PRTG computer monitoring:
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Prevent crashes and reduce downtime with our computer monitoring tool PRTG
Chasing down elusive hardware failures, losing computer uptime, and dealing with the associated costs don’t have to be a part of your IT routine. Keeping track of your computer and its critical parts is as easy as 1,2,3 with Paessler PRTG computer monitoring.
Enhance computer efficiency and reliability
Keep your computing environment at peak efficiency. With PRTG, a comprehensive overview of your computer systems and their health status, as well as computer traffic and capacity, provides you with the necessary information to keep things running smoothly for end users and your IT department alike.
Monitor and optimize computer performance
Stay on top of your computer health with monitoring in real time. Track CPU usage, temperature, and memory, detect system bottlenecks, connection failures, and possible network security breaches, and ensure that your computer systems support your organization's needs effectively.
Streamline computing operations and management
Centralize the monitoring of your computers, networks, and applications. PRTG's unified interface simplifies oversight, making it easier to manage your computer inventory, or plan and report on your computer infrastructure, thus boosting your team's efficiency.
What computer monitoring looks like in PRTG
Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring the traffic on your computers, device performance, and system health. Show computer hardware metrics in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot network and system performance issues.
PRTG is compatible with all major vendors and manufacturers
5 reasons to choose PRTG as your computer monitor
Flexible and scalable monitoring
PRTG adapts easily to your organization’s scale and complexity. Manage a few devices or expand to monitor thousands of devices, databases, applications, services, and more, ensuring consistent performance and reliability.
Effortless setup and deployment
Implementing PRTG for computer monitoring is straightforward and agentless. There’s no need to install software on each computer, saving time and resources. This simplicity allows IT administrators to focus on more critical tasks with a system that’s up and running quickly.
Access your monitoring data anywhere
Stay informed about your computer network's status, whether in the office or on the go. Our PRTG apps for iOS or Android deliver real-time insights into your computer systems, offering convenience and control from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, wherever you are.
Customizable alerting system
Tailor your notification preferences to suit your workflow. PRTG allows for personalized alerts via email, SMS, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and more. Opt for detailed messages or concise summaries to stay informed about your computer network's health in the most efficient way for you.
Comprehensive features with cost-effective solutions
Start with PRTG's robust suite of features at no cost. It includes 100 free sensors permanently, perfect for basic computer monitoring needs. Plus, explore the full potential with unlimited access to all sensors for the first 30 days, giving you a complete overview of its capabilities without immediate investment.
Your computer monitoring at a glance – even on the go
Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.
Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners
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“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”
Infrastructure and Operations Engineer in the Communications Industry, firm size 10B - 30B USD
Computer monitoring: FAQ
If computers or the network go down, company operations usually come to a standstill. Computer monitoring software with a customizable alerting system, like PRTG, ensures IT managers are immediately notified in the event of a major malfunction or disruption. Such software helps you prevent your computers and network from crashing.
You can find everything from free computer monitoring software to tools that will cost several thousand dollars or euros per year. It all depends on your monitoring needs and the size of your network. PRTG offers flexible licenses so you can upgrade your monitoring as you please.
Monitoring your entire network of computers with PRTG is as easy as ensuring your target system supports SNMP and has it enabled. After allowing access to PRTG, the computers are shown in the central dashboard, providing a comprehensive overview of your system.
Computers heat up quickly. At extremely high temperatures, they can even crash. PRTG computer monitoring software lets you keep a constant eye on the temperature of your computers – even while on the go with the mobile app. This makes it easy to quickly take action when temperatures spike unexpectedly.
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadminsAdapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:
- HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
- Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
- REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format
More than just a monitoring tool:
Reasons our customers love PRTG
Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier. Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network. Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.
Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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