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5 features you should know about PRTG

In addition to its original function of monitoring your network, PRTG Network Monitor provides additional functionality, features and information. In this article, I'd like to discuss and share my Top 5 Tips. 

5 features you should know about PRTG Desktop

As we announced some time ago, the Enterprise Console has been discontinued and PRTG Desktop is its official successor. PRTG Desktop is a free application that you can download to connect and manage your PRTG installations. You can manage up to two freeware or trial editions of PRTG with PRTG Desktop, and an unlimited number of commercial editions of PRTG. By the way, PRTG Desktop is also available as a native client for Mac systems.

SAP monitoring and how to monitor Active Directory

New year, same game. We'll make you happy with two brilliant videos: Learn everything about SAP Monitoring and how to monitor AD.

We need your input: PRTG Desktop Beta for Linux is around the corner

Yeah, you read it right. Not much longer and we will present the PRTG Desktop application for Linux!

IT Management made easy with PRTG and bMS

Network Monitoring combined with Unified Endpoint ManagementIf you've been watching your PRTG Network Monitor Dashboard closely over the past few years, you might have noticed the number of devices dramatically increasing: Where servers and PC clients once played a major role, now a multitude of different devices, cloud services and IoT equipment are emerging.

PRTG can monitor your whole CCTV topology

CCTV is on everyone's lips, on the one hand as a sociological debate about where security must end and privacy begin, and on the other as a technical opportunity that, like any technology, offers possibilities and limits. This is about the technical aspect, or rather the conclusion that PRTG is able to monitor CCTV systems of different complexity.

These are the new PRTG WMI Disk Health and Storage Pool Sensors

Every administrator knows how annoying it is when a hard disk fails. Thanks to RAID systems, it is not as critical as it used to be, but it still causes an unsettling feeling.

Skyscanner implements PRTG to work without friction

As an internet business, Skyscanner has to offer a reliable and consistent service to its customers and partners. And it cannot do so without a stable and reliable internal network. To ensure employees work on a stable and frictionless network, Skyscanner relies on regular and up-to-date insights into how its network is performing. Systems monitoring has a vital role to play in keeping the technology up and running – and in preventing downtime.

Back to the basics – What is SNMP?

Well, many of you may be thinking right now: it's the year 2020 and this article plans to explain what SNMP is – a protocol that was introduced more than 30 years ago to simplify the management of IP devices.

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.