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Curious about the latest trends in unified monitoring? Meet the PRTG Network Monitor team at Interop Las Vegas, the independent technology conference and expo for IT enthusiasts. Our booth will be packed with exciting demos and new features. Just stop by! We're excited to meeting you, answer your questions, and have a good time chatting about IT and monitoring?or anything else you always wanted to talk to us about...
Whether you are a small business owner, have a very elaborate private IT setup, or are just launching your own startup?now you have the possibility to professionally monitor your network, devices, virtual components, and applications for free. Enabling every IT enthusiast to install the entry license of our benchmark monitoring software free of charge (the former price was 330 EUR / 440 USD) and without any restrictions is a bold step, we are happy to take.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, known widely as "March Madness," is in full swing, and a new college basketball national champion will be determined next Monday when the final is played. The tournament, which begins with 68 teams and spans nearly three weeks, is one of the most popular and highly viewed sporting events in the U.S. In fact, Saturday's thrilling, close game between the undefeated and top-ranked University of Kentucky and the University of Notre Dame was the most viewed college basketball game in the history of cable television, according to Forbes magazine.
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PRTG Network Monitor was again shortlisted for several categories at the?Network Computing Awards. This time we were able to bring home the award in the category "Bench Tested Product of the Year" which means that PRTG is the favourite of all tested products in 2015.?
One of the most-requested features we get for our mobile clients is push notifications for Windows Phone. It took us a little longer to roll that out than it did for our other platforms, but we're happy to announce that as of PRTG for Windows Phone 15.1.1, if you're connecting to a PRTG 14.x.13?or higher server and using Windows Phone 8.1, you can now enjoy free, nearly instantaneous PRTG notifications in your action center.
A few months ago, we've featured the SSH Script sensor, which allows you to use your own scripts to customize your Linux monitoring. The SSH Script Advanced sensor takes the customization potential even further as it enables you to show values returned by an executable script located on the target system in multiple channels. This really comes in handy if you want to monitor multiple processes and return the result of each process in a separate channel.
When you use HTTPS to log into the web interface of PRTG Network Monitor, you will see an SSL certificate warning in your browser, because the default SSL certificate of PRTG is not signed by a valid authority. If this warning always bothers you, keep on reading as we present a new freeware tool helping you to import trusted SSL certificates into PRTG.
When you are working with Linux/Unix systems in your IT environment, it's a huge advantage to be able to gather all kinds of information regarding your systems in one place. SSH (Secure Shell) monitoring allows you to query data by executing specific commands after PRTG has logged in to your devices. A value that's always good to know is the free disk space.
In today's IT environments it's almost impossible not to incorporate some kind of virtualization in order to face upcoming challenges. Although the initial setup has to be planned very thoroughly, it provides more freedom in terms of scalability and a more flexible working environment for users and admins alike. Like physical hardware also virtual components need to be monitored to guarantee that they are performing as required. Virtual storage is a common area of application which is, for example, provided by Microsoft Hyper-V.
When it comes to reports, most readers prefer their own structure as well as their own look and feel. With the native reporting engine of PRTG Network Monitor it is already possible to customize your reports up to a certain level, so in most cases you're good to go. In some cases, however, you might be required to present your monitoring data in a defined way, for example, if management is used to seeing data reports from other departments created with a certain reporting tool (such as Crystal Reports, or others). Now you have the possibility to convert raw PRTG monitoring data to standardized SQL format, allowing you to customize your reports any way you want!
Our mobile apps have always had requirements for the minimum version of PRTG that they can connect to, with Android and Blackberry requiring 13.1, iOS requiring 12.1, and Windows Phone requiring 13.3. We?re changing those requirements this year, so if you?ve been connecting to an older PRTG release with your smartphone, you should prepare for the change!
What do weather forecasts and predicting trends in IT have in common? There's a lot of talk about clouds. Really a lot. Believe me when I say I'm not a fan of chasing trends. Besides Big Data and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) especially the cloud has been squeezed dry by IT media. No drop of rain left. That being said, I do believe in sensible adoption of technology: At Paessler we are already using a lot of cloud services and even have set up our own cloud to provide push notifications to our users.
Although bandwidth isn't as strictly limited as it was some time ago, the perception of seemingly unlimited bandwidth can trigger problems in productive environments. Bandwidth has to be shared by a group of users who, especially in companies, have to rely on their remote services to run smoothly. Therefore it's important to identify fluctuations in bandwidth usage early and distinctly. There are several possibilities to monitor bandwidth. PRTG Network Monitor offers a wide variety of options for bandwidth monitoring like, for example, via WMI, SNMP, xFlow (NetFlow and IPFIX, sFlow, jFlow), or Packet Sniffer. Depending on the type of network devices, each technology has its advantages and disadvantages. For an overview of the different bandwidth monitoring approaches, please have a look at the PRTG manual.
If you think back and try to remember the events that have been influencing your company's IT over the last few months, how many of them were security-related? After Heartbleed and POODLE it's on everybody's agenda to keep their SSL certificates up-to-date. As a PRTG Network Monitor user, you can now easily check the SSL connectivity to your devices' ports with the new SSL Security Check sensor.