Our latest version of Paessler PRTG Network Monitor is now available in the stable release channel.
Industrial PCs have many uses within industrial Operational Technology (OT), such as controlling processes and machines, data acquisition, or acting as front-ends for control computers in distributed processing environments. And when it comes to key players in the PC-based automation market, Beckhoff Automation is considered one of the pioneers. In fact, their IPCs can be found in many industrial environments. Because of their crucial role in industrial architecture, it’s important to monitor them to make sure they are performing as they should be. Here’s how to monitor Beckhoff IPCs using Paessler PRTG, monitoring software that brings IT and OT into one view.
Compared to other countries, Germany has always been very attached to the "culture of presence". Now, however, the pandemic has proven to skeptics that things can be done differently and has dispelled many concerns. What was the privilege of a minority among Germany's workforce before the pandemic has become a mass phenomenon in these times of seemingly endless corona lockdowns. Office workplaces have been relocated to the office at home. The door to modern working has been pushed wide open! The proportion of employees in Germany who work predominantly from home offices recently rose from 5% to 25%. This means that home offices are unlikely to become a rarity, even after the pandemic. Here at Paessler, too, the majority of employees work remotely.
How do you cool a server room when the AC unit isn’t working? Well, what about good old ventilation fans? While this might not sound like a workable solution, it’s exactly the idea our colleague Michael had when he faced an overheated server room in a previous job.
On the 29th of April 2021, Buffalo celebrated 18 years of business in the network-attached storage world. Their initial focus was home and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) users. With the further development of TeraStation, it has been expanded to SMB (small and medium business) users. The first TeraStation model, the HD-HTGL/R5, released in December 2004 and received a lot of attention with a chassis that can house four drives and a full-sized power unit while keeping a compact form factor. Today’s TeraStation supports 10GbE speed, cloud integration capability, and the most robust physical and logical data security features ever provided on a TeraStation.
One of the greatest benefits of monitoring OT and IT in an industrial environment is the ability to put important information onto dashboards so that the right teams can see the right data. I’ve already written about how a dashboard can provide a good overview of IT and OT convergence. Now, with this article, I’ll take a look at another example of dashboards in industrial IT. This time, we show the health and status of an industrial cabinet and its contents.
Have you ever wanted to see what our Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor looks like and how it differs from PRTG Network Monitor?
This fall, we at Paessler will release a brand new solution for facility managers and building owners: Paessler Building Monitor, which works with IoT (Internet of Things) devices to monitor buildings around the clock and automatically inform building managers of the need for action.
Update September 2021: It’s that time again – there are new VISA cards available. 50 cards, each worth $25, for the first 50 published and accepted reviews at the Gartner Peer Insights for IT Infrastructure Monitoring Tools. If you would like to write a review, please use the following link: 👉 https://gtnr.io/50ta5bc50 Thanks for your support! ---
There is no doubt that the most secure OT environment is an isolated network, which does not necessarily need special security measures. However, with the convergence of IT and OT, many OT networks now need to be integrated with external systems and networks. And for these OT networks, it is crucial that comprehensive cyber security strategies are in place. As in IT, monitoring infrastructure, devices, and systems forms a vital part of such strategies. Here are five ways that monitoring can form part of an OT cyber security strategy.
It's been another four months since Jörg, one of our PRTG product managers, stood in front of the camera to talk about exciting new features in our PRTG products.
As is well known, a gateway can establish the connection between industrial machines, control units or individual sections of production lines and classic IT networks. In doing so, they enable communication between systems that are not necessarily compatible with each other and can thus also integrate Operational Technology (OT) data into an IT monitoring concept. Due to increasing digitalization, this aspect is becoming more and more interesting for many companies.
Just a short while ago, I introduced you to PRTG Release 21.3.69, with a load of new sensors, and now the next version is ready for installation. And this version also comes with brand new stuff!
As an IT admin, you know what it feels like to live with the constant fear of data loss. You think that you have a reliable backup solution in place, so making regular backups should be working fine – just to realize that an important backup failed, and a lot of even more important data has been lost, be it your own company data or your customer’s data.
With more than 145 million daily active users (as of Q2 2021), Microsoft Teams is one of the leaders in UCaaS and meeting solutions. You can get it for free (for work, school, or friends and family) or as part of Microsoft 365 (for work, school, or government). We at Paessler also use it for internal and external communication with our partners. By combining it with PRTG Network Monitor, you can get insights and stay notified about the health state of your network hosts distributed all around the world.