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What's LoRa again? And why is that relevant in terms of monitoring?

While 5G and NB-IoT are on everyone's minds, networked things can alternatively be addressed via license-free frequency bands. LoRa - or LoRaWAN - provide a cost-effective approach. This article deals with the basic concept of LoRa and examines the question why LoRa, and LPWA technologies in general, are so relevant for the monitoring market.

What happened in PRTG Network Monitor in 2019?

The year is slowly coming to an end and we would like to give you a brief overview of what has happened in and around PRTG in 2019.

Get an Overview of Your Used Bandwidth

Bandwidth is like pie. Having more is always good and sharing is fundamentally bad. You can display your daily consumption in clearly arranged pieces of pie and check the parts that don't make sense - if you have the right tool for it.

8 Ways the daily lives of sysadmins changed in the 2010s

Looking back on the last decade of Information Technology, it seems that, in a lot of ways, the 2010s was a period of consolidation and delivering on all the flashy and exciting new tech promised in the early 2000s. Technology that was either far-fetched or ridiculously expensive – and in many cases, both – became more accessible and affordable in the 2010s. Faster processing speeds, disproportionate increments in network speeds, and more affordable mini-computers brought about all-encompassing changes in the IT world. And, of course, all these changes drastically altered the daily life of system administrators. So let's take a look at some of them!

Database monitoring and ways to find out if your server had a blue-screen

Have you always wanted to know something about Database monitoring? Did you ever want to find out if your server had blue-screens? Well, lucky you.

PRTG Release 19.4.54 includes two brand-new sensors for disk and storage

A new PRTG release, new sensors and lots of new information for you. Take a look at version 19.4.54 together with me.

Network streaming telemetry: Monitoring in “real-time”

When talking about network monitoring, most people think of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) or WMI (Windows Measurement Instrumentation). But what is the difference and aren't the two protocols already outdated?

Trust HOMEr

It's not really surprising that smart speakers can be a gateway into your own four walls, exploited by people who don't really belong there. We tried to find a solution for this on Maker Monday.

Monitoring Certificates and Availability of Devices

Video release day is a happy day for us. And today we are happy to the power of two. Below you find two educational and insightful videos.

Join the public BETA of BitDecoder - Easy translation of IoT data into visual formats

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you have most likely already read about BitDecoder. The foundation of BitDecoder is our partnership with Sigfox, a provider of a global IoT network using low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology. Sigfox technology is embedded in license-free radio modules that enable objects to connect to that global IoT network. The idea behind the partnership is to use PRTG Network Monitor to monitor data from Sigfox-ready devices.

Processing of Personal Data by Companies: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

You work in the IT department of a reasonably large company. Good for you! Wait... What was that? You are also responsible for processing and maintaining personal data of customers, partners and employees? Well... 🤦‍♂️

PRTG Release 19.4.53 brings version 2 of the SNMP Fujitsu System Health Sensor

PRTG release 19.4.53 has been available in our stable channel for a few days now. Take some time and find out what's new in this version.

Really Understanding MQTT

MQTT is as sexy as it sounds. It's an open OASIS and ISO standard lightweight, publish-subscribe network protocol that transports messages between devices. The protocol usually runs over TCP/IP - however, any network protocol that provides ordered, bi-directional connections can support MQTT.

How We Saved 10 Terabytes of Disk Space Using Windows ReFS with Veeam (Including Script)

…and how we monitor our whole backup environment with PRTG Network Monitor.

A Probable Future: How We Pursue New Markets Without Neglecting the Now

As CTO of a monitoring company that has become successful in the classic IT sector, I face many challenges. Some recurring questions: How can we at Paessler transfer over 20 years of experience in network monitoring to future technological developments, especially the Internet of Things? Which overall goals, milestones and methods should I introduce from a management perspective? And what specific opportunities do I see for Paessler?