Paessler PRTG

All your server performance data in one place with remote server monitoring


  • Monitor your whole network, regardless of server location
  • Spot and fix performance bottlenecks of your remote servers
  • Compatible with all major server types and vendors

Our users give top ratings for monitoring with Paessler PRTG



PRTG makes remote server monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent server health and performance issues.


Location, location… remote server location?

Distributed networks have many advantages. Location isn't one of them. It's challenging to monitor servers remotely, ensure they remain stable, and fix issues swiftly when your hardware is in a branch office or data center hundreds of miles away.

Combining sophisticated technology with a clean, intuitive interface, Paessler PRTG creates a single point of reference for all your server data. You can check their status, evaluate performance, and get alerted about (and troubleshoot) issues from the comfort of your office chair. Even if your servers are in the middle of the desert.


Comprehensive. Effective. Location-independent.
Why choose PRTG as your remote server monitoring tool


 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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Plug-and-play setup

Put away the instruction manual. During installation and setup, PRTG creates your local probe for you, so there's no need to do anything. Once you're up and running, install as many remote probes as you need to monitor your remote infrastructure
, including subnetworks you've firewalled from your central PRTG server.

End-to-end monitoring

If it's on your network, PRTG can monitor it. File servers, mail servers, web servers, database servers,… You get the idea. Our 250+ preconfigured sensors can also monitor other components that could impact remote server performance, including applications, network traffic, and the health of your server hardware.


Instant notifications

Get in front of server issues and downtime before Matthew from Sales calls to complain. Set your preferred monitoring thresholds, and PRTG will monitor remote server availability and performance round the clock, alerting you the second something drops below your chosen metrics or isn't working as it should.



Wide compatibility

PRTG is designed specifically for distributed network monitoring, so it also works with most major cloud-based infrastructure providers, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, and more. It also supports the most common server manufacturers out-of-the-box, for example Dell, HPE, Microsoft, or IBM.



Start monitoring your remote servers with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.




IT experts agree: Paessler PRTG is a great solution for IT infrastructure monitoring


“All-around winning
network monitor”

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“The real beauty of PRTG is the endless possibilities it offers”


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What remote server monitoring looks like in PRTG

Diagnose network issues by continuously monitoring mail servers, web servers, storage servers, and other server types remotely. Show bandwidth, memory, response time, and other performance metrics in real time and visualize data in graphic maps & dashboards to identify problems more easily. Gain the visibility you need to troubleshoot and fix server bottlenecks.



It's all about the probes:
How PRTG remote server monitoring works


PRTG monitors your distributed network's performance using a system of remote probes
that are in constant communication with a central hub – your PRTG core server.

Think of this as having a network of regional scouts reporting to central command.

Each probe collects data about the remote server they're assigned to and sends it to your PRTG core server in encrypted form, where you can view the data centrally. Should the performance of any server in your remote network dip below your chosen thresholds, PRTG will alert you immediately.



Easily find the source of the problem with our PRTG remote server monitoring solution

Real-time alerts and custom notifications make it easy to solve server load issues.


PRTG is compatible with all major vendors, products, and systems

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Your remote server monitor 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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Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s partners

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


Easily integrate Amazon's Cloud Watch out of the box into your complete network monitoring by a few mouse clicks.

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Integrating monitoring results from PRTG into NetBrain maps makes the foundation for network automation.

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PRTG makes remote server monitoring easy

Custom alerts and data visualizations make it easy to monitor, identify, and prevent server health and performance issues.



“Excellent tool for detailed monitoring. Alarms and notifications work greatly. Equipment addition is straight forward and server initial setup is very easy. ...feel safe to purchase it if you intend to monitor a large networking landscape.”

Infrastructure and Operations Engineer in the Communications Industry, firm size 10B - 30B USD

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Monitoring remote servers: FAQ


1. What is PRTG remote server monitoring?

PRTG is a proprietary software tool that takes the effort out of manually ensuring your servers always perform at their best. Available for Windows-based on-premises installation or as a cloud-hosted solution, it's capable of monitoring local as well as remotely-connected servers, bringing critical system data together in one simple, intuitive interface you can access from anywhere: at the office, at home, or on the go.

2. Why use a remote server-monitoring tool?

Using one tool to monitor your LAN, distributed servers, and the devices your colleagues use while working remotely saves you time and effort. More importantly, it ensures problems don't go undetected until it's too late. Our alarm system alerts you the second something's not quite right, so you can act fast and fix it before anyone notices.

3. Is remote server monitoring with PRTG secure?

Yes, it is. All communication between remote networks and the central PRTG server are secured via SSL/TLS. In addition, PRTG comes with a granular access rights management so that you can ensure that no unauthorized person remotely accesses your sensitive infrastructure data.

4. Can PRTG only monitor remote servers?

No. PRTG can keep an eye on your whole network infrastructure, no matter how complex. We have preconfigured sensors to track a wide range of values, including network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, and web services. You can also monitor industrial IT and OT environments using OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus, and create custom integrations with our API.

5. 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.


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


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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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.


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.



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Start monitoring your remote servers with PRTG and see how it can make your network more reliable and your job easier.



Network Monitoring Software - Version (April 10th, 2024)


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