The key to effective network monitoring is to ensure that the chosen tool has been configured to monitor what are essentially a network's vital signs. One of these vital signs is network speed. Bandwidth and network latency are the two key elements that determine network speed. When measuring network speed, it is thus important to use not only a bandwidth analyzer, but also to run a network latency test. Too much network latency creates network bottlenecks, which reduce effective bandwidth.

PRTG Network Monitor is the perfect network speed monitor, as it offers you the possibility to measure both bandwidth speed and network latency. Additionally, its flexible alerting system will notify you via email, SMS, pager, or instant messaging as soon as a downtime occurs or another problem is detected.

Therefore PRTG Network Monitor is not only a network speed monitor. It is also a memory monitor and you can also check server availability and speed using different monitoring tools for servers, for example:

PRTG Network Monitor

Paessler's network speed monitor PRTG is available in two editions. For basic network speed monitoring, the freeware 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.

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