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.
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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.
Holistic monitoring for industrial IT is a topic that we have covered on this blog many times before. We even put together a white paper about it. Essentially, holistic monitoring incorporates elements from IT and OT into one tool. One of the greatest advantages of this approach is that you can develop dashboards that deliver an overview of your entire industrial IT infrastructure. To demonstrate this, I will be writing a series of blog posts examining specific examples of dashboards for industrial environments that were created with Paessler PRTG monitoring software.
Are there good and reliable tools out there that allow you to create professional network diagrams? Yes, there are! And some are even free of charge. In addition, the creation of vivid maps is a feature of PRTG that complements the overall network monitoring experience. We'd like to tell you about it, pointing out the important features of a solution that creates handy and useful overviews of your network.
Reliable notification of a malfunction or even a system failure in a data center is one of the most important tasks of a monitoring application. The notification should be configurable in different ways depending on the requirements. PRTG provides a number of notification options such as email, push, SMS, etc. This article, however, is not about the different notification options, but rather about how you can ensure that individual colleagues or teams in your IT department are provided with the correct and appropriate information.
Data is at the core of monitoring any environment. And in an industrial IT environment, this data exists in various devices, systems and sensors in the OT, IIoT and IT areas. And for a sound holistic monitoring concept, there are two aspects you need to consider: what data you need, and how you are going to get the data. Let's take a look at both of these points.