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Virtualization makes everything in the data center much more straightforward: your systems will become significantly more scalable and flexible when compared with native systems. What are the typical obstacles that are encountered, and what are 2017's trends?
Hey there. Have you ever wondered why on earth SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol if its setup reveals to be anything but simple? As a network admin surely you have. Maybe you went gray trying to activate SNMP on your machine? Or you wanted to include a new device in your network monitoring and thought "Perfect, it supports SNMP", but then you stumbled over OIDs and MIBs, ASN.1 and stuff like that? You googled several RFCs, but couldn't find your way around? Well, then read on, I'll try to shed a bit of light on all of that during this SNMP blog series.
We at Paessler make one product: PRTG Network Monitor. More than 150,000 people all over the world use PRTG to monitor their IT Infrastructure. Let?s zoom into Paessler and find out how this international reach influences our team and our company?s culture. We have over 180 passionate people working for Paessler, about 150 in our headquarters here in Nuremberg, Germany, and about 30 spread over the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. But even our team here in Nuremberg has a very international background. 40% of our colleagues come from more than 25 countries. How cool is that?
A functional, high-performance IT infrastructure is a must for public institutions. Public authorities and municipalities are faced with specific challenges: in many cases, different locations need to be integrated into a central IT infrastructure. Internet portals provide citizens with services outside of business hours. This mitigates peak hours and relieves the staff, but also requires maximum IT availability - around the clock. And the data is often highly sensitive, requiring maximum security.
Every system administrator, at some point, needs to take an important service offline temporarily, for scheduled maintenance or for upgrades. This article provides guidance on what to include in a downtime announcement and how to communicate upcoming maintenance windows to your users.?Our experience as a company with 180 employees spread around the world is that it's critical to communicate very thoroughly to avoid confusion and resulting loss of productivity.
You love your job It takes no effort to do your tasks You are in a flow Congratulations! You've achieved flow! For all of you who are not in a flow, here are some ideas on how to get there. ?
Passwords are annoying. The more complex they are, the greater the effort to memorize and enter them. As an administrator, you are responsible for the IT security in your organization - and secure user passwords are an essential component. This is where you become an "educator": Help your users with a simple strategy to create secure passwords.
"What's on your phone?" we asked our IT team at Paessler, looking for some inspiration. Of course the PRTG app was on all of their phones. It's what they work with daily to keep our network up and running at all times (thanks, guys!). But what other apps do they use and why do they love them?
A well-worn phrase has been doing the rounds for a few years: "Work should be something you do, not somewhere you go." Allowing employees to work from home (WFH) is a measure now being undertaken by most companies, at least to some degree. Technology allows it to happen almost seamlessly and it offers obvious benefits to both parties, but it is not all plain sailing. Here are some dos and don'ts for both employers and employees, so that expectations are clear, everyone stays productive and those aforementioned benefits can be realised effectively.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), that has accompanied IT professionals for decades, is available on a large number of devices and solutions. This is great because it's one of the most basic technologies for monitoring and other network management tasks. Although SNMP won't fix the internet for you, you won't come across SNMP if you are a system administrator and responsible for IT infrastructure.
With the Firebox product series, US-based network security specialist WatchGuard offers a line of network security appliances for small, medium and large businesses with different form factors and also for cloud-based IT infrastructures. With PRTG Network Monitor you are able to remotely monitor WatchGuard firewalls, so you always have an eye on your Firebox?s availability and performance, and can react immediately if any problems occur.
Needless to say, we think PRTG is awesome. But why should you be interested? Our sysadmin Greg got in front of a camera for us and answered this question. We think he did a great job explaining why PRTG really is awesome. Watch our brand new product video and tell us what you think:
IoT is coming; don't let it catch your network off guard. To prepare the network to support a plethora of connected devices, consider these seven tips.
In 2015 an international group of "digital bank robbers" hacked accounts and accounting systems and manipulated ATMs, robbing nearly one billion dollars from around 100 banks worldwide.
Even after 20 years in business, we are super proud every day that 180,000 admins rely on PRTG Network Monitor to keep track of more than 5 million devices. Hearing how they use our software and what they would like to achieve with it is key to our development and ensures we are supporting system administrators in the right way. This is why we are always happy to hear from users, whether they meet us at an event, shoot us an email or take part in our customer survey.
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You are using the Freeware version of PRTG Network Monitor so you can already cover all aspects of state-of-the-art network monitoring: . This enables you to monitor uptime , traffic and bandwidth usage with only one tool. You can also create comprehensive reports with the integrated reporting and analysis features. This makes PRTG one clear and simple monitoring solution for your entire network.
The software runs 24/7 to monitor your network. All you need is a computer with a Windows operating system. PRTG includes everything that you need in one installater so you can start monitoring your network right away. The Software records bandwidth and network usage and stores the data in an integrated high-performance database. Add all the network devices which you want to monitor via an easy-to-use web-based user interface and configure sensors that retrieve the desired data. You can create usage reports and provide colleagues and customers access to data graphs and tables.
PRTG supports all common protocols to get network data: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Packet Sniffing, Cisco NetFlow as well as other vendor specific flow protocols, SSH, SOAP, and many other network protocols.
PRTG Network Monitor provides about 200 sensor types so you can start monitoring your standard systems directly after installation. These include monitoring Ping times, HTTP pages, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP mail servers, FTP servers, Linux systems, and many other hardware components and network services. You can easily monitor the performance of your network permanently to recognize imminent outages before they occur. In the case of an error, you will receive emails, SMS, or push messages immediately. PRTG constantly records performance data and downtimes in the database so you can compile reports about performance, downtimes, and SLAs at any time.