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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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18.03.2020

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Business continuity at Paessler in times of COVID-19

The coronavirus is currently keeping the entire globe busy, and the media is reporting a lot about it. It’s an unusual situation that affects life as we know it, both society and the economy alike. If you’re reading this specific COVID-19 news item within the flood of information...

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16.03.2020

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A review for PRTG, $25 for you!

Here are a few thoughts about review portals, and two reasons why you should submit a review of PRTG to Gartner Peer Insights.

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13.03.2020

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The Grafana data source for PRTG has been updated

There's great news for PRTG users who also use Grafana — the PRTG data source has been updated with improvements and fixes by its developer (a user called Neuralfraud on GitHub). And if you don't know what Grafana is, or didn't know that you can use it with PRTG, now is a good ti...

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13.03.2020

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Monitoring von IoT-Umgebungen

Mit dem PRTG Node-RED Connector bietet Paessler Fachleuten in Fertigungs- und IoT-Umgebungen die Möglichkeit, Geräte und Prozesse in PRTG Network Monitor zu integrieren. Die vom Node-RED Connector gesammelten Informationen würden hierfür automatisch in PRTG Network Monitor einges...

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11.03.2020

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Aquafin keeps infrastructure clean with PRTG

Aquafin purifies domestic waste water and is responsible for the development of sewer systems on behalf of the Flemish Region. Every day, five hundred operators work at more than three hundred treatment plants so that clean water can return to nature. With the help of data, analy...

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10.03.2020

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10 Tipps fürs IoT-Management

Seit ein paar Jahren wächst der Bereich an Internet-of-Things-Technologien (IoT) exponentiell an und es sieht nicht danach aus, dass sich dieser Trend in Zukunft verlangsamt. Laut Strategy Analytics können wir bis 2025 mit 38 Milliarden IoT-Geräten im Netzwerk rechnen und bis 203...

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05.03.2020

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Paessler AG at the embedded world 2020 2/2

Be it security of electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things, e-mobility or energy efficiency - the embedded world in Nuremberg lets you experience the whole world of embedded systems. And at this year's embedded world, Paessler AG presented outstanding ...

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03.03.2020

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What is HCI and why you should monitor it

If you are in the IT business, you have certainly heard of HCI within the last year. The abbreviation stands for Hyper-converged infrastructure and describes an IT infrastructure based on a software-centric architecture in which processors, memory, networking and virtualization a...

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25.02.2020

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PRTG and Node-RED: Building IoT like never before

Node-RED is a programming tool for bringing together hardware devices, APIs and online services. It provides an editor to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. Just to make one thing clear from the ...

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23.02.2020

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Paessler AG at the embedded world 2020 1/2

Be it security of electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things, e-mobility or energy efficiency, the embedded world in Nuremberg lets you experience the whole world of embedded systems. And this year, Paessler AG will present exciting new solutions!

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19.02.2020

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Disabling ICMP and SNMP won’t increase security, but will impact network monitoring

Before we begin addressing the security and network monitoring implications of blocking Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), we must understand what they are and how they work.

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17.02.2020

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Network visibility in IT risk management

Our lives are full of risks. Can I go outside and expose myself to all the lurking dangers? Will I miss the opportunity of a lifetime if I'm staying home? This blog should help to minimize or maximize the risks in IT. Maximize? Yes, risks include both threats and opportuniti...

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14.02.2020

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The 2020 PRTG Olympics: Join the competition!

We at Paessler are not under suspicion of being particularly reluctant with interactive advertising and social media campaigns. For this year, however, we have come up with something very special. Spoiler alert: We're giving away a couple of PS4 Pros, iFixit Kits and, of course, ...

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12.02.2020

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How to keep track of the weather with PRTG

I have a confession to make – I’m a weather obsessive (my wife will be delighted that I’ve finally admitted this, she’s been telling me so for years). There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, I’m a Brit and in a country where we can literally experience the weather of all...

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07.02.2020

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First PRTG release in 2020 (20.1.55) contains sensors for Nutanix HCI

Since January 22nd, PRTG version 20.1.55 is available for download in our stable release channel. And once again, the new version has a lot of new features and improvements.

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05.02.2020

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How to monitor folder size/growth and quality of service

So, it's time again for new videos in a class of their own. This time we will tell you how to monitor folder size/growth as well as quality of service. Sounds good? Then let's get started! 

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03.02.2020

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5 features you should know about PRTG

In addition to its original function of monitoring your network, PRTG Network Monitor provides additional functionality, features and information. In this article, I'd like to discuss and share my Top 5 Tips. 

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27.01.2020

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5 features you should know about PRTG Desktop

As we announced some time ago, the Enterprise Console has been discontinued and PRTG Desktop is its official successor. PRTG Desktop is a free application that you can download to connect and manage your PRTG installations. You can manage up to two freeware or trial editions of P...

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22.01.2020

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SAP monitoring and how to monitor Active Directory

New year, same game. We'll make you happy with two brilliant videos: Learn everything about SAP Monitoring and how to monitor AD.

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20.01.2020

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We need your input: PRTG Desktop Beta for Linux is around the corner

Yeah, you read it right. Not much longer and we will present the PRTG Desktop application for Linux!

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17.01.2020

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IT Management made easy with PRTG and bMS

Network Monitoring combined with Unified Endpoint ManagementIf you've been watching your PRTG Network Monitor Dashboard closely over the past few years, you might have noticed the number of devices dramatically increasing: Where servers and PC clients once played a major role, no...

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14.01.2020

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PRTG can monitor your whole CCTV topology

CCTV is on everyone's lips, on the one hand as a sociological debate about where security must end and privacy begin, and on the other as a technical opportunity that, like any technology, offers possibilities and limits. This is about the technical aspect, or rather the conclusi...

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10.01.2020

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These are the new PRTG WMI Disk Health and Storage Pool Sensors

Every administrator knows how annoying it is when a hard disk fails. Thanks to RAID systems, it is not as critical as it used to be, but it still causes an unsettling feeling.

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07.01.2020

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Skyscanner implements PRTG to work without friction

As an internet business, Skyscanner has to offer a reliable and consistent service to its customers and partners. And it cannot do so without a stable and reliable internal network. To ensure employees work on a stable and frictionless network, Skyscanner relies on regular and u...

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03.01.2020

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Back to the basics – What is SNMP?

Well, many of you may be thinking right now: it's the year 2020 and this article plans to explain what SNMP is – a protocol that was introduced more than 30 years ago to simplify the management of IP devices.

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18.12.2019

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What's LoRa again? And why is that relevant in terms of monitoring?

While 5G and NB-IoT are on everyone's minds, networked things can alternatively be addressed via license-free frequency bands. LoRa - or LoRaWAN - provide a cost-effective approach. This article deals with the basic concept of LoRa and examines the question why LoRa, and LPWA tec...

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17.12.2019

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What happened in PRTG Network Monitor in 2019?

The year is slowly coming to an end and we would like to give you a brief overview of what has happened in and around PRTG in 2019.

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11.12.2019

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Get an Overview of Your Used Bandwidth

Bandwidth is like pie. Having more is always good and sharing is fundamentally bad. You can display your daily consumption in clearly arranged pieces of pie and check the parts that don't make sense - if you have the right tool for it.

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09.12.2019

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8 Ways the daily lives of sysadmins changed in the 2010s

Looking back on the last decade of Information Technology, it seems that, in a lot of ways, the 2010s was a period of consolidation and delivering on all the flashy and exciting new tech promised in the early 2000s. Technology that was either far-fetched or ridiculously expensive...

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04.12.2019

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Database monitoring and ways to find out if your server had a blue-screen

Have you always wanted to know something about Database monitoring? Did you ever want to find out if your server had blue-screens? Well, lucky you.

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02.12.2019

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PRTG Release 19.4.54 includes two brand-new sensors for disk and storage

A new PRTG release, new sensors and lots of new information for you. Take a look at version 19.4.54 together with me.

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29.11.2019

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Network streaming telemetry: Monitoring in “real-time”

When talking about network monitoring, most people think of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or WMI (Windows Measurement Instrumentation). But what is the difference and aren't the two protocols already outdated?

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25.11.2019

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Trust HOMEr

It's not really surprising that smart speakers can be a gateway into your own four walls, exploited by people who don't really belong there. We tried to find a solution for this on Maker Monday.

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