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Nuremberg, Germany, and Labege, France, Oct. 11, 2018: Paessler AG, the innovative network monitoring specialist, and Sigfox, one of the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today unveiled a partnership to help their customers more effectively monitor and manage their critical IT infrastructure and manifold further assets.

According to a press statement, under this tie-up, Paessler delivered their PRTG Network Monitor for IoT solutions that will monitor and visualize the functionality and measurement data from Sigfox-enabled IT infrastructure sensors, as well as from other objects, devices, and machines that are equipped with or have adaptive Sigfox connectivity.

Sigfox’s network is designed to connect billions of devices to the Internet via its Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) and its Sigfox Cloud services. It is expected to be available in 60 countries by the end of 2018.

Available in both hosted and on-premise versions, Paessler’s PRTG Network Monitor is a highly flexible, all-in-one network monitoring solution that enables IT teams and system administrators, as well as IoT and IIoT teams and integrators, to see exactly what is happening in real time across their IT infrastructure, including networks, systems, hardware, applications, and devices.

The solution, said the press release, leverages two methods to initiate Sigfox messages to the PRTG Network Monitor about functionality or measurement data from sensors and devices: callback, where data is sent immediately to PRTG via push, and API, where PRTG requests data in predefined intervals from Sigfox connected devices. Highly customizable dashboards can be configured to show exactly what is important, from the overall health of the network, to granular details like the speed of fans in particular servers.

As part of the collaboration between both companies, Paessler is also actively participating in the Sigfox Partner Network, while Sigfox is contributing to Paessler’s Uptime Alliance, a partner program designed to help technology providers include network monitoring functionality in their offerings through their seamless integration with PRTG. In this way, vendors can provide their clients with a turnkey, out of the box way to prevent the downtime on IoT networks.

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