Paessler PRTG

PRTG as a network analyzer:
Powerful and user-friendly


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    Analyze all elements of your network
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    Accelerated troubleshooting
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    Avoid bottlenecks
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    Monitor via SNMP, Flow, Packet Sniffing and WMI
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    Efficient resource planning







What is a network analyzer?

In IT, a network analyzer is a tool that records and analyzes the traffic on your network. A network analyzer breaks down traffic by different parameters and presents data flows in form of diagrams or tables. PRTG as a network analyzer helps you to break down traffic by connection, by protocol, and by IP address to identify the top talkers in your network. This facilitates the identification and solution of problems in your IT environment.




Network analysis with PRTG offers 4 advantages

Break down network traffic

Which applications monopolize your bandwidth? Which servers are regularly overloaded?  PRTG Network Monitor monitors all network devices and applications and presents a clear overview. SNMP, Packet Sniffing, Flow and WMI technologies are used by PRTG for analysis. With over 250 preconfigured sensors, your network elements can be quickly populated into PRTG.

Statistics and reports

PRTG collects all data on your network and visualizes it in tables, diagrams, and so-called toplists. For example, you can see changes in network performance over the last few months at a glance. The statistical information is a perfect basis for determining the need for an upgrade.

Moreover, PRTG contains a reporting system that automatically sends individual reports. This function is also ideal to inform colleagues outside IT about the network status.

Avoid bottlenecks


Bottlenecks reduce the performance on your entire network. Single applications could monopolize bandwidth just as overloaded WiFi networks or major online backups. With the network analysis of PRTG, you can quickly identify these bottlenecks and eliminate them in a focused manner.

Intelligent network updates

With PRTG, you always know about the capacities in your network. This helps you plan your IT infrastructure and enables you to update it in a focused and cost-efficient manner. Even savings in certain areas are possible with the help of PRTG.

PRTG offers long-term recording of your network data. This way, you can immediately identify unusual developments in your network and take proactive action, often eliminating errors even before they occur. Immediate notifications by e-mail, text message or push notifications in case user-defined or preset thresholds are exceeded allow fast intervention.


Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
by industry analysts as a leader


“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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Why PRTG is the ideal network analyzer


One tool
for everything

Along with network analysis, PRTG Network Monitor offers many other functions – all without paid add-ons. Be it uptime, performance, physical and virtual servers, routers or printers, – PRTG monitors all elements of your network.


Simple and
intuitive operation

A clear interface, customizable dashboards and an intuitive menu navigation contribute to a high level of user-friendliness that PRTG is known for.

Independent comparison tests and feedback from our 500,000 current users regularly confirm the excellent usability of PRTG.


Mobile apps
for on-the-go monitoring

You can also smoothly access PRTG network analyses via your tablet or smartphone. This is especially practical when you want to take a quick look at your monitoring on-the-go or when you are working on a rack in the server room. In addition, you are informed about alerts or errors via push notifications.


Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

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PRTG in a nutshell


PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure

Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, and much more.

PRTG supports the most important technologies

Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).

PRTG can be used for any operating system

Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.



Still not convinced?



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.

Still not convinced?


Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



Try Paessler PRTG for free

Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free. Start now with your trial.




Network Monitoring Software - Version (April 10th, 2024)


Download for Windows and cloud-based version PRTG Hosted Monitor available


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Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

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

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