Paessler PRTG includes two native sensors for Monitoring Cisco Meraki devices - the Cisco Meraki Network Health sensor (BETA) and the Cisco Meraki License sensor (BETA) wich I introduced a few weeks ago in this article:👉 Let's talk about sensors! Monitoring Cisco Meraki with PRTG sensors
Imagine the scene: it’s just an ordinary day, until you’re called into the office of the CEO (!!!). There, you learn that your organization’s email no longer works. At all. No sending, no receiving. This is already a chilling thought, but once you start investigating, you discover that your company has landed up on not just one, but several, email blacklists.
Before you start reading the article: This is part two of a six-part blog series. If you already know the previous parts, feel free to read on below. Otherwise, let me briefly explain the structure.
Two of the most pressing global problems of the near future are the adequate supply of food for our growing world population and the stable supply of water. We already live in an era where water is becoming a luxury good. Smart irrigation, i.e. the intelligent and data-driven irrigation of agricultural land, can be an answer to both problems. As Paessler's new CTO, I find it fascinating how big our New Product Innovation team thinks and how refined it is in identifying and solving problems. Our new solutions to Smart Irrigation are certainly examples of this. In the following, I would like to briefly address the matter of global water shortage in agriculture, clarify the basic context of Smart Irrigation, and show where our new solutions come in.
For many industrial companies, moving up the maintenance maturity model from reactive maintenance through to predictive maintenance has become the holy grail. The focus is strongly on the factory floor machines and IIoT sensors, but it’s important not to forget your OT network infrastructure along the way. Let’s first take a brief look at what the maintenance maturity model is, how the supporting infrastructure fits into the big picture, and how Paessler PRTG monitoring software can help.
Welcome, it's great to have you here! My name is Sascha Neumeier and I have been working with Paessler PRTG for almost 10 years. In my past job as a system administrator I was responsible for a large PRTG system environment. Today at Paessler, it is my job to share PRTG knowledge with you.
I had a chance to get to know Michael Dell, his journey and his achievements through his book „Play Nice But Win: A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader“. I'm impressed by his start, evolution, understanding of the market, and what Dell is today. Dell manufactured some of the most powerful and reliable hardware on the market. Small and big data centers are equipped with Dell servers and storage devices. Big vendors, such as VMware, are developing products on Dell hardware. One of them is VMC on Dell EMC. I wrote an article about it: Delivering cloud to your data center with VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.
Hi everyone, have you ever wanted to talk directly to one of our developers? Want to hear all the secrets about why they design a specific sensor type? Why some things are not as easy as thought? Or have you always wanted to hear an explanation why feature XYZ is still not implemented?
PRTG version 22.2.77 is now available in the stable release channel and comes beside a new Python distribution, a security improvement for maps and an update for all language files with many changes behind the scenes.
Acurus is an Australian company that provides technology services for some of the country’s largest and most successful organizations in the utilities, health, government, and retail sectors, including Officeworks, Bakers Delight, Red Energy, Hume Bank, Paccar Australia, The Victorian Department of Health, as well as several Indigenous cooperatives.
With around 20 years on the market, Paessler PRTG is a monitoring product that has accumulated a large fan base over the years. The first version of PRTG Network Monitor still focused on pure ping and traffic monitoring and had a very simple Windows-based interface. Following the general trend, the conversion to a web server architecture took place in 2007. At that time, the web interfaces of many other products on the market offered only an additional, feature-reduced view, mostly in a read-only mode. Not so with us: For PRTG, from that time on, the web interface was the main interface with all functionality available. It is the first place users log in to interact with the product.
Like the IT of many major companies, Foxtons had various tools in place running in separate silos. It naturally wanted a centralized solution to unify the monitoring of certain aspects of its IT environment. This was one of the major challenges that the IT team was facing before contacting Paessler.
OPC UA is a widely adopted standard in industrial environments. Despite this, there are still problems with its security. This was clearly demonstrated in April 2022 when two hackers at Pwn2Own (a hacker conference that offers prizes to contestants who can breach Industrial Control Systems) gained access to software that runs many of the world’s power grids. And of course, if two ethical security hackers can get this kind of access to critical services within two days, then so can foreign intelligence agencies.
If I asked you to name a technology that’s vital to today's “connected everything” world, but originated in the 1940’s, I bet not many of you would respond with “APIs”. Although the term Application Program (without the -ing suffix) Interface wasn’t coined until 1968, the concept of sharing data between computer programs originated with the development of a modular software library for the EDSAC computer in the late 1940s.
... hooold on, we've been over something similar before, haven't we? And indeed, the observant reader will recall our article published in the midst of the Corona pandemic, describing how we allowed all employees to work either from the office, from home (or, conveniently, any other location), or flexibly switch between the office and home. And not just for a month, half a year, or until the pandemic situation is over, but for good. Sorry Elon, this stuff actually works. Since we uphold the principle that the health of our employees is our top priority, office visits still require special conditions; this includes rapid tests and the wearing of a mask. But now that the fog is lifting and we are beginning to see a glimmer of hope for a true new normal, we have decided to fundamentally change our office experience as well.