IT Pro Tuesday #58

Monitoring Tool, Resource List, PowerShell Book & More... 

 
Hello IT Pro, 
 
Each week we're updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy. 

 

A Free Phish

 
EveryCloud's Free Phish is our own, new Phishing Simulator. Once you've filled in the form and logged in, you can choose from lots of email templates (many of which we've coped from what we see in our Email Security business) and landing pages. Run a one-off free phish, then see who clicked or submitted data so you can understand where your organization is vulnerable and act accordingly.  It's part of our wider new Security Awareness Training Platform and I'm very proud to have just launched it. 
 
But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
 

A Free Tool

PRTG monitors all the systems, devices, traffic and applications in your IT infrastructure—traffic, packets, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, uptime, ports, IPs, hardware, security, web services, disk usage, physical environments and IoT devices. Supports SNMP (all versions), Flow technologies (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow), SSH, WMI, Ping, and SQL. Powerful API (Python, EXE, DLL, PowerShell, VB, Batch Scripting, REST) to integrate everything else. While the unlimited version is free for 30 days, stillchangingtapes tells us it remains "free for up to 100 sensors."

 

A Tip

Browser shortcut:
When typing a URL that ends with dot com, Ctrl + Enter will place the ".com" and take you to the page. 
 
Thanks to wpierre for this one!

A List

Awesome SysAdmin is an incredible list of resources that was originally referred a while back by ReallyLongUserName01. We know this is a re post, but it's so good we wanted to make sure all our newer subscribers are aware of it!

 

Another Free Tool

SmokePing is an open-source tool for monitoring network latency. Features best-of-breed latency visualization, an interactive graph explorer, a wide range of latency measurement plugins, a master/slave system for distributed measurement, a highly configurable alerting system and live latency charts. Kindly suggested by freealans.

 

A Book

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition is designed to teach you PowerShell in a month's worth of 1-hour lessons. This updated edition covers PowerShell features that run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and later, PowerShell v3 and later, and it includes v5 features like PowerShellGet. For PowerShell v3 and up, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

 
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