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15.12.2017

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[Podcast] Interview: The Future of the IT Channel – A Case of "Get Big or Get Niche"?

In the second instalment of our PRTG podcast interview slot, "Paessler Rupert's Thorough Grilling" - a slightly more serious offshoot of "The Geek and the Sales Guy" - we take a look at the future of the IT channel. ...

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14.12.2017

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OH OH OH – Sysadmins and Christmas: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”  wrote French diarist Anais Ni. This doesn’t mean that bad things don't happen to you; it simply means that they occur in a random fashion as part of everyday life. In the same breath, however, your assumption is correct...

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13.12.2017

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Know the Future Now: IT Trends 2018 - Part 1: IoT, Cloud, RESTful API

Of course, we at Paessler have our very own view of the IT business and what its trends are. As a vendor of an IT infrastructure monitoring solution, we focus on topics regarding the professional lives of IT systems administrators. But the world is changing, and many “things” whi...

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11.12.2017

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Keyboard Rating: Nothing's More Individual Than Your Keyboard Preference

We at Paessler have a great team of all different personalities and interests. And for some of our coworkers, keyboards are more than just tedious working devices. They are ergonomic, nice to look at, have special technical features - and in the best case all combined. Of course ...

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07.12.2017

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We Wish You a Mappy Christmas!

Even the most stressed admins would like to have a bit of an Advent atmosphere, we thought, and that's why we arranged for a Christmas touch in PRTG Maps. ...

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06.12.2017

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Stable Release PRTG Version 17.4.35: New Interface, New Functions

The paint has dried and we’re happy to officially announce that the new PRTG Version 17.4.35 has been released as stable....

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04.12.2017

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Monitoring und Sensortechnik kombiniert

Der Netzwerk-Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler und die Kentix GmbH, Hersteller professioneller Smart Building Security-Produkte, sind Technologiepartner im Rahmen der „Paessler Uptime Alliance“. Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor liefert zusammen mit der „Multisensor“-Technik von Kentix...

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04.12.2017

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Sending Out PRTG SMS Notifications

Your website is down, your virtual machines working at a snail’s pace, or your free disk space is critically low? With its instant notifications, PRTG allows you to react quickly to network problems. But keep in mind, if your internet connection goes down, email or push notificat...

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01.12.2017

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Why Are We Making Cities Smart?

Everything seems smart these days: smart phones, smart homes, smart watches and smart cities. It seems humans are devising more and more “Things” to think for us. Does that mean humans will become more stupid? Whatever your stance on this, the technological advancement behind it ...

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30.11.2017

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PRTG Sensor Contest: Our Second Winner Is...

We are very pleased to announce our second PRTG Sensor Contest winner: The Startup SM!GHT. As an EnBW startup, SM!GHT was founded at the company's innovation campus in July 2014, and has developed Germany's first smart streetlamps. We'll let these Smart City pioneers, whose produ...

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29.11.2017

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11 Things Sysadmins Love to Hear (Not!) - A Quick Learning- & Survival- Guide

Everybody who ever worked for any company knows that communication between sysadmins and non-techies can sometimes be tricky. This is usually not due to the admin, but to misunderstandings in communication. Especially for new non-IT employees, a visit to the IT department can be ...

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27.11.2017

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PRTG & The Exchange Admin

Part 4 - Metrics That Matter: Memory  Metrics for MS Exchange  Here, in the fourth part of the series on how PRTG can help the Exchange Admin, we’re looking at more Metrics That Matter. This time concentrating memory specific counters – those concerned with memory allocation, con...

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24.11.2017

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Paessler und Kentix kombinieren Monitoring mit Sensortechnik

Der Netzwerk-Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler und die Kentix GmbH, Hersteller professioneller Smart Building Security-Produkte, sind Technologiepartner im Rahmen der „Paessler Uptime Alliance“. Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor liefert zusammen mit der „Multisensor“-Technik von Kentix...

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24.11.2017

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Data Centers and The Cloud. Let’s Clear Up Some Questions.

We’ve already had a look at unusual data centers around the globe and also at data center concepts from big industry leaders like Apple and Tesla. Today we want to take a closer look at the differences between cloud solutions and data centers, because the distinctions and particu...

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22.11.2017

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Paessler und Kentix kombinieren Monitoring mit Sensortechnik

Der Netzwerk-Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler und die Kentix GmbH, Hersteller professioneller Smart Building Security-Produkte, sind Technologiepartner im Rahmen der „Paessler Uptime Alliance“. Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor liefert zusammen mit der „Multisensor“-Technik von Kentix...

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22.11.2017

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How to Monitor Your VCSA 6.5 Using PRTG

If you’re using VMware and in particular VCSA 6.5, this will teach you how to monitor your VCSA 6.5 using SNMP and PRTG Network Monitor. ...

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20.11.2017

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PRTG Network Monitor for “Long Jobs”: A DIY BBQ Sensor Project

Since PRTG is running at my house 24/7, the question is 'what else can be included in the monitoring system in addition to my IT equipment (Fritzbox, different routers, switches)’. No summer is complete without a decent BBQ, and, for that ‘proper’ grilling experience, I use my 57...

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17.11.2017

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[Podcast] The Geek and The Sales Guy #6: The Birthday One

In the 6th instalment of The Geek and the Sales Guy, our two likely lads celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paessler AG by incorporating some questionable musical interludes - all fully licensed of course! ...

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16.11.2017

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20 Years of Paessler - Our Company History in Four Acts

20 years can be a shockingly long time. Take a look at our daily routine – of all the things that we do every day now, what was around 20 years ago? No smartphones or Facebook (people actually still read newspapers!), no streaming, and only a very, very slow internet connection. ...

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15.11.2017

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You Know When You’ve Found “The One”. Is it PRTG in the Cloud?

This is not yet another article on why the cloud is great and why you should move as much as you can to the cloud. Because that’s simply. Not. True. ...

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13.11.2017

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Netzwerk-Monitoring aus der Cloud

Mit PRTG in der Cloud möchte der Monitoring-Experte Paessler die Leistungen von PRTG Network Monitor mit der Wirtschaftlichkeit und Sicherheit der Cloud kombinieren. PRTG in der Cloud spare Zeit und biete mehr Flexibilität und Benutzerfreundlichkeit als die klassische Version.

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13.11.2017

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The Periodic Table of Network Monitoring

We all remember how great we were in high school chemistry, of course. We know that Ah is the element of surprise, Mm is the atomic symbol for cookie and we can cool ourselves to -273.15 ˚C and still be 0K. But this doesn’t help very much in the world of computers and internet, d...

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08.11.2017

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PRTG Now Requires .NET 4.5 or Later

This is a special notice to all PRTG customers who use .NET sensors and who have not yet upgraded to .NET Framework 4.5 or later.  As of version 17.3.35, we will no longer support .NET 4. And, since Microsoft has discontinued support of the client profile in .NET 4.5, we also dis...

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03.11.2017

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PRTG plus Grafana FTW!

We love when PRTG users publish cool extensions for PRTG, and we’ve recently discovered a VERY cool one!  We’d like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to Jason Lashua (alias neuralfraud on GitHub ), who has written a PRTG datasource for Grafana, so you can now visualize your PRTG data u...

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02.11.2017

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Netzwerk-Monitoring aus der Cloud

Mit PRTG in der Cloud möchte der Monitoring-Experte Paessler die Leistungen von PRTG Network Monitor mit der Wirtschaftlichkeit und Sicherheit der Cloud kombinieren. PRTG in der Cloud spare Zeit und biete mehr Flexibilität und Benutzerfreundlichkeit als die klassische Version.

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02.11.2017

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Netzwerk-Monitoring aus der Cloud

Mit PRTG in der Cloud möchte der Monitoring-Experte Paessler die Leistungen von PRTG Network Monitor mit der Wirtschaftlichkeit und Sicherheit der Cloud kombinieren. PRTG in der Cloud spare Zeit und biete mehr Flexibilität und Benutzerfreundlichkeit als die klassische Version.

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30.10.2017

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Build a Custom ADFS Authenticator Microservice With Lambda And Serverless

ADFS is a great service offered by Microsoft that one can use to authenticate users for a variety of services like AWS, Office 365, Azure and so on. But what if you have your own application and want to use ADFS Authorization? What if you want that application to be serverless? ....

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26.10.2017

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PRTG Sensor Contest: And The First Winner is…

We are happy to announce the first winner of our PRTG Sensor Contest: Mark Lewis. He monitors the temperature of his son’s turtle habitat with PRTG Network Monitor. We particularly liked the name of the turtle too; “Flash”. He (maybe she) is approximately 1 1/2 years old and is a...

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25.10.2017

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Monitoring Ubiquiti UniFi WiFi with PRTG: Total Insight into UniFi Environments

Ubiquiti Networks offers a range of wireless hardware and software for enterprise WiFi and operator WiMAX wireless data communication. In this article, we’ll explain how to monitor Ubiquiti’s UniFi WiFi systems using PRTG....

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24.10.2017

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23.10.2017

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Microsoft Teams Monday: How To Use Wiki

One of the latest tabs added to MS Teams is “Wiki”. This new tab is intended to easily create Notes at the channel level where Team members can add not only static content but also mention other people by using @. ...

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18.10.2017

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Using a KEMP LoadMaster as Reverse Proxy for PRTG: All the Config You Need

In our last article about monitoring a KEMP LoadMaster using PRTG we described the configuration of PRTG. Now we talk about the configuration of the KEMP LoadMaster itself. Before starting, please read the disclaimer, as this is about a sensitive part of your security....

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16.10.2017

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Geo Maps Currently Not Working in PRTG

Update (November 6): The problem is solved as of today. PRTG now uses HERE Maps as provider so you are able to correctly view Geo Maps again (see version history for details). Update (November 2): We are still working hard on this issue and expect a solution in days rather than w...

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05.10.2017

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Vollautomatische Kontrolle der IT-Infrastruktur

Der PRTG Network Monitor kann ab sofort in die ScriptRunner Automation & Delegation Suite for PowerShell integriert werden. Das Ergebnis, so die Hersteller Paessler und AppSphere: die automatisierte Verwaltung und Problemlösung in Sachen IT-Infrastruktur für Admins und DevOps...

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26.09.2017

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PRTG überwacht UKW-Signale für Millionen Hörer

In Deutschland gibt es über 150 Millionen UKW-Empfänger. Die Radioprogramme erreichen über Sendernetzbetreiber wie Uplink ihre Hörer. Um ohne Signalstörungen senden zu können, muss die dezentrale Infrastruktur stets einwandfrei funktionieren, und das an aktuell mehr als 100 Sende...

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19.09.2017

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3 große Herausforderungen für kleine Unternehmen

Vor nicht allzu langer Zeit lebten kleine und mittlere Unternehmen in einem überschaubaren Technologie-Ökosystem, das oft von einem einzelnen Administrator betrieben werden konnte. Heute sind Virtualisierung, Cloud-Computing und BYOD Standard und stellen ganz neue Anforderungen a...

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30.08.2017

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Unified-Monitoring: kleines Team mit großem Überblick

Die Bauer Gruppe verfügt als internationales Bau- und Maschinenbauunternehmen über zahlreiche Niederlassungen weltweit. Ein kleines Team überwacht zentral im bayerischen Schrobenhausen sämtliche Zweigstellen mitsamt ihren IT- und Non-IT-Komponenten. Diese technische Herausforderu...

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17.08.2017

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Netzwerkmonitoring mit Core Server in der Cloud

Paessler bringt seine Monitoringlösung in die Cloud. Das flexibel nutzbare PRTG on Demand soll künftig einen ähnlichen Funktionsumfang bieten wie das klassische Pendant – ist aber nicht immer die bessere Lösung.

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27.07.2017

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Paessler testet PRTG on Demand

Paessler bringt seine Monitoringlösung in die Cloud. Das flexibel nutzbare PRTG on Demand soll künftig einen ähnlichen Funktionsumfang bieten wie das klassische Pendant – ist aber nicht immer die bessere Lösung.

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