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Paessler PRTG allows Dayton Children’s Hospital to focus on patients, not tech problems

iAbout Dayton Children’s Hospital   One of only 31 independent freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, Dayton Children’s Hospital is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children and committed to the relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within its reach. Magnet-designated and recognized as a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals in orthopedics, Dayton Children’s has nearly 500,000 patient visits each year.   Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s is home to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and together with the United States Air Force shares the nation’s only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program.  

Seeing through the clouds with Qbilon

As an IT leader, some of the big questions you’ve been pondering in recent years are likely to have involved “the cloud”. Is moving your workloads off-prem the right solution for your business? Should you move everything, or does hybrid offer the most flexibility? What about security, resilience, data governance, and cost?

3 benefits of IT monitoring data in your SCADA system

SCADA systems provide an overview of your Operational Technology environment. But in today’s connected OT world, they might not provide a comprehensive overview of all the important elements. Networked components, like routers, switches and more are often the domain of the IT department, and they often don’t communicate using OPC UA (a standardized communication protocol for modern industrial automation systems). The end result? Your traditional SCADA system does not provide a comprehensive overview of the status or data of your vital IT equipment. 

Different layers of security in Paessler PRTG

Following up my first blog article, Secure communication within Paessler PRTG, which covered how to set up security measures in PRTG, this article I will explain the various layers of security PRTG implements. These layers reduce the risk of unauthorized access to PRTG, which can jeopardize the underlying operating system (OS). In this article, I will also share our recommendations on how to securely handle the PRTG configuration file.

RISC-V vs. ARM: Who wins in 8 categories?

In our initial article, Is it worth the RISC-V?, we took a deep dive into the fascinating world of RISC-V, exploring its history and the compelling reasons behind companies flocking to this emerging technology. If you haven't joined the journey yet, it's not too late to embark on this captivating adventure. Now, we're all set to unravel an enthralling face-off between RISC-V and its formidable competitors. Meet the reigning champions: x86, ruling the home (PC, Laptop) and business (Data Center, Server) spheres; and ARM, the energy efficiency marvel that conquered the mobile market. As we turn our focus to RISC-V's performance as a System on a Chip (SoC), we shine the spotlight on ARM, the undisputed leader in this field. The time has come to witness the ultimate face-off between two powerhouse technologies in a thrilling 8-round showdown. Who will emerge victorious and claim the title of the superior architecture?

Paessler announces the launch of OT training in 2024

Paessler PRTG not only monitors traditional IT infrastructure, but also industrial networks and medical devices. It is an advanced monitoring solution for all your different infrastructure segments. For traditional IT infrastructure monitoring, you can attend one of our training courses, ranging from beginner to enterprise level. You can find available training dates here.

Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server: Award winning software

When we launched Paessler PRTG OPC UA Server in April of 2023, we were focused on helping OT technicians get a complete overview of their OT environment – including devices and systems that are considered to be “IT” – in their SCADA system. We knew we were onto something, and by the end of 2023, our opinion was validated: PRTG OPC UA Server won an award (2023 NED Innovation Award in the Software & Computers category) and was nominated by Computer & Automation for a Product of the Year award (we need your help with this)! Read on to find out more about how PRTG OPC UA Server gives OT technicians a comprehensive overview of their OT environment, and more about these awards.

Announcement - Important change in communication for new support requests

This article is to inform you that as of February 1st, 2024, there will be an important change for contacting our customer support. As of this date, we will no longer accept new support requests via email to support@paessler.com. Rather, you will need to submit your support requests via our official help desk portal or continue to use the “Contact Support” button in your PRTG web interface. You can find the help desk portal on our website or directly through this link:  👉 https://helpdesk.paessler.com/

Banca Profilo relies on monitoring with Paessler PRTG to safeguard its critical infrastructure

iAbout Banca Profilo   Active in the market since 1995, Banca Profilo is an institution that specializes in private and investment banking, offering asset management services to private and institutional clients, and financial management services to businesses.   Listed on the stock exchange, Banca Profilo focuses on four main lines of business: private banking, i.e., offering investment and asset management services to high-profile clients; financial instruments trading and proprietary portfolio management to private and institutional clients; investment banking, such as corporate finance services to Italian medium-sized companies; and, finally, digital channels, with a focus on financial industry tech development, digital services and artificial intelligence.

Secure communication within Paessler PRTG

In the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape, security is crucial. At Paessler, we understand the importance of security and have committed ourselves to providing a robust and secure network monitoring solution. In this blog, we are going to explore how Paessler PRTG ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the transmitted data. Specifically, we will discuss how secure communication is established, and what options you have at your disposal to further improve your setup

From hobby project to IoT cornerstone: the story of Mosquitto MQTT broker

If you want to monitor IoT or IIoT environments, chances are you will need to understand MQTT architecture, since MQTT is one of the most used protocols out there. And, if you’re using MQTT, there’s a good chance that you’re using the Eclipse Mosquitto MQTT broker, which has become one of the most ubiquitous MQTT brokers in the market. It’s creator, Roger Light, spoke on The Monitoring Experts podcast about how he started Mosquitto and how he watched it – and the IoT – grow exponentially over the years. You can listen to his story (and get tips for monitoring MQTT) by clicking on the banner.

All you need to know about PRTG SLA Reporter – our new product extension

I've already written about two of our new product extensions; now, I would like to introduce our third new product extension, Paessler PRTG SLA Reporter, in more detail. In case you missed the introduction of the other two product extensions, I recommend you take a look at these previous articles: 👉 All you need to know about Paessler PRTG Data Exporter 👉 All you need to know about Paessler PRTG Database Observer

PRTG release 23.4.90 is available in the stable channel

The most recent version of Paessler PRTG, 23.4.90, is now accessible through the stable release channel! This version comes with the experimental Soffico Orchestra Scenario sensor, supported proxy settings for certain sensor types, and several other improvements throughout PRTG. Let's jump into the details!

SMIGHT Smart City: PRTG monitors multifunctional tower

iAbout SMIGHT Smart City In 2014, EnBW invested its 100+ years of energy-supply and street lighting expertise in an innovative new project to develop the streetlight of the future. The result was the startup SMIGHT. Since then, the startup and its 20 employees have successfully implemented SMIGHT Smart Cities in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and Australia. Within no time, SMIGHT has developed from a smart streetlight into a one-of-a-kind system. With its various areas of expertise (base, air, tools, and IQ), SMIGHT develops lighting, environmental sensor technology, e-mobility, public Wi-Fi, and many other solutions. “Our customers know that we use PRTG to keep an eye on the network, and that we can therefore quickly detect and inform them of any problems that might arise.” Simon Gutjahr, IT Operations Manager at SMIGHT

All you need to know about PRTG Database Observer – our new product extension

A week ago, I introduced you to Paessler PRTG Data Exporter. Now, in this article, I would like to shift focus to another new extension: Paessler PRTG Database Observer. Databases play a critical role in ensuring the smooth functioning of businesses and organizations. However, effectively monitoring these databases can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with different database types and complex queries. PRTG Database Observer provides a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution for monitoring all types of SQL databases, including SAP Hana, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MySQL, IBM DB2, SAP MaxDB and more.