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21.09.2018

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Using a Fortinet FortiGate as Reverse Proxy for PRTG: All the Config You Need

My name is Florian Thiele and I'm a IT Security Architect. I have been working with FortiGate firewalls and PRTG for 10 years, and I want to share some useful information about how to securely publish your PRTG server using a FortiGate firewall.

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19.09.2018

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Quantum Computers: What They Are (And What They Are Not)

A few weeks ago, I couldn't sleep at night and watched a YouTube talk about quantum computers. I didn't understand a word and the conversation might as well have been in Swahili. At least I fell asleep quickly. The next morning, I thought to myself, "This can't be right. Why can'...

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17.09.2018

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PRTG Desktop – All the Features You Need to Know!

Recently we took a first look at our newest sprout, PRTG Desktop. As its name suggests, PRTG Desktop is a desktop client for managing one or more PRTG instances. We will replace the existing PRTG Enterprise Console and will continue to provide you with a native applicat...

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12.09.2018

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IT Soundtracks to Get You through the Day

We all have our own ways of getting things done at work. I don't know about you, but when I need to focus I tune into Spotify. Now, I'm not sure how IT admins feel about streaming music at work, but I haven't had any complaints so far, and I am pretty certain they are doing ...

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10.09.2018

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Extend Your PRTG Workflow Beyond Your Browser With PRTG Desktop

Even after many years, every beta release is still an exciting moment for us. And if there is a very special release associated with it, then even more. We at Paessler try to be where our users are; if our users want to check on their network from a smartwatch, we’re there for th...

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07.09.2018

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Connect Your Business Workflows with PRTG

Are your routine workflows automated and documented in a system? If you are looking for assistance in creating and automating workflows, the Briefery solution can help you.

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05.09.2018

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Autism: How to Monitor the 3 Biggest Stress Factors

For people with ASD, including Asperger's syndrome and other mild forms of Autism, environmental influences can be a major problem. This is because a high sensitivity to environmental influences is present in most forms of autism, which can seriously impair concentration, even if...

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03.09.2018

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Maker Monday: Flashing a Sonoff S20 And Configuring It In Home Assistant

If you are a maker, and you haven't been paying attention to our YouTube channel recently (why not???), then you're in for a treat! Because you've got a double-header waiting for you!

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31.08.2018

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PRTG Version 18.3.43 Released with a New IoT Sensor, Simplified Notifications and a Faster Manual

Do you remember the previous stable release? In version 18.3.42 there was a lot to discover. But time does not stand still, and we can already look at the innovations of version 18.3.43 - while we are already busy developing the following versions behind the scenes. Here we go...

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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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29.08.2018

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Getting Physical With PRTG - Part One

Are you working in the IoT space and looking for the ideal platform to collect, visualise and report that data?

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27.08.2018

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Monitoring Windows DHCP With PRTG

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server is one of the unsung heroes of the Windows networking infrastructure. Without it, network administrators would have to spend hours maintaining lists of IP addresses, and manually assigning them to every new client that connect...

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24.08.2018

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C-Level IT Reporting with PRTG

Running an IT infrastructure organization is a complex task – it involves maintenance, predictability, customer satisfaction (especially if your customers are internal employees) and problem resolution. To compete this, you need tools and information to reply and respond accordin...

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22.08.2018

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Enabling Children with ASD to Enjoy a Relaxed Visit to the Museum

The National Museum of Computing in the UK is a great place to learn about the history of computing and decoding machines all the way to modern computers. In an earlier article we announced that Paessler is involved in financing and conducting so-called Relaxed Openings, whi...

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20.08.2018

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PRTG Quick Tips: Put Your Own Images into Maps, Edit Multiple Sensor Limits, and More

In our last round-up, we showed you some nifty PRTG tricks that you might not have known. Well, guess what, we've got some more of the good stuff! Here come some more PRTG quick tips.

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17.08.2018

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7 Useful PRTG Support Resources You Should Know

I'm pretty sure you know the answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. However, you may find yourself in the awkward position that "42" does not fully help you with using PRTG. In this case, we provide you with various support resources, which I would lik...

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15.08.2018

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PRTG Happiness Sensor

You have an event, a workshop, other internal training, or anything where the mood of the participants can take different directions - and you want to get fast, honest and digital feedback? Here we show you how you can quickly check the happiness factor in the room with a dash bu...

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13.08.2018

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Monitoring Sigfox Devices With PRTG — A Video Tutorial

We recently partnered with Sigfox, a provider of a global IoT network using Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. They also provide radio modules that connect to that network. The idea behind the partnership is to use PRTG Network Monitor to monitor data from ...

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10.08.2018

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Recalling Outlook Messages – Is It Too Late Once You’ve Hit “Send”?

Did you ever send a Microsoft Outlook message or meeting invitation to the wrong person(s)? I'll show you today what options you have to get your head out of the noose. 😉

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08.08.2018

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4 Thoughts on CCTV (and the Future of Urban Life)

In “1984” Orwell described a total surveillance, mainly with the help of "two-way telescreens", from which nobody can escape. The telescreen is both transmitter and receiver, which monitors the citizens of Oceania, particularly the Outer Party members, in every house, in public p...

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06.08.2018

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Maker Monday: TRÅDFRI LED Lights With Home Assistant

It's time for a new Maker Monday project! This time we (and by that, I mean, "I") try to come to terms with how to pronounce "TRÅDFRI". In case you don't know, TRÅDFRI is IKEA's line of smart lights, and in this episode we set one up and hook it up to our Home Assistant.

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03.08.2018

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7 Reasons Why MSPs Should Consider PRTG Hosted by Paessler

If you are an MSP (Managed Service Provider) providing IT services for customers, then a part of that service is undoubtedly network monitoring. In fact, you probably have service level agreements attached to metrics like uptime, network speeds, and so on. So you need a capable n...

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01.08.2018

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PRTG Release 18.3.42 Is about Notifications, SQL Server 2017 and Shiny Map Objects

I'm sure most of you are already using our PRTG release 18.2.41. Have you tried the donuts? 😉 Since the last PRTG release this graph object is available in the maps. If you really don't know this yet, take a look at the last release blog article: Mmm…Donuts! PRTG Release 18.2.41...

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30.07.2018

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4 Perceptions of AI That Are Quite Amazing

AI will become "ASI" within the next 50 years, which is the last invention mankind has to make... Whaaaat?.... While researching AI, I’ve found some fascinating tendencies like this and other observations on AI that I would like to share. There's a lot of stuff in here that's rea...

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27.07.2018

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A Day without Sysadmins. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day, so we thought we'd give our own sysadmins a day off. Because as much as we appreciate their work, we believed we could manage at least one full day without them. At least that's what we thought.

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25.07.2018

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Monitoring Healthcare IT With PRTG: A Video

RIS, LIMS, HIS, PACS...the technology of modern healthcare has its own language, and along with it, its own IT requirements. If you've been following our recent healthcare posts, you'll know that we've already discussed the digitalization of healthcare IT, and how healthcare IT c...

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23.07.2018

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Monitor Your Palo Alto Firewall with PRTG

You are probably familiar with Palo Alto Networks based in Santa Clara, California, who provide their 45,000+ customers in over 150 countries a "Next-Generation Security Platform" through their firewalls and security management tools. But did you know that PRTG can monitor the cr...

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20.07.2018

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3 Companies That Realize IoT in a Completely Different Way. A Creative Pool of Possibilities.

IoT is an important topic in our blog because, well, it's just a damn important emerging field. And the most interesting thing about IoT is that it has so many forms, so many possibilities to realize a digitization of work, private life, or industry. Here are 3 cool realizations ...

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19.07.2018

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5 PRTG Customer Stories You Might Not Know

We're always fascinated by how PRTG is used out there in the wild. With over 200,000 PRTG users worldwide, you can imagine that there are some pretty cool use cases. Some we don't even know about. For the ones we do know about, we like to write them down and tell their stories. A...

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16.07.2018

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5 Common Risks of Shadow IT and How to Gain Control of It

Surely every administrator has heard of shadow IT, and probably many of you admins live in (peaceful) coexistence with these parallel, partly unknown IT infrastructures. ...

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13.07.2018

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The EU Has Understood the Issue of IoT Security... Seriously

As we have already described in previous articles, the topic of IoT security is something that is explosive. Of course, if we live in a functional smart home at some point, we would like the devices that know everything about us not to fall into the hands of the bad guys. With th...

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11.07.2018

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How Do I Find the Best Time to Aerate an Overheated Room (Using PRTG)?

Summer is here again, and in addition to lots of sunshine, happy people and a holiday feeling, it also brings hot temperatures. As nice as a heat wave may be (if you lie at the pool with a cocktail), intrusive temperature values in living rooms or bedrooms are unpleasant....

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09.07.2018

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Maker Monday: Making a Temperature Logger

If you've been following our previous Maker Monday projects, you will know that we just finished putting together a wake up light. For our newest Maker Monday project, we decided to make a temperature logger (which will also measure humidity and air pressure). Part 1 (of 2) ...

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06.07.2018

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The 1.5 Billion Dollar Market: IoT Security

We recently showed in a blog article that the topic of security should enjoy a high status in the context of IoT, but that this is often not (yet) the case. IoT devices are frequently largely without any protection. Even if they are quite uninteresting for attack scenarios such a...

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05.07.2018

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Patient Uninterrupted: 4 Things in Healthcare IT that Must be Monitored

In recent years, medical healthcare infrastructure has gone through digitization, just as many other industries have. The IoT has brought an array of new connected medical devices that are revolutionizing the medical field. This digitization has led to medical devices and the tra...

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02.07.2018

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Manage Large-Scaled PRTG Environments with Savision

Managing large-scale and multifaceted PRTG installations with tens of thousands of sensors in many locations across the globe requires administrators with deep knowledge and experience. Especially in such complex environments, a simple management of large systems is the holy grai...

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29.06.2018

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7 Communication Tips for Sysadmins (Plus: Bonus Email Templates)

In any job, good communication skills can help you be even better at what you do. Because — unless you're working as a game ranger in the middle of the Okavanga Delta — you need to interact with other humans. And the better you do that, the more you can achieve. The same applies ...

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27.06.2018

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2 Ways in Which Technology Changes Our View of Ancient Cultures

Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and... classical studies? They don’t appear to go together. And it’s not just because these disciplines are eras apart; it has much more to do with public perception. An archaeologist continues to fit the role of either the lovable, ecc...

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25.06.2018

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11 (+1) Human Factors in IT Security in 2018

Surely you are familiar with the sentence: "People are often said to be the weakest link in the chain of IT Security". As old-fashioned as this sentence may sound, it still applies in 2018! IT admins are faced with the human factor every day over and over again. Today we want to ...

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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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