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Transforming SME Network Operations With Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) White Paper Prepared for Paessler

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is an analyst firm with a strong focus on IT and data management. In his new report "Network Management Megatrends 2016" EMA's infrastructure management specialist Shamus McGillicuddy analyzes the influence of current technologies such as Internet of Things or ...

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Software Evaluation Based On Consumability

Abstract concept helps in practice for evaluation of monitoring software

The term Consumability describes the user experience with a technical product over its entire lifecycle. It can be distilled into six subtopics: Evaluation Acquisition Commissioning Operation and Use Troubleshooting Maintenance The concept of consumability was conceived by IBM for product ...

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Is Your Security Really Secure?

Network Monitoring as a Meta Security Solution

Introduction Many hot trends in IT follow the trajectory of a firework on the Fourth of July: A loud bang, burst of light and it’s over. Security is not one of those trends. Since the early days of networking, IT security has been a critical issue, and that remains true now more than ever. In 2015, ...

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White Paper: ROI

ROI Calculation for Network Monitoring Software

ROI is the magic abbreviation for any manager: „Return on Investment“ is intended to provide a simple calculation that determines the period during which an acquisition is amortized. Of course, when evaluating monitoring software, it would be interesting to know how long it would take until the ...

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White Paper: Application Monitoring

Monitoring Applications and Services with Network Monitoring

Company productivity in today’s IT age is heavily dependent on the applications and services used within the company. For example, many companies use central (web) applications to organize internal workflows. Solutions like Microsoft SharePoint support project management or help to coordinate ...

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White Paper: 11 Issues

11 Everyday Network Issues PRTG Network Monitor Helps Resolve

On a normal day as a system administrator, our colleagues, supervisors, and customers constantly look to us for answers to common questions. We often field similar questions quite frequently that fall into three basic categories: YOUR NETWORK AND ITS NEEDS AT A GLANCE1. Why are my applications so ...

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White Paper: Security

Network Monitoring as an Essential Component of IT Security

According to a survey by Paessler AG, companies want to increase their protection against cyber threats and other damage in the future. Approximately 1,200 users were asked about the application of Paessler's software PRTG Network Monitor. The results of the survey show that 75% of these users find ...

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White Paper: Selection Criteria

How To Choose The Right Network Monitoring Solution

A high performance network is a basic ‘must have’ for a functioning IT infrastructure in any company. To ensure smooth business procedures, all processes should run without complications, including the internal and external communication between various company locations, as well as with clients ...

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White Paper: Monitoring of Private Clouds

Network Monitoring Gains Importance in the Cloud

‘Cloud computing’ as a concept, isn’t nearly as new as you might think. Previous approaches have been called ‘outsourcing’ and ‘server hosting,’ but insufficient processor performance, enormous hardware costs and slow Internet connections made everyday use difficult. However, today’s technology, ...

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White Paper: Virtualization

Server Virtualization and Network Management

Despite its limits, where server virtualization has been applied rigorously, it has both enormous and positive impacts on corporate power and cooling expenses as well as data center capacity. It can extend the lives of aging data centers and even allow some large organizations to shut down some of ...

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White Paper: Remote Probes

Managing Central Monitoring in Distributed Systems

Companies with multiple locations rely on a highly effcient IT infrastructure to ensure the smooth running of IT processes and reliable communication both internally (across company locations), as well as externally (with partners and customers). Ongoing monitoring is vital for multiple-location ...

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White Paper: Quo Vadis, SNMP?

Introducing SNMP and Putting SNMP Into Practice

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White Paper: Risk Management

IT Operational Risk Management

Life is filled with risk. While it can never be eliminated, wise individuals and organizations dedicate resources to mitigate risk to keep potential losses under control. In business, risk management has traditionally been synonymous with insurance. In IT the focus has been on a technological fix ...

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