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LogicMonitor vs. PRTG

Why PRTG is much more than just
an alternative to LogicMonitor


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    PRTG licenses are flexible
    and affordable

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    On-premise or Software as a Service (SaaS) – with PRTG, you have
    the choice
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    PRTG offers a full range of features – as well as detailed,
    long-term statistics



What is LogicMonitor?

LogicMonitor is a cloud-based network monitoring tool. It lets you monitor network performance, cloud services, servers, and hardware. The SaaS tool is billed monthly (per monitored device) and comes in Pro and Enterprise versions. The full range of features is only available beginning with the Enterprise license, which is an absolute must if you plan on monitoring more than 200 devices.


PRTG is more than
just an alternative
to LogicMonitor

The PRTG network monitoring tool comes with all the features sysadmins need to monitor all their servers, hardware, and cloud services, as well as their entire network. Its intuitive user interface, extensive configuration possibilities, and mobile apps for monitoring while on the go make PRTG the perfect choice for sysadmins in search of a convenient, affordable, and powerful tool.


PRTG licenses are flexible and affordable


LogicMonitor license costs are based on the number of monitored devices. We believe our licenses, which are based on the total number of sensors, allow for much more flexibility. Most of the time, you won't need to read and monitor every single interface on every device. Usually, our customers need between 5 and 10 sensors per device. On the whole, PRTG licenses are therefore much less expensive than comparable licenses by LogicMonitor.

 i How PRTG defines sensors

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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Choose between an on-premise and a cloud-based solution

Looking to host and install your monitoring in your own network? If so, then PRTG Network Monitor is the right choice for you. An on-premise solution can be advantageous even if you don’t want your monitoring environment to interfere with the availability and performance of your Internet connection. LogicMonitor, on the other hand, is only available as a SaaS. With PRTG, you can also opt for a cloud-based solution – PRTG Hosted Monitor comes with the full range of monitoring features, is quick and easy to set up, and provides for flexible monthly billing based on the number of sensors you use for your monitoring.



250+ sensors to get started quickly

PRTG comes with more than 250 preconfigured sensors. LogicMonitor’s out-of-the-box monitoring is much more limited. With PRTG, you can add devices or services to your monitoring environment with just a few clicks. PRTG lets you customize your monitoring in many different ways and even create your own sensors (custom sensors).


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Detailed long-term statistics – as far back as you need them

PRTG not only shows you if your network is underperforming or a service is down, but it also provides you with detailed, long-term statistics. Among other things, these statistics can help you determine how your bandwidth consumption has evolved over the past couple of years. They are also useful for convincing higher-ups of the need for upgrades to your IT infrastructure. Unlike LogicMonitor, which only saves monitoring data for a limited period of time, PRTG lets you generate statistics as far back as you like (depending on the configuration of the system).


Award-winning monitoring:
PRTG is a favorite of both sysadmins and independent tests




More than 500,000 system administrators worldwide use PRTG to monitor their networks, and the feedback we receive from our customers is overwhelmingly positive.

Our software is not only loved by sysadmins, but it also regularly comes out on top in independent tests. Discover some of these tests here.



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

John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA



PRTG vs. other monitoring tools

PRTG vs. other monitoring tools

A constant overview of your network performance
– even while on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


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



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Notification system:
Be alerted quickly



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PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed about network issues. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.

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The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.

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PRTG won't wait to let you know if your "house is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.


“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”

R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV


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More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

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