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2016-Apr-28 by

5 Reasons Why a New Headquarter Is a Management Task

Annual increases in sales of 30 to 40% and similar growth in workforce must have consequences. Once again, Paessler requires additional office space and for the 5th time in 15 years moves to a new headquarter. This is the painful side of success.

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2016-Apr-20 by

PRTG Included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)

Gartner as the world's leading information technology research and advisory company has acknowledged PRTG Network Monitor in the Magic Quadrant® for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics 2016. We believe we are on the right track due to our focus on the monitoring of small and medium sized networks.

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2016-Apr-13 by

eHealth Sensors: Know What's Going on in Your Medical IT

Great news for admins in hospitals or medical facilities! Paessler has developed new sensors for monitoring medical equipment that communicates via the protocols HL7 and DICOM. PRTG can now monitor your medical IT infrastructure even more closely, accurately and timely!

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2016-Apr- 8 by

Ask the Expert: Current Status on IPv6

Services like Google and Facebook are currently available via IPv6, and several large ISPs, telecommunications and web service providers are actively migrating. Mobile operators have pushed for wider IPv6 implementation to future proof continued growth, and Apple has mandated that apps submitted to their app store must be IPv6 compatible.

This should give sysadmins confidence that key vendors and key networks are making moves to IPv6.

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2016-Apr- 1 by

[April Fools' Day 2016] Sensor of the Week: Gravitational Waves Sensor

In the beginning of February, the announcement that scientists had discovered gravitational waves astonished not only the science community, but baffled people all over the world. The discovery of what Einstein had predicted in his general theory of relativity, 100 years ago, will help scientists to actually see the big bang-and find out what happened during this initial single event.

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2016-Mar-29 by

Is Your Security Really Secure?

Since the early days of networking, security has been one of the top subjects in the IT and network world and today it's more important than ever. Last year 58% of all administrators being asked by us mentioned IT security as one of their core tasks and said it's an ongoing challenge. Indeed, security includes much more than just a virus scanner or a firewall: BYOD and IoT bring new risks, small mistakes made can endanger data, and physical threats like fire or water also must be taken into account when developing a security concept.

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2016-Mar-24 by

Third Time Lucky: Paessler Scoops 2 Awards at the Network Computing Awards 2016

After winning the Network Computing Award for "Bench Tested Product of the Year" in 2015 and for "Network Management Product of the Year" as well as "Product of the Year" in 2014, we were really excited when we heard about our nominations for 2016. This time around we were nominated in no less than four categories:

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2016-Mar-15 by

Network Admins Are Bracing Themselves for March Madness

The NCAA Tournament is once again captivating audiences of American sports fans - including those who are at work. While March Madness continues to attract massive television audiences each year, they have increasingly sophisticated live streaming and mobile viewing options which are bringing in even more viewers - including office workers that don't have access to a television. Last year, 80.7 million live streams and 17.8 hours of live video were consumed during the tournament, a 17 percent increase over 2014. And when fans weren't watching, they were sharing clips and talking about the games on social media. The tournament posted a record 350 million total social impressions on Facebook and Twitter, a 45 percent increase over 2014.

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2016-Mar- 8 by

Sensor of the Week:
Docker Container Status Sensor

Docker Containers are the new hot thing in terms of virtualization! First published in 2013 they have become popular extremely fast—meanwhile even Windows Server 2016 offers Docker Container integration. Not only do DevOps love Docker Containers as an easy to use and, first and foremost, quickly implementable virtualization method but network administrators also like to use them to efficiently roll out and reliably manage applications.

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2016-Feb-16 by

Sensor of the Week:
SNMP Custom Advanced Sensor

Monitoring via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your IT infrastructure. PRTG Network Monitor uses this common, robust and well-established protocol to gather various information you need to know about your network devices. Just have a look at the various SNMP sensors PRTG offers from the get-go. However, sometimes you might want PRTG to show certain values that are not included in PRTG's standard libraries. Well, in this case, you can now use the SNMP Custom Advanced sensor: It monitors numerical values returned by one or more specific OIDs (Object Identifiers) using SNMP.

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