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19.10.2018

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Let’s Talk about REST, Baby!

Do you know exactly what REST is, what a RESTful API does, and how it all differs from SOAP (and other messaging protocols)? Yes? Excellent, then you don't need to read any further and you can go enjoy our brand-new PRTG Desktop. If not, lean back and read on. The topic is very a...

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17.10.2018

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Alarming Test Results Regarding Cameras, and What We Can Learn from Them

Many of us get this queasy feeling when we see the small surveillance cameras in a smart home (these devices that super-cautious homeowners install not only outside, but as private CCTVs within their own four walls). And as it turns out, not without reason.

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15.10.2018

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5 Common IT User Types, and How to Deal with Them

You are a system administrator. You have all the biological functions and needs of a normal human, but you have the added superpower of understanding technology. This sets you apart. It makes you special. It would make your parents proud if only they understood what the heck you ...

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12.10.2018

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Betty's IT Bits - What Has Been Going On?

Hello again! So much has happened since the last summary of Betty's IT Bits.

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10.10.2018

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Maker Monday: Smart Mailbox

Despite all the advancements in technology, we still get old-fashioned mail delivered to our (physical) mailboxes by a mailman. It's a process that is completely analog, and it has its drawbacks. For example: what if you can't see your mailbox from your favorite living room sofa?...

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08.10.2018

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PRTG Release 18.3.44 - xFlow Working Again PLUS Numerous Improvements

As promised in the blog post for version 18.3.43, our development team is working diligently on the upcoming releases of PRTG. Since a few days ago, version 18.3.44 is available in the stable channel. In case you don't know about our new HTTP IoT Sensor yet, you can read more her...

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05.10.2018

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Keep Your Healthcare IT Healthy with PRTG (Part 1): DICOM and HL7 Sensors

Keeping IT infrastructure functioning well is the role of any system administrator, and the same applies to healthcare IT infrastructure. We’ve already covered what makes healthcare IT different and what should be monitored. Now, in this post, I’d like to take a closer ...

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04.10.2018

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PRTG überwacht verteilte Multifunktionsmasten

Von der Entwicklung zum laufenden Betrieb: Netzwerk-Monitoring sorgt für ausfallsichere Smart-City-Technologie.

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03.10.2018

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The Uptime Myth: Why Uptime Does Not Mean Availability

When I came back from lunch yesterday and wanted to prepare for the next meeting, I noticed that I couldn't access my emails, my Microsoft Teams client was unable to connect to the outside world and accessing a website was beyond slow.

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02.10.2018

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PRTG überwacht verteilte Multifunktionsmasten

Von der Entwicklung zum laufenden Betrieb: Netzwerk-Monitoring sorgt für ausfallsichere Smart-City-Technologie.

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01.10.2018

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Learn the Basics About Blockchain – Simply Explained in Our Video

Every day you read something about blockchain, about Bitcoin, and how fabulously rich you would be if you had only known in 2008 what you don't know in 2018, namely how this damn blockchain thing works at all. Once you start googling it to become smarter, you realize that th...

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28.09.2018

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26.09.2018

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Sigfox & PRTG: A Practical Case Study in the Most Unusual Environment

Experience PRTG and Sigfox in a very unique LPWAN Case Study.

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24.09.2018

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Firmware Under Control With PRTG

A firmware upgrade is mostly a wonderful thing: suddenly the device has completely new features, runs faster and is more stable, and maybe the upgrade even fixes some security vulnerabilities. So it is nice if you are informed as quickly as possible when a new firmware is availab...

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21.09.2018

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Using a Fortinet FortiGate as Reverse Proxy for PRTG: All the Config You Need

My name is Florian Thiele and I'm a IT Security Architect. I have been working with FortiGate firewalls and PRTG for 10 years, and I want to share some useful information about how to securely publish your PRTG server using a FortiGate firewall.

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19.09.2018

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Quantum Computers: What They Are (And What They Are Not)

A few weeks ago, I couldn't sleep at night and watched a YouTube talk about quantum computers. I didn't understand a word and the conversation might as well have been in Swahili. At least I fell asleep quickly. The next morning, I thought to myself, "This can't be right. Why can'...

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17.09.2018

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PRTG Desktop – All the Features You Need to Know!

Recently we took a first look at our newest sprout, PRTG Desktop. As its name suggests, PRTG Desktop is a desktop client for managing one or more PRTG instances. We will replace the existing PRTG Enterprise Console and will continue to provide you with a native applicat...

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12.09.2018

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IT Soundtracks to Get You through the Day

We all have our own ways of getting things done at work. I don't know about you, but when I need to focus I tune into Spotify. Now, I'm not sure how IT admins feel about streaming music at work, but I haven't had any complaints so far, and I am pretty certain they are doing ...

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10.09.2018

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Extend Your PRTG Workflow Beyond Your Browser With PRTG Desktop

Even after many years, every beta release is still an exciting moment for us. And if there is a very special release associated with it, then even more. We at Paessler try to be where our users are; if our users want to check on their network from a smartwatch, we’re there for th...

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07.09.2018

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Connect Your Business Workflows with PRTG

Are your routine workflows automated and documented in a system? If you are looking for assistance in creating and automating workflows, the Briefery solution can help you.

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05.09.2018

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Autism: How to Monitor the 3 Biggest Stress Factors

For people with ASD, including Asperger's syndrome and other mild forms of Autism, environmental influences can be a major problem. This is because a high sensitivity to environmental influences is present in most forms of autism, which can seriously impair concentration, even if...

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03.09.2018

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Maker Monday: Flashing a Sonoff S20 And Configuring It In Home Assistant

If you are a maker, and you haven't been paying attention to our YouTube channel recently (why not???), then you're in for a treat! Because you've got a double-header waiting for you!

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31.08.2018

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PRTG Version 18.3.43 Released with a New IoT Sensor, Simplified Notifications and a Faster Manual

Do you remember the previous stable release? In version 18.3.42 there was a lot to discover. But time does not stand still, and we can already look at the innovations of version 18.3.43 - while we are already busy developing the following versions behind the scenes. Here we go...

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31.08.2018

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PRTG versus Nagios

Fällt eine Komponente im Unternehmens-Netzwerk aus oder verlässt die zuvor vom IT-Profi definierten Parametergrenzen, protokolliert eine Monitoring-Software diese Ereignisse und beginnt im Idealfall mit automatisierten Gegenmaßnahmen oder der Aktivierung einer Benachrichtigungske...

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29.08.2018

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Getting Physical With PRTG - Part One

Are you working in the IoT space and looking for the ideal platform to collect, visualise and report that data?

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27.08.2018

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Monitoring Windows DHCP With PRTG

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server is one of the unsung heroes of the Windows networking infrastructure. Without it, network administrators would have to spend hours maintaining lists of IP addresses, and manually assigning them to every new client that connect...

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24.08.2018

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C-Level IT Reporting with PRTG

Running an IT infrastructure organization is a complex task – it involves maintenance, predictability, customer satisfaction (especially if your customers are internal employees) and problem resolution. To compete this, you need tools and information to reply and respond accordin...

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22.08.2018

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Enabling Children with ASD to Enjoy a Relaxed Visit to the Museum

The National Museum of Computing in the UK is a great place to learn about the history of computing and decoding machines all the way to modern computers. In an earlier article we announced that Paessler is involved in financing and conducting so-called Relaxed Openings, whi...

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20.08.2018

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PRTG Quick Tips: Put Your Own Images into Maps, Edit Multiple Sensor Limits, and More

In our last round-up, we showed you some nifty PRTG tricks that you might not have known. Well, guess what, we've got some more of the good stuff! Here come some more PRTG quick tips.

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17.08.2018

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7 Useful PRTG Support Resources You Should Know

I'm pretty sure you know the answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. However, you may find yourself in the awkward position that "42" does not fully help you with using PRTG. In this case, we provide you with various support resources, which I would lik...

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15.08.2018

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PRTG Happiness Sensor

You have an event, a workshop, other internal training, or anything where the mood of the participants can take different directions - and you want to get fast, honest and digital feedback? Here we show you how you can quickly check the happiness factor in the room with a dash bu...

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13.08.2018

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Monitoring Sigfox Devices With PRTG — A Video Tutorial

We recently partnered with Sigfox, a provider of a global IoT network using Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. They also provide radio modules that connect to that network. The idea behind the partnership is to use PRTG Network Monitor to monitor data from ...

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10.08.2018

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Recalling Outlook Messages – Is It Too Late Once You’ve Hit “Send”?

Did you ever send a Microsoft Outlook message or meeting invitation to the wrong person(s)? I'll show you today what options you have to get your head out of the noose. 😉

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08.08.2018

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4 Thoughts on CCTV (and the Future of Urban Life)

In “1984” Orwell described a total surveillance, mainly with the help of "two-way telescreens", from which nobody can escape. The telescreen is both transmitter and receiver, which monitors the citizens of Oceania, particularly the Outer Party members, in every house, in public p...

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06.08.2018

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Maker Monday: TRÅDFRI LED Lights With Home Assistant

It's time for a new Maker Monday project! This time we (and by that, I mean, "I") try to come to terms with how to pronounce "TRÅDFRI". In case you don't know, TRÅDFRI is IKEA's line of smart lights, and in this episode we set one up and hook it up to our Home Assistant.

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03.08.2018

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7 Reasons Why MSPs Should Consider PRTG Hosted by Paessler

If you are an MSP (Managed Service Provider) providing IT services for customers, then a part of that service is undoubtedly network monitoring. In fact, you probably have service level agreements attached to metrics like uptime, network speeds, and so on. So you need a capable n...

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01.08.2018

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PRTG Release 18.3.42 Is about Notifications, SQL Server 2017 and Shiny Map Objects

I'm sure most of you are already using our PRTG release 18.2.41. Have you tried the donuts? 😉 Since the last PRTG release this graph object is available in the maps. If you really don't know this yet, take a look at the last release blog article: Mmm…Donuts! PRTG Release 18.2.41...

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30.07.2018

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4 Perceptions of AI That Are Quite Amazing

AI will become "ASI" within the next 50 years, which is the last invention mankind has to make... Whaaaat?.... While researching AI, I’ve found some fascinating tendencies like this and other observations on AI that I would like to share. There's a lot of stuff in here that's rea...

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27.07.2018

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A Day without Sysadmins. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day, so we thought we'd give our own sysadmins a day off. Because as much as we appreciate their work, we believed we could manage at least one full day without them. At least that's what we thought.

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25.07.2018

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Monitoring Healthcare IT With PRTG: A Video

RIS, LIMS, HIS, PACS...the technology of modern healthcare has its own language, and along with it, its own IT requirements. If you've been following our recent healthcare posts, you'll know that we've already discussed the digitalization of healthcare IT, and how healthcare IT c...

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