the week and the hour of the day.

If you prefer to save a report of each scan, configure the Report Settings on this page. Select a storage location and enable either or both a monthly or daily report.

Logging and notification

When you configure email notification in Control Panel, you receive reports by mail.

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Uninstall and removal

You can not uninstall Security Advisor via Package Center.


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