Cloud server monitoring software PRTG.
All in. Professional.


  • PRTG offers a quick overview of all cloud services

  • Use PRTG as your cloud management tool


  • IAAS / SAAS / PAAS - management made for all cloud strategies


Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.






Pre-Customized for many
Cloud Management Services:
10 PRTG sensor highlights

PRTG Cloud HTTP Sensor

PRTG Cloud HTTP Sensor

Do you use certain cloud computing services in a variety of locations worldwide? Then check service accessibility and performance from your own particular location with our Cloud HTTP sensor. Our PRTG clouds are located in Asia, Europe, and the USA. You’ll be able to determine response times from all over the world.

Could Ping Sensor

Cloud Ping Sensor

With the Cloud Ping sensor, our HTTP sensor’s “little brother,” you can likewise monitor your services’ Ping times from all over the world via our service. The servers are located in:

•    Asia-Pacific: Tokyo
•    Western Europe: Ireland
•    Eastern USA: North Virginia
•    Western USA: Oregon

For more features of the Cloud Ping Sensor, please see below.

Amazon CloudWatch Sensor

Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring

Amazon CloudWatch is a frequently used monitoring service for Amazon Web Services (AWS). PRTG is a good choice for those who have many different accounts with Amazon and who wish to avoid having to constantly jump from one account to another, or for those who would like to implement an independent local monitoring tool. For PRTG retrieves the data from every account and makes it centrally available on one single dashboard.

PRTG features the following Amazon CloudWatch sensors:

Mail Server Sensoren

Mail Server Monitoring

Companies use a wide variety of e-mail providers. And particularly with e-mail: when the system is down, the IT manager’s telephone rings at once. Here it has proven to be useful to apply threshold values so one is warned quickly – before crashes occur. With our mail server sensors!

VMware Monitoring

VMware Monitoring

PAESSLER AG is a certified VMware technology partner. We have developed a series of sensors for VMware, including the VMware Virtual Machine sensor (SOAP) and VMware Host Hardware sensors (WBEM), which you can use to monitor ESX/ESXI server performance.

Microsoft OneDrive Monitoring

Microsoft OneDrive Monitoring

OneDrive - online storage by Microsoft. Our sensor for Microsoft OneDrive displays how much storage space you have available, and punctually alerts you when shortages loom. For this, we use OneDrive API.

Dropbox Monitoring

Dropbox Monitoring

Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud storage service. Dropbox Business enables companies to access a great deal of storage space. PRTG uses Dropbox API to conveniently display how much free storage space (in bytes and as a percentage) you have left.

Google Analytics Monitoring

Google Analytics Monitoring

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for tracking and analyzing website traffic. The Google Analytics sensor accesses the Google API in order to gather the most important data. Unique user information or views can thus be studied at a glance via the PRTG dashboard.

Google Drive Monitoring

Google Drive Monitoring

Google Drive – the search engine’s multi-purpose cloud. Because office applications are growing in popularity – especially amongst agile companies. The Google Drive sensor accesses the Google API directly and displays the amount of remaining storage space in bytes and as a percentage.

own personal cloud sensor

Your own personal cloud sensor!

Create a cloud sensor to fit your needs. Then customize PRTG to work effectively with your own particular circumstances.


PRTG Network Monitor - Overview

by Kimberley, Senior System Engineer

If you need a more comprehensive introduction to PRTG please have a look at our PRTG Network Monitor Overview webinars. Here you can also register for live webinars in the future.

View video (45 min.)

i Ping is a command-line utility, available on virtually any operating system with network connectivity, that acts as a test to see if a networked device is reachable. The ping command sends a request over the network to a specific device. A successful ping results in a response from the computer that was pinged back to the originating computer. Read more ...


iWhat is a sensor?

In PRTG, “Sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

View video (3:26 min.)

Find more than 190 additional sensors for your Cloud Monitoring Tool PRTG right here! PRTG effectively adapts to your infrastructure.


Here's what cloud management
looks like in PRTG


Made for all cloud strategies
independent monitoring with PRTG

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Many companies sign up for cloud computing services in order to benefit from greater virtual server capacities.

Example: A content delivery network (CDN) is set up for an international website, enabling the website’s contents to be stored on regional servers on site. Amazon Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, or Google Services are often chosen as CDNs.

Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? While Amazon offers its own Cloudwatch solution, your IT department will often have separate accounts for the various services or even from a number of different providers.

With PRTG, all accounts from all services are monitored together as one. PRTG is a comprehensive cloud monitoring service using a single dashboard, which is read at a quick glance.

Software as a Service

Many specialty departments require specific software for their work, software which more and more frequently is only offered as an SaaS solution. Furthermore, an increasing number of companies are switching to services such as Microsoft Office 365. And lastly, ultimately many e-mail services are also cloud solutions which are in use practically everywhere.

Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? As with IaaS, administrators using PRTG will enjoy a comprehensive cloud monitoring service that is both easy-to-use and quick to configure according to one’s own individual needs.

PRTG has already developed suitable sensors (measuring points) for many e-mail services and other programs such as Dropbox or Google Services. These sensors are created automatically upon installing PRTG. Administrators can thus get started with a customized monitoring tool for their IT system in no time at all.

Platform as a Service

There are several PaaS services which provide an environment for developers. These services can often be used without any major administrative hassles or one-time, astronomical acquisition fees. Furthermore, the services enable software developers to work more easily. It therefore comes as no surprise that more and more companies are resorting to these trendy PaaS services.

Why does an independent cloud monitoring tool make sense in such a situation? For one, development work is highly sensitive. In the event of system failures, high repair costs often result. Especially when it’s not immediately clear where the problem lies: With the PaaS service? Or maybe with a router that is not working properly? With a comprehensive monitoring service, administrators instantly have everything in check.


The PRTG cloud ping sensor

  • Ensure public facing services
    are available

  • Check response times
    from around the world

  • See the global average
    response time

  • Respond to problems, before your customers do


Definition of topic

According to research by Google, 53% of mobile website visitors will abandon a page if it doesn’t load within three seconds. But web servers are only one example of publicly accessible services, and of course PRTG provides a range of sensors to check on website availability and performance Web Servers (HTTP) Sensors. But what about all those other internet facing services – VPN concentrators, email servers, FTP sites, even edge routers and firewalls?

Any online service you provide to your customers, shareholders or employees makes a statement about the capability and professionalism of your organisation. Poor performance, or even worse, downtime can have a lasting negative impact on those users.

Increasing reliance on cloud based “X-as-a-Service” offerings means it’s not always obvious where your service instances are being delivered from. Many cloud service providers operate from data centres in different countries, or even different continents; and they are free to redistribute workloads according to cost, capacity and resilience demands. This makes it very difficult to keep track of the availability and performance of your public facing cloud services.


How can the Cloud Ping
Sensor help?

Whether you’re running your own services on-premise, or relying on global scale service providers, the Cloud Ping Sensor can check the response times of your devices, from multiple locations around the world.

Simply configure the sensor with a publicly accessible target IP address or hostname. It will then ping that device from various locations within the PRTG cloud. These source locations include several in APAC, Europe and the Americas. Along with the ping times from these separate locations, the sensor also includes an “Average Response Time” channel as well, to give you an overall performance figure.

The PRTG Cloud Ping Sensor enables you to measure the response times of your internet facing devices and services, from multiple locations around the world. It can also alert you if those response times become unacceptably slow, giving you a chance to take corrective action, before your customers even notice there’s a problem.


PRTG simplifies your day!

Let the PRTG cloud server monitoring work for you.
Focus on more challenging work instead.


PRTG saves you effort

Manage all your cloud computing services comfortably, around the clock. The built-in alarm feature alerts you even before problems occur – to avoid downtimes and complaints. Enjoy the design of an intuitive web interface.

PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get a professional, central monitoring tool for all of your cloud computing services. Thanks to our dashboard and app, you'll enjoy quick and comprehensive overviews any time.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of cloud management. The experience of our customers shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves in an average of a few weeks.


“The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy.“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany


Your cloud status at a glance

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.


PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



5 reasons to choose PRTG
as your cloud management tool

1. Create overviews

Whether Amazon CloudWatch or other services: Using a separate and specific monitoring tool for every cloud service is inconvenient. You must continually log in and out and squander much time becoming familiar with tools and their controls. PRTG offers administrators a quick overview of all cloud services. Our tool is quick to notify you in the event a threshold value is exceeded. You define the threshold values – not the cloud provider.

Reap cost benefits

The main argument for many cloud services is centered around their cost savings. But when system failures occur, cost benefits quickly disappear. Particularly if the process of determining the cause of the failure is long and cumbersome. Unnecessary personnel costs also result which can quickly become expensive. With PRTG, you’ll reap the cost benefits of your cloud strategy.

3. Bolster your autonomy

With PRTG, you’ll have your own monitoring tool whose configuration you can customize all by yourself, and which will effectively adapt to your IT system. You’ll thereby protect yourself and be able to modify your license individually – according to which new cloud services you wish to integrate into your infrastructure.

4. Fewer reservations

In many IT and specialty departments, there are reservations regarding the use of cloud services. These doubts are often related to overdependence or the risk of system failures. With PRTG, you get an independent monitoring tool and can do away with any qualms you may have.

5. Provide peace of mind

PRTG notifies you if – and only if – a threshold value is exceeded. This means: There are no daily status updates by email letting you know everything is OK – unless of course you opt for this feature. All it takes is a quick look at the dashboard to see that everything is alright. Administrators are free to complete their work in peace, knowing they will be immediately alerted in the case of an emergency.


white paper private cloud computing

White paper: Monitoring of private clouds

If you want to know everything about cloud computing, read our white paper. It informs you about the opportunities private cloud monitoring holds, and why consistent network monitoring gains importance in the cloud.

Get your free copy of our white paper now.


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Free Download

Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.


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


PRTG monitors your entire network,
data center and cloud services at a glance


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Data center monitoring

Data centers are the heart of every IT infrastructure. PRTG monitors your data center 24/7 and avoids bottlenecks and outages.

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Sharepoint monitoring

A SharePoint Server malfunction can have serious consequences. PRTG monitoring helps you solve problems faster and keep SharePoint stable.

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German quality

Free Download
  • Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
  • After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
  • Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime


Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.

Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.

Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.

Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!

Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.




Network Monitoring Software - Version (October 10th, 2019)


Download for Windows and hosted version available


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Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

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