FTP Monitoring with PRTG

  • PRTG effectively monitors the performance of FTP servers
  • PRTG monitors via encrypted and unencrypted server connections
  • Count files, measure response time, report problems

 


Check your FTP server for problems or changes

The FTP server: Your download center

The FTP server: Your download center

As download centers, FTP servers provide customers and coworkers with data, applications, drivers, and software updates. The functioning of these servers therefore has a direct impact on customer satisfaction. If downloads are consistently slow, then the latter is bound to suffer. Furthermore, service-level agreements must be upheld to avoid contractual penalties in the B2B realm.

FTP servers: Data distribution centers

FTP servers: Data distribution centers

FTP servers act as in-house data distribution centers. They ensure information, software, and updates are distributed to the individual workstations of your company. This distribution affects work processes, and is especially vital for closing security loopholes quickly. Customers want to be able to easily upload project documentation, employees need to exchange data without interruptions, and perhaps most importantly, system administrators must be informed of changes to servers and keep an eye on crucial server values such as response time.

PRTG comes with FTP sensors

PRTG comes with FTP sensors

Professional FTP monitoring is required to effectively (and reliably) complete all these tasks. PRTG offers pre-configured sensors for FTP, FTPS, and SFTP servers. PRTG monitoring prevents downtime, speeds up troubleshooting, records changes to the current file count, and immediately notifies you of performance problems, such as when a server’s response time slows down. FTP-based services should be quickly and easily accessible at all times, and the distribution of data and applications must be carried out without interruption. Use PRTG to ensure everything runs smoothly.

With PRTG, everyone will work with peace of mind.

 

An introduction to FTP monitoring with PRTG

 

How FTP monitoring with PRTG works

Pre-configured sensors

Pre-configured sensors

PRTG comes equipped with three sensors for FTP and SFTP monitoring. These sensors query response times, server messages, and the current file count, and prepare this information for PRTG’s dashboard and reports. Other sensors can be customized according to your own specific needs. In the event of a problem, PRTG will automatically send out an alarm notification.

Encryption

Encryption

A username and password are saved in the sensor settings to allow the sensor to connect to the server. You can customize a variety of other parameters in these settings, including whether you would like PRTG to use SSL or TLS encryption to connect to the FTP server. When counting the number of files, you can specify whether all files should be included in the count, or only those which have been added since the last query. With PRTG, you can even customize query intervals.

PRTG uses the SSH File Transfer Protocol (“FTP over SSH”) to connect to the SFTP servers of Linux systems. This allows you to keep a constant eye on the response times of your SFTP servers.

Learn more about monitoring with SSH here

Learn how to set up an SSH sensor here

 

4 good reasons to choose PRTG as your FTP monitoring tool

Stable and secure

Stable and secure

With FTP monitoring, FTP and SFTP servers are more stable during uploads and downloads, data receives greater protection, and unwanted deletions or unusual spikes in the file count are recorded. As a result, your work processes and customer service department will run without a hitch.

Gain an overview

Gain an overview

All FTP and SFTP server values are displayed on an easy-to-read dashboard. PRTG also comes with automated reporting. You can customize the dashboard, as well as the alarm and reporting features.

Automated alarms

Automated alarms

PRTG will automatically send you an alert as soon as FTP or SFTP server availability becomes an issue. It will also warn you if files are added or deleted, or if any other personalized threshold values are exceeded. PRTG delivers these alarms by SMS, email, or push notification.

Measure performance

Measure performance

Generate FTP server statistics on performance, availability, response times, and file counts. Graphs of the data are created directly in the application, or via a report, which you can also have sent automatically.

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“In all, you'll be hard-pushed to find a more comprehensive network monitoring package than this. There are no hidden costs or extra packages to buy either, making Paessler PRTG our network monitor of choice.”

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– even while 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!

 

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“The support we received from Paessler AG was extremely reassuring. Their reaction time, know-how, and solutions were outstanding in every department.”

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Data collected by PRTG

Notifications

FTP Sensor

The FTP Sensor monitors files servers that use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or FTP over SSL (FTPS). Display the following:

  • Server response time
  • Server response

Notifications

FTP Server File Count Sensor

The FTP Server File Count Sensor connects to a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server and monitors changes to files. It can display the file count of a selected directory.

Notifications

SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol Sensor

The SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol Sensor monitors the FTP servers of a Linux-/Unix system which use the SSH File Transfer Protocol (FTP over SSH). This sensor attempts to connect to the server, and displays the corresponding response time.

PRTG is a vital tool for getting
your IT into tip-top shape!

The costs for a one-year PRTG license pay for themselves in an average of only a few of weeks.
License costs vary according to the size of your network.

PRTG makes
your network more reliable

PRTG improves the reliability of your network

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network management costs

PRTG saves network management costs

PRTG saves time
spent on network management

Award winning solution

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as possible for our customers each and every day.
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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.

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Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.


The many advantages of PRTG:

1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.

2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.

3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.

Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.

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