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19.07.2018

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5 PRTG Customer Stories You Might Not Know

We're always fascinated by how PRTG is used out there in the wild. With over 200,000 PRTG users worldwide, you can imagine that there are some pretty cool use cases. Some we don't even know about. For the ones we do know about, we like to write them down and tell their stories. A...

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16.07.2018

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5 Common Risks of Shadow IT and How to Gain Control of It

Surely every administrator has heard of shadow IT, and probably many of you admins live in (peaceful) coexistence with these parallel, partly unknown IT infrastructures. ...

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13.07.2018

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The EU Has Understood the Issue of IoT Security... Seriously

As we have already described in previous articles, the topic of IoT security is something that is explosive. Of course, if we live in a functional smart home at some point, we would like the devices that know everything about us not to fall into the hands of the bad guys. With th...

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11.07.2018

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How Do I Find the Best Time to Aerate an Overheated Room (Using PRTG)?

Summer is here again, and in addition to lots of sunshine, happy people and a holiday feeling, it also brings hot temperatures. As nice as a heat wave may be (if you lie at the pool with a cocktail), intrusive temperature values in living rooms or bedrooms are unpleasant....

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09.07.2018

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Maker Monday: Making a Temperature Logger

If you've been following our previous Maker Monday projects, you will know that we just finished putting together a wake up light. For our newest Maker Monday project, we decided to make a temperature logger (which will also measure humidity and air pressure). Part 1 (of 2) ...

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06.07.2018

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The 1.5 Billion Dollar Market: IoT Security

We recently showed in a blog article that the topic of security should enjoy a high status in the context of IoT, but that this is often not (yet) the case. IoT devices are frequently largely without any protection. Even if they are quite uninteresting for attack scenarios such a...

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05.07.2018

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Patient Uninterrupted: 4 Things in Healthcare IT that Must be Monitored

In recent years, medical healthcare infrastructure has gone through digitization, just as many other industries have. The IoT has brought an array of new connected medical devices that are revolutionizing the medical field. This digitization has led to medical devices and the tra...

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02.07.2018

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Manage Large-Scaled PRTG Environments with Savision

Managing large-scale and multifaceted PRTG installations with tens of thousands of sensors in many locations across the globe requires administrators with deep knowledge and experience. Especially in such complex environments, a simple management of large systems is the holy grai...

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29.06.2018

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7 Communication Tips for Sysadmins (Plus: Bonus Email Templates)

In any job, good communication skills can help you be even better at what you do. Because — unless you're working as a game ranger in the middle of the Okavanga Delta — you need to interact with other humans. And the better you do that, the more you can achieve. The same applies ...

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27.06.2018

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2 Ways in Which Technology Changes Our View of Ancient Cultures

Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and... classical studies? They don’t appear to go together. And it’s not just because these disciplines are eras apart; it has much more to do with public perception. An archaeologist continues to fit the role of either the lovable, ecc...

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25.06.2018

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11 (+1) Human Factors in IT Security in 2018

Surely you are familiar with the sentence: "People are often said to be the weakest link in the chain of IT Security". As old-fashioned as this sentence may sound, it still applies in 2018! IT admins are faced with the human factor every day over and over again. Today we want to ...

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25.06.2018

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Sensoren für Primergy und Primequest

Monitoring-Experte Paessler hat spezifische Sensoren für Fujitsu-Server der Reihen Primergy und Primequest entwickelt. Gemeinsame Kunden der Unternehmen sollen damit Zustand und Leistung ihrer Systeme detailliert überwachen.

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25.06.2018

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Sensoren für Primergy und Primequest

Monitoring-Experte Paessler hat spezifische Sensoren für Fujitsu-Server der Reihen Primergy und Primequest entwickelt. Gemeinsame Kunden der Unternehmen sollen damit Zustand und Leistung ihrer Systeme detailliert überwachen.

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22.06.2018

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We Should Talk about IoT Security

The digitalization is progressing and with it the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart devices communicate with each other and network even the most sensitive areas to make life easier for users. We have recently written about LPWA and will continue to publish a lot about Smart Home a...

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20.06.2018

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Brighten Your Day With These 5 Quick PRTG Tips

Like any software, even if you use PRTG every day, I can almost guarantee that you don't know about all the features that can make a difference to your user experience. With this in mind, here are five ideas and tips for how to do little things that might make your daily experien...

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18.06.2018

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Mmm…Donuts! PRTG Release 18.2.41 Comes with a New Map Chart Object

Have you all recovered from our release of last month? In May we introduced the PRTG version 18.2.40, presenting our new Fujitsu sensor. This new SNMP Fujitsu System Health BETA sensor monitors the status of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers via the iRMC (Integrated Remote Management Cont...

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15.06.2018

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Spectre/Meltdown: Long Time No Read

It is time again to talk about the most prominent security vulnerabilities of 2018, whose horror at the beginning of the year haunted the Internet, only to turn out to not be so horrible afterwards. In the end it's something that can be reported on, but which will not lead t...

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13.06.2018

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When Alert Notifications Fail: How PRTG Hosted by Paessler Can Help

The basis of any network monitoring solution is alert notifications. You need them to know when there's a problem with your infrastructure. And, when setting up your monitoring solution, there is a fundamental problem that you will have to consider when it comes to notifications:...

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11.06.2018

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Track Your GDPR Compliance with PRTG

Apart from some events in the world of politics, hardly any topic has been as intensely debated in the past few weeks as the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25, 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ...

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06.06.2018

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How to Use Our New Native SNMP Fujitsu System Health Sensor in PRTG

As recently announced in our blog article "Why You Should Manage your Fujitsu Server with iRMC", a native Fujtsu System Health Sensor is now available in PRTG. This allows you to query and monitor various iRMC status values. ...

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04.06.2018

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LPWA: A New Technology? Not as New as It Seems.

LPWA (or LPWAN - the “N” stands for Network but both terms mean the same technology) and Sigfox: you've been hearing and reading about it a lot lately. We have already had an initial overview in our blog, but here we jump between several topics within the generic term LPWA(N). If...

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04.06.2018

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Die intelligente Stadt der Zukunft

Intelligente Technik, intelligente Gebäude und intelligente Städte: Mit IoT geht der Trend in der Zukunft ganz klar hin zur Überwachung und Analyse großer Teile des Lebens von Individuen und Gemeinschaften.

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01.06.2018

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Maker Monday: Making a Wake Up Light, and Why We Do This

As announced a few weeks ago, Maker Monday is a new YouTube show presented by Paessler, where you can get ideas and tips as some of our IT administrators assemble and configure Smart Home gadgets. We're already on our third episode, and in this post we get you up to speed on what...

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30.05.2018

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Previously on Betty's IT Bits

What makes a star? Is it that they're late every time they shoot? Is it the excessive make-up pauses while the scriptwriter is sent out to get an espresso? Or is it the spontaneous script modifications?  If that is so, then I guess we've created a star. ...

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28.05.2018

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Why You Should Manage Your Fujitsu Server with iRMC

In this article you will learn more about why you should manage your Fujitsu server with iRMC, what this remote management is based on, and why many other server manufacturers also use this technology. ...

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25.05.2018

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Wait, Geek What? Tell Us Your Opinion!

I believe the state of a society can be measured by the unofficial holidays it celebrates. Let's put it this way: In the 21st century there is a "Ditch New Years Resolutions Day" (January 17th), a "Compliment Your Mirror Day" (July 3rd) and a "Punk for a Day Day" (October 25th). ...

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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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