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15.02.2019

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Monitoring a Production Line With PRTG

Think PRTG is only good for monitoring networks? Think again! This article will show you how a Biological Scientist with an IT background and an IT Network Administrator built an inexpensive, yet powerful production monitoring system with PRTG and simple sensors connected to a Ra...

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13.02.2019

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Send Us Your PRTG Feature Requests!

Do you use PRTG Network Monitor and need a feature that would make your daily work incredibly easier? Would you like to monitor a device or service, but you can't find a suitable sensor, nor is there an acceptable workaround in our PRTG Knowledge Base? Do you miss a feature in PR...

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11.02.2019

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Here Are 6 Good Reasons to Date a Geek. Seriously.

Valentine's Day is threateningly close around the corner; only a few days left, and a nervous breakdown is as certain as Elon Musk's next emotional outburst.

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11.02.2019

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Here Are 6 Good Reasons to Date a Geek. Seriously.

Valentine's Day is threateningly close around the corner: only a few days left, and a nervous breakdown is as certain as Elon Musk's next public emotional meltdown.

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08.02.2019

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Getting Physical With PRTG - Part 2

Hate being stuck in traffic? Ever thought about how network monitoring software can be used to ease that congestion? In this article, I will show you how to implement live traffic cameras into PRTG. So again, let’s get physical with PRTG.

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07.02.2019

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IT-Management und -Monitoring vereint

Das Zusammenwirken des PRTG Network Monitors von Paessler und der Management Suite von Baramundi Software soll es Anwendern u.a. ermöglichen, Jobs, Endpoints und Services aus der Suite in PRTG zu überwachen. Dies würde die Arbeit von IT-Administratoren optimieren und Ausfallzeite...

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06.02.2019

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Automatically Communicate Outages with PRTG and statuspage.io

Unless you're a sysadmin, you don't know the feeling of having to divide yourself during a critical system failure. In this case the following article is probably less interesting for you—maybe you want to read Patrick's Beginner's Guide to LoRa instead.

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04.02.2019

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The Smartest Home in Town (Maker Monday Insight)

If you're an IT professional, chances are you've already taken steps towards making your home smart, or you've at least given it some thought. Maybe you have a smart power socket here and there, or maybe a temperature logger sending data to a home automation tool. Or maybe you ha...

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01.02.2019

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Sneak Peek: PRTG Developer Insights 2018

Last week you already got a look behind the scenes from us. In the article How We Use Lambda and Step Functions to Create PRTG Instances in AWS Greg explained the components that make up the infrastructure we require at Amazon, how the communication between the individu...

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30.01.2019

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Connecting Sports Fans: The Infrastructure Inside the Stadium of Super Bowl LIII

You don't have to be a sports fan to appreciate the upcoming Super Bowl; if you're a tech geek, then Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of Super Bowl LIII, provides enough digital technology to take your breath away. We take a look at the network infrastructure in NFL's newes...

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28.01.2019

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The Quartet of LPWAN Players

The Internet of things is based on many interconnected devices, and although LPWAN is just one of several transmission technologies in the IoT field, it is becoming increasingly important. Naturally, IoT means more than just interconnected everyday objects like refrigerators. It ...

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25.01.2019

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PRTG User Spotlight: How to Add Hundreds of Devices or Groups to PRTG Programmatically

This is the PRTG User Spotlight, where we give the podium to our users to show us what they've done with PRTG, or let them share their guidance and knowledge. In the spotlight with this post: LordMilko, a PRTG user who developed PrtgAPI, a C#/PowerShell library for mana...

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23.01.2019

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Behind the Scenes: How We Use Lambda and Step Functions to Create PRTG Instances in AWS

You probably know that we offer our PRTG Network Monitor software as a hosted solution in addition to the classic on-premises version. You don't need to install PRTG on your own hardware anymore. If you don't know about this: we call it PRTG Hosted by Paessler - click here t...

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21.01.2019

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What Is LoRa? A Beginner's Guide #2

IoT is the buzzword of recent years and we would like to introduce the terms and technologies behind it on our blog. This is part 2 of our blog series on LoRa - a technology that will undoubtedly be part of the future of the Internet of Things. 

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18.01.2019

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IoT Trends: Let's Visit a Fortune Teller

IoT is what the personal computer was in the 1980's: Everyone is talking about it, but who can say that they have completely understood the implications of it? Above all, the search for strategic IoT trends resembles looking into the crystal ball of a creepy old lady with dubious...

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16.01.2019

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The 5 Most Asked Questions of the Cisco CCNA Exam (Including Answers)

Probably all who work with Cisco switches during their time in IT are familiar with the various certification options offered by Cisco Systems. The best-known certification is the CCNA, the Cisco Certified Network Associate.

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14.01.2019

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We Measured the Air Quality on New Year's Eve, and Here's What We Found

2019 is here, and as the smoke (quite literally) settles on the New Year's Eve celebrations, it's time for us to take a look at the results of a little experiment we ran. We set up a particulate matter sensor to monitor air quality as the fireworks went off over Nürnberg on New Y...

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11.01.2019

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6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

Aaron Swartz was found dead on January 11, 2013. He was 26 years old. During these 26 years, he made a name for himself as programmer, author, co-founder of Reddit, hacktivist and initiator of numerous campaigns to promote civic awareness and protest censorship on the Internet. T...

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09.01.2019

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3D Printer Monitoring with PRTG

3D printing - It’s definitely going to be next year’s “big thing”. Just like it was supposed to be this year’s, and last year’s… OK, so maybe the technology hasn’t quite lived up to the “new era of democratised manufacturing” hype. But it can still be very useful.

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04.01.2019

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What Is LoRa? A Beginner's Guide #1

IoT is the trend word of recent years and we would like to introduce the terms and technologies behind it on our blog.  We have already written a lot about the connection technology Sigfox. LoRa(WAN) is yet another smart, energy-efficient technology, and in this two-part blo...

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31.12.2018

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Maker Monday: Measuring Air Pollution on New Year’s Eve with a Particulate Matter Sensor

Here in Germany, fireworks are "unbanned" for one day of the year: New Year's Eve. And every year I wonder how it is possible that fireworks are still legal at all, even for one day. Setting aside the safety factor (mixing drunken revelers with fire and rockets is never...

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28.12.2018

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Smart Mailboxes, Tech-Loving Grannies, and Server Room Antics: Paessler Video Highlights

Two new YouTube shows, a look at the IoT and healthcare IT, a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in a server room, and an ode to system administrators: it's been a busy year for our video team! 

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21.12.2018

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes in My IT Career

Before I decided to mess up Paessler's online marketing team, I spent almost 20 years as an IT admin. At the end of the previous millennium, I enjoyed a classic apprenticeship as an IT administrator (back then, the profession was still called "data processing manager" in Germany)...

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19.12.2018

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A Merry, Betty Christmas!

Today Betty plays Santa and brings you the second Q&A episode in a row. Simply because she can. 

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14.12.2018

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From AI to Monitoring the Death Star: Our Content Highlights of 2018

One hundred and forty eight blog articles (and counting)...it's been a busy 2018 for the Paessler team of bloggers! And being the geeks that we are, it's been a blast writing about topics that we love: networking and tech. Now — as is customary this time of year — we thought we'd...

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12.12.2018

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10 Essential Apps That Make Your Sysadmin Life Easier

Over a year ago, we asked our very own Paessler admins which mobile apps they could not live without. So now we decided to expand this survey and give you a little overview on what your fellow sysadmins are using. To do this, we ventured into the depths of Reddit, and as we got a...

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11.12.2018

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DSGVO-konforme IT-Infrastruktur

Die EU-DSGVO verpflichtet dazu, personenbezogene Daten zu schützen. Für diese Zwecke arbeitet Paessler mit EgoSecure, einem Unternehmen der Matrix42 AG, zusammen. Mit der Kombination von Paesslers PRTG und EgoSecure sollen Unternehmen ihre IT-Infrastruktur datenschutzkonform aufs...

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10.12.2018

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Quantum Computers: What They Can (and What They Can Not Do)

In my first article about quantum computers I explained the rudimentary principles. Now it gets a bit more concrete and practical. If you haven't read the first article yet, it would make sense to do so here before continuing.

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10.12.2018

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DSGVO-konforme IT-Infrastruktur

Die EU-DSGVO verpflichtet dazu, personenbezogene Daten zu schützen. Für diese Zwecke arbeitet Paessler mit EgoSecure, einem Unternehmen der Matrix42 AG, zusammen. Mit der Kombination von PRTG und EgoSecure sollen Unternehmen ihre IT-Infrastruktur datenschutzkonform aufstellen kön...

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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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