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10.07.2020

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Why CPU monitoring matters (and what PRTG can do for you)

The CPU is probably the most important component of any device in your network. And that is "probably" as in probably the earth is spherical. CPU obviously has the potential to affect network performance; not only somehow, but in some cases very seriously. CPU monitoring is the ...

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01.07.2020

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Environmental and city monitoring in Coburg

Coburg is a small picturesque town in the Bavarian administrative district of Upper Franconia*, with just over 40,000 inhabitants and a population density of 854 inhabitants per km². The town is situated between the southern foothills of the Thuringian Forest, the Lange Berge and...

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29.06.2020

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How to deploy PRTG Network Monitor in AWS, Azure and GCP

In October 2017, Paessler launched the first hosted offering of PRTG built on the AWS platform. Since launching that first version of “PRTG Hosted by Paessler” our cloud team has gained a tremendous amount of experience with managing and automating AWS services.Need proof? Check ...

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29.06.2020

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Das Netzwerk im Blick behalten – auch im Homeoffice

Zahllose Unternehmen haben ihre Mitarbeiter während der Corona-Pandemie ins Homeoffice geschickt. Viel Arbeit für IT-Administratoren – und diese hat sich noch nicht erledigt. Denn es ist eine Sache, alles zum Laufen zu bringen, aber eine andere, die Dinge auch am Laufen zu halten...

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22.06.2020

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Get more visibility into Hyper-V Server with PRTG

Virtualization is a comprehensive subject and it doesn’t only relate to hardware virtualization, but also application virtualization, network virtualization, storage virtualization, and more. The focus of today’s article is about hardware virtualization powered by Microsoft, know...

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19.06.2020

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Display live video on your PRTG map

Those of you who are familiar with PRTG Network Monitor know that it’s great for monitoring CCTV systems. We’ve published articles and “How To” guides on the subject, and we’re technology partners with leading camera manufacturers such as Axis.

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17.06.2020

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Monitoring SQL server performance with PRTG

SQL performance is measured by how efficiently and quickly SQL queries can perform the required function. It can be assessed by the time it takes to complete the operation and whether the output of the operation matches the expected requirements. Ongoing evaluation of SQL server ...

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12.06.2020

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Monitoring converged industrial IT infrastructure

Convergence is something that almost all technological areas are facing, and industrial IT is no exception. And while factory floors and production lines are scrambling to meet the new challenges brought about by convergence, there is another aspect they must consider, too: how t...

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10.06.2020

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PRTG Network Monitor 20.2.59 enhances IoT monitoring capabilities

A quick look at the calendar tells me that it's June 10, 2020. 90% of my colleagues (including myself) continue to work remotely from our homes. This is also reflected in the release 20.2.59 of PRTG Network Monitor, which was developed entirely at home - thanks to the advantages ...

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08.06.2020

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Starkes Monitoring für die gesamte IT-Infrastruktur

Mit PRTG stellt Paessler ein leistungsfähiges Werkzeug zum Überwachen von IT-Infrastrukturen bereit. Wir haben uns im Testlabor angesehen, wie sich die aktuelle Version einrichten und nutzen lässt. Dabei lag unser Schwerpunkt vor allem auf der Praxisnähe.

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08.06.2020

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Starkes Monitoring für die gesamte IT-Infrastruktur

Mit „PRTG“ stellt Paessler ein sehr leistungsfähiges Werkzeug zum Überwachen von IT-Infrastrukturen bereit. Wir haben uns im Testlabor angesehen, wie sich die aktuelle Version einrichten und nutzen lässt. Dabei lag unser Schwerpunkt vor allem auf der Praxisnähe: Wie einfach oder ...

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03.06.2020

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Network management at Quaker Houghton runs smoothly thanks to PRTG

Quaker Houghton is the global leader in industrial process fluids. With 4,400 employees, a robust presence around the world, including operations in over 25 countries, their customers include thousands of the world’s most advanced and specialized steel, aluminum, automotive, aero...

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02.06.2020

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SNMP traps in PRTG

Before we go into depth on the differences between Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps and informs, we must first have a solid understanding of what a trap is. 

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29.05.2020

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Getting Modbus TCP data into PRTG

Modbus is a communications protocol that has been in use since the 70s, and has become standard for connecting electronic industrial devices. Modbus RTU and Modbus ASCII are used for serial communication, while Modbus TCP is used for devices connected to a TCP/IP network.  ...

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28.05.2020

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IoT als Herausforderung für IT-Abteilungen

Eine Umfrage des Monitoring-Spezialisten Paessler zu der aktuellen Arbeit von IT-Abteilungen hat ergeben, dass für sie das Thema Internet of Things (IoT) die größte Herausforderung ist. Für IT-Administratoren wird es daher immer wichtiger, IT und IoT im Blick zu behalten und über...

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25.05.2020

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IoT als Herausforderung für IT-Abteilungen

Eine Umfrage des Monitoring-Spezialisten Paessler zu der aktuellen Arbeit von IT-Abteilungen hat ergeben, dass für sie das Thema Internet of Things (IoT) die größte Herausforderung ist. Für IT-Administratoren wird es daher immer wichtiger, IT und IoT im Blick zu behalten und über...

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25.05.2020

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Monitor your entire storage system with PRTG

More and more data is being created worldwide every year. While 33 zettabytes of data were generated in 2018, forecasts predict that about 163 zettabytes will be generated in 2025. 20 percent of this will be critical for our everyday life and another 10 percent will be hypercriti...

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25.05.2020

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IoT – Herausforderung der 2020er Jahre

Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler fragte bei IT-Administratoren nach, vor welchen Herausforderungen Unternehmen und insbesondere IT-Abteilungen aktuell stehen. Ein Ergebnis: Für den Admin wird es immer wichtiger, IT und IoT im Blick zu behalten und übergreifend in einem Tool zu moni...

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20.05.2020

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11 Tips to help your users be better at Zoom

If you're a system administrator, you've probably had a lot to do with Zoom lately. In fact, in no time at all, the word "Zoom" has become a verb—as in, "Let's zoom about this tomorrow".

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15.05.2020

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Top 5 most frequent challenges sysadmins face and how PRTG can help

Anyone who is in charge of a company's IT infrastructure has to deal with many different topics. In addition to projects, the main focus is on the smooth operation of the network. A disruption not only annoys the employees but can also have financial consequences for the company.

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14.05.2020

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PRTG version 20.2.58 includes PRTG Enterprise Console remover

I'm a bit late in introducing you to the most interesting features of PRTG version 20.2.58. The release has been available for download in the stable channel since the end of April, and you probably already have it up and running. The reason for my delayed reporting is - apart fr...

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14.05.2020

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Paessler launcht PRTG Enterprise Monitor

Der PRTG Enterprise Monitor ist Paesslers neues abonnementbasiertes Lizenzmodell für große IT-Umgebungen. Im Rahmen des Modells werde nur die Anzahl der eingesetzten Sensoren lizenziert, beginnend bei 30.000 Sensoren, unabhängig von der Anzahl der erforderlichen Server und Stando...

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11.05.2020

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Den Überblick behalten – auch bei sehr großen IT-Umgebungen

Bei der Überwachung großer IT-Umgebungen stehen Systemadministratoren vielfältigen Herausforderungen gegenüber: Oft ist die Infrastruktur über mehrere Standorte verteilt, sie haben wahrscheinlich Hunderte oder sogar Tausende von Geräten zu überwachen und in der Regel sind mehrere...

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08.05.2020

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The 5 reasons why PRTG is the solution of choice for CCTV monitoring

Digital transformation is bringing equipment like CCTV devices into our networks. If this intricate network of devices and systems goes down, major problems could occur. A monitoring solution like PRTG Network Monitor can help to prevent downtime and give IT teams, as well as the...

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07.05.2020

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HCI, Nutanix and visibility with PRTG

What was once considered a buzz word just a few years ago has now become a dominant force in data centers around the world. Hyper convergence or Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the next evolution in abstraction within server infrastructure.

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01.05.2020

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Monitor your AWS costs with PRTG

Do you use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for anything, anything at all really? If so, you’ve likely had a bill or two be much more costly than expected. Or maybe you’ve just paid them without actually knowing if they were way too expensive! It’s almost like they want you to overspend...

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29.04.2020

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Everything there is to know about managing your WiFi bandwidth

Bandwidth monitoring and management is a useful way to understand and make the best use of the bandwidth you have, and to identify potential bandwidth problems. Here's some general information about bandwidth and how to really get the most out of your WiFi – and what PRTG Network...

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27.04.2020

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Know when Zoom is down with PRTG

For many of us, meetings that used to happen in person are now happening virtually since much of the world has switched to working remotely. Because we are relying so heavily on conducting important business meetings over online meeting platforms, monitoring the availability of t...

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24.04.2020

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Monitoring Microsoft Direct Access with PRTG

In the time of global crisis affected by COVID-19, where many companies are working from home, there are different technologies used by end-users to remotely access corporate network infrastructure. These include different types of VPNs and Direct Access. The health of the networ...

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20.04.2020

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Go big with Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor

The challenges with monitoring large IT environments are plentiful: often the infrastructure is distributed over multiple locations, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of devices to monitor, and you are usually dealing with multiple monitoring solutions and hardware man...

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17.04.2020

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IoT – Is it a hype?

In my opinion, right now there's way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them. (Mark Cuban) Technological hypes have the interesting characteristics of being both devastating and significant. They can disruptively cause enti...

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15.04.2020

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Monitoring from home with PRTG: 3 things to watch in your IT network

The recent move towards remote work in the past few weeks has been nothing short of tremendous. In most cases, IT departments all over the world have just about worked miracles to get it all working (just like ours did). But, as any IT administrator will tell you: the battle is n...

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09.04.2020

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Paessler BitDecoder presented in a keynote at the embedded world 2020

We already announced the launch of the Paessler BitDecoder a few months ago. Here we present to you what there is to know about the Paessler BitDecoder in the form of a keynote video from the embedded world 2020.

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08.04.2020

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All you need to know about PRTG Release 20.1.57 (and some additional updates…)

It's not that long ago that I wrote about PRTG release 20.1.56 here in the blog. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 situation, I also got a bit confused regarding times and priorities. How we as a company continue to work in these stormy times, and what tips we have for you, you can r...

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03.04.2020

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Monitoring complex IoT environments with a no-code approach

This goes to all developers of IoT solutions, be it in the Smart Building, Industry, Agriculture or Smart Environment fields. Do you want to build something that does not yet exist, something that makes people's lives better, or at least helps industry to optimize processes? Do y...

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02.04.2020

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New versions of PRTG for Android and PRTG for iOS: 20.0.0

A few days ago we published an update for our mobile apps and released version 20.0.0 of PRTG for Android and PRTG for iOS. We have decided to have a staged rollout, so not every device will immediately receive the new version.

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30.03.2020

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PRTG Desktop for Linux available as Public Beta NOW!

In mid-January we teased that we were working on a Linux version of PRTG Desktop. In a previous blog article, we asked for your feedback on which Linux distributions you use - thanks for your participation!

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25.03.2020

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PRTG Release 20.1.56 comes with an AWS Cost Sensor (and other cool features)

Whew, what's the best way to start today? The stable release 20.1.56 of PRTG Network Monitor was released almost a month ago (which means that the next version, 20.1.57, will be online soon). Usually we let 1-2 weeks pass between the initial release and the blog post. This gives ...

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24.03.2020

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CovidCare: Helping hospitals in the COVID-19 crisis

Click here for a German version of this blog post. The current crisis surrounding the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19, has had an effect on us as both individuals and as a company. A week ago, our entire team began working remotely from home so that we can stay healthy ...

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19.03.2020

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COVID-19: Keep your business running in 5 steps

Well, that was a weird way to start the roaring twenties, seriously. The world has to deal with a global pandemic, which, besides medical problems, also raises questions about how to live and work together. Governments in the most affected countries have already recommended that ...

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