Southgate Network Monitor (PRTG)
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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 "TR?DFRI". In case you don't know, TR?DFRI is IKEA's line of smart lights, and in this episode we set one up and hook it up to our Home Assistant.
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 network monitoring tool to take care of this requirement.
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 Comes with a New Map Chart Object
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 really mind-blowing.
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.
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 can be monitored.
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 critical aspects of a Palo Alto device quickly and easily?
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 of companies, who either think big in their vision or are very individual.
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. As an example: just recently, we featured a sensor contest, and what we got back was nothing short of amazing to us. The winner was a smart mailbox (seriously, you need to check it out), but some of the other sensor stories were also eye-openers for us.
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.
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 the new EU-funded innovation project "Protecting Digital Industries" on security for the Internet of Things, the government wants to make the digital world safer. The project runs until December 2020 and is funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Fujitsu is in charge of the project.
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.
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) has just gone live on our Paessler YouTube channel! Here's what we did.
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 as ransomware, the security issues in connection with smart devices remain an explosive topic. The devices are relatively easy to manipulate so that users can be spied on or information stolen.
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 traditional IT infrastructure becoming more and more intertwined. This subsequently means that medical IT has more points of failure than ever before.
Thank you for using the PRTG Network Monitor
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.