Paessler PRTG

Why remote server monitoring is
essential for your business success


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    Check the status and performance
    of your remote servers

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    Instant alert in the
    event of errors
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    Concise overview and
    detailed statistics







Why is server monitoring important? 

 iA server is a computer or system that provides resources, data, services, or programs to other computers, known as clients, over a network. In theory, whenever computers share resources with client machines they are considered servers. There are many types of servers, including web servers, mail servers, and virtual servers.
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Best possible data communication can be an important key factor for business success.
If your servers are not performing as they should, the data that your business relies on
for mission-critical tasks won’t reach its destination on time.

So, powerful server monitoring is the best way for companies to ensure that servers are
operating as they should and functioning at the best possible level; and if they’re not,
admins should be proactively notified of possible performance issues, making it possible
to act in time.


What can remote server monitoring do for you?

Remote server monitoring lets you:

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    Identify and troubleshoot
    problems related
    to the server hardware
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    Check performance issues
    related to response time,
    app downtime, and resource utilization
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    Monitor the overall
    performance and availability
    of your remote servers

Nowadays, IT and network infrastructures are more distributed than ever before.
Companies have their devices and services distributed over local networks, branch offices, data centers,
and in the cloud. Naturally, admins wish to centrally monitor all distributed networks and infrastructure.


server monitoring in real time

Remote server monitoring lets you monitor your servers in real time regarding availability, accessibility, and overall reliability. With remote server monitoring, your servers are checked at regular intervals to ensure that you always know their status.

improve server stability

Sysadmins monitor their servers remotely because they wish to improve their stability and performance. If certain threshold values are exceeded, you’ll receive a warning message so you can immediately take action.

analyze values

Sysadmins analyze the values they receive from their monitoring software to develop courses of action. When studied over the long term, these values can help optimize various aspects that are responsible for the performance of your network, such as capacity planning.


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 all types of servers

Here is a list of all types of servers you would want to monitor, even in distributed networks.
Let us also include a few examples of the PRTG sensors, so you can get started monitoring right away:

Mail servers are sensitive issues for companies. When mail server glitches occur, employees are quick to complain, putting the support department under stress. With PRTG, you can monitor your mail servers permanently and be alerted in a timely fashion. IMAP, POP3, SMTP, and much more; we supply more than a dozen sensors for your mail server monitoring!

Website performance is a deciding factor for many companies, even more so when they offer products and services via their websites. PRTG also makes a whole range of sensors available for your web server monitoring (for example IIS or Apache).

Practically all company information is stored in databases. When it comes to databases, performance is also the basis for the effective functioning of each department. PRTG offers a variety of sensors that are available for immediate use. These include sensors for the monitoring of MySQL, Oracle SQL, and Microsoft SQL.

If firms can’t access information, businesses can crash. For example, it’s not uncommon for administrators to search for a specific FTP server monitoring tool. But PRTG has you fully covered in this area as well. You have around 20 sensors just for your file server monitoring alone. Monitoring of NAS devices and storage area networks (SAN) is also supported by PRTG.


It’s not always the server


So, let us show you how a monitoring solution like PRTG can tell you what the problem is and, of course, help you with typical network problems as well:

PRTG is an IT monitoring tool that includes server, network, bandwidth, cloud, application, and IP monitoring.
Our award-winning software is an all-in-one monitoring tool that also monitors cloud environments, virtual machines, hardware, and networks. PRTG is a unified monitoring solution.
Each device or service that has an IP address, or is reachable via IP and speaks a protocol can be monitored by probes in PRTG.



Upon configuration, PRTG automatically creates the first probe, 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.


You can extend monitoring to your distributed networks by installing one or more remote probes. With remote probes, you can monitor different subnetworks that are separated from your PRTG core server by a firewall, and you can keep an eye on remote locations. They’re especially useful if you want to distribute monitoring load by taking it from the system running the PRTG core server and putting it on one or more systems running a remote probe.


Wait, what? Tell me about those remote probes

Easy: There are several situations that make it necessary to work with remote probes in the same LAN or in remote locations. Here are 3 of many more reasons to work with remote probes:

PRTG Hosted Monitor

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

secure network

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

all locations

And a very common problem in 2020:
You have more than one location or employees working
from home and you need to make sure that services
are available from all locations.

Create innovative solutions with Paessler’s IT partners

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


The PRTG SLA plugin from CORP IT, allows monitoring data in PRTG to be extracted and pulled into your existing SLA reporting tools, such as SQL Server Reporting Engine or Crystal Reports.

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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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Sounds good? Over 95% of our customers think so and recommend PRTG

Remote server monitoring is an essential tool for sysadmins, because it allows for automated reporting, scheduled checks, and pre-emptive warnings. A functional remote server monitoring is nothing that should cost a lot of effort, time, or money.

With a monitoring tool like PRTG, you can keep an eye on everything and benefit from a clear dashboard and a notification system that is guaranteed to raise the alarm before your boss even thinks about picking up their phone.

For example, when a server goes down, you must act quickly. PRTG helps you improve the reliability of your servers. If the load of individual hardware components such as CPU, hard drives, or RAM rises, you’ll be notified at once. With PRTG, all threshold values are customizable. 



PRTG in a nutshell


PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure

Use PRTG to monitor, for example, network traffic, applications, bandwidth, cloud services, databases, virtual environments, availability & uptime, ports, IP addresses, hardware status, network security, web services, and much more.

PRTG supports the most important technologies

Monitor your network for example via SNMP, flow protocols (NetFlow, jFlow, sFlow, IPFIX), SSH, WMI, or ping. PRTG also supports technologies used in Industrial IT & OT environments, such as OPC UA, MQTT, or Modbus. Use the powerful PRTG API for custom integrations (for example via Python, PowerShell, or REST).

PRTG can be used for any operating system

Download and install PRTG Network Monitor on a Windows system or use our cloud-based product PRTG Hosted Monitor for all other operating systems. What’s more: our native PRTG Desktop application runs on Windows or macOS – for even quicker access & multi-server views.



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.



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




Network Monitoring Software - Version (November 15th, 2023)


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