Paessler PRTG

Remote monitoring tool PRTG

Make your distributed networks available 24/7


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    Unified monitoring – one tool to
    monitor all your infrastructure
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    Remote monitoring
    out of the box 
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    24/7 monitoring of your remote and local networks

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    Get notified in time, hence avoiding costly downtimes







Why the need for remote monitoring?

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Nowadays, IT and Network infrastructures are more distributed than ever before. Companies have their devices and services distributed over local networks, branch offices, customer networks (in case of MSP), data centers and in the cloud.

The IT Administrator’s wish would be to centrally monitor all distributed networks/infrastructure in one console/location. Another wish would be a monitoring solution to monitor all distributed devices and services. Paessler PRTG aims to make the life of IT Admins easier, by answering the above requirements, and a lot more.

PRTG is a unified monitoring solution that will allow you to centrally monitor your local and remote infrastructure out of the box. Also for remote desktop monitoring, PRTG is the tool of your choice. 

  • Unified monitoring - one tool to monitor your local and remote networks
  • 24/ 7 monitoring through PRTG
  • Get notified in time, hence avoiding costly downtimes
  • Check how your infrastructure is performing in real-time
  • Address bottlenecks before they cause problems

One tool to monitor your local and remote networks

Unified Monitoring

PRTG is an agentless unified monitoring solution. On the one hand, each device or service which has an IP address, or is reachable over IP and talks a protocol (SNMP, HTTP, WMI, Flow, etc) can be monitored by PRTG probes (see below). On the other hand, there is no need to install agents on monitored devices.

Local Probe

Upon configuration, PRTG creates the first probe automatically, called the Local Probe. It runs on the same machine as the PRTG core server and monitors all devices in your LAN, using the sensors you have configured.

Remote Probes

You can extend monitoring to your distributed networks by installing a remote probe in each network you want to keep an eye on. PRTG remote probes come in two flavors – the classic remote probe for Windows systems and the multi-platform probe for Linux/Unix and other systems – and allow you to monitor different subnetworks that are separated by a firewall from your central PRTG server.


Get a holistic overview of your enterprise monitoring environment

Paessler PRTG MultiBoard is an alternative interface to connect to PRTG Enterprise Monitor to configure your setup, view monitoring results, and keep an eye on your network. In addition to PRTG Enterprise Monitor, you can add unlimited PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Hosted Monitor instances. PRTG MultiBoard unites all your PRTG servers in one tool.



PRTG architecture: Local and remote probes



Same features, hosted by us

  • Simply focus on your infrastructure, leave the hosting to us
  • Flexible subscription, based on the number of sensors
  • PRTG scales with your requirements: Easy up- and downgrades


6 reasons to work with remote probes

PRTG in the cloud

PRTG Hosted Monitor

You run a PRTG Hosted Monitor instance and want to monitor your local network.


Several locations

Several locations

You have more than one location or many employees working from home and you need to ensure the availability of services from all locations.




Your network is separated in several LANs by firewalls, and the local probe cannot monitor specific services across the firewalls.


Secure Connection

Secure Connection

You want to monitor systems in a secure network, and you need a secure connection between the PRTG server and this network.


Distribution of load

Distribution of load

You need to offload the central PRTG server by taking some load and distributing it over one or more PRTG remote probes.

Distribution of load

Run PRTG on Linux

You want to run your PRTG installation in a Linux environment, for example, and use the Multi-Platform Probe feature for this purpose.


Your remote monitoring at a glance – even on the go

Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


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 in one view!


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Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
by industry analysts as a leader


“Fantastic network and infrastructure monitoring solution that is easy to deploy and easier still to use. Simply the best available.”

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“Software is absolutely perfect, Support is superior. Meets all needs and requirements, this is a must have solution if you are needing any form of monitoring.”

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“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”

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Remote monitoring for Managed Service Providers (MSP)



 i How PRTG defines sensors

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.

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MSP Solution

MSP Solution

Each product of the Paessler PRTG family can be used as a fully-featured MSP solution. With PRTG Network Monitor, for example, you simply install the central PRTG server in your local network and then monitor your customers sites via remote probes. This allows you to monitor different customers at the same time. 

Access Rights

Access Rights

Moreover, PRTG offers a credential-based system. Depending on your customers needs, you can define different access rights: either give them full access to their probes, groups, or sensors, so they can manage their monitoring on their own, or you just give them read-only access so that they can see their own monitoring data but not change any settings. 



PRTG monitors your customer’s infrastructure 24/7. You can be notified via various types of notifications (e.g. SMS, email, Pager, Push notifications) to react quickly. This alert can be sent to your customer, too. Also, escalation levels can be defined.



You can also create regular reports for you and for your customers, containing statistics of events, outages, uptime etc. PRTG will not only ensure you get alerted in time, it also gives you the opportunity to create easily understandable dashboards which quickly give you an overview of your local and remote sites.


Monitor all your infrastructure within PRTG

Monitor all your infrastructure within PRTG

PRTG allows remote monitoring
on a budget out of the box


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    Unified monitoring – monitor all your infrastructure within PRTG
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    24/7 monitoring of your remote and local networks and remote desktops
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    Remote monitoring
    out-of-the-box, thanks to remote probes
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    Avoid downtime through customized notifications (email, SMS, SNMP Trap...)

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“Our network engineers really love PRTG, because of its customization”

John Krull, CTO, Oakland Unified School District, USA


PRTG makes your job easier

Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.


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Save effort

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

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Save time

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

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Save money

80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.



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We asked: would you recommend PRTG?
Over 95% of our customers say yes!


Paessler AG conducted trials in over 600 IT departments worldwide to tune its network monitoring software closer to the needs of sysadmins.
The result of the survey: over 95% of the participants would recommend PRTG – or already have.


Recommend PRTG


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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

Partnering with innovative vendors, Paessler unleashes synergies to create
new and additional benefits for joined customers.


Rhebo and PRTG offer a comprehensive monitoring solution for IT and OT environments: from condition monitoring through to anomaly and threat detection.

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A combination of Orchestra and PRTG provides the ideal solution to monitor the traditional IT Infrastructure as well as the central communication server in hospitals and industrial environments.

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“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”

R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV


PRTG the multi-tool

PRTG: The multi-tool for sysadmins

Adapt PRTG individually and dynamically to your needs and rely on a strong API:

  • HTTP API: Access monitoring data and manipulate monitoring objects via HTTP requests
  • Custom sensors: Create your own PRTG sensors for customized monitoring
  • Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
  • REST Custom sensor: Monitor almost everything that provides data in XML or JSON format


Still not convinced?



More than 500,000 sysadmins love PRTG

Paessler PRTG is used by companies of all sizes. Sysadmins love PRTG because it makes their job a whole lot easier.

Still not convinced?


Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



Try Paessler PRTG for free

Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free. Start now with your trial.




Network Monitoring Software - Version (May 2nd, 2024)


Download for Windows and cloud-based version PRTG Hosted Monitor available


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Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)

Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

Supported Vendors & Applications

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