Newsletter, January 16, 2013

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Zabbix Team is glad to say “hi” to all of our customers, partners, users and fans in this New Year of 2013! The great holidays have passed, hopefully we all got what we’ve wished for and now ready for the next great achievements, new meetings and beneficial opportunities. There are only two and a half weeks since we’ve “met” the year of 2013, but Zabbix has already something to share with you. Please enjoy!


Zabbix 2.2 Is on the Way

There were lots of waiting and expectations for the major release of Zabbix 2.0 that finally took place last year on May 21st. Without any doubts Zabbix 2.0 made the monitoring process even more precise and advanced, by bringing more than 35 new features since the last major version, Zabbix 1.8.

Straightforward after the big debut of Zabbix 2.0, Zabbix team continued its hard work on further product development and improvements, aiming for the next major version to be released later on this year.

If you are interested to find out more about the new monitoring features that are planned to be covered in Zabbix 2.2, then please feel free to read the following related articles on our Weblog:

Zabbix 2.2 features, part 1 – Automatic database upgrading

Zabbix 2.2 features, part 2 – Templated web monitoring

Zabbix 2.2 features, part 3 – Web scenario retries

Don’t forget to check out Zabbix Weblog for the latest news about Zabbix next major release – Zabbix 2.2. New information and articles are coming soon!


Keep Updated With Zabbix Weblog

Besides all the recent articles about Zabbix 2.2 features, Zabbix Weblog is the perfect place in general, where you can read about Zabbix most recent activities, not only in development, but also in the company’s social life. This page is constantly updated with new information and posts, written by Zabbix developers and marketing team, as well as our trusted customers and partners.

If you would like to find out more about the latest improvements of Zabbix, please enjoy the following articles, recently published on Zabbix Weblog:

Low Level Discovery for Windows Services by Raymond Kuiper

Zabbix 2.0 packages for RHEL, CentOS, SL by Volter


From “Uncertainty” to “Know-How”

Nobody wants to feel incompetent or unsecure while guiding and managing monitoring solutions and having questions and uncertainties in mind. Zabbix monitoring solution was always aimed to be very flexible and user-friendly. However, you still need to have certain knowledge and skills in order to maintain your company’s IT monitoring processes as safe and professional as possible. So, if you are interested to get professional knowledge about Zabbix software and to find out more about the best practices directly from Zabbix experts, then please make sure to apply for any of Zabbix scheduled trainings or submit request for training in your region.

Make sure to process your application on time, as the number of registrants is limited!

Training Schedule

Almetyevsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia    
Organized by: Zabbix SIA Language: Russian Trainer:
Aleksey Pustovalov
Certified Specialist 21 - 23 January 2013 Apply
Zabbix For Large Environments 24 - 25 January 2013 Apply
Osaka, Japan    
Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC Language: Japanese Trainer:
Kodai Terashima
Certified Specialist 23 - 25 January 2013 Apply
Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany    
Organized by: Zabbix SIA Language: English Trainer:
Rihards Olups
Certified Specialist 28 - 30 January 2013 Fully Booked
Zabbix For Large Environments 31 January -
1 February 2013
Tokyo, Japan    
Organized by: Zabbix Japan LLC Language: Japanese Trainer:
Takashi Fukushima
Certified Specialist 20 - 22 February 2013 Apply

More detailed information on Zabbix Professional Training courses can be found on the Zabbix training page.

IT sneak-peak

AES and SHA support for SNMPv3 [ZBXNEXT-450]

According to the SNMPv3 standard, we've implemented AES privacy protocol and SHA authentication protocol support for SNMPv3. They can now be used instead of DES and MD5 for items, low-level discovery rules and network discovery checks. Using these encryption protocols will make your system more secure, which may be critical for some environments.


Zabbix First Little Achievement in 2013

As we all know, little steps and small achievements are the indivisible journey fragments that each of us face on the way to grand victories. Zabbix is not an exception and we learn how to be happy and thankful for each and every tiny moment of success we achieve.

Last week, on January 10th, Zabbix has reached its first 1,000 “likes” on Zabbix Facebook channel! And that would not happen without great support and continued interest about Zabbix product, service and activities of our beloved FB followers. Thank you all for your priceless trust, loyalty and belief in us! With your help, all Zabbix major victories are yet to come!

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