What is network monitoring, and
why is it essential?
Network monitoring is the basis for a productive IT environment
PRTG keeps a constant eye on the status and performance
of your network
Prompt alerts in the event of downtime or malfunctions
What is network monitoring?
Network monitoring refers to the monitoring of an entire network environment. Its goal is to allow sysadmins to work in a better, quicker, and more efficient manner. Network monitoring focuses on parameters such as bandwidth consumption and the availability of network devices. Some of the monitored devices include the local and Internet-based systems in an IT environment, such as databases, applications, clouds, servers, and network infrastructures. Network monitoring allows admins to ensure their networks run smoothly, effectively, and free of errors.
Why should you monitor your
Identify bottlenecks and eliminate disruptions
Applications and devices that consume excessive amounts of bandwidth can bring an entire network to a standstill. It is therefore crucial that admins know exactly how much traffic is running through their networks. By monitoring traffic and bandwidth, you’ll keep a constant eye on your network capacity and can prevent disruptions caused by bottlenecks and overloads. As a result, you’ll ensure business goes on as usual at your company or organization.
Optimize performance and do away with downtime
For business processes to be successful, your servers and databases must always be up and running. If a web or mail server goes down, your company feels the pinch immediately and is forced to free up valuable resources to solve the problem. You should therefore keep a constant eye on the most important aspects of your database, including its query, connection, and response times. With comprehensive network monitoring, you’ll be able to monitor all your servers around the clock and make sure they are always operational.
Ensure devices and applications run properly
Many applications are critical for your business. You should therefore monitor your network to detect potential problems and errors before they arise. Otherwise, you run the risk of malfunctions causing serious disruptions to your business. If you want to help your coworkers be as productive as possible, you must ensure all the devices and applications in your LAN and WAN are running smoothly.
Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
by industry analysts as a leader
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“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”
“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”
“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
5 reasons why
more than 200,000 sysadmins love PRTG
- PRTG monitors your network in real time and from one central location
- PRTG is user-friendly and intuitive
- PRTG is all-in-one software with no add-ons or plugins
- PRTG can be customized to meet your own specific needs
- PRTG comes with a notification system that helps you prevent downtime
3 reasons why PRTG is the perfect
network monitoring tool
Keep an eye on your
PRTG gives you an overview of all the goings-on in your network. Are you constantly trying to figure out why your Internet connection keeps going down or other disruptions occur in your network? Look no further: PRTG works as a network traffic tool to provide you with an instant overview of your data consumption and network.
PRTG monitors your bandwidth usage (among other things) by collecting real-time data such as upload or download speeds and presenting the results on an easy-to-read dashboard.
You’ll quickly detect bottlenecks and see which applications or servers are using the most bandwidth.
Perform comprehensive network analyses
Monitoring data is extremely useful for analyzing your network. Network analyses let you uncover potential weak spots and root out the causes of disruptions. They also expose security flaws in your IT infrastructure and bandwidth bottlenecks.
Another advantage: PRTG can be customized to meet your own specific needs. In the event of an error or anomaly, you’ll immediately be alerted by email, SMS, or push notification.
What’s more, regular reports help you analyze and manage your network.
Optimize capacities and your entire network
Thanks to detailed PRTG statistics, you can identify (among other things) the bandwidth hogs that clog your network. These may be individual applications, video streams, overloaded WLANs, or simply large print jobs.
Once you are able to identify bandwidth hogs and bottlenecks, you can then optimize your data consumption. You’ll therefore avert errors before they arise.
PRTG network monitoring helps your company or organization work as smoothly and efficiently as possible. By regularly analyzing your network, you can optimize your capacities and use monitoring data to develop more effective courses of action.
With PRTG, network management has never been easier!
PRTG in a nutshell
PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure
Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, and much more.
PRTG supports the most important technologies
Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).
PRTG can be used for any operating system
Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.
Still not convinced?
More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
Still not convinced?
Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
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|Network Monitoring Software - Version 188.8.131.525 (March 1st, 2023)|
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