Cisco Network Monitoring - Fully integrated with PRTG


  • PRTG monitors your Cisco devices out of the box.
  • PRTG features special sensors designed just for Cisco devices
  • PRTG integrates technologies such as SNMP and NetFlow
  • PRTG increases the security of your network and the quality of your service


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How does Cisco Monitoring with PRTG work?

Specially designed sensors for a better look inside your Cisco network

Cisco offers powerful solutions in several areas, from network management and unified communication to routing and switching management. By professionally monitoring Cisco-related parameters, you can exhaust all the possibilities – at no extra charge. Remaining true to our “all-inclusive” philosophy, we have also provided access to all Cisco sensors in PRTG’s freeware version. Simply activate the sensors and get started.

Effortlessly obtain an overview of the system status, find out all there is to know about a device status and your network hardware, gain valuable information on traffic, connections, and users, and get help making service management decisions. With PRTG, you’ll guarantee system health, connection stability, and application security in your Cisco networks.

Part of the Cisco ecosystem, Paessler has developed sensors especially for Cisco devices. Additional sensors use Cisco-specific NetFlow technology for traffic monitoring. From ADSL to VPN connections, all the way to Voice over IP applications: PRTG ensures the quality of your service.

With PRTG, everyone can work with peace of mind.

A quick introduction to PRTG: Cisco monitoring


Your Cisco network at a glance
– even on the go

PRTG can be installed within minutes and it's compatible with most mobile devices.


Get started at once: Many Cisco sensors are predefined in PRTG

PRTG lets you take advantage of a wide variety of predefined Cisco sensors. You can also create individual Cisco sensors with just a few clicks.

Some examples:

Discover more predefined sensors here.

Cisco Monitoring: Why PRTG is the right choice!










i NetFlow is a protocol for collecting, aggregating and recording traffic flow data in a network. NetFlow data provide a more granular view of how bandwidth and network traffic are being used than other monitoring solutions, such as SNMP. NetFlow was developed by Cisco and is embedded in Cisco’s IOS software on the company’s routers and switches and has been supported on almost all Cisco devices since the 11.1 train of Cisco IOS Software. Read more ...

1. Quality enhanced by membership in a developer network

Member of the Cisco Developer Network, PRTG provides custom-fit sensors for your Cisco network so you can always be on the safe side.

2. No additional costs for Cisco sensors

Many software companies charge additional fees for Cisco sensors. But thanks to our “all-inclusive” philosophy, you can use any sensors you please, even in the freeware version.

3. Easy VoIP benchmarking

Because they are especially prone to data delays and losses, certain parameters are pre-calculated right from the analysis stage (e.g. ICPIF, MOS). This makes it possible for benchmarking to be performed directly, without additional calculations.

4. Complete quality assurance monitoring

By merging all relevant parameters in just a few sensors, you can easily measure the service quality of your Cisco network and use your findings to make sound decisions.

5. High-performance monitoring via SNMP

Using SNMP technology (if possible and if it makes sense to do so), parameters can be gathered such as statistics on CPU usage and the ADSL connections of your Cisco router under minimal bandwidth consumption.

6. Overview of all IPsec VPN connections

For those Cisco devices with Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), you get an easy-to-read overview of traffic, users, and IPsec-secured VPN connections. Which users are online and offline? Finding out is a cinch with PRTG’s sensors.

7. Quick creation of multiple sensors for VPN connections

By activating the ASA VPN sensors, you can quickly set up additional VPN connections for monitoring. This frees you up from having to create a separate sensor for each individual connection.

8. System health at a glance

With PRTG you get a clear and reliable overview of all necessary values, including temperature, CPU load, power supply, and available memory.

9. Perfect compatibility with Cisco NetFlow technology

Six sensors help high-traffic networks monitor their data traffic. The sensors, both in their standard and customizable versions, are compatible with NetFlow protocols IPFIX, NetFlow 9, and NetFlow 5.

10. Automatic notifications

Should an error occur or one of your self-defined thresholds be exceeded, you’ll be notified immediately, wherever you happen to be.

11. Automation for a lighter workload

With PRTG’s sensors and notifications, you no longer need to take the time to check each and every device manually.

12. Better network security

Thanks to our Cisco-specific sensors and extremely clear-cut monitoring, you’ll be quicker to spot security loopholes in your Cisco devices.

Customer Quote Network Monitoring

"Our network engineers really love PRTG, because of its customization."

John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA

This is how Cisco Monitoring with PRTG works

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is the easiest way to monitor your network. Network and CPU loads are minimal; an analysis with regard to protocol or an IP address however is impossible. We use this protocol whenever we can to enjoy the most efficient of monitoring.

NetFlow is a Cisco technology in which bandwidth usage is determined within a device and collectively transmitted to PRTG. Bandwidth consumption, therefore, is minimized. NetFlow offers a higher degree of detail (e.g. per network protocol/IP address) than SNMP, and because of its low consumption is ideal for networks with a large amount of traffic.


iBandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.   Read more ...

PRTG: The swiss army knife for sys admins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs relying on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects using HTTP requests
  • Custom Sensors: Create your own sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom Notifications: Create your own notifications to send alarms to external systems
  • New REST API Sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides XML or JSON



Increased reliability is included: PRTG is proven to increase the reliability of your network. And this results in long-term savings. Thanks to our simple yet comprehensive monitoring, you’ll save precious time and can concentrate on other important projects.

100 sensors are included: With the Free Trial Version, you get access to 100 free sensors which never expire. This is the perfect way to get a feel for PRTG. If you need more sensors, simply search for a suitable license or upgrade later when it’s convenient to do so. The Free Trial Version is also sufficient for sophisticated private uses - such as for one’s home network.

The alarm feature is included: The notification system is included free of charge with PRTG. There are no hidden fees whatsoever. Our motto: PRTG is your one-stop service.

Support is included: Paessler AG operates in accordance with the "no offshore" principle. In other words: our support staff can be found on site. They work in the same offices as our developers and other departments. And that means we can provide quick and straightforward answers - usually within 24 hours on business days.

Reports are included: PRTG lets you create detailed and personalized reports. This feature comes in handy when it’s time to prepare information for the financial planning team. PRTG reports allow you, among other things, to generate detailed charts, customize timeframes, and export historical data.

Start your Free Trial Version today! Upgrade only if it makes sense to do so. PRTG is installed in a matter of minutes.


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