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Refuse to Take Part in a DDoS Botnet

One of the big topics in the IT world last week was the massive DDoS attack against Brian Krebs' "Krebs on Security" website, which appears to have come from compromised IoT devices, including security cameras.  As the Register reports, the attack is the largest known single DDoS attack to date, with over 152K devices involved, generating over 620Gbps in the attack.

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Paessler featured on Packet Pushers podcast


Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers and Greg Ross from Paessler for a discussion about smart network monitoring with PRTG.  Ethan, Greg and Greg discuss strategies for monitoring your IT infrastructure, how to deal with the complexity of monitoring large networks, and how to glean actionable information from multiple data points.

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2016-Sep-16 in All About PRTG

Share Your Experience in Our Worldwide Survey 2016 ”Perception vs Reality“


Whether you read a technical blog, a newsletter from your favorite IT Guru, or a print magazine, you are confronted with topics such as SDN, IoT, Hyperconverged Systems or Big Data. But does this define what you are actually doing in your job? What are the topics that really matter to you? Help us to adjust our product and our communication to better suit your needs. It will only take about five minutes.

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Central Information Hub PRTG 3: Information For Everyone

Welcome to the third and last part of our blog series about PRTG as a central information hub. This time it's about general information that's of interest to everybody at Paessler - or at any other company. 

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Central Information Hub PRTG 2: Marketing Metrics in View

In the second part of our blog series about PRTG as a central information hub we show how we use PRTG internally to give our marketing team their most important metrics at a glance.

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Central Information Hub PRTG 1: Support for the Tech Support

Unresolved support tickets, marketing figures, or current room bookings: PRTG Network Monitor can collect business-related information, process it, and distribute it.

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How Do You Ensure Your Emails Are Delivered Properly?

Communication is one of the most critical factors for every company. You need to be in close contact with your customers and suppliers, and colleagues must be able to communicate with each other.

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Do You Have Enough Bandwidth Available for all Your Tasks?

"Some applications on my computer are unacceptably slow!" Have you ever heard this from your colleagues? Maybe one of the first issues you think about as a system administrator is a bandwidth bottleneck, because limited performance of applications on the network may indicate a lack of available bandwidth. This results in delayed data packets being delivered to their destination and can lead to slow and unresponsive applications in your network. It can be pretty annoying when you're trying to do a great job and your system is hardly reacting!

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How to Grow and Stay Agile – Part 2:
Top 6 Software Development Decisions

When you are running your business based on a single software product, decisions about software development are as integral to your success as business decisions—in fact, they are directly related to your business. This is why the second part of this blog series about the inseparable connection between growth and agility focuses on the top 6 software development decisions we have taken in the last 15 years. These are the decisions that, in retrospect, we consider important—most of them didn't feel so important at the time:

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Gotcha! Hunting for Critical Internet Issues (and Pokemon)

Your business relies heavily on the Internet, and increasingly on cloud-based services in the Internet. And while you rely on PRTG Network Monitor as a great tool for discovering issues in your internal IT infrastructure, we want to make sure you're also aware of what PRTG offers for detecting issues in the public Internet. Because we understand how frustrating it is when you can't connect to an important server for, like, an entire weekend.

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