Monitoring computers with PRTG:
the all-in-one 24/7 software
PRTG automatically collects all relevant data of your computers
Monitor CPU utilization, operating temperature, memory usage, bandwidth, etc.
PRTG significantly increases the reliability of your system
Computer monitoring with PRTG
- What is computer monitoring?
- Manage your Computer with PRTG and prevent crashes
- This is what our software for computer monitoring looks like
- Network and computer monitoring for businesses: 3 examples
- PRTG PC hardware monitoring software features
- More than just computer monitoring: 3 advantages of PRTG
- Computer monitoring with PRTG: Available on all devices
- Computer monitoring FAQ
Manage your Computer
with PRTG and prevent crashes
There seems to always be a problem with at least one computer – much to the frustration of workers. IT support departments are responsible for tackling these issues and quickly limiting damage. But work interruptions ultimately lead to higher costs.
It is therefore a good idea to take precautionary measures instead of chasing problems as they arise. Central monitoring spots problems before they can happen and is quick to send alerts. PRTG is the all-in-one solution for your computer monitoring. Proactive administration leads to less lost data, minimal work stoppages, and happier workers.
Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.
PRTG features a built-in system information overview for every computer in your network so you can keep abreast of all the important information concerning your devices. Besides, PRTG monitors your printers, data center, server rooms, or humidity and temperature. That's more than a standard monitoring tool can deliver. Along with other monitoring features which are already incorporated into PRTG, a comprehensive overview of your IT infrastructure and your network activity is yours to enjoy with just one single tool.
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Network and computer monitoring for businesses: 3 examples
Remote computer monitoring
The Student Hotel Group has over a dozen locations in Europe. All its monitoring data is sent to one IT location, including data on computers, servers, switches, bandwidth, and more. A separate remote probe was created in each location. “We tried other monitoring software but PRTG is the most user-friendly,” declares the IT manager. To the case study.
Server room monitoring
The Concertgebouw is a famous concert hall in Amsterdam. Its IT managers monitor the temperature in the server room, as well as the website with its ticket system and many other devices. This monitoring saves the IT team lots of precious time. Discover the full case study here.
Tracking critical infrastructures
Jena University Hospital treats more than 300,000 patients per year in 26 different clinics. As a result, its network must always be up and running. This includes numerous computers and devices that are used for medical purposes. Thanks to PRTG sensors, the IT managers can keep a close eye on all the devices. To the case study.
PRTG PC hardware monitoring software features
Monitor PC temperature
Want to check the system temperature or the temperature of the CPU? You can monitor these values with our System Health sensors. Along with the CPU load, PRTG monitors the temperature and airflow of the devices in your network, making it the perfect tool for your server room.
Monitor PC capacity
How much of your memory and hard disks are being used? PRTG monitors RAM capacity and hard disk space. Thanks to its preconfigured sensors, your monitoring is set up in no time. And if memory is low, you’ll be alerted immediately so you can quickly redistribute your resources and prevent disruptions.
Bandwidth bottlenecks make working on PCs nearly impossible. Most monitoring tools only check the Internet traffic on a single PC. But to uncover a bottleneck, you have to monitor the traffic in your entire network.
More on bandwidth monitoring
Monitor PC traffic
What kind of traffic flows through your network? How much is web traffic and how much is mail traffic? What kind of files come from which IP addresses? PRTG provides for comprehensive traffic monitoring. Learn more about SNMP monitoring, flow monitoring and packet sniffing with PRTG.
And much more
PRTG comes with 250 preconfigured sensors for monitoring your hardware, applications, traffic, and more.
Practical tip: “Hey Stephan, what would you tell administrators looking to set up CPU monitoring with PRTG?”
“The SNMP CPU Load Sensor is a great way to get a handy overview of the load on all of a host’s CPU cores with just one sensor. Of course, this sensor also displays the total CPU load, which means you can always tell right away if one of your server’s processors is about to reach its load limit!”
Stephan Linke, technical support at Paessler AG
More than just computer monitoring:
3 advantages of PRTG
all your devices
PRTG monitors all your hardware, databases, applications, and traffic. It is a powerful monitoring tool available at a fair and transparent price. PRTG is used by more than 200,000 sysadmins daily.
Monitor the devices of all the biggest manufacturers
IT infrastructures are usually made up of PCs, routers, and switches from a variety of different manufacturers. With PRTG, you get a monitoring solution that is compatible with all the biggest names in the business.
The basic version of PRTG can be used free of charge. You get 100 free sensors that never expire. You can therefore set up free computer monitoring in a small network and upgrade later as your needs evolve.
Computer monitoring with PRTG: Available on all devices
Computer monitoring via your desktop
Many sysadmins use our monitoring software on their PC. PRTG comes with a centralized dashboard that lets you keep a constant eye on your entire IT infrastructure.
Computer monitoring via our app
You can also access our monitoring tool via your smartphone or tablet. This comes in handy when you’re in the server room, working on a coworker’s PC, or at a location outside the office.
Check your computers at a glance –
even on the go
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
Computer monitoring FAQ
How does computer monitoring work?
During computer monitoring, data packets are sent to the monitoring tool where they are processed and analyzed. The data is sent via WMI, Flow technologies, or SNMP, depending on the manufacturer of the device that is being monitored. Many manufacturers use SNMP.
How can I prevent my computers from crashing?
If computers or the network goes down, company operations usually come to a standstill. Computer monitoring software with an alarm function 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.
How much does computer monitoring cost?
You can find everything from free computer monitoring software to tools that will run you 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.
How can I monitor all the computers in my network?
It’s always a good idea to monitor all the main computers and devices in your network. By doing so, you’ll make sure your network runs smoothly. If an error occurs, you can immediately identify the cause. Computer monitoring software consolidates all monitoring data so you can monitor your computers from one central location.
How can I monitor the temperature on my computer?
Computers heat up quickly. At extremely high temperatures, they can even crash. Computer monitoring software lets you keep a constant eye on the temperature of your computers – even while on the go. You can therefore quickly take action if the temperature becomes critical.
PAESSLER AG –
- 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.
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