Paessler AG’s Simple, Intuitive Solution Earns Top Recommendation in Rigorous Testing by Leading Industry Trade Publication

Los Angeles, CA and Nuremberg, Germany (March 16, 2010) - Paessler AG, a leading provider of network monitoring software, announced today that the company's flagship PRTG Network Monitor 7.2 earned the top honors in a recent worldwide test of network monitoring solutions by a leading industry trade publication. PRTG 7.2 earned accolades for offering the most comprehensive, highly scalable and user-friendly product at an affordable price compared to other leading competitors, including WhatsUp Gold 14.0, OpManager 8.0 and Orion Network Performance Monitor 9.5.

The testing, conducted by Network Computing Germany, compared the performance of the four products installed in a network environment across a number of factors including price-performance ratio, user friendliness and how well the product supported monitoring in a spatially distributed network. In virtually every component, PRTG outperformed all other solutions. To read the full test results go to

"Paessler provide, with their PRTG Network Monitor 7.2, a complete, highly scalable and user friendly product at a price one usually associates more with entry level software," Network Computing Germany editors noted. "However, our test showed that the price is deceptively cheap as, of all the products tested, PRTG Network Monitor 7.2 was in fact the most comprehensively equipped monitoring package and also the simplest to use."

The test results confirmed that PRTG is not only effective and easy to use in a single enterprise environment, but also performs exceptionally well in managing and monitoring distributed networks, including the complex networks of managed service providers (MSPs), ISPs and cloud hosting providers. PRTG even allows MSPs to monitor their customers' networks to ensure reliable access, appropriate bandwidth provisioning and faster troubleshooting when a problem is detected.

"We are very pleased that these test results have confirmed what our customers have been saying for quite some time: that PRTG is not only the most comprehensive, but also the simplest to use, network monitoring solution on the market," said Dirk Paessler, CEO and founder of Paessler AG. "It's incredibly rewarding to be stacked up directly against your top competitors and come out on top."

Network Computing Magazine noted that the other products tested could, in some ways, deliver the same features and performance as PRTG. However, to do so requires the aid of an additional product, add-ons or plug-ins, which not only complicates installation and configuration, but also quickly drives up the cost.

"From all these points of view we can only advise those who are looking for a good monitoring product to write PRTG Network Monitor right at the top of the list of products to look at," editors concluded. "For Network Computing this product is, as previously, still the Reference."

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