PRTG Network Monitor
Feature Overview

 

PRTG comes with loads of great features to help you keep your IT Infrastructure in check. On this page we would like to walk you through all the benefits you get with the software. Simply scroll through the page or click on the points you want to learn more about in the list below. 

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Quick Download, Installation and Configuration

 

Smart Setup - View video (16:12 min)

Easy to Use: Choose Between Several User Interfaces

 

  • Full featured web browser based Interface: state of the art, AJAX based web site
  • HTML only, minimalistic web browser based interface (feature limited) for older browsers and mobile devices (runs on IE 6/7/8, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone)
  • Enterprise Console: Native Windows application especially for large installations. Supports viewing monitoring data of several PRTG installations in one single application.
  • Apps for iOS, Android (including BlackBerry), and Windows Phone: Access monitoring status on your smartphone or tablet while on the go (separate download)
  • All user interfaces allow SSL-secured local and remote access and can be used simultaneously
  • Read more about the user interface options in the PRTG manual
  • PRTG App Videos 

PRTG for iOS - View video (3:30 min)

PRTG for Windows Phone - View video (2:44 min)

PRTG for Android - View video (5:29 min)

Comprehensive Network Monitoring

 

  • Application Monitoring
  • Virtual Server Monitoring
  • SLA monitoring
  • QoS Monitoring (e.g. when using VoIP)
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • LAN, WAN, VPN, and Multiple Site Monitoring
  • Extensive event logging
  • IPv6 support
  • Agent-less monitoring (optional agents (remote probes) allow monitoring for even deeper metrics)

Bandwidth Monitoring with SNMP and WMI - View video (14:48 min)

Flexible Alerting

 

  • 10 notification technologies: Send Email, Push message, SMS/Pager, Syslog and SNMP Trap, HTTP request, Event log entry, Play alarm sound files, Amazon SNS, any external technology that can be triggered by an EXE or batch file
  • Push notifications are available for free and included in every PRTG license. Receive push messages from PRTG directly in the notification area of your Android or iOS mobile device!
  • Status alerts (up, down, warning)
  • Limit alerts (value above/below x)
  • Threshold alerts (above/below x for y minutes)
  • Multiple condition alerts (x and y are down)
  • Escalation alerts (extra notifications every x min during downtime)
  • Dependencies (avoid alarm floods)
  • Acknowledge Alarms (no more notifications for this alarm)
  • Alert Scheduling (no low priority alerts at night)

PRTG - Notifications - View video (17:29 min.)

PRTG Cluster Failover Solution

 

  • In a PRTG Cluster up to 5 PRTG instances ("Nodes") work together to create a failover tolerant monitoring system.
  • Not even a software update causes downtime for a PRTG cluster.
  • The cluster performs automatic failovers: If the primary node fails or loses connection to the cluster, another node immediately becomes the master server and takes over the sending of notifications. Thus notifications are always sent, even if the primary master has no connectivity or has crashed.
  • Moreover, you can achieve multiple points-of-presence monitoring, all nodes monitor all sensors all the time. This means that response times are measured from different locations in the network (LAN/WAN/VPN) and can be compared with each other. Additionally, aggregated up/downtimes can be computed.
  • And here comes the best part: All PRTG licenses allow you to create a "Single Failover" installation (two installations of PRTG working together) with just one license key (additional license keys are required for 3 or more nodes).

How to set up a Cluster - View video (17:48 min.)

More information on clustering

Distributed Monitoring Using Remote Probes

 

With the so called Remote Probes PRTG Network Monitor can be used to monitor several networks in different locations:

All you need is one central installation of the PRTG Core Server. Each PRTG license includes unlimited Remote Probes. You can find more details in the manual.

Distributed Monitoring - View video (2:53 min)

Data Publishing and Maps

 

  • Real time dashboards with live performance and status information
  • Private and public dashboards: e.g. screens for network operations centers or maps with at-a-glance information for other employees
  • Interactive map designer with more than 300 different map objects (network icons, status icons, traffic charts, top 10 lists, etc.)

Creating Maps - View video (2:53 min)

Click here for more and detailed features

Easy to Understand - Multi Language Interface

 

PRTG comes in different languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech, Japanese, Russian and Simplified Chinese. You can easily switch between these languages, even after the installation. PRTG can also be translated into any other language using the PRTG Translation Tool.

In-Depth Reporting

 

  • Reports in HTML or PDF format
  • Reporting tasks can be run ad-hoc or scheduled (daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Historic monitoring data can be exported as HTML, XML, CSV
  • More than 30 report templates included
    • Detailed graphs and data tables for one or more sensors
    • Uptime/Downtime (% and seconds)
    • Good/failed requests (% and totals)
    • Top 100 Bandwidth Usage
    • Top 100 CPU Usage
    • Top 100 Ping Times
    • Top 100 Disk Space
    • Top 100 Uptime/Downtime
    • And several others
  • Click here for screenshots, sample reports and more detailed information

High Performance Design and High Security Standards

 

  • PRTG supports monitoring from 1 up to thousands of sensors per installation (Please see recommended setup for most PRTG users)
  • Paessler's proprietary database system is highly optimized for monitoring data (data is accessible through API)
    • Much faster than SQL servers with less CPU usage
    • Powerful enough to store years of data for thousands of sensors
  • Low system requirements: Even a Netbook can monitor 1,500 sensors
  • Multiple Probes allow to distribute high loads
  • Multi site monitoring secured by SSL encryption for probe and cluster connections
  • SSL secured web server (HTTPS) for Web, Windows, iOS, and Android GUI
  • Multiple User accounts with shared and private sensors as well as rights management
  • More security features

Support for Customization

 

  • Customizable Web interfaces (Reports and web interface can be "branded")
  • Custom Sensors (EXE, CMD, Powershell, etc.)
  • Custom Notifications
  • Custom Device Templates
  • Import of MIB files
  • PRTG RESTful API allows to create/edit/delete monitoring objects and to access monitoring data
  • PRTG translation tool—translate the PRTG interface into your language

Why PRTG from Paessler?

 

  • Software Engineering Made in Germany
  • World Class Support
    • Inquiries answered in less than 24 hours on business days
    • Answers come from our own in-house support engineers and the developer staff
    • Paessler provides an extensive online Knowledge Base
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