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07.12.2018

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Maker Monday: Multiway Switches and Home Assistant

In our newest Maker Monday, the man who is usually behind the camera, Patrick (our director and editor) shows us how he solved a problem he had in his own home with multiway switches. Basically: how to integrate switches with Home Assistant.

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05.12.2018

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Webinar: All New Features in PRTG — Review 2018

Wow, 2018 was a amazing year for Paessler and PRTG. There were so many great updates focused on the best possible user experience and specific wishes of our customers.

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03.12.2018

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IT Monitoring with an Open Source or a Commercial Solution? It's More Than a Question of Money.

Hardly any company can do without comprehensive IT monitoring. But when choosing the right solution, the question often arises whether an IT administrator should work with freeware or an open source option, or whether a commercial solution should be bought. Just to be clear:...

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30.11.2018

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All You Need to Know About PRTG Release 18.4.46

The closer we get to the end of the year, the faster time seems to fly. It feels like just the other day we were stumbling over pumpkins and being scared by our next-door children with "trick or treat", and now it's not even a month until Christmas!

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29.11.2018

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Learn How to Monitor Healthcare IT with PRTG: Tutorial Videos

In a recent post we discussed how to monitor healthcare IT using the DICOM and HL7 sensors in PRTG Network Monitor. We then covered how to monitor entire healthcare workflows. Now, in this post, we share some tutorial videos that show you exactly how to set these healthcare IT se...

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28.11.2018

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The End of the Anonymous Hacker?

We recently gave an outlook on the impact Artificial Intelligence can have on our future. In addition, there are of course specific effects for each individual profession. And if you define illegal hacking as a profession, then there too. Because just like righteous programmers, ...

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23.11.2018

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4 Ways to Shape the Future: Lessons from the Web Summit

From November 4th to 7th, five Paesslerists got their minds off daily business and attended the Web Summit in Lisbon. We came back inspired by the ideas presented there, and felt some of these thoughts would be just as exciting for our readers! So, here are the sta...

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21.11.2018

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How to Survive as a SysAdmin in the Era of DevOps

Following the evolution in Software Development, one has the feeling that the times of the typical sysadmin are over. I still remember the years when the daily routine of a sysadmin consisted of keeping a handful of servers running, checking the firmware status of switches regula...

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19.11.2018

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Showdown in Industry 4.0

According to a recent study, most large and small companies will opt for an IIoT platform in the next 5 years. This puts pressure on suppliers from the IT sector and heavyweights in industry to position themselves with a suitable solution. It is already feared that the topic of s...

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16.11.2018

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"Would You Rather?" - 9 Conundrums for IT Nerds and Tech Geeks

Here at Paessler, we have an age-old tradition on Fridays of having a few beers together with our colleagues. And every now and then we end up playing a game of "Would Your Rather?"

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15.11.2018

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Win PRTG Swag (and Maybe Even a Playstation 4 Pro)

Hey, we have some merchandise to give away!

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12.11.2018

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The Internet of Insecure Things?

We are used to devices communicating with each other. Digital devices and assistants turn on the radio on command, we turn on our lights with our smartphone, and the printer orders new toner on its own. All this makes security solutions for data traffic in IoT all the more import...

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09.11.2018

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Rhino Monitoring - LPWAN for Animal Welfare in Africa

A keynote highlight of this year's Sigfox Connect was the presentation of the work of the Sigfox Foundation and its rhino tracking system. Free-living rhinos in Africa have been equipped with GPS trackers and Sigfox's low-power sensors for over a year now. The project's findings ...

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08.11.2018

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How to Securely Monitor a FortiGate Firewall with PRTG Network Monitor

We love it when our users compile information that might be of use to other PRTG users, or even just IT Administrators in general. And in today's post, we highlight a how-to guide written by a PRTG user. Florian Thiele is an IT Security Architect. He has worked with For...

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08.11.2018

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Paessler und Sigfox beschleunigen IoT-Einführung

Netzwerk-Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler und IoT-Service-Provider Sigfox unterstützen im Rahmen ihrer Technologiepartnerschaft ihre Kunden bei der Überwachung und Verwaltung kritischer IT-Infrastrukturen und weiträumig verteilter Assets.

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07.11.2018

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Why We Love to Use Microsoft OneDrive for Business at Paessler

Nowadays there are countless providers who offer you either a lot or manageable storage space for more or less money respectively. Where lower costs tempt regarding higher storage capacity, however, the data protection is often questionable. In recent years, the big names have be...

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05.11.2018

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Beste Bedingungen für historische Computer

Licht, Lärm, Hitze und Feuchtigkeit schaden nicht nur unersetzbaren Exponaten – sie beeinträchtigen auch Besucher. Wie Museen dem vorbeugen können, zeigen Sigfox und Paessler im National Museum of Computing.

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02.11.2018

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Paessler AG at Sigfox Connect

On the 24th and 25th of October, Sigfox Connect opened its doors at the Arena Berlin in Berlin Alt-Treptow - and of course Paessler AG was also there. 150 exhibitors and a full day lecture program with numerous keynotes of leading industrial enterprises were offered.

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31.10.2018

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PRTG Release 18.4.45 Offers More Tasteful Donuts, Various Improvements and No Halloween Surprise

We are posting this on the 31st of October, so one could generously call the PRTG release 18.4.45 a Halloween special. Of course, that's not quite right, because when we do a blog about a stable release, it's already been available for download for a few days. Only when we see th...

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30.10.2018

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From the Doctor to the Radiology Department and Back: Monitoring Your Healthcare Workflows

In a previous post, we took a look at the DICOM and HL7 sensors you get out-of-the-box with PRTG. These sensors can be used to monitor various aspects of a typical hospital's infrastructure, such as the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) or the interfaces for trans...

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26.10.2018

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5 Helpful Scripts For PRTG You Should Know

PRTG Network Monitor provides you with a lot of different sensors to monitor your IT environment out-of-the-box. But just like in real life, the awesome parties are going down backstage. For sysadmins, this means that as soon as you start to automate things via scripts, you can d...

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24.10.2018

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Some Thoughts About eHealth

With our new IoT World site, we inform you about - among other things - the digitalization in hospitals and in the health sector in general. In this article we describe the innovative potential of IoT and new digital processes in the healthcare market.

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22.10.2018

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PRTG Made For Sharing: Some Cool Dashboard Ideas

Top 10 lists? WAN diagrams? Sunburst views (or as one of my customers with a poorly behaving network calls it, “The Donut of Doom”)?  For most users, their favorite PRTG maps will depend on their job function – a network engineer will have different requirements to a storage...

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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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