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25.05.2018

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PRTG-Integration mit Partnerlösungen

Die Paessler Uptime Alliance fördert die Integration von PRTG Network Monitor mit den IT-Lösungen der Technologiepartner. Durch die ergänzende Funktion beziehungsweise durch spezielle Sensoren könnten gemeinsame Kunden die Ausfallzeiten ihrer kritischen IT-Systeme verringern.

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24.05.2018

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PRTG-Integration mit Partnerlösungen

Die Paessler Uptime Alliance fördert die Integration von PRTG Network Monitor mit den IT-Lösungen der Technologiepartner. Durch die ergänzende Funktion bzw. durch spezielle Sensoren könnten gemeinsame Kunden die Ausfallzeiten ihrer kritischen IT-Systeme verringern.

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24.05.2018

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Monitoring Physical Security Systems

The basic principles of physical security systems have been around for decades, and have not changed that much: surveillance, intrusion detection, and triggering alarms in case of breaches or anomalies still form the basis of any security installation. What has changed,...

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21.05.2018

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PRTG Release 18.2.40 Comes with Native Fujitsu Sensor (and a Lot More)!

In PRTG Release 18.2.39, which we released last month, our focus was primarily on improvements in security and stability. Besides PowerShell fixes and improvements to the PRTG API, we explained our PRTG version numbers. If you missed the article, you are welcome to take a look at...

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18.05.2018

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Easy Ways to Quickly Test Your Bandwidth

To really understand the health of your network, you need ongoing monitoring. But sometimes you just need a quick check to see that everything is running like it should be. A quick test of bandwidth can be very useful in this situation. ...

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16.05.2018

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Paessler Board: Steven, Our New CTO, Introduces Himself

Every tech company needs a Steve. Apple had one. Microsoft too. Now it's Paessler's turn. Okay, as the "new guy" you’re allowed to make introductions like that. I’m the new CTO of Paessler, and my name is Steven Feurer. Paessler is an exciting company and I am truly honored to jo...

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14.05.2018

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The Next Level: Get Our IPv6 Cheat Sheet

Do you remember the IPv4 Cheat Sheet we offered you some time ago? It was interesting for me to read the comments, because your feedback was varied. From "Perfect!", to "Whoever needs such a thing should not be an admin", everything was included. Others asked for a possible follo...

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11.05.2018

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How Cryptojacking Impacts You, and What You Can Do About It

Late in 2017, we witnessed a frenzy in the cryptocurrency markets as the price of Bitcoin nearly reached $18,000 USD. This led to a gold rush mentality as everyone looked to cash in on this new commodity. Unfortunately, this gave rise to a new type of malware: cryptojacking. ...

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09.05.2018

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How To Create a NOC Dashboard in PRTG

Before we start, let us answer the question: What is a NOC dashboard? A network operations center (also known in the IT world as a NOC) is like a command center for administrators where they supervise, monitor, and maintain a telecommunications network.   ...

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07.05.2018

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Do You Know the Average Mean Opinion Score in Your Network?

Maybe you haven't considered your network's Mean Opinion Score yet. If you already have a Voice over IP PBX, you should keep an eye on the MOS score of your network. ...

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04.05.2018

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To Monitor the Death Star, You Want?

Hey, good news! It's Friday. And not just any Friday. Maybe you felt a disturbance in the force this morning when you saw your tired face in the mirror, or your Midi-chlorians recently told you that Donald Trump is in fact Darth Sidious. Or maybe you're curious as to which s...

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04.05.2018

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Netzwerke mit Plan automatisieren

Mithilfe der Metriken, die Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor zu Performance und Verfügbarkeit der IT-Komponenten im Netzwerk liefert, könne die Automatisierungsplattform NetBrain dynamische Netzwerkpläne der IT-Infrastruktur sowie spezielle Maps bei auftretenden Problemen erstellen.

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03.05.2018

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Netzwerke mit Plan automatisieren

Mithilfe der Metriken, die Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor zu Performance und Verfügbarkeit der IT-Komponenten im Netzwerk liefert, könne die Automatisierungsplattform NetBrain dynamische Netzwerkpläne der IT-Infrastruktur sowie spezielle Maps bei auftretenden Problemen erstellen.

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02.05.2018

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Ransomware on the Rise, Network Buzzwords Watch, and GDPR-Readiness

If you weren't keeping track of the trends and news in tech, IT, and networking over the last month, don't worry: we monitor everything!  ...

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30.04.2018

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Maker Monday - Making the Home Smart, One Episode at a Time

Hopefully you enjoyed the YouTube series we announced last week, Betty's IT Bits. This week we have another new series to introduce: it's Maker Monday, and the first episode is available as I type these very words! ...

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27.04.2018

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The Ideal Hardware for Your PRTG Remote Probe – You Need Less than You Think

Choosing the best platform for PRTG Remote Probes isn't easy. We have spent quite some time looking for hardware that is powerful, but also cost-effective, that could be ideal for use as a PRTG Remote Probe platform. If you think the answer is always a high-spec device, you ...

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25.04.2018

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3 Ways NetBrain Can Supercharge Your PRTG Experience

Here at Paessler HQ, we are always talking about network monitoring (for obvious reasons), and how important it is for every network. One could safely say we're passionate about it. Because of this passion, we also love solutions that take monitoring one step further, delivering ...

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23.04.2018

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Betty's IT Bits on YouTube. Presented by Granny Betty.

"One would have to create something that is neither useful nor fun", a mad sadist once thought - and invented the first YouTube how-to video. This has been haunting us for years. Because most tutorials on YouTube are annoying, period. Either they are too long or they promise more...

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20.04.2018

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All about PRTG Release 18.2.39 + a Sneak Peek into Our Version Numbers

You probably already know pretty much everything about the PRTG release 18.1.38, which was released on our stable channel in March. If not, please read the article "Security, Healthcare and Much More! Why You Should Update to PRTG Release 18.1.38.11934". ...

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18.04.2018

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“Internet Slow?” 4 Things That Speed Test Users Must Do

As a sysadmin you already have a partly annoying life. Requests like "Is the internet broken?" are completely normal; and if one asks such questions as "Why is the Internet slow?", you don't mind it at all anymore. A popular lay instrument for the determination of "how slow the i...

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16.04.2018

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What Is Your Messenger of Choice?

Messenger Apps are an integral part of our lives. However, it is very difficult to say which messenger service is used by which types of people. Not every pimply teenager has Snapchat on his phone, and not every cynical data security skeptic communicates exclusively via Threema. ...

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13.04.2018

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5 Important Steps to Survive an IT Emergency

Emergency, maximum velocity! What sounds like a good request if your submarine is under attack does not apply for IT emergency issues. IT emergencies are the worst case in an admin's daily routine. Blessed is the admin who is in possession of a structured and well-planned IT cont...

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11.04.2018

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Automation, Machine Learning, and AI: Is the Sysadmin Becoming Obsolete?

If you're a system administrator, there has probably been some point, whilst automating some or other task, that you've stopped for a second and asked yourself: "Wait, am I automating myself out of a job?" And, perhaps then your mind started drifting a little further down the roa...

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09.04.2018

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LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Will Be the Key to Efficient, Affordable and Globally Available IoT

In the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), everything that can be networked and monitored in a meaningful way is connected to each other. The basis for all this is usually the mobile network. Although they provide good coverage, WLAN, Bluetooth and the like are not suitable...

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06.04.2018

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The 5 Most Interesting IT Trade Shows You Can’t Miss in 2018

As this year is in full swing and everybody is getting ready for the trade show season, we asked our Pre-sales colleagues about the best trade shows they have visited – and they have attended quite a lot! ...

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04.04.2018

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PRTG and Your Daily Life #3 - Monitoring Your Home

The Internet of Things represents an interesting new phase for end users, network admins and organizations. It promises to launch a complete new era in network monitoring, where the number of things that are connected to the network and the amount of data they generate will grow ...

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03.04.2018

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Tech News Roundup: Someone Knows Which Disney Princess You Are, Alexa Gets Creepy, and AV1 Is Coming

The March 2018 tech news round-up is dominated by Facebook. Other things happened, too. But mostly Facebook. ...

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01.04.2018

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in Space is Monitored by PRTG

Right at the beginning of the second quarter of 2018, Elon Musk's Tesla Cabriolet broke the 25,000mph speed mark. That's pretty much the maximum speed the Roadster can reach in space on its orbit around the sun. This measurement, along with other data from the Tesla, ha...

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28.03.2018

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Security, Healthcare and Much More! Why You Should Update to PRTG Release 18.1.38.11934

Last month we had to deal with some highly exciting but also time-consuming code enhancements within PRTG Network Monitor. Our development team implemented an important security fix, made improvements to several sensors, and applied some brand-new sensors as well. Let's look at t...

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26.03.2018

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4 Vital Tips for Getting the Most Out of Traceroute

Anyone - even users with zero networking experience - can run a traceroute. All you need is a command prompt and a destination device. Yet, despite how easy it is to use, its results are often misunderstood. I once heard a story of a junior network administrator adding up the val...

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26.03.2018

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Vernetzte Krankenhäuser monitoren

Mit der Digitalisierung nimmt die Vernetzung elektronischer Geräte auch im Gesundheitssektor rasant zu.

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23.03.2018

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Autism and Early Computers – Curiosity Goes beyond Borders

We at Paessler are happy to help voluntary institutions and initiatives on a regular basis and it is a great pleasure to support the National Museum of Computing in the United Kingdom with a sponsorship of so-called “Relaxed Openings”. The aim of this sponsorship is to enable chi...

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21.03.2018

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Why You Definitely Need to Monitor Your Storage Infrastructure

Last weekend, a good friend of mine had a massive data loss. His data is stored conscientiously on a fail-safe NAS system. An additional standby disk is even available for seamless replacement in the event of a hard disk failure. Nevertheless, his NAS was not available when tryin...

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19.03.2018

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Digitization of the Healthcare Sector in 2018

Doctors’ expectations regarding comprehensive access to patient data are also changing with the advent of digitalization. The goal is to put all the necessary patient data and information at the doctor’s disposal for a medical examination, starting with the patient’s personal dat...

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16.03.2018

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What You Need to Know about Traceroute

Bonnie and Clyde. Salt and pepper. Peanut butter and jelly. Some things fit so well together that it is almost impossible to separate them when talking or thinking about them. And so it is with ping and traceroute. Whether you are a network n00b or a veteran administrator, ping a...

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14.03.2018

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Monitor the Way We Work

What constitutes the office of the future? This is something we would like to explore in this article, which deliberately places itself in a line with the many other articles that we publish on the subject of IoT. Because IoT is not only a detached concept of how an intelligent h...

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14.03.2018

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Vernetzte Krankenhäuser

Mit der Digitalisierung nimmt die Vernetzung elektronischer Geräte auch im Gesundheitssektor rasant zu. In den extrem heterogenen Infrastrukturumfeldern von Krankenhäusern eine echte Herausforderung für die IT-Abteilungen, die ohne sinnvolles Monitoring nicht zu bewältigen ist.

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12.03.2018

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Do You Already Know the PRTG Script World?

You are already using the whole range of PRTG functions? Your use cases are special, deeply technical and need code support? You want to automate tasks? ...

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09.03.2018

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Shaun's Monthly Monitor: Musk, Russian Trolls, and Lizard Spies

In any given month there is too much tech and IT news to cover in one round up, but here I highlight the most interesting and entertaining from the past month. In this edition: Meltdown/Spectre, Musk, Russians, Apple’s Glass Wall Problems, and Lizard Spies. Seriously. I couldn't ...

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07.03.2018

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What We Learned When We Moved from Our Exchange Servers to Exchange Online and Office 365

The demand for cloud services has greatly increased within the last years. The acceptance of the cloud is rather high in the business world, which you can see from the massive survey we conducted at the beginning of 2017. ...

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