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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
- 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
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
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Join us for the annual Zabbix Summit Online 2020 – the only place to hear outstanding use cases of Zabbix and deep dive in technical solutions from worldwide Zabbix experts.
Zabbix Summit goes online this year, which means you can access the premier Zabbix event of the year with only one click right from your home or office.
What is also important, this year’s summit will be free and available to all interested users.
Zabbix Summit Online 2020 agenda will be mostly dedicated to Zabbix 5.2 release, is expected to be announced before the event. Zabbix team engineers who work with the most challenging monitoring tasks daily will cover multiple technical topics and give a hands-on introduction for the new release and benefit from the latest features.
The full agenda will be published soon, but for now, we are revealing a few topics from Zabbix Team.
“Keep all secrets encrypted and secure”
Find out all about new security functions featured in the latest Zabbix release.
Smart problem and anomaly detection
“Supercharge Zabbix with powerful insights”
A new set of trigger functions for long term analysis of trend data will allow Zabbix to analyze historical data and generate alerts on detected anomalies.
“User roles for the enterprise”
New features to improve monitoring team daily work around the globe. How to set user roles for different team members, add language settings, and per-user timezones.
“Zabbix for IoT monitoring”
Zabbix 5.2 comes with support for Internet of Things protocols Modbus and MQTT. Zabbix Agent 2 will be able to collect MQTT data and work with Modbus out-of-box. Find out a few use cases of how Zabbix monitors IoT.
|– Zabbix Summit Online 2020 will be held on October 30|
– Traditional hands-on workshops will be run virtually
– Special chat rooms will be created for communication and networking
– The Summit will be held in such a way that it would be convenient for participants from all over the world to take part
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Open-Future is a company based in Nossegem (Belgium), focused exclusively on the Open Source market. Read the case showing how the company upgraded to Zabbix 4.4 and migrated from PostgreSQL table partitioning to PostgreSQL with TimescaleDB to ensure Zabbix support.
Read the complete article on: https://blog.zabbix.com/upgrade-zabbix-and-migrate-to-postgresql-with-timescaledb/11198/
After completing several stages to strengthen security procedures, Zabbix proudly announces that it has joined the CVE Program to assign CVE IDs to vulnerabilities affecting Zabbix products and projects.
The CVE program is the de facto international standard for identifying and naming cyber security vulnerabilities. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) Program’s primary purpose is to uniquely identify vulnerabilities and to associate specific versions of code bases (e.g., software and shared libraries) to those vulnerabilities – as stated on CVE Program website.
CVE Numbering Authorities (CNAs) are organizations from around the world that are authorized to assign CVE IDs to vulnerabilities affecting products within their distinct, agreed-upon scope, for inclusion in first-time public announcements of new vulnerabilities. These CVE IDs are provided to researchers, vulnerability disclosers, and information technology vendors.
Zabbix as an information technology vendor providing network infrastructure monitoring software has become a CNA for information-security vulnerabilities for Zabbix only.
Read the complete article on: https://blog.zabbix.com/zabbix-authorized-to-be-a-cve-numbering-authority-cna/11491/