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As a sysadmin, one of your key responsibilities is to control access to the network. You probably have a good idea of which devices your colleagues in IT are accessing and what they’re doing while connected. What about that user from finance who “needs” additional access to the ERP system? Or the engineer asking you to setup remote access to the factory systems, so one of their suppliers can connect to diagnose a problem? Things very quickly become complicated, and that’s without considering compliance requirements, such as auditing, and the new CISO mandated “Zero Trust” policy.
As CTO of Paessler and also someone who works in tech, I like to stay on top of the latest technological developments and explore the trends that will shape the industry in the years to come. Describing the near future is always a buzzword jungle, but I want to keep things as concise as possible: This article covers Artificial Intelligence and examines what positive impact AI can have on the broad field of IT, OT, and IoT monitoring. The three other terms that play a role here are machine learning, IT transparency, and observability. Let's get started.
i Please note Version 188.8.131.525 includes fixes for the HPE 3PAR and HTTP push sensors, as well as fixes for the delivery of notifications. Take a look here to get all the details. The latest release of Paessler PRTG is now available in the stable release channel! This version comes with the experimental Script v2 sensor, OPC UA sensors that now support unsecure connections to an OPC UA server, security improvements for certain sensor types and an update for German and Spanish language files.
Whether you call it Industry 4.0, IIoT or Smart Manufacturing, the objective behind these trendy buzzwords is the same - to “connect all the things”. Whether you're responsible for a segment of critical national infrastructure, production lines in a thingamabob factory or a small family run farm; instrumenting and collecting data from your production environment can transform your business in terms of efficiency, cost savings and profitability. As Sir Francis Bacon (among others) observed “scientia potential est” or “knowledge is power”.
Integrated Precision Systems uses Paessler PRTG Network Monitor to Keep clients in highly regulated industries in compliance and protected by ensuring uptime of servers, cameras, power supplies, card readers, radiation detection panels, and much more Manage device lifecycle planning to reduce frequency of emergency device replacements due to failures Monitor server health and storage capacity to ensure video retention Reduce frequency of in-person service calls and accelerate issue resolution through remote monitoring iAbout Integrated Precision Systems, Inc. Integrated Precision Systems (IPS) is a full-service, IoT-managed services solution provider focused on enterprise-class security systems. Services range from risk assessment and consultative design to full deployment and long-term system maintenance. IPS designs, installs, and maintains network video surveillance, security systems, cloud data storage, and intrusion detection and monitoring. The company serves clients in federal, state, and local government, as well as industrial, banking, healthcare, education, commercial casino, and incarceration industries. Background Since 1998, Integrated Precision Systems, Inc. has partnered with organizations across the public sector and highly regulated commercial industries to secure and protect their most valuable assets – both physical and human. Rob Jackson, an MIT engineer who worked in the aerospace industry and for Amazon prior to acquiring IPS in 2017, set his vision to transform the physical security systems integrator into an IoT-managed service provider.
Remote probes are an important part of Paessler PRTG. They allow you to monitor networks and devices in remote locations or branch offices. A remote probe acts as an additional monitoring instance and provides the sensors to monitor networks, devices and applications. Remote probes monitor autonomously and send the monitoring results back to the PRTG core server for each check they perform.
Yes, the headline is right! From PRTG version 23.1.82, you can use the new UI for PRTG Network Monitor on your production systems. The 📦 "fragile" AKA "alpha" label is gone, and the included features are constantly growing.
Hang on, before you think, “This article will be way too technical for me...”, don’t skip it! I'll explain it simply!
I often joke with my international colleagues that here in the UK, we measure the passing of the seasons by the temperature of the rain. Thanks to some research done by a local utility company, I recently found out that the area I live in is officially the “coldest, wettest and windiest” place in North Wales – I’m not sure if I should be proud or plan to relocate!
DKV Mobility Live relies on Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor to monitor its DKV LIVE fleet management services.
...and how our SYSadmins at Paessler AND our customers were always informed up to the second! On January 25, 2023, some Microsoft 365 services were unavailable. The service outage impacted mainly Teams, Exchange Online and Outlook worldwide.
Air-conditioning systems in a data center are, among other factors, a guarantee of trouble-free operation of its servers, switches, storage systems and other hardware. Some manufacturers of air conditioning systems enable control of the devices via PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers). In these cases, PLC technology is the key in the air-conditioning technology for energy-saving cooling. Intelligent control helps to reduce energy consumption and avoid unnecessary costs.
As part of its strategy to offer a full range of services, SE3 has included Paessler PRTG Network Monitor in its portfolio of solutions for remote monitoring, viewing and alerts of programmable control systems and operating components located in wastewater treatment plants. In this case, the company is collaborating on a project with the Potable Water and Sewerage Board of Yucatán (JAPAY), which is the operating agency responsible for potable water, sewerage, and sanitation systems in the city of Mérida and its suburbs, and for providing technical support to the municipalities of Yucatán.
Choosing between on-premises and off-premises: there are good to very good arguments for both, some of which are mutually exclusive. Every single decision for an on- or off-premises software must therefore be taken individually, based on the specific situation, the challenges, and the goals of a business. IT monitoring exists today – in all its facets – both as an on-premises and an off-premises option. And we at Paessler, as monitoring experts since 1997, offer products for both worlds.