PRTG Network Monitor:
The perfect alternative to SolarWinds


  • All-in-one monitoring instead of a combination of tools

  • PRTG is user-friendly
    and intuitive


  • Quick setup and little hardware and software requirements


Free Download

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.


PRTG is your all-in-one network monitoring tool


PRTG incorporates all your network monitoring necessities into one tool. As a result, you won’t have to purchase any upgrades to acquire individual functions. The monitoring tools from SolarWinds, on the other hand, are built modularly, which means you must buy a separate pack to benefit from certain features (such as Flow monitoring).


Free Download

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.



and pricing of PRTG

Full range of functions with every license

The purchase price of PRTG depends on the number of sensors you will need for your monitoring. Each version comes with the full range of PRTG functions and features. Server monitoring, performance monitoring, VoIP monitoring, bandwidth monitoring including flow for top talkers and top protocols are all included at no extra charge, thus saving you the agony of trying to decide if certain functions are worth the extra money.

Save big with PRTG

Since many of the features of the monitoring software from SolarWinds are only available at an additional charge, it’s often extremely difficult to come up with just the right software bundle. If certain requirements change and the sysadmin must perform new tasks, the company usually has to purchase a new module. With PRTG, you will never face this problem. Every PRTG license contains all the tool’s functions. Our prices are more than fair and mostly easier to fit into your budget than the costs for SolarWinds monitoring software, which can quickly run into the tens of thousands.

The Doosan Group, for example, saved $ 30,000 by using PRTG instead of SolarWinds software.

Read the full case study here.


Hardware and software

Little hardware and software requirements

To install PRTG, you only need one computer to act as a server. We recommend installing the PRTG Core Server on a computer that is no more than two years old and equipped with Windows Server version 2012 R2 or higher. SolarWinds can only be used with a SQL server. This results in additional costs, as well as more time spent on the software configuration. PRTG uses its own database, which has been specially designed to meet the demands of network monitoring. Tests have shown that the PRTG database is much faster than SQL.

Read the comparison test from Funkschau magazine. 

A slick alternative: The hosted version of PRTG

The hosted version of PRTG comes with even fewer requirements. The tool is hosted by us, and can be accessed around the clock from anywhere in the world via the Internet.

More on PRTG hosted by Paessler


Free Download

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.



PRTG is user-friendly
and intuitive


Network monitoring should be quick and easy. Cumbersome and complicated software creates unnecessary work for the administrator. Our goal is therefore to make PRTG as user-friendly as possible. If our customer feedback is any indication, then we are very close to meeting this objective. Independent tests also continually emphasize the user-friendliness of PRTG.
When compared to other network monitoring software such as from SolarWinds, PRTG often rates as the most intuitive and easiest-to-use tool.

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An introduction to network monitoring with PRTG


A few facts to demonstrate the user-friendliness
of PRTG:


  • Installation usually takes less than 10 minutes
  • The Auto Discovery and Smart Setup features make PRTG extremely easy to configure
  • Custom dashboards are created in no time at all
  • The PRTG interface is fast and easy to use

Trusted by 300,000 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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Free Download

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.



PRTG comes with expert technical support


By purchasing a PRTG license, you will get free maintenance and support for one year, multi-year maintenance (36 or 60 months) is subject to an extra fee. If you have a problem or question, our technical support department will respond within one business day. You'll be offered a solution that addresses your own particular situation, and can therefore forgo having to spend hours browsing through online forums. PRTG saves you both time and worry!


It's not only us thinking PRTG is great!

We are proud that PRTG Network Monitor is so popular with our users.
Even when compared to other tools, PRTG ranks at the top in several categories.


Free Download

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.



A constant overview of your network performance
– even while on the go

PRTG can be started within minutes and it's compatible with many mobile devices.


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, and more, in one view!



Notification system:
Be alerted quickly




PRTG features a variety of alert types: E-mail, SMS, Pager, Apps, running an external application, etc. You can specify when and how each person is to be informed about network issues. To do so, you can add contacts and edit, delete, or pause your notifications at any time.


The notification system is built into the monitoring software and is available at no extra charge. Because of its integrated quality, configuring the alert feature is done in just a few clicks.


PRTG won't wait to let you know if your "house is on fire." You define your own thresholds. If these are crossed, you'll receive a corresponding notification. This means you can intervene promptly before clients or coworkers are aware of any problems.



German quality

Free Download
  • 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


Administrators must compare monitoring tools or search for a free one. There are several suppliers on the market.

PRTG comes with a full range of advantages:

1. Free trial version: PRTG is available in a free trial version. Use this version to get a feel for our network monitoring tool with no risk whatsoever.

2. Over 300,000 administrators: whether in large or small businesses, authorities, colleges or administrations - all around the world, more than 300,000 administrators put their trust in our network monitoring tool, and can therefore also monitor their bandwidth. Read our case studies here.

3. Support: do you have a question? We respond in a jiffy! You can already access a great deal of information online by consulting our FAQs, manuals, videos, webcasts, or knowledge base. You can of course also send us a message. We'll do our best to get back to you within 24 hours on business days.

PRTG – your network monitoring tool

PRTG is the Paessler AG all-in-one network monitoring tool. Our software is used by more than 300,000 administrators worldwide, whether it be to monitor their hardware- and server performance , their virtual environments, or the accessibility of their websites. Use PRTG for database monitoring or SQL monitoring.  PRTG is a one fits all network analyzer tool.

Save time, worry, and money. PRTG is configured in a matter of minutes. The trial version is offered free of charge. And you can upgrade whenever you like.



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