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20.11.2019

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Monitoring Certificates and Availability of Devices

Video release day is a happy day for us. And today we are happy to the power of two. Below you find two educational and insightful videos.

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20.11.2019

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Join the public BETA of BitDecoder - Easy translation of IoT data into visual formats

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you have most likely already read about BitDecoder. The foundation of BitDecoder is our partnership with Sigfox, a provider of a global IoT network using low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology. Sigfox technology is embedded in lice...

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13.11.2019

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Processing of personal data by companies: 5 things to keep in mind

You work in the IT department of a reasonably large company. Good for you! Wait... What was that? You are also responsible for processing and maintaining personal data of customers, partners and employees? Well... 🤦‍♂️

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11.11.2019

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PRTG Release 19.4.53 brings version 2 of the SNMP Fujitsu System Health Sensor

PRTG release 19.4.53 has been available in our stable channel for a few days now. Take some time and find out what's new in this version.

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07.11.2019

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Really Understanding MQTT

MQTT is as sexy as it sounds. It's an open OASIS and ISO standard lightweight, publish-subscribe network protocol that transports messages between devices. The protocol usually runs over TCP/IP - however, any network protocol that provides ordered, bi-directional connections can ...

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06.11.2019

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How We Saved 10 Terabytes of Disk Space Using Windows ReFS with Veeam (Including Script)

…and how we monitor our whole backup environment with PRTG Network Monitor.

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30.10.2019

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A Probable Future: How We Pursue New Markets Without Neglecting the Now

As CTO of a monitoring company that has become successful in the classic IT sector, I face many challenges. Some recurring questions: How can we at Paessler transfer over 20 years of experience in network monitoring to future technological developments, especially the Internet of...

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29.10.2019

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PRTG Enterprise Console EOL – Switch to PRTG Desktop Now

In the spring of this year, PRTG Desktop left the beta stage and has been available for everyone since then.

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21.10.2019

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How to Use the New WMI Battery Sensor of PRTG

Is your PRTG installation already up to date? If not, that's a bummer, because in this case, you won't be able to enjoy the new WMI Battery sensor that we introduced with the 19.3.52 release.

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18.10.2019

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Monitoring a Terrarium With PRTG

This is Merlin, a 6-year-old corn snake. He lives in a terrarium in a home in Switzerland, where he's taken care of by Patrick and his wife. Generally, even though corn snakes are relatively easy to care for (making them ideal pet snakes), Patrick—being an electrical engineer—had...

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18.10.2019

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Das war die it-sa 2019

Vom 08. – 10 Oktober 2019 fand die IT-Security Messe it-sa statt. Zahlreiche Besucher strömten nach Nürnberg, um sich über die neuesten Technologien und Lösungen rund um das Thema IT-Sicherheit zu informieren. Wir haben ein paar Eindrücke gesammelt.

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16.10.2019

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A Tesla Potentially Equals a CCTV System on 4 Wheels: New Open Source Project Is Dynamite

We already had a hunch that CCTV in the cities of tomorrow could be used to cause social distress among citizens, and this theme triggers the primal fears of many people. However, in this discussion, which is also a recurring theme in the context of Smart City and IoT, little has...

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16.10.2019

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Das war die it-sa 2019

Vom 8. bis 10. Oktober 2019 fand die IT-Security Messe it-sa statt. Zahlreiche Besucher strömten nach Nürnberg, um sich über die neuesten Technologien und Lösungen rund um das Thema IT-Sicherheit zu informieren. Wir haben ein paar Eindrücke gesammelt und interessante Produkte für...

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14.10.2019

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Maker Monday Returns With...Slot Cars?

Maker Monday is a show aimed at makers on our YouTube channel. In season one, we did things like build a smart mailbox, integrate a Sonoff S20 with Home Assistant, and build a particulate matter sensor to measure the air quality on New Year's Eve. And now we're back with season t...

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11.10.2019

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Das war die it-sa 2019

Vom 08. – 10 Oktober 2019 fand die IT-Security Messe it-sa statt. Zahlreiche Besucher strömten nach Nürnberg, um sich über die neuesten Technologien und Lösungen rund um das Thema IT-Sicherheit zu informieren. Wir haben ein paar Eindrücke gesammelt.

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11.10.2019

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Das war die it-sa 2019

Vom 08. – 10 Oktober 2019 fand die IT-Security Messe it-sa statt. Zahlreiche Besucher strömten nach Nürnberg, um sich über die neuesten Technologien und Lösungen rund um das Thema IT-Sicherheit zu informieren. Wir haben ein paar Eindrücke gesammelt.

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09.10.2019

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All You Need to Know About PRTG Release 19.3.51 and 19.3.52

The PRTG release version 19.3.52 has been available for installation in the stable channel for a few days now. Maybe you already have the version in use, or you are planning the update. As regular readers already know, in these posts I give you a short overview about the most exc...

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07.10.2019

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What I Learned About Agile By Building A Giant Carrera Racing Track

Here I stand, with duct tape in my hand, trying to fix an insane series of 39 loops of a giant Carrera slot car racing track. I screwed up, nothing works and time’s running out. I used to think that I’m better than a third-class hotfixer. But wait – I probably should start my sto...

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30.09.2019

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The Slope of Enlightenment: Monitoring the Cloud After the Hype

To get a perspective on any current hype—which right now includes Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things—it helps to take a look at the hyped topics of the past and ask ourselves: what was promised? What actually came out of it? And was it actually useful? Cloud compu...

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27.09.2019

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Is the Data of Your Patients Secure? Here's How to Check With PRTG

We live in an age where data leaks are a constant concern. Facebook, dating sites, even video gaming platforms: there have been countless leaks where personal data was made accessible through a security gap. But can you imagine data more personal than your medical data? Probably ...

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26.09.2019

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Meet Helmut Binder, the New CEO of Paessler AG

Only those who are ready to sever ties and leave, may break free from crippling habituation; or so the translated verses of a well-known German poem go. And in the imagery of a journey and departure into new, exciting tasks, I see many parallels to my life over the past weeks. I...

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26.09.2019

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Paessler monitort 550-Meter-Carrera-Bahn

Die Paessler AG hat in ihrem Firmengebäude eine 550 m lange Carrera-Bahn errichtet. Ziel war es, zu beweisen, dass mit dem Tool PRTG auch eine Carrera-Bahn gemonitort werden kann.

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25.09.2019

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Monitoring großer IT-Umgebungen

Paesslers Abonnementlizenz PRTG PLUS stehe Endkunden, die mehr als 5.000 Geräte überwachen müssen, ab sofort über zertifizierte Partner zur Verfügung. Da die neue Lizenz ausschließlich über den Channel vertrieben werde, möchte Paessler sein Partnernetzwerk weiter ausbauen.

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23.09.2019

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Monitoring a Carrera Slot Car Track with PRTG

Carrera slot cars are something that many children in Europe grow up with. And obviously it's about accumulating as many track pieces as possible to make race day exciting. But about 1,800 feet of race track is probably difficult for most children to pile up.

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18.09.2019

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Scaling PRTG Horizontally For Large Environments

If you use PRTG, you already know that it can monitor almost everything: from switches, routers, and firewalls through to printers and workstations, there are tons of options. As a very general rule of thumb, each device in your network will need an average of ten sensors to moni...

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16.09.2019

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5 Things I Learned While Interning as a Sysadmin

Paessler is very open-minded when it comes to ideas that help “broaden your horizon”. One of the great opportunities we have here is to do internships in other departments to learn new skills, understand pain points and grow together as a company. Since I’m fresh out of universit...

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13.09.2019

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How Technology Will Change Our Lives in the Next 5 Years

As an innovation manager, I am trying to keep pace with current tech trends and have come across a couple of exciting stories I want to share. After reading so many individual pieces of information, I am trying to see the bigger picture behind it all and what we’re aiming at. Som...

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09.09.2019

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Is It Possible to Monitor OSI Model Layer 8?

You no doubt know the OSI model, and you probably work with it every day. If you're a sysadmin and don't know what I'm talking about, then... no, everyone knows what I am talking about! 😊

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06.09.2019

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Why MQTT Is Everywhere, and the Security Issues It Faces

In a previous article, I detailed the history of MQTT and how it came to be one of the most commonly-used protocols when it comes to the Internet of Things. I ended that article by asking several questions: Why would someone choose MQTT over HTTP as a communication protocol? And ...

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04.09.2019

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Chris Dancy at the Paessler HQ - Part 2/2 🤖

What the world knows about Chris Dancy: He is the most connected human on earth. What we know about him (because he visited us): He's a very stimulating, likeable guy, who knows about the power of the data we each produce every day. The days with Chris were inspiring and we creat...

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02.09.2019

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How to Monitor Meeting Rooms with PRTG

Did you just receive a last-minute request for a customer call and are now frantically looking for a free meeting room? Do you spontaneously need to schedule a meeting and can’t figure out were to go? Fret no longer, PRTG has got you covered!

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02.09.2019

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In 4 Schritten zu einer IT-Sicherheitskultur

Internetkriminalität nimmt immer mehr zu und so stellt IT-Sicherheit eines der größten Risiken für Unternehmen dar. Während Unternehmen Vorkehrungen treffen können, um ihre Netzwerke und Daten zu schützen, ist einer der riskantesten Faktoren kaum einschätzbar: der Mensch. Die sch...

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28.08.2019

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Chris Dancy at the Paessler HQ - Part 1

What the world knows about Chris Dancy: He is the most connected human on earth. What we know about him (because he visited us): He's a very stimulating, likeable guy, who knows about the power of the data we all produce every day. The days with Chris were very inspiring and we c...

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26.08.2019

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SAP Monitoring with PRTG

Many large and medium-sized companies rely on SAP as their ERP solution for business-critical areas. One reason they use SAP is for its high availability features. A system failure or a performance degradation will cause high expenditures in IT and cause work restrictions for the...

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20.08.2019

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Company Network + Private IoT Devices = Trouble

The days of BYOD have changed the way we deal with our workplace. We now use private devices much more naturally in the workplace, perform certain work tasks using them, and are generally much more flexible. But what are the consequences if more and more employees bring more and ...

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19.08.2019

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How to Set Up Reports in PRTG in 5 Easy Steps

Your PRTG is up and running. You’ve built a flawless device tree with everything perfectly organized in accordance with your network hierarchy. You’re getting email, SMS and push notifications when things are down or problematic.But now the CIO wants regular reports about the upt...

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15.08.2019

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The Silex and the Fury: New Malware Tries to Destroy IoT Devices

A new malware called Silex is targeting IoT devices. The software does not want to take the devices over, in order to use them for DDoS attacks, but rather wants them to malfunction and shut down.

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12.08.2019

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8 Reasons Why Documentation Is Vital for Your IT Environment

Is IT documentation a source of joy, or a necessary evil? Experience shows that most companies only maintain IT documentation to comply with legal regulations.

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09.08.2019

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From Oil Pipelines to the IoT: A Brief History of MQTT

If it feels like the Internet of Things (IoT) has kind of gone from zero to ubiquitous hype in the space of no time at all, you're not wrong: it's only been around in its current form since the late 90s. Now I know, many might argue that there was a "smart" toaster in the 70s or ...

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07.08.2019

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One Flew over the Paessler's Nest

More and more companies are paying attention to their energy consumption, but only a few generate their own energy. We are quite happy that our roof now serves as more than just rain protection.

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