Watch your data center with
PRTG Network Monitor

  • Avoid downtimes – get informed before they occur
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Increase application performance – avoid traffic bottlenecks
  • Environment monitoring: control your environmental factors


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  • 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

Why data center monitoring is essential

Data centers are at the heart of every IT infrastructure and mission critical in every company. Due to technical evolution, the complexity of a data center’s infrastructure keeps increasing, and should it fail, businesses are often left inoperable. Monitoring your data center with PRTG will allow you to:

  • Ensure 24/7 monitoring of all your data center through PRTG
  • Check how your infrastructure is performing in real time
  • Avoid expensive outages
  • Address bottlenecks before they cause problems
  • Know trends in data center for a better capacity planning
  • Provide better Quality of Experience (QoE) to your customers
  • Save time and money

Data center monitoring with PRTG

At Paessler, data center monitoring goes beyond the traditional IT and Network monitoring. In fact, from monitoring perspective a data center can be seen as an entity composed of three main blocks:

Network infrastructure

IT and Network Infrastructure

This includes network devices (switches, routers, etc. from vendors like Linksys or Cisco), servers, firewalls, load balancers, virtual environments, etc.

Applications and services

Applications and Services

It includes all applications and services which are hosted in your data center. For example, web servers (IIS, Apache, NGINX), SQL Servers (Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2016, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL), mail server (Exchange, IMAP, POP3, SMTP), web applications (websites, portals), backups, security, and customer specific applications.

Data center environment

Data center environment

It covers all aspects around data center facilities. For example, physical sensors (which monitor temperature, humidity, smoke, and movements in server rooms), security cameras, energy supply, access control, etc.

All-in-one Monitoring of heterogeneous infrastructure















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.

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The data center infrastructure is composed of heterogeneous devices, applications and services from different manufactures or providers. Hence you need one unified monitoring solution to monitor them all.

One tool

One Tool for everything

With PRTG you can monitor the classic infrastructure, the data center environment, and services & applications at the same time and within one tool. PRTG offers more than 200 predefined sensors out of the box for suppliers like Dell, Citrix, HP, IBM and many more. But, don’t worry if you’re using other brands, PRTG is agentless, and therefore makes it easy for you to integrate your own device through custom sensors. Every object which has an IP address and which supports a monitoring protocol (SNMP, WMI, HTTP, etc) can be monitored by PRTG.


Get automatically alerted

Once you start monitoring your data center in real time, you’ll never have to worry about bottlenecks, exceeding your bandwidth, or fluctuation in temperature in your data center. All you need is to set thresholds and PRTG will alert you each time something is not working as expected, thanks to its very flexible and powerful notifications mechanism. Besides, PRTG learns what is normal for your infrastructure and it will automatically detect unusual behaviors and alerts you accordingly.

data reporting

Data reporting for better service quality

Moreover, the PRTG data reporting will allow you to see trends in your data center and help you to decide where more capacity is needed. By doing so, you will be:

  • Be proactive (by detecting problems bevor they affect you customers)
  • Avoid downtime
  • Fulfil your Service-Level-Agreements (SLAs)
  • Provide better quality of experience to your customers












PRTG will not only ensure you get alerted in time, it also gives you the opportunity to create easily understandable dashboards which quickly give you an overview of your data center’s health.

Your Data Center Monitoring at a glance
– even on the go

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!


200,000 system administrators worldwide
trust our software. Every day.

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  • 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

Why PRTG is the right tool


Unified monitoring – monitor all your data center within PRTG



Avoid downtime through customized notifications (email, SMS, SNMP Trap…)



Monitor your data center remotely through the PRTG mobile applications



Identify unusual behavior through the PRTG ”unusual” detection feature




All in one, no add-ons or hidden costs

“Our network engineers really love PRTG, because of its customization”

John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA

PRTG simplifies your day

Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.


PRTG saves time

With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.

PRTG saves worry

Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.


Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG


Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.

Recommend PRTG

Award winning solution

We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.




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Network Activity Monitoring: Keep an eye on your entire network and monitor your devices like printers, your storage solutions like NAS or SAN, your server health, and your websites.

Computer Monitoring: PRTG automatically collects all relevant data of your computers like CPU utilization, operating temperature, or memory usage. Be in control of your network computers and environmental factors like temperature and humidity and prevent costly outages.

VoIP Monitoring: PRTG monitors the quality of your VoIP-connections. By preventing malfunctions and verifying service level agreements, you’ll save time and money.

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

German quality

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  • 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)


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Unified Monitoring

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

Supported Vendors & Applications