Bandwidth Management

Easy Bandwidth Management With PRTG

Understanding bandwidth and resource consumption is the key to better network performance management:

  • Avoid bandwidth and server performance bottlenecks
  • Find out what applications or what servers are using up your bandwidth
  • Plan upgrades of your infrastructure strategically
  • Reduce costs by buying bandwidth and hardware according to actual load

With bandwidth management you can deliver better quality of service to your users by being proactive!

Free Bandwidth and Network Management

Bandwidth management does not have to be complex or expensive. PRTG Network Monitor is an affordable bandwidth management software, that can be downloaded and tested for free! The setup is quick and easy, either with the autodiscovery or the wizard that guides you through the first steps. You will have your first bandwidth management data within minutes.

Protocols For Bandwidth Management

The bandwidth measurement software PRTG runs on a Windows-based machine within your network, recording network usage parameters. PRTG stores the recorded data in a database for historic reports and long time usage trends.

The easy-to-use web-based interface allows you to configure the devices and sensors that you want to monitor. You can create usage reports and publish monitoring results for colleagues and customers.


The following three common methods to monitor network usage are supported:

WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) are used to gather bandwidth usage and performance data for all systems within your network, including port-by-port usage data for switches and routers.

Packet Sniffing
With its integrated packet sniffing capability PRTG can inspect all network data packets travelling in your LAN or WLAN to calculate the bandwidth usage.

The NetFlow protocol is supported by most Cisco routers to measure bandwidth usage. It is the most powerful method for bandwidth management, suitable for high traffic networks.

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