Optimize your Network
Performance with PRTG

  • Monitor the performance of your entire network
  • Receive a prompt notification if performance levels drop
  • Identify bottlenecks
  • Upgrade your network to meet your own specific needs

 


Why is network performance so important?

The goal: 100% uptime

An important initial goal when setting up monitoring is to provide your network with a level of uptime that is as close to 100% as possible. But even perfect availability does little good if your network suffers from poor performance. Performance problems such as low bandwidth, overloaded servers, or sluggish virtual machines can not only frustrate company employees, but also interrupt business processes and lead to losses in sales.

With a high-performance network, the whole company will work with maximum efficiency. The PRTG Performance Monitoring Tool allows you to prevent performance bottlenecks, and ensure all computers, server and programs run as smoothly as possible.

 

Optimize resource planning

IT infrastructure planning

PRTG provides you with a constant overview of the performance levels of each and every component in your network. This overview is particularly helpful when it comes time to organize your IT infrastructure. It will allow you, for example, to expand your server room in such a way that saves your company money. You may also discover potential savings in individual network components.

PRTG is a centralized, all-in-one network performance monitoring tool

Easy-to-read presentation of all performance data

Performance plays a major role in the various layers of an IT infrastructure. Monitoring network components, applications, and services manually has little to no effect at all – especially if your network has already expanded beyond a manageable size.

PRTG collects all the performance data of your network, and displays it on easy-to-read dashboards. You can personalize the look and feel of your monitoring data, and use the PRTG custom maps to create your own individual dashboards.

Thanks to PRTG, network performance monitoring has never
been easier!

Keep a constant eye on your network –
even while on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.

 

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, and more, in one view!

 

Network performance monitor: The entire network is important

iBandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.   Read more ...

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a vital factor when it comes to measuring network performance. PRTG displays data such as download and upload speeds in real time. The tool also records the speed of local connections. Data traffic can be read directly on your router to provide you with a quick and simple overview of your bandwidth consumption, and the corresponding volume of data that has been transmitted.

Low bandwidth is a typical cause of network disruptions. For problems such as sluggish applications, interruptions during automatic backups and slow data transmissions, the culprit is often insufficient bandwidth. PRTG monitors bandwidth and keeps you constantly informed of the goings-on of your network. You’ll see exactly how much bandwidth your services and devices are using, and how this usage evolves over time. As a result, you can quickly get to the root of problems, eliminate bandwidth hogs, or perform required upgrades to your network.

Learn more about bandwidth monitoring here.

Virtual machines

At many companies, virtualization is an important part of the IT infrastructure. Virtualization allows for both the effective use of resources and the flexible distribution of capacities, all the while reducing the need for network maintenance. These benefits, however, can only be enjoyed if all the virtualized elements perform at a peak level. PRTG monitors the performance of your virtualized infrastructure on many different levels. Its neatly-arranged dashboards display all you need to know about your hosts and virtual machines, and the operating systems and applications running on them.

If the performance of your VMs is below par, PRTG will sound the alarm so you can take appropriate action at once. PRTG is compatible with all popular virtualization software, including VMware, Citrix and HyperV

Application performance

Countless applications run on the computers and servers of any IT environment. These applications must operate at an uncompromisingly high level of performance, especially if they are used for business-critical purposes. Manual monitoring is not recommended, for you can quickly lose sight of the values you need most.

PRTG automatically monitors the network performance of all your processes and applications, and presents data on a centralized, easy-to-read dashboard. You will see at a glance which applications are using which resources, and how your traffic is dispersed. PRTG promptly informs you before capacity-related problems can arise, allowing you to intervene swiftly and prevent your network from crashing.

Learn more about application monitoring here

Server performance

As your company grows, your processors will be put under greater strain due to the increasing number of users accessing the applications, files, and other contents on your servers. Programs and services slow down, and overall network performance suffers. Thanks to PRTG, you can spot bottlenecks at once, and immediately see if your servers are on the brink of overloading.

PRTG alerts you before your servers become overstrained and your colleagues are unable to continue working. You’ll be able to determine which parts of your server room need upgrading, and where you can save on resources.

Windows performance counters

With its performance counters Microsoft Windows has created a service that measure the performance of software applications. The Windows-specific Performance Monitor (perfmon.exe) presents performance counter data as graphs, but does not allow users to customize data or arrange data in an easy-to-read fashion. The Windows Performance Monitor, moreover, does not include an alarm feature.

PRTG fills these gaps by letting you read all the performance counters of your Windows-systems, and by displaying the corresponding data on a neatly-arranged dashboard. You’ll see the evolution of performance values, and can quickly determine where bottlenecks lie (and what has caused them). You’re free to set limits for individual counters, and will immediately be notified in the event these thresholds are exceeded.

PRTG also creates automated reports for past time periods, which is the perfect way to keep your coworkers or managers abreast of the performance of your network.

Learn more about Windows performance counters here

 

Andreas-Reimann

“The support we received from Paessler AG was extremely reassuring. Their reaction time, know-how, and solutions were outstanding in every department.”

Andreas Reimann, Senior Networking Communication Architect at Zürich Airport. Zürich Airport uses more than 4,500 sensors for its monitoring

IT Pro www.itpro.co.uk

“In all, you'll be hard-pushed to find a more comprehensive network monitoring package than this. There are no hidden costs or extra packages to buy either, making Paessler PRTG our network monitor of choice.”

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Be the first to know if network performance is down

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.

View video (4:34 min.)

Notifications

PRTG notifies you at the first sign of a dip in performance

As performance problems can lead to disruptions in the day-to-day operations of your company, it is crucial that you take action at once. Thanks to the PRTG alarm system, you’ll immediately be notified in the event of bottlenecks or drops in performance. Most of the time, you’ll be able to fix the problem before your coworkers or customers have time to notice something is wrong, which means your boss will likely thank you for it!

Notifications

Customizing sensors

Each sensor can be customized with your own personal threshold value. If this value is exceeded, you'll immediately receive an alarm – by your choice of email, SMS, or push notification.

Netzwerk Performance Analyse

Network performance analysis

Use PRTG to monitor and analyze your network performance over longer periods of time. Long-term monitoring helps you get to the root of problems which arise at certain times of the day or month, thus allowing you to improve the performance of your network!

Monitor network performance with predefined or custom sensors


PRTG comes with predefined sensors for monitoring the various performance data in your network. Check out the full array of PRTG sensors in our sensor list. Some of these include:

Citrix XenServer Host Sensor

Use this sensor to monitor the host server of your Citrix-virtualization. By doing so, you’ll keep a constant eye on performance parameters such as CPU load, memory capacity, and network utilization.

Citrix XenServer Host Sensor

 

Packet Sniffer Sensor

The Packet Sniffer Sensor analyzes the headers of all the data packets in your network, and determines the amount of traffic that is generated by individual services.

Packet Sniffer Sensor


Windows CPU Load Sensor

The Windows CPU Load Sensor uses WMI or Windows performance counters to measure the CPU load of a computer.

Windows CPU Load Sensor

You can also write your own sensors and incorporate them into PRTG.

PRTG simplifies your day

Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.

 

PRTG saves time

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

PRTG saves worry

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

PRTG saves money

80% of our customers report substantial or even exceptional cost savings in the area of network monitoring. The experience shows that the costs for licenses have paid for themselves within a matter of weeks.

 

Performance monitoring: A comparison of WMI, SNMP, packet sniffing, and NetFlow

 

How would you like to implement your bandwidth monitoring? In addition to WMI, PRTG offers SNMP monitoring and NetFlow-monitoring . Each of these options has its pros and cons. For a summary:

PRTG - Bandwidth Monitoring SNMP and WMI

PRTG – Bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI

by Kimberley, Product Evangelist

In this video, we’ll show you how PRTG uses SNMP and WMI to help you keep a constant eye on your bandwidth.

View video (14:48 min.)

 

 

WMI

SNMP

Packet Sniffer

xFlow (IPFIX, NetFlow, sFlow, jFlow)

Setup

Medium

Easy

Easy to complex (depending on filter rules used)

Can be complex (e.g., the switch must be configured)

Traffic can be filtered

NO

NO

YES

YES

Differentiate bandwidth usage by protocol or IPs

NO

NO

YES

YES

PRTG can show Toplists (Top Talker, Top Connections, Top Protocols, custom)

NO

NO

YES

YES

Filter bandwidth usage by IP

NO

NO

YES

YES

Filter bandwidth usage by MAC address

NO

NO

YES

NO

Filter bandwidth usage by physical network port

YES

YES

NO

NO

Monitor network parameters other than bandwidth usage

YES

YES

NO

NO

CPU load on the machine running PRTG

Low

Low

Higher, depends on the amount of traffic

Higher, depends on the amount of traffic

Excess bandwidth usage of monitoring

Small

Small

None (except when monitoring switch ports are used)

Depends on the traffic

Network performance test / Ethernet test

Network
performance test

The PRTG Ping Sensor is perfect for measuring network performance. This sensor monitors the availability of all your network devices. During setup, a range of IP addresses is pinged, and basic initial monitoring is configured. If the ping fails, you’ll be notified at once.

Ethernet test

Company workstations are usually connected to the network via Ethernet, as Ethernet cables are more stable than Wi-Fi. As a result, many administrators wonder if and how they can monitor and test the performance of their LANs. A special ethernet testing software is available. PRTG is a network monitoring tool that also monitors local networks – in particular, distributed networks.

More on LAN monitoring with PRTG

 

Over 95% of our customers recommend PRTG

 

Paessler AG worldwide trialled PRTG in over 600 IT departments.
The aim was to tune the network monitoring software closer to the needs of the administrators.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG - or already had.

Recommend PRTG

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Improving the performance of Windows Server

PRTG uses WMI, performance counters, and SNMP for Windows monitoring. Windows Event Log monitoring and Windows security monitoring are also available.

SQL Server Performance

PRTG offers comprehensive database monitoring. With PRTG, you can monitor all your SQL software.

Website performance

PRTG monitors website availability, load times, and processes – from locations all over the world.

Award winning solution

We work hard on making our software as powerful and easy-to-use
as possible for our customers each and every day.
Of course it makes us proud when we get awards for that.

 

awards

PAESSLER AG –
German quality engineering

 

 


Most administrators want to test a tool for free before deciding to make an investment.


The many advantages of PRTG:

1. Free trial version: Take the time to explore PRTG so you can determine if it satisfies your needs and meets your expectations. Once the trial is over, it’s easy to upgrade your already configured version of PRTG, which means you’re much less likely to make an incorrect purchase.

2. One tool, one overview: Administrators often use a variety of monitoring solutions for their network or for the individual components of their infrastructure. But using several different tools every time you want to create an overview costs time and energy. PRTG is an “all-in-one” solution. Our dashboard and app provide a comprehensive overview, whenever you want it.

3. Quick customer support: Got a question? Stuck on a problem and need a hand? PRTG is backed by a dedicated development and support team. We do our utmost to answer every customer inquiry within 24 hours (on business days). Browse all our support topics here.

Configure your PRTG today. The trial version is free of charge. Save time, worry, and money with our monitoring tool designed for your network and entire infrastructure.

 

PRTG

Network Monitoring Software - Version 18.3.43.2317 (August 14th, 2018)

Hosting

Download for Windows and hosted version available

Languages

English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese

Pricing

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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