monitoring software PRTG
Check bandwidth consumption, network traffic, error messages of your routers with PRTG
Router monitoring via SNMP, Packet Sniffer, NetFlow/sflow/jFlow
PRTG detects suspicious traffic
Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days. After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version.
Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime.
All-in-one router monitoring software PRTG
Prevent network failures and bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring
Overloaded routers (and thus networks) can slow down a company's communication and workflow.
PPRTG Network Monitor, our network monitoring solution, allows you to check all your router connections. Determine how much bandwidth is used per connection, the devices, programs, or users which generate the most traffic, and where bottlenecks occur in your network. You'll get a ton of valuable information which will make your work as an administrator that much easier. PRTG supports routers from all the major manufacturers like Cisco, Dell, Linksys, TP Link or Netgear.
With its wide range of features, PRTG Network Monitor makes it easy to monitor your router traffic around the clock, log network activities, and calculate network utilization.
Along with traffic and bandwidth, you can also monitor the device itself. PRTG lets you keep a constant eye on computer fans, temperatures, and power supplies, as well as the memory of your router. And thanks to PRTG, you can even stay up-to-date on the status and statistics of your VPN connection.
You'll be notified automatically whenever something seems amiss inside your router or network traffic. PRTG lets you act quickly to prevent bandwidth bottlenecks from paralyzing your network.
Thanks to PRTG, the entire staff can work with peace of mind.
Router monitoring with PRTG
Router checking with PRTG supports three methods which come with their own advantages and disadvantages:
i NetFlow is a protocol for collecting, aggregating and recording traffic flow data in a network. NetFlow data provide a more granular view of how bandwidth and network traffic are being used than other monitoring solutions, such as SNMP. NetFlow was developed by Cisco and is embedded in Cisco’s IOS software on the company’s routers and switches and has been supported on almost all Cisco devices since the 11.1 train of Cisco IOS Software.
The NetFlow/sflow/jFlow/IPFIX methods belong to the routers of certain providers such as Cisco, HP, or Juniper. Bandwidth utilization is calculated within each device and transmitted to PRTG for analysis and disclosure. The most powerful of the three alternatives when both CPU and network loads are low, this method is especially suitable for networks with a great deal of traffic.
Router monitoring sensors
The following sensors can also be used for router monitoring with PRTG:
How to monitor router traffic
Here's a quick summary about how to monitor router traffic with PRTG:
Configure and run PRTG Network Monitor.
Choose one of following options for router monitoring protocols according to your router specifications: SNMP, NetFlow/jFlow/sFlow or Packet Sniffing.
See the bandwidth consumption of individual connections and all network activities at a glance and create individual dashboards..
Set up custom alarms and you’ll be notified in case of router errors or overloads.
PRTG simplifies your day
Our monitoring software works for you and promptly notifies you of potential issues.
It frees you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks with peace of mind.
PRTG saves time
With PRTG, you get one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
PRTG saves worry
Customizing PRTG is a breeze. Getting started or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the PRTG auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
Prevent network failures and
bottlenecks with PRTG router monitoring
iBandwidth is measured as the amount of data that can be transferred from one point to another within a network in a specific amount of time. Typically, bandwidth is expressed as a bitrate and measured in bits per second (bps). It refers to the transmission capacity of a connection and is an important factor when determining the quality and speed of a network.
Immediately know the score
PRTG provides automatic alerts when the network crashes or protocol errors take place.
Fix bugs quickly
Meet problems head-on to prevent your network from crashing.
Optimize bandwidth consumption
By adjusting available bandwidth to meet demand and reducing unnecessary traffic, you'll create more stable connections.
Speed up company processes - an optimized bandwidth allows for a company's operations to run quickly. Enjoy an increase in the availability of services and applications.
With PRTG, you'll receive and be able to analyze information regarding the intensity of traffic across individual connections.
Use PRTG to detect suspicious traffic, which is indicative of malware.
Monitor hardware, performance and other details of your routers
In addition to the traffic running through your router and bandwidth, you can also monitor the device itself. With PRTG, you can always keep an eye on the fan, temperature, power supplies or memory of your router. PRTG also keeps you informed about the status and statistics of your VPN connection.
Your routers at a glance –
even on the go
PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.
PAESSLER AG –
- Unlimited version of PRTG for 30 days
- After 30 days, PRTG reverts to a free version
- Or, you can upgrade to a paid license anytime
Made in Germany: The PRTG Network Monitoring Tool is the fruit of an engaged team. The company was founded by Dirk Paessler. The Paessler AG headquarters are located in the city of Nuremberg, in the heart of Germany. We combine typical German virtues such as high quality standards, industriousness, and commitment with international, cosmopolitan flair. Read more about our firm here. By the way: We are regularly looking for new recruits.
Case Studies: Airports, utility companies, banks, colleges, hospitals: PRTG is present in every industry. For each of our customers, business and organizational processes depend on the proper functioning of the network infrastructure. The PRTG customer satisfaction is close to 100%. Read in our case studies how our customers use PRTG.
Product tests: It goes without saying that we are convinced by the quality of PRTG. But what about the others? PRTG has always performed extremely well in tests. PRTG user “LanLine” sums it up best: “PRTG was already good several years ago, and has gotten better from version to version ever since.” Such has been our steadfast and sincere goal. Read more about monitoring software product tests and comparisons here.
Support: Our support team works hard every day to help customers solve their monitoring problems. Our goal is to resolve all inquiries within 24 hours (on business days). We've drafted a comprehensive manual and built up an extensive knowledge base featuring videos, webinars, and FAQs. All support, of course, is also included!
Getting started is easy: The trial version is free, which means you can try our monitoring tool risk-free. To switch to another version of PRTG, simply search for an appropriate license. You can upgrade any time you like.
|Network Monitoring Software - Version 184.108.40.2066 (November 25th, 2019)|
|Download for Windows and hosted version available|
|English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese|
|Up to 100 sensors for free (Price List)|
|Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more|
Supported Vendors & Applications