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PRTG is used in a variety of situations. Often it is used as the overall network monitoring. But one also needs a concrete network analysis tool as well as help with detailed network diagnostics. How do we evaluate these fields in general - and what does PRTG do for them? An overview:
If you are in search of a network monitoring tool, then you probably want one that features a comprehensive overview. You'll want to monitor the whole of your IT infrastructure. It starts with switches, routers, and the firewall, and includes workstations, servers, and any number of preconfigured devices, such as VMware. As an administrator, you need a centralized tool (see above) to monitor your entire IT infrastructure or network elements. And you need to be alerted of emergencies immediately so you can get on with your work with peace of mind.
PRTG is the tool for you
PRTG is a tool that features centralized monitoring. The dashboard is the central interface upon which everything is summarized, providing the administrator with an overview at all times.
Threshold values may be customized according to your needs. PRTG thus notifies you before problems arise. An example: If the administrator is informed well in advance that a hard drive is running at full capacity, then he can react before his colleagues have a chance to complain. The emergency situation does not even occur. In short: The administrator saves both time and energy.
If you are in search of a network analysis tool, then you probably already have a specific problem you wish to analyze. An example: As an administrator, you wish to perform an analysis of the network to determine the extent at which lines are utilized on certain business days. Or the network load continues to increase due to additional staff, and you would like to figure out ahead of time when you will need to expand the network's capacities.
PRTG is the tool for you
With over 200 sensors and ready-made device templates, PRTG offers an extensive range of possibilities for analyzing your own network e.g. bandwidth monitoring. For administrators, it is a strategic planning tool - and therefore one that strengthens their role in companies and organizations. Administrators can proactively tackle important IT issues and provide documentation supported by facts and figures.
For network diagnostics, professionals are in high demand. Here it is often a matter of incident management. In other words: the house is on fire. Administrators analyze certain elements in detail. Network diagnostics is frequently driven by important problems whose causes are unknown. An example: The online store is too slow - but why?
PRTG is the tool for you
Thanks to its comprehensive monitoring, PRTG facilitates complex searches. Administrators can already safely say in advance which segments are not the problem. You'll be able to localize possible causes more quickly - instead of looking for the needle in the haystack. IT managers save a lot of time and can fix the problem faster. PRTG also provides important fundamental structural information.
“Our network engineers really love PRTG, because of its customization”
John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA
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PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your entire network. Switches, routers, servers, workstations, devices, and everything else in your network: Enjoy quick, individual overviews thanks to our dashboards and apps.
PRTG saves effort
PRTG is fast and easy. More than 200 sensors and ready-made device templates make it easy to get started with network monitoring - or switch from another tool.
PRTG saves money
PRTG is worth it. 80% of our customers report substantial savings in the area of network management. And license costs pay for themselves in an average of a few weeks.
“Hey Dirk, what do you think about network monitoring?”
“Without network monitoring, it can easily take several hours to locate a network error, such as identifying a router which isn't working properly. Costs can quickly pile up due to unused man days. With a monitoring service, the amount of downtime can be minimized and in many cases even proactively eliminated. With our PRTG monitoring tool, we hope to simplify the job of administrators so they can go about their work efficiently and with less stress.”
Dirk Paessler, founder of Paessler AG
There are three classic cases in which administrators happen across our PRTG monitoring tool:
You are looking for a new tool
Many administrators are yet to own a network monitoring tool. What often happens is that networks gradually begin to expand but administrators have other things to worry about which are more pressing. The important yet rarely urgent issue of network monitoring is therefore pushed into the background. Until suddenly a problem arises - such as a massive system failure - sparking a time-consuming search for the bug. Usually, a mad dash to find freeware or free tools begins.
The advantages of PRTG: Getting started is easy and risk-free
PRTG provides for flexibility when getting started. The trial version is for free. 100 sensors stay free forever. Administrators can therefore get to know our network monitoring tool without having to pay or worrying about a contract coming to an end. If you wish to work with more sensors, it's a cinch to supplement PRTG. PRTG is installed in just two minutes and customized in a few short hours.
You are looking for a different tool
As administrators, you already have a network monitoring tool. But many tools on the market are complex and difficult to maintain. In no time at all, the tool is no longer up-to-date, because new network elements are no longer incorporated into it. Sometimes changes in personnel occur - and there is consequently nobody on staff who knows how to get the tool working quickly.
The advantages of PRTG: A faster and easier transition
The delightful intuitive network monitoring tool PRTG features a number of preconfigurations, including nearly 200 sensors and ready-made device templates. In addition, an Auto Discovery feature automatically searches the network and installs sensors. A migration is therefore possible in a matter of a few hours. The transition is easy and can take place a lot faster than getting the hang of the previous, cumbersome tool. Alert features are included, and licenses are modifiable as the situation requires.
You are looking for a centralized tool
As administrators, you already have tools for your network monitoring, analysis, and diagnostics. Your problem: you use a mishmash of several distinct tools. As administrators, you have to learn the ropes of many different tools, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. And you need to keep an eye on - and maintain - all of the tools at the same time. This costs time and energy.
The advantages of PRTG: Finally one clear overview
PRTG is a centralized tool for the entire network for which an administrator is responsible. All it takes is a quick look at its dashboard or app. Administrators who use PRTG say they finally have some peace of mind. Gone are the days of always having a guilty conscience or feeling uneasy because information is missing.
Network monitoring reviews: What administrators and industry experts say about PRTG
Our network monitoring tool is often reviewed and evaluated by administrators, industry magazines, comparison sites, and technology specialists. We’re always open to feedback. PRTG is the only product made by PAESSLER AG. Every day, we try to make our software a little bit better.
Reviews: What customers have to say about PRTG
PRTG is used by over 200,000 administrators worldwide. On Trustpilot, consumers give us four out of five stars. PRTG is often praised for allowing users to proactively monitor their networks and intervene quickly before problems arise. Users also enjoy its preconfigured sensors, built-in alarm, and efficient technical support. What’s more, our knowledge base contains answers to thousands of different questions.
Reviews: What experts have to say about PRTG
Network monitoring tools are often evaluated by IT magazines (such as Funkschau and IP Insider) and compared by IT specialists like Gartner. We’ve compiled some reviews for you here. You’ll also find more and more comparison sites putting network monitoring tools to the test. However, you should be careful with such sites as they are not always unbiased.
Comparison: Our competitors
Which is better: PRTG, Nagios, or SolarWinds? What are the pros and cons of each provider, and which features can you expect? We’ve summarized numerous comparisons and customer reviews. Our hope is that admins will choose PRTG after determining that it really is the right tool for them.
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iWhat is a sensor?
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.
For administrators, network speed is a key issue which garners a great deal of their attention. It is no surprise that the phone begins to ring as soon as the connection goes down. Colleagues, customers, and partners cannot work with slow service.
PRTG offers pre-customized sensors for measuring every aspect of network speed.
Network speed can be considered from three standpoints - network monitoring, network analysis, and network diagnostics:
- Using a network monitoring tool, an administrator seeks to learn, for example, how much traffic passes through a certain port. Sensor tip: The "port sensor."
- With network analysis, ports from several routers are analyzed and the entire route is considered. Sensor tip: "similar sensors," which analyze similarities.
- Network diagnostics, on the other hand, is all about the detail. An example of network diagnostics involves the analysis of specific data packets to determine if network speed is paralyzed by certain large packets. Sensor tip: The "packet sniffer sensor," for gathering data streams.
Are you responsible for a large, worldwide IT network? If so, you may be having a hard time finding the right enterprise network monitoring software. The case for PRTG: our tool consolidates your monitoring data, is easy to customize, and can be used for distributed networks. It’s not for nothing that more and more large companies are opting for our software.
More than 200,000 admins around the world put their trust in PRTG. PRTG is used by small firms with just a few employees, medium-sized companies, and huge international corporations. Our upgradeable licenses, determined by the total number of required sensors, makes PRTG a perfect fit for everyone. The admins of large networks are invited to take advantage of our personalized enterprise solution to gain access to 10,000+ sensors and optimally monitor more than 1,000 devices. Our XL5 license comes equipped with an unlimited number of sensors and allows for installation on five different servers.
Several isolated tools vs. one centralized tool
Several isolated tools
Many companies and organizations use a variety of different monitoring tools. When a problem arises, they simply reach for the most suitable tool. Other admins search for errors manually, such as by running ping, traceroute, ipconfig, or netstat commands in the Windows command line. As a network grows and reachability/availability becomes more of an issue, sysadmins are increasingly likely to want to merge their many monitoring tools into one.
One centralized tool
PRTG is centralized software that is often used to replace several small, isolated monitoring tools. The advantage: all information – hardware, applications, traffic, virtual environments, and more – is consolidated and clearly displayed in one centralized tool. Sysadmins and IT teams therefore enjoy a constant overview of their network. And if errors occur, they’re notified promptly and can take action at once. By the way, we also offer a number of free tools to help you optimize your monitoring.
Be Alerted Quickly
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.
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.
PRTG won't wait to let you know if "VMware 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.
Another 5 good reasons using PRTG for Network monitoring
You are surely faced with the task of comparing the various tools on the market. A tool's features and price play important roles in this process. Many administrators start by looking for network monitoring tool freeware.
Here are five reasons why PRTG is also a good choice when it comes to price:
Reason 1: Free Trial
PRTG offers a free trial version. In this way, administrators can get acquainted with PRTG without having to spend any money.
Reason 2: Flexible licenses
Licenses are extremely easy to modify in the event your overall network or infrastructure grows. Your monitoring tool also effectively adapts to the growth of your company. It is a long-term solution. More on our licenses and prices.
Reason 3: Best reviews
PRTG has performed extremely well in countless tests. We are almost always amongst the frontrunners. German to the core, we only offer the very best in engineering quality. And we work hard every day to improve our product. Read here how PRTG has performed in tests.
Reason 4: Cost savings
Globally, IT system failures cost companies several billions of dollars. Even in medium-sized European companies, IT system failures incur costs amounting to several hundreds of thousands of euros. Save money with PRTG! Our customers report they have improved their network management and reliability significantly thanks to PRTG. Read more in our ROI white paper.
Reason 5: 200,000 administrators
Whether in the USA, Europe, or Asia: PRTG is growing year after year and is since used worldwide by more than 200,000 administrators. Read our case studies to find out which companies and organizations rely on our services.
Packet Capture: PRTG analyzes data packets and displays the data packet loss rate. In the event a critical value is exceeded, you’ll automatically receive an alert.
Flow Monitoring: Get a holistic view of your network, keep an eye on your network traffic and what your bandwidth is being used for. PRTG supports all important Flow protocols like NetFlow, sFlow, jFlow, and IPFIX.
LAN Monitoring: Whether LAN, WAN, or distributed networks: With PRTG, you get a constant overview of your entire network. The LAN Monitoring page provides information on the five pillars upon which this monitoring rests.
PAESSLER AG –
- Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
- After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
- Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime
Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.
Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.
Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.
Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!
Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.
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