Monitor Network Usage

With PRTG you will have access to bandwidth and network usage data that will help improve the performance and efficiency of your network. Understanding bandwidth and resource consumption is the key to better network performance management.

You can avoid bandwidth and server performance bottlenecks, plan upgrades of your infrastructure strategically, and deliver improved quality of service to your users.

Monitor Network Usage by IP, Protocol or Connection


When using the packet sniffer or the NetFlow based monitoring, PRTG can analyze the bandwidth usage and break it down to the network protocols or computers in your network. The network server monitor can also acquire bandwidth usage data using the SNMP tool.

Live lists like Top Talkers, Top Connections, Top Protocols, and others can be viewed. Also the bandwidth usage can be shown graphically. This covers the most basic needs for monitoring network usage, but you also can edit the Toplists or create additional ones.

Requirements for a Network Monitoring Solution

The PRTG network performance monitor covers the entire scope from basic network monitoring to cloud computing monitoring, it is easy to install and the usage is intuitive so that there is no need for external consultancy and training. Using our LAN traffic monitor you can monitor network activity and usage. PRTG can also be used as an internet usage meter.

PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG is available in two editions. For basic SNMP monitoring, the free network monitoring tools may be downloaded and used for personal and commercial use completely free of charge. Need more sensors to monitor a larger IT infrastructure? See our commercial licenses here.