Keep track of your entire network with
the SNMP monitoring tool PRTG
The “SNMP community string” is like a user ID or password that allows access to a router's or other device's statistics.
SNMP community strings are used only by devices which support the SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c protocol. SNMPv3 uses username/password authentication, along with an encryption key.
By convention, most SNMPv1-v2c equipment ships from the factory with a read-only community string set to “public”. It is standard practice for network managers to change all the community strings to customized values in the device setup.
Free SNMP testing tool
Debugging tool for monitoring
configurations that use SNMP
With SNMP Tester you can run simple SNMP requests against a device in your network. This test program is based on the SNMP technologies built into PRTG.
PRTG is your all-in-one SNMP monitoring software
With PRTG it is easy to keep an eye on network and bandwidth usage. Find out what applications and servers are using up your bandwidth, avoid performance bottlenecks and deliver better quality of service to your users. PRTG comes with several prefoncigured SNMP sensors and lets you obtain a comprehensive view of your network.
Further information about
SNMP and SNMP monitoring
What is SNMP?
SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol and describes a set of standards for the communication of devices in a TCP/IP network. The great advantage of SNMP is the wide distribution and the support of almost all devices of many different manufacturers.
More details about SNMP can be found here.
Why should I use SNMP monitoring?
Network monitoring with SNMP usually works very reliably, requires hardly any bandwidth and allows you to get an overview of a large part of your network without a large network and CPU load. With a variety of predefined sensors PRTG makes SNMP monitoring especially easy.
How do I get more detailed insights about my network?
SNMP gives you a good overview of the performance of your network. For more detailed traffic insights, you can use flow protocols such as NetFlow, jFlow or sFlow, or packet sniffing.
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PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
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.
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.
80% of our customers report substantial cost savings with network monitoring. Your costs of licenses will likely pay for themselves within weeks.
PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadminsAdapt 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
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|Network Monitoring Software - Version 188.8.131.525 (March 1st, 2023)|
|Download for Windows and cloud-based version PRTG Hosted Monitor available|
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Supported Vendors & Applications
Combining the broad monitoring feature set of PRTG with IP Fabric’s automated network assurance creates a new level of network visibility and reliability.