The new version has become even more convenient and safe. The main strategy that the Zabbix team follows is to make Zabbix as accessible as possible. This is a free open source solution, and now Zabbix can be deployed both locally and in the cloud, it is also available on the latest versions of Linux platforms, containers and distributions from RedHat / IBM, SuSE, Ubuntu.

Zabbix installation is now available in one click on Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, IBM / RedHat Cloud, Oracle and Digital Ocean, and technical support services on Red Hat Marketplace and Azure Marketplace.

Moreover, the Zabbix monitoring system provides a number of completely ready-made integrations for working with instant messengers, ticket and notification systems, and also extends the list of supported services and applications that can be tracked without much effort.

What’s New in Zabbix 5.0:

  • Automation and Discovery: Added automatic discovery of hardware components, resources running Windows systems, and advanced detection of Java metrics.
  • Scalability: Zabbix frontend is now optimized for monitoring millions of devices.
  • New Zabbix agent is now officially supported: The new agent provides enhanced functionality for the most demanding customers and complex use cases. Its architecture is based on plugins, each of which implements the ability to collect metrics through various methods and technologies. We believe that this is the most advanced monitoring agent on the market.
  • Significantly improved security: All Zabbix components communicate in a secure manner and use secure protocols without affecting performance. Customizable encryption algorithms and the ability to define black and white lists for metrics are very important for those who need information security.
  • Compression for TimescaleDB: Helps to increase productivity and efficiency while reducing operating costs.
  • It’s even more convenient to use: The new web interface is optimized for wide screens, it supports third-party user interface modules along with other Zabbix user interface improvements.

Zabbix 5.0 is a version of LTS (Long Term Support) with 5 years of official support. It combines innovation and stability, and incorporates the time-tested features introduced in the non-LTS releases of Zabbix 4.2 and 4.4, making it an excellent choice for large-scale enterprise environments.