Paessler PRTG

Network configuration management:
Monitor your network configuration
with PRTG


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    Automatically monitor networks and their configurations
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    Quickly eliminate sources of threats and errors
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    Keep an eye on company-wide update rollouts
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    Monitor the effects of changes to configurations








Networks (and their configurations) are becoming more and more complex. A network configuration manager (NCM) helps companies optimize the organization of their networks by consolidating all configuration-related information in a single place. PRTG provides for the comprehensive monitoring of network configuration managers (and their tasks) and comes with customizable notifications to immediately inform you of changes.


What is a network configuration manager?


A network configuration manager helps companies monitor, manage, operate, and maintain their networks and network components. With a network configuration management tool, administrators can simultaneously make changes to several network devices (e.g., routers or switches) in both cloud and on-premise environments. What’s more, updates can be sent to laptops, company cell phones, and other network devices remotely, without someone having to be on-site.

Configuration management therefore improves the flow of traffic within the company and optimizes the security and stability of the entire network.


Functions of a network configuration manager

  • Maintain the network
  • Automatically collect data
  • Create reports
  • Modify the configuration of bulk operations
  • Quickly reset network settings
  • Optimally maintain and repair devices and connections
  • Restart a device in the event of failures
  • Provide for alternative network configurations
  • Configure server





What is the purpose of a network configuration manager?

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Ensure the stability and security of the network

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Reduce the workload
of IT teams


Network configuration tools improve the transparency of your network activities and allow administrators to detect anomalies. As a result, they help companies keep configuration errors and downtime to a minimum. Repetitive tasks that are time-consuming (but necessary) are partially or completely automated. An optimized organization maximizes the performance of your network. With the help of PRTG, your processes are optimized even further. Our tool monitors in real time, immediately notifying administrators in the event of errors so they can take action at once.



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How does the monitoring of my network configuration manager make my configuration more secure?


PRTG network configuration monitoring optimizes the security of your system. With our 24/7 monitoring tool, data is collected continuously and stored (in encrypted form) in a database. By constantly monitoring processes and configurations, PRTG allows administrators to quickly identify changes that could put the network or its users at risk. With PRTG, your IT teams can eliminate these threats at once, and (for example) change passwords or update firmware with the network configuration manager in one fell swoop.



For optimal security, your network configuration tool should be able to do the following:


  • Set baseline configurations
  • Save changes to configurations
  • Create backups
  • Restore previous configurations
  • Roll out firmware and configuration updates
  • Perform compliance checks
  • Manage firmware patches

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How PRTG complements your network configuration tool


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PRTG increases the reliability of your network configuration tool and helps it detect errors in the shortest possible time. PRTG does this by monitoring all the components in your network:

PRTG lets you define custom threshold values for your monitoring. It sends administrators quick and comprehensive notifications regarding severe threats and sources of errors. Thanks to these notifications, your IT team is continually updated on the status of your entire network and its configuration – and this provides for increased security and stability.



The advantages of network configuration monitoring with PRTG

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Reduce workloads

Automate the routine tasks of your IT team.

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Increase security

Quickly eliminate threats and errors thanks to automated notifications.

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Ensure stability

Customize your monitoring to keep a constant eye on your network and its data streams.









Configuration management with PRTG – in all shapes and sizes

PRTG is suitable for all companies, regardless of the size of your network.

PRTG Network Monitor

Our classic PRTG Network Monitor is ideal for small and medium-sized infrastructures with smaller or less complex networks. Its customizable maps and dashboards let you keep a constant eye on your network configuration. A variety of features help you set up your monitoring in accordance with your own individual needs:

  • Multiple user interfaces
  • Custom notifications
  • Detailed reports


PRTG Enterprise Monitor

PRTG Enterprise Monitor is recommended for companies with large (or extremely large) infrastructures. It lets administrators keep track of hundreds or thousands of network devices, even in distributed networks.

PRTG Hosted Monitor

In search of a provider to host your monitoring? If so, then PRTG Hosted Monitor is for you. Take advantage of the full range of PRTG features via a cloud, and without having to install any additional hardware. Pay monthly or annually, in accordance with your actual usage of the monitoring tool.




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“The greatest advantage of PRTG? You get to rest easy.“

Steffen Ille, Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany


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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.

IP Fabric

Combining the broad monitoring feature set of PRTG with IP Fabric’s automated network assurance creates a new level of network visibility and reliability.

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With ScriptRunner, Paessler integrates a powerful event automation platform into PRTG Network Monitor.

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UVexplorer integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform.

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PRTG makes your job easier

Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.


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Save effort

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

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Save time

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

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Save money

80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.



PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


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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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Network Monitoring Software - Version (June 26th, 2024)


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