Paessler PRTG

Always on time with NTP monitoring


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    PRTG monitors
    your NTP Servers

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    Identify sources of errors more quickly with NTP Monitoring

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    Our dashboard lets you
    keep an eye on everything






NTP Monitoring makes troubleshooting easier


When a problem occurs in your network, every minute counts when searching for its cause, especially if the problem is a critical one. The exact time a problem occurs plays an important role in determining its cause. The question: Did any unusual incidents take place at the time the problem occurred?

Therefore, it is important that local system times are always synchronized with the precise timestamp sent by an NTP server

NTP monitoring with PRTG ensures that time synchronization is up and running. This way, ambiguity regarding the classification of errors based on their occurrence at a certain point in time is eliminated, and administrators are able to find causes and solutions more efficiently.

Working with PRTG will give you peace of mind.


3 statistics collected by PRTG for your NTP monitoring


Response time of the NTP Server

Response time
of the NTP Server

Local system times and precise NTP Server

Local system times and
precise NTP Server

Differences between local times and server time

Differences between
local times and server time


This is what NTP monitoring looks like in PRTG


 i How PRTG defines sensors

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.

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This is how NTP monitoring with PRTG works

A high-precision-clock, such as a GPS satellite, is the basis of an NTP server’s timestamp.

The NTP Sensor continuously monitors the response time of an NTP server. It also compares the local system times of your network devices with the NTP server’s precise timestamp.


Advantages of NTP monitoring with PRTG

Identify sources of errors faster

Identify sources of errors faster

Administrators will spend less time racking their brains and painstakingly comparing the times an error occurred. With the NTP Sensor, they can make sure that time synchronization works fine at all times.

Avoid time differences between systems

Avoid time differences between systems

Thanks to NTP monitoring, administrators can react quickly if an NTP server is not responding anymore. Differences between local system times and the NTP server timestamp can therefore be avoided and the underlying causes of a problem determined faster.


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.



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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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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Your NTP monitoring at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.



PRTG monitors these vendors and applications in one view!


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quote steve coppin

“I particularly like having breakfast at home and just surveying my domain, and understanding what's working and what isn't.”

Steve Coppin, Oxford University


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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Siemon and Paessler bring together intelligent building technology and advanced monitoring and make your vision of intelligent buildings and data centers become reality.

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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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“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”

R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV

also of interest

Also interesting:

Website monitoring:
 Is your website always available? Are all its key processes operational? Are its load times increasing? With PRTG, you can monitor the worldwide availability of your website with the HTTP v2 and Cloud HTTP v2 sensors. The same goes for your VPN servers and entire (distributed) IT infrastructure.

Packet Sniffing: The PRTG Packet Sniffer sensor monitors web traffic, mail traffic, file transfer traffic, and much more. Check out our section on packet sniffing to find out how to set up the Packet Sniffer sensor, and to get an idea of the advantages and disadvantages that come with this technology.

VoIP monitoring: PRTG monitors the quality of your VoIP-connections. By preventing malfunctions and verifying service level agreements, you’ll save time and money.


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


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.

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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)


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