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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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12.11.2018

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The Internet of Insecure Things?

We are used to devices communicating with each other. Digital devices and assistants turn on the radio on command, we turn on our lights with our smartphone, and the printer orders new toner on its own. All this makes security solutions for data traffic in IoT all the more import...

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09.11.2018

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Rhino Monitoring - LPWAN for Animal Welfare in Africa

A keynote highlight of this year's Sigfox Connect was the presentation of the work of the Sigfox Foundation and its rhino tracking system. Free-living rhinos in Africa have been equipped with GPS trackers and Sigfox's low-power sensors for over a year now. The project's findings ...

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08.11.2018

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Paessler und Sigfox beschleunigen IoT-Einführung

Netzwerk-Monitoring-Spezialist Paessler und IoT-Service-Provider Sigfox unterstützen im Rahmen ihrer Technologiepartnerschaft ihre Kunden bei der Überwachung und Verwaltung kritischer IT-Infrastrukturen und weiträumig verteilter Assets.

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05.11.2018

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Beste Bedingungen für historische Computer

Licht, Lärm, Hitze und Feuchtigkeit schaden nicht nur unersetzbaren Exponaten – sie beeinträchtigen auch Besucher. Wie Museen dem vorbeugen können, zeigen Sigfox und Paessler im National Museum of Computing.

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04.10.2018

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PRTG überwacht verteilte Multifunktionsmasten

Von der Entwicklung zum laufenden Betrieb: Netzwerk-Monitoring sorgt für ausfallsichere Smart-City-Technologie.

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02.10.2018

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PRTG überwacht verteilte Multifunktionsmasten

Von der Entwicklung zum laufenden Betrieb: Netzwerk-Monitoring sorgt für ausfallsichere Smart-City-Technologie.

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31.08.2018

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PRTG versus Nagios

Fällt eine Komponente im Unternehmens-Netzwerk aus oder verlässt die zuvor vom IT-Profi definierten Parametergrenzen, protokolliert eine Monitoring-Software diese Ereignisse und beginnt im Idealfall mit automatisierten Gegenmaßnahmen oder der Aktivierung einer Benachrichtigungske...

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25.06.2018

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Sensoren für Primergy und Primequest

Monitoring-Experte Paessler hat spezifische Sensoren für Fujitsu-Server der Reihen Primergy und Primequest entwickelt. Gemeinsame Kunden der Unternehmen sollen damit Zustand und Leistung ihrer Systeme detailliert überwachen.

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25.06.2018

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Sensoren für Primergy und Primequest

Monitoring-Experte Paessler hat spezifische Sensoren für Fujitsu-Server der Reihen Primergy und Primequest entwickelt. Gemeinsame Kunden der Unternehmen sollen damit Zustand und Leistung ihrer Systeme detailliert überwachen.

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04.06.2018

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Die intelligente Stadt der Zukunft

Intelligente Technik, intelligente Gebäude und intelligente Städte: Mit IoT geht der Trend in der Zukunft ganz klar hin zur Überwachung und Analyse großer Teile des Lebens von Individuen und Gemeinschaften.

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25.05.2018

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PRTG-Integration mit Partnerlösungen

Die Paessler Uptime Alliance fördert die Integration von PRTG Network Monitor mit den IT-Lösungen der Technologiepartner. Durch die ergänzende Funktion beziehungsweise durch spezielle Sensoren könnten gemeinsame Kunden die Ausfallzeiten ihrer kritischen IT-Systeme verringern.

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24.05.2018

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PRTG-Integration mit Partnerlösungen

Die Paessler Uptime Alliance fördert die Integration von PRTG Network Monitor mit den IT-Lösungen der Technologiepartner. Durch die ergänzende Funktion bzw. durch spezielle Sensoren könnten gemeinsame Kunden die Ausfallzeiten ihrer kritischen IT-Systeme verringern.

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04.05.2018

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Netzwerke mit Plan automatisieren

Mithilfe der Metriken, die Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor zu Performance und Verfügbarkeit der IT-Komponenten im Netzwerk liefert, könne die Automatisierungsplattform NetBrain dynamische Netzwerkpläne der IT-Infrastruktur sowie spezielle Maps bei auftretenden Problemen erstellen.

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03.05.2018

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Netzwerke mit Plan automatisieren

Mithilfe der Metriken, die Paesslers PRTG Network Monitor zu Performance und Verfügbarkeit der IT-Komponenten im Netzwerk liefert, könne die Automatisierungsplattform NetBrain dynamische Netzwerkpläne der IT-Infrastruktur sowie spezielle Maps bei auftretenden Problemen erstellen.

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