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Zabbix 5.2 released with support of IoT and complex synthetic monitoring

The new release includes complex synthetic monitoring, significant security-related improvements and monitoring of IoT and industrial devices among other improvements.

“With this release, we are getting closer to a new age of monitoring. We are widening Zabbix capabilities with such important functionalities as complex scenario-based monitoring, native support of IoT protocols, and the strictest security standards,” says Alexei Vladishev, Zabbix founder and CEO.

Zabbix monitoring solution provides numerous out-of-the-box integrations with messaging, ticketing, and alerting systems. The new release expands the list of supported services and applications that can be monitored effortlessly. Zabbix one-click deployment is available on Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM/RedHat Cloud, Oracle, Yandex, and Digital Ocean cloud platforms.

Zabbix 5.2 comes with more than 35 new features and enhancements, meet some of them:

Synthetic monitoring enables flexible metric collection and advanced availability checks by utilizing scripted user-defined scenarios.  It also provides complex interaction with different HTTP APIs providers, including cloud APIs.

Powerful insights. This functionality enables Zabbix to generate smart alerts using efficient data analysis and anomaly detection. This functionality has enormous business value as it allows to analyze and inform users of long-term variations of key IT metrics as well as typical KPIs of:

  • Business performance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Warehousing
  • Human resources
  • Customer support and others.

External vault. Zabbix introduces integration with HashiCorp Vault product for storage of sensitive information such as passwords, keys, various API tokes, etc in a secure way.

Granular user roles are a huge step towards a more convenient, safe, and manageable monitoring platform for global teams. It brings lots of improvements for multitenant environments and allows to have fine-grained control for access to API methods, UI elements, and user actions for different groups of users.

Support of IoT protocols. Zabbix now natively supports the most common protocols for monitoring of IoT sensors and industrial equipment.

Load balancing for UI and API. Zabbix UI and API now can be used in load-balancing scenarios for HA and horizontal performance scaling. Frontend instances can be deployed as physical or virtual machines, containers in Kubernetes cluster or cloud platforms.

More detailed information about the technical features included in the newest release will be revealed and explained during the annual Zabbix Summit that will happen online this year on this Friday, October 30: https://www.zabbix.com/events/zabbix_summit_2020.

New one-day extra training courses introduced

Along with major technical improvements, Zabbix 5.2 release comes with four new one-day remote training courses to deepen users’ knowledge of the specific fields. The first four available courses will be: “Automation and Integration with Zabbix API”, “Advanced Zabbix Data Pre-processing, “Advanced Zabbix Security Administration” and “Advanced Problem and Anomaly Detection with Zabbix”. The new courses will be online and available starting from November 16, 2020. A full overview of available courses can be found on

www.open-future.info/events

Availability

Zabbix 5.2 is now available for on-premise and cloud deployment: www.zabbix.com/download

Explore what’s new in Zabbix 5.2: https://www.zabbix.com/whats_new_5_2  

Find more information on full documentation and features overview: www.zabbix.com/documentation/5.2/manual