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- HOW IS PRTG DIFFERENT TO OTHER SAAS SOLUTIONS?
- WILL PRTG IN THE CLOUD REPLACE PRTG ON PREMISES?
- PRTG IN THE CLOUD OR PRTG ON PREMISES?
The role of the SysAdmin is a technology role, but also a service role, and users can become frustrated and even angry when they approach a SysAdmin with things that are not working properly with their software or network access. Depending on who the user is, this situation can quickly escalate, no matter how large or small the problem. Also, the person may not care if the issue was simply caused by "user error." Even if it was their fault, they just want the issue fixed.
- WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A SAAS OFFERING?
- WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SECURITY?
- WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF PRTG?
By 2015, the former Paessler AG HQ had become too small to contain its successful and rapid expansion. Paessler needed a new building within which it could reorganize, recruit new members, and plan ahead for the maintenance of innovation and quality customer service. After a lengthy search, a four-floor (+ basement), 7,000 sqm office was identified as a candidate for the new HQ. This new HQ, located in the north-east of Nuremberg, would soon become the beating heart of the Paessler family.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) devices protect your data in the event of power failure. They can do this only if they work reliably. You need to monitor your UPS devices continuously. UPS devices from APC by Schneider Electric are very common.
Any questions about the PRTG as a service beta test? Just watch this 3 minutes video and you will be given the answers:
- HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC BETA?
- DOES PRTG IN THE CLOUD INCLUDE ALL FEATURES?
- WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE BETA?
- HOW MUCH IS PRTG IN THE CLOUD?
14.67 Trillion Centuries to Hack Our Passwords: The Surprisingly Simple and Secure Paessler Password Policy
I had been working at Paessler for about a year as a systems administrator when we decided to do a security audit. This consisted of many interviews with us systems administrators, and right at the beginning one of the first questions the auditor asked was, "So what is your password policy?" All three of us chuckled a bit and said flatly, "We don't have one." There were only around 60 employees at that point, so we had thought we could simply trust everyone to change their passwords every now and again. Once we reviewed the age of our users' passwords, we found out that many of our employees hadn't changed their password since the company was founded!
For the second time in a row, we decided to participate in the Nuremberg Web Week and to share our knowledge about modern web applications with the local developer scene. This event is a meeting point for tech enthusiasts in the Nuremberg region. Each year it assembles a broad selection of conferences, presentations and workshops around digital topics.
As a follow up to the first ever, recently released PRTG podcast (which, if you haven't listened to already, you may need to re-assess your life choices - click here immediately!), Rupert Collier, our resident UK sales manager and aspiring microphone addict, gets to work on another new project: The PRTG Interview, otherwise known as "Paessler Rupert's Thorough Grilling"!
Companies need a complete overview of their own IT infrastructure. The rapid pace of change requires the inventory overview to be frequently updated. Using Excel spreadsheets to maintain the inventory overview is limiting: inflexible, error-prone, plus data is expensive to keep up-to-date. But now the solution for inventory overview management, and many other automation problems, is here.
The uniform assignment of inventory numbers, by which a device can be properly identified throughout the company, is crucial for automated processing. This includes not only the inventory label on the device itself, but also access to it via the network, the service desk ticket, the asset management data records, and the accounting software.
How does automatic inventory work?