Zabbix 5.2 released with support of IoT and complex synthetic monitoring

October 27, 2020

The new Zabbix monitoring software 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

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

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 website: www.zabbix.com/training#training_courses

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: www.zabbix.com/whats_new_5_2
Find more information on full documentation and features overview at: www.zabbix.com/documentation/5.2/manual

About the Zabbix Company

Zabbix Company is based in Europe, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and the United States. Its founder, CEO, and Zabbix product creator is Alexei Vladishev. The basic work sphere of Zabbix Company is the development of free and open-source software for monitoring of services, networks and applications. Apart from that, the company offers a wide range of professional services designed to fit every customer's unique business demands including implementation, integration, custom development, and consulting services as well as various training programs. Zabbix team's mission is to make a superior monitoring solution available and affordable for all. For the first time, Zabbix was released in 2001. Zabbix as a company was established in 2005 in order to provide expert technical support services. There are governmental institutions of different countries along with some of the world's biggest telco, finance, educational, retail and healthcare companies among Zabbix customers. Many of them are included in the Fortune 500 list.

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