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Hey guys, it's Monday so here we come with another post about MS Teams and how it can simplify your workday. RSS is the ideal way to stay up-to-date about your favorite content and now you can even integrate it in your Teams channel. Let's get started:
Your website is the face of your business. Good performance therefore is essential as visitors expect a fast, good looking and easy-to-use service.
Being an IT administrator is a tough job, especially when you are a department of one. You don?t have anyone else to help you, and without that support and backup it can make things challenging. And, there are many people in this situation.
Hey guys, any thoughts or comments on Nina?s Microsoft Teams blog post from last week? We showed you what Microsoft Teams is, how you set up Polly (the charming bot for surveys) and, most importantly, how to achieve a great workflow with both. Today let?s have a closer look at?a tab function to add browser applications to a channel.
Trust in IT Security is Hard to Win and Easy to Lose: 7 Tips to Boost Customer Confidence in Your Site
If you feel safe, you also have trust. A simple conclusion that also applies to your company?s websites, online shops and IT infrastructure. The scandals are piling up: Websites are getting hacked, passwords and credit card information is being sold. As an internet user, you no longer know where your data will end up. This results in increasing uncertainty, which also has an effect on the basic trust that people have in websites and online shops. That is why you should actively establish trust.
In this, the 3rd edition of our now legendary podcast ?The Geek and the Sales Guy?, our awesome twosome (?) take a journey around the globe. After the strong focus on the British summertime in the last edition, there is a truly global flavour this time around, as Simon and Rupert take an irreverent look at odd antics, timely demises and bizarre taxes around the world, as well as some of the trials and tribulations of being a vegan. And, if that wasn?t enough, you?ll also hear why Rupert would prefer to be 70 years old rather than the 41 he actually is, plus where Simon took his lucky wife for their anniversary (spoiler ? it wasn?t where you might expect?!).
It?s not often we get to announce a 10-fold performance increase. But that?s exactly what we get to do! We?re thrilled to announce that a major update to PRTG?s WMI sensors has improved CPU usage by 50-80% and massively reduced the number of open WMI requests.
Hey, do you use Microsoft Teams in your company? We started using Teams a few months ago, and we've learned a lot since we started. So now we'd like to pass on a few tips, tricks and information about useful features that we've learned. Maybe you can use some of these new ideas or find some tips which help you to improve your MS teams experience. This is the start of our Microsoft Teams Monday series.
In IT, water and fire play important roles. Water, most importantly, for that morning coffee! And fire for the company?s summer festival and BBQ. But in the data center, water and fire are not welcome. When they do appear, outside of a mug or bottle, or grill, this can mean big problems, even if it?s not a pipe burst or a big fire.
How Network-Enabled Devices Escape Your Attention: Don't Leave UPS, HVAC, and CCTV Cameras Blind and Powerless
Enterprises monitor most network-enabled devices by design. However, some devices come with networking protocols such as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) disabled by default for security reasons. Some systems such as UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies), HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), Physical Access Control Systems, and CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) cameras have traditionally fallen under the purview of groups such as facilities, operations, or physical security. IT may not have direct access or oversight of these systems.
Infrastructure monitoring is a necessity but it is not a ?one size fits all? t-shirt. Besides the different types of protocols for monitoring different devices, there are different monitoring needs. The approach an IT admin may take to monitor their servers will be vastly different in most cases than monitoring client machines, whether they are laptops or desktops. I feel that client monitoring may sometimes get lost in the shuffle of trying to keep the servers up-and-running and optimized. Your client machines have feelings too (well maybe not feelings?) but they do have needs and also deserve some monitoring attention.
Part 2 ? Using PRTG?s Custom Sensors As we saw in the first article in this series, PRTG ships with a set of pre-defined sensors for Microsoft Exchange that provide a great overview into the health and performance of an Exchange environment. But, what if we need more detail? Maybe we?re troubleshooting a specific problem, possibly an intermittent one. How can PRTG help? Unsurprisingly, PRTG has you covered (otherwise this would have been a very short article).
No Budget? No Problem! The Poor Man?s Guide to Monitoring Network Traffic with SNMP and Packet Sniffing
Legacy and modestly-priced network switches may not support flow protocols such as IPFIX, NetFlow (from Cisco, with many versions), jFlow, and sFlow. Still, administrators of older networks and those on a budget must monitor network traffic despite these limitations.
Firewalls are the quintessence of providing comprehensive security for your network infrastructure. They safeguard anything from mission-critical business processes to confidential customer data. Unforeseen interruptions in the firewall could mean big bucks, or worse. So to guarantee the safety of your network, it is important that you continuously monitor your firewalls to ensure that they run reliably and are up to date. SonicWall offers several firewalls to cover your security needs.
Unfortunately, we don?t only hire new employees all the time: for a company with 200 people it?s normal that someone occasionally leaves the company. Most leave on good terms, to take the next step in their career or to go back to university for a master?s degree.? A few leave because they?re not a good fit for our corporate culture. But no matter why someone leaves Paessler, we must always ensure a clean and accurate offboarding.
Thank you for using the PRTG Network Monitor
You are using the Freeware version of PRTG Network Monitor so you can already cover all aspects of state-of-the-art network monitoring: . This enables you to monitor uptime , traffic and bandwidth usage with only one tool. You can also create comprehensive reports with the integrated reporting and analysis features. This makes PRTG one clear and simple monitoring solution for your entire network.
The software runs 24/7 to monitor your network. All you need is a computer with a Windows operating system. PRTG includes everything that you need in one installater so you can start monitoring your network right away. The Software records bandwidth and network usage and stores the data in an integrated high-performance database. Add all the network devices which you want to monitor via an easy-to-use web-based user interface and configure sensors that retrieve the desired data. You can create usage reports and provide colleagues and customers access to data graphs and tables.
PRTG supports all common protocols to get network data: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Packet Sniffing, Cisco NetFlow as well as other vendor specific flow protocols, SSH, SOAP, and many other network protocols.
PRTG Network Monitor provides about 200 sensor types so you can start monitoring your standard systems directly after installation. These include monitoring Ping times, HTTP pages, SMTP, POP3, and IMAP mail servers, FTP servers, Linux systems, and many other hardware components and network services. You can easily monitor the performance of your network permanently to recognize imminent outages before they occur. In the case of an error, you will receive emails, SMS, or push messages immediately. PRTG constantly records performance data and downtimes in the database so you can compile reports about performance, downtimes, and SLAs at any time.