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Do you remember Doc Brown, Marty McFly and their stunning time machine? After having messed things up in the first "Back to the Future" movie (letting Biff get his hands on the almanac), Marty could simply go back in time to reverse the horrifying effects of his mishap. It's a real shame we don't have a flux capacitor at hand to erase the consequences of a server crash or any other fatal incident-especially when it comes to downtimes that could affect thousands or even millions of users.
The following information only affects you if you are running PRTG Network Monitor V8 through V14 and you share your PRTG installation with other users, who access PRTG via individual user accounts.
Finally, it's here: PRTG for iOS has arrived on iTunes! We didn't spare any efforts and started from scratch to develop a completely new mobile app for your iOS devices. It replaces our former app, iPRTG. We are sure that PRTG for iOS is a milestone for your network monitoring experience: The new user interface, the comprehensible navigation, and many other improvements for the best possible ease of use; everything is there to let you check your monitoring easily while on the go. PRTG Network Monitor ensures a running IT infrastructure wherever you are!
In the first part of this blog series, we presented you the first three dedicated sensors PRTG Network Monitor provides to monitor Cisco devices: The Cisco IP SLA sensor, which allows you to monitor the QoS (Quality of Service) in your network, the SNMP Cisco ADSL sensor, which helps you monitor ADSL statistics, and the SNMP Cisco CBQoS (Class Based Quality of Service) sensor to monitor data that includes summery counts and rates by traffic class before and after the enforcement of defined QoS policies. In this second part, you'll get to know another three dedicated sensors which will improve your monitoring experience with Cisco devices:
Often it's really hard to keep track of all the data you are monitoring. How do you do it? Show us your favorite dashboards and baffle us with ideas, we wouldn't even dare dreaming of!
Another new feature for PRTG Network Monitor has arrived! Monitoring your IT infrastructure and taking care of potential issues is even more comprehensible now: The new ticket system lets you and your colleagues from the administration team keep track of all network related issues which PRTG detects. You can use it to document related resolution steps and important system information.
Paessler will - for the first time - participate as an exhibitor at Cisco's annual Asia-Pacific IT and Communications Conference held from 18 to 21 March, 2014 in Melbourne, Convention & Exhibition Centre.
As a network administrator, you know about the power and importance of Cisco devices. Whether you use Cisco routers, switches, access points, or VoIP (Voice over IP) solutions within your network-PRTG Network Monitor provides the exactly right sensor that will deliver the data you need to keep your network running smoothly.
With the start of 2014 you can look forward to two new licenses of your favorite network monitoring software. This of course is not the result of a spontaneous New Year's resolution, but a well planned step, which we hope will benefit your usage of PRTG Network Monitor not only in 2014, but also in the years to come.
Here at Paessler, our QA team puts PRTG and all of its new features to the test on a daily basis. We do this to make sure that our customers can work with a powerful, reliable and easy to use network monitoring solution. Nevertheless, we are curious what catches the eye of independent experts when they test the software. In recent months PRTG was put under the microscope four times in a row. Network Computing (UK) and the German Institute for the Analysis of IT Components (IAIT) had a close look at the innovations that came with version 13.2 and version 13.3 whereas the German magazine Funkschau wondered how PRTG performs compared to the Open Source solution Nagios. In addition to the open source comparison LANline also examined how suitable PRTG is for small IT environments.
We have just released the beta version of a new outstanding feature for PRTG Network Monitor: Mobile probes for Android devices! Install a mobile probe on your tablet or phone, and you will be able to gather local monitoring data with your mobile device in a quick and easy way. This can be, for example, connection times from your device to an email server, wireless LAN (WiFi) coverage, or environmental data. Get PRTG Mobile Probe just now on Google Play and try it out—we would love to hear your feedback!
Paessler is not your average software company just as PRTG is not your average monitoring software. Those who know PRTG know why. Those who don't: Take a look at our corporate design. Paessler doesn't sport all the typical blues and greys of the IT industry. But it's not just colors and not just packaging, it reflects the way we are and the way we work.
Why free sometimes just isn't worth it Inefficiency, diseconomy, wasted time and effort - even just reading these words gives most IT administrators a bad feeling: 'We really should review our tools and procedures...' Many companies waste a lot of time on essential IT processes, for example network monitoring. There are many roads that lead to network monitoring - from open source products to commercial solutions, to isolated applications from individual hardware manufacturers. Focusing too much on saving money at acquisition is often not worthwhile. On the contrary, cheap solutions often cost the IT department more time during installation, administration and troubleshooting.
Sneak Peek into Our Labs: Introducing the New High Performance Syslog and SNMP Trap Receiver Sensors
Today we have good news for all administrators who are tired of redundant one-trick-pony software products: PRTG Network Monitor will soon include a new Syslog Receiver as well as an SNMP Trap Receiver. Both sensor types are currently running in our labs and are still smelling pleasant like freshly brewed coffee in the morning. We can already safely say: Wow! What a high performance, what an intuitive and easy handling!
Today we released a new version of our free smartphone app iPRTG. We are glad to announce that this version officially supports iOS 7! iPRTG 3.4 together with PRTG Network Monitor allows you to check your network status and performance from everywhere. Simply check your iOS device to ensure that everything is running fine while you are out of the office.