Companies around the world trust PRTG when it comes to ensuring that their IT systems run smoothly.
Truma secures production, business processes, and IT with Derdack and PRTG
Just about every camper in Europe has heard of Truma. Truma was founded in 1949 and has been offering accessories for recreational vehicles (RVs) ever since. Truma requires an IT infrastructure that incorporates distributed locations, provides a centralized overview, and above all, is always available and efficient. Truma uses Paessler PRTG and Derdack Enterprise Alert to monitor and secure the company’s network.
Paessler PRTG helps SMS group to digitize the production of steel
SMS group GmbH provides production plants for the steel industry worldwide that rely on modern control technology as well as automation systems with corresponding real-time networks. The company uses PRTG to ensure performance and reliability during the construction, testing, and start-up of metallurgical plants (steel production plants), and thereby optimizes the quality of its production lines.
Carbon Drawdown Initiative monitors ground data related to CO₂ sequestration
The Carbon Drawdown Initiative GmbH was founded in January 2020 and is focused on promoting research, public discourse, and impact investment in the field of negative emissions. The Carbon Drawdown Initiative launched its own enhanced weathering project: “Project Carbdown” which uses PRTG Hosted Monitor as an important building block in the overall data collection.
Gain practical knowledge on how to monitor your infrastructure with Paessler PRTG. Our training sessions are planned and provided by Paessler system engineers and are suitable for different experience levels.
Paessler PRTG is an IT monitoring software that helps businesses monitor their entire IT infrastructure – no matter if it is an on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment.
With PRTG, system administrators can keep an eye on the health and performance of their network devices, traffic, applications, services, and much more, to make sure that their IT and business processes run smoothly at all times.
If there is an issue in the IT infrastructure, PRTG alerts the responsible person or team immediately via customizable notifications so that they can react quickly before a failure causes more severe problems.
Is PRTG free?
The freeware edition of PRTG always includes up to 100 monitoring aspects – or PRTG sensors – which can be distributed over your network devices as needed.
Commercial editions of PRTG differ in license types and pricing depending on the PRTG product you choose. For PRTG Network Monitor, there are perpetual licenses from 500 to 10,000 sensors. With PRTG Hosted Monitor, you can choose from flexible subscription plans for more scalability. PRTG Enterprise Monitor offers subscription licenses with an opex-based cost model.
Both freeware and commercial editions of PRTG include all monitoring features.
What is a sensor in PRTG?
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, for example the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, or the free space on a disk drive.
On average, you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
What is a monitoring aspect?
“Monitoring aspect” is a more descriptive term for “sensor”.
Why is PRTG a good monitoring solution?
PRTG is an all-in-one monitoring solution, which means that no matter which license or subscription plan you choose, you're able to set up comprehensive monitoring for your entire IT infrastructure. With PRTG, you get the full package:
Supports the most important monitoring technologies and protocols
Includes preconfigured PRTG sensors and device templates
Is easy to install and set up
Has great usability
Comes with different user interfaces for web, desktop, and mobile devices
Offers customizable maps and dashboards
Provides custom reports that are easy to publish and share
Offers customizable alerts and notifications
Includes basic IT automation tasks
Can be set up for remote monitoring of multiple distributed locations
What is IT monitoring?
IT monitoring is the process of monitoring an IT infrastructure such as a LAN, WAN, or any other computer system – no matter if it is an on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid infrastructure. The purpose of IT monitoring is to ensure that all components in a network run smoothly and to be able to quickly troubleshoot issues if they occur.
To keep an eye on the entire IT environment, there are specialized IT monitoring tools that constantly collect, log, and analyze data about the health, availability, and performance of all hardware and software in the respective network. This includes, for example:
Devices like printers, switches, routers, or firewalls
Physical servers like web, mail, or storage servers
Why is IT monitoring important?
In modern business environments, there are practically no work modes, tasks, or processes anymore that do not rely on any kind of IT infrastructure. Therefore, it is all the more important that a company’s IT infrastructure runs flawlessly and that issues are detected and resolved as quickly as possible. The best way to do this is via IT monitoring, which has several benefits:
Full transparency about what’s going on in the network
Quicker identification and analysis of the root causes of issues
Outages can be prevented before they actually happen
More security because of insights into suspicious activities
Increased productivity and efficiency of employees
More customer satisfaction and conversions
Data-based capacity planning for hardware and software
Corporate compliance, for example with SLAs, is ensured
Energy and other resources can be saved
IT monitoring is our passion. Make it your passion, too!
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Free network tools
We provide free network tools from our innovative programming labs. Here you can find useful helpers that will support you in your everyday job – no matter if your goal is to troubleshoot network issues or to optimize performance.
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