NAS products are equal parts hardware performance and software features. One compliments the other in a balanced product. You need more hardware performance to run more software features at the same time.
As with most NAS products, we can't go into detail on every software feature, since many are so complex, it would take an entire article to cover just one. Netgear has a stable of embedded applications and the end-user can expand the capabilities through the NAS's add-on application system. Listed on the right are a few of Netgear's more popular 3rd-party apps.