PRTG Traffic Grapher Saves Network Administrators Hours a Week

PORTLAND, Ore. and FUERTH, Germany – July 17, 2007 – Paessler, the network monitoring company, today announced results from a user survey that reveals more than 33 percent of respondents report saving more than an hour of network monitoring time per week using PRTG Traffic Grapher, and over half save at least 30 to 60 minutes each week. For PRTG users, this means more available time for mission-critical tasks, ultimately resulting in greater value and savings for businesses.

"Monitoring critical network resources is essential. Network faults can cause interruptions that result in lost sales, compromised security and opportunity costs," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "However, network monitoring shouldn’t consume so much time that it takes away focus from strategic initiatives. PRTG Traffic Grapher delivers comprehensive, accurate, easy and fast bandwidth monitoring and reporting, enabling IT and network operations teams more time to focus on what’s important – effecting positive change for their organizations."

Over 560 Paessler customers responded to the survey. Other key findings include:

  • Over 70 percent report that network uptime/downtime monitoring and alerting are among the most important network management tasks for their organization, and over 67 percent report that bandwidth usage and network traffic monitoring are among the most important.
  • Close to 45 percent report savings in network management time among top benefits realized from PRTG and 39 percent report reduced network management costs among top benefits realized.
  • Over 95 percent of PRTG users surveyed would recommend the product to a colleague or peer.

"PRTG Traffic Grapher has saved us a lot of time," said Darrin Hert, IT Support and Engineering Operations manager for Energy Transfer Partners. "I have only scratched the surface of the application, but I am currently using it to monitor several new servers that are being put in place. PRTG makes it very easy to add new sensors and to logically organize them."

PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows-based software solution for monitoring and classifying bandwidth usage. It provides systems administrators with live readings and long-term usage trends of their network devices.

Using PRTG, network managers can gain valuable insight to affect changes that reduce server and bandwidth bottlenecks, identify which applications or servers hog bandwidth, strategically plan infrastructure upgrades, deliver better service to both external and internal customers, and reduce network costs by matching expenditures with actual bandwidth needs.

PRTG Traffic Grapher can be purchased through the Paessler online store at starting at $99.95 for the professional edition with a 25-sensor license. A freeware edition with three sensors, suitable for SOHOs and private use, is also available.

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