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In my last blog article, I told you about our decision to offer PRTG Network Monitor 100 for free. Since then a lot of new users have downloaded our software and started monitoring their networks, applications and virtual environments with PRTG. This is great, so a big "Hi and welcome!" to you! As I've already hinted at in my last article, I wanted to show you some hands-on scenarios, in which you can really benefit from PRTG 100. Let's get started?and also don't forget about all the other built-in functionalities and features like, for example, creating your own dashboards, alerts and notifications, detailed reporting, and mobile apps. In simple words: Have fun exploring PRTG!
It's this time of the year again! IT professionals worldwide get together to meet at Cisco's annual premier education and training destination. Of course also Paessler will be there to show you the latest trends in unified monitoring. Our team will bring exciting demos and new features. Just stop by our booth! We're excited to meeting you and look forward to answering your questions...
After the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug and the SSL 3.0 POODLE vulnerability another encryption attack has emerged that enables exploiters to read and modify data passing through encrypted connections. According to an Ars Technica article this new attack leaves tens of thousands of HTTPS-protected web and mail servers vulnerable.
As a user of PRTG Network Monitor, you probably know that you can keep an eye on your network using several different interfaces?your web browser, directly on your Windows desktop with the Enterprise Console, or by using one of our four mobile apps. Now we're extending that access to a rather less expected place: your wrist!
As developers of a software solution that is vital for IT departments worldwide, we constantly are looking for new ways to improve the user interface, the monitoring workflow and the capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor by adding new features. Of course we can rely on a team of very smart and enthusiastic developers who are deeply rooted in the IT and monitoring world. Another very important source of information is our dedicated group of users. You contact us on a regular basis, ask for specific features and hint at workflow optimizations. Your direct feedback is immensely valuable for us-and due to our continuous rollout strategy, we can make new features accessible very fast after they have gone through a thorough testing phase by our quality assurance team. ?
Today's business relies very much on the internet. This is true not only for vendors with big web shops, but also for companies, which present their product portfolio, or provide their services online. Downtime will actually mean revenue loss. As business is becoming more global, it isn't enough to monitor the availability of a web server from one single location?and that's where our brand-new Cloud HTTP sensor comes into play...
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.
Please note: This article was published on 1st of April 2015. You face an April Fools' Day hoax here.
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.