PRTG Network Monitor:
The perfect alternative to SolarWinds
All-in-one monitoring instead of a combination of tools
PRTG can replace many SolarWinds tools at a very fair price
Easily integrate other IT applications into PRTG
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What you'll find on this page
- PRTG is your all-in-one network monitoring tool
- Licensing and pricing of PRTG
- Going beyond monitoring: The Uptime Alliance
- Is PRTG a full SolarWinds replacement?
- Hardware and software
- PRTG Enterprise Monitor vs SolarWinds: Get a perfect solution for large IT Infrastructures
- PRTG is user-friendly and intuitive
PRTG: One solution for all your monitoring needs
Complex IT environments require simple solutions to maintain an overview. Other than SolarWinds, PRTG Network Monitor delivers all monitoring functionality in a single application – from network, IT infrastructure, storage systems, cloud applications, virtual systems, databases, and applications to medical devices, CCTV systems, industrial environments, and more.
With PRTG, you don't need a separate module or platform for features like infrastructure monitoring, performance monitoring, or bandwidth management.
What can I replace SolarWinds with?
PRTG is a perfect alternative to SolarWinds. Choose PRTG as your SolarWinds replacement and join over 500,000 admins that monitor their network with PRTG!
Licensing and pricing of PRTG
Full range of functions with every license
All this comes without add-ons or modules: Each license includes the full feature set. Licensing is based only on the number of sensors. A sensor is what others might call a monitor or a check – it delivers data on one aspect of your IT. As a sensor contains multiple channels, it delivers more than just one value, e.g. the CPU performance including the performance of all cores, or different metrics when monitoring a port.
Switching to PRTG is easy
PRTG is optimized for quick and easy use. This applies to installation and setup as well as daily operation:
- Installation in a few minutes
- Auto-Discovery and Smart Setup
- Individual dashboards via drag & drop
- Windows GUI, web interface and apps for iOS and Android
A huge network of highly qualified implementation partners is ready to support you with a smooth migration to PRTG.
Each license of PRTG includes unlimited remote probes (polling engines) to monitor distributed locations or scale for large environments. PRTG Enterprise Monitor also includes the ITOps Board – an IT service- based dashboard optimized for very large environments. Read more about PRTG Enterprise Monitor vs. SolarWinds here.
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.
Going beyond monitoring: The Uptime Alliance
With the Uptime Alliance, Paessler has established a strong partner network that offers solutions for IT management, automation, and IT security. Based on its API and custom sensors, PRTG offers integrations with partner applications, building comprehensive solutions for monitoring and beyond.
- UVexplorer: Advanced mapping, inventory and configuration management
- NetBrain: Automated troubleshooting
- And many more...
Need help making a decision?
You are interested to know if PRTG could be an alternative to your SolarWinds implementation?
Contact us for more information or ask a PRTG expert in your region:
“With SolarWinds, Cacti and SNMPC we needed three different monitoring systems to gain overview about all our systems and devices. Finding out that PRTG was able to replace all three tools was a huge additional benefit for us and helps us to save a lot of time and money.”
Stein Erik Høybakk, Senior Network Engineer at TAFJORD
Is PRTG a full SolarWinds replacement?
With its different approach, PRTG can probably not replace every SolarWinds application or module one-to-one. But there is high feature coverage for a large number of SolarWinds tools like:
- Network Performance Monitor
- Server & Application Monitor
- Storage Resource Monitor
- Database Monitor
- Web Performance Monitor
- Network Traffic Analyzer
- There are also many overlaps with other SolarWinds tools, ask us for details.
PRTG monitors your entire IT and more in one single application, easy to manage with clear dashboards and mobile apps to keep you informed wherever you are. At a price that will surprise you.
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 not older than two years 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.
A slick alternative: The hosted version of PRTG
The hosted version PRTG Hosted Monitor 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.
PRTG Enterprise Monitor offers the same strengths as PRTG Network Monitor – excellent usability, easy setup, and mobile apps for various mobile devices. In addition, you get increased scaling possibilities and highly flexible architecture, premium customer support, and ITOps Board for valuable insights into your business processes.
ITOps Board adds a service-oriented overview across multiple PRTG servers, automated alert management, and service-based SLA monitoring and reporting to PRTG.
You get 100% functionality with every license of PRTG Enterprise Monitor. You don't need to choose which features or expensive add-ons you need.
The broad feature set, the great usability, and the fair licensing are some of the reasons, why many companies choose PRTG Enterprise Monitor instead of SolarWinds solutions.
Find a detailed comparison of PRTG Enterprise Monitor and SolarWinds here.
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.
PRTG compared to other monitoring tools on Network-King.net
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 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.”
“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.”
“The tool excels at its primary focus of being a unified infrastructure management and network monitoring service.”
PRTG vs. other monitoring tools
We also compared PRTG with other monitoring tools:
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 like SolarWinds or ManageEngine, PRTG ranks at the top in several categories.
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.
UVexplorer integrates tightly with PRTG to bring fast and accurate network discovery, detailed device inventory, and automatic network mapping to the PRTG platform.
A constant overview of your network performance
– even while on the go
PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.
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.
“Easy to implement and configure with good technical support.”
R. v. S., ICT Manager at Heinen & Hopman Eng BV
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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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.