Paessler PRTG

Subscription-based monitoring software PRTG


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    All-in-one tool for monitoring your complete infrastructure
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    Subscription-based monitoring, on-prem or hosted by Paessler
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    Fair and transparent licensing and pricing




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The flexible monitoring solution

Subscription-based monitoring tools with cost-effective licenses


There are three different PRTG products, including PRTG Hosted Monitor, which is hosted by Paessler in the cloud, and PRTG Network Monitor, which requires an on-premises server installation. Whether you benefit more from PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Hosted Monitor depends on the size of your infrastructure and the industry in which you operate.

We show you the advantages and licensing models of the subscription-based monitoring tools and compare our cloud-based solution with the on-premises solution. This way, you can make the best decision according to your individual needs.


What do PRTG Hosted Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor have in common?


Both PRTG Hosted Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor are feature-rich monitoring solutions. They monitor your entire infrastructure. This gives you a complete overview of traffic, bandwidth, availability, resources, and CPU load, to name just a few. Both products support various vendors such as Cisco, Dell, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Amazon, VMware, Citrix, Oracle, and many more.

Monitoring covers all areas of your IT infrastructure, including:

PRTG Hosted Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor can be used for virtual, cloud-based, or hybrid environments.


The hosted solution: PRTG Hosted Monitor

With PRTG Hosted Monitor, Paessler takes over the hosting of your PRTG instances on reliable AWS servers for you. You can choose the region in which you want the servers to be located. The cloud-based product is suitable for MSPs (Managed Service Providers), among others, who take over and manage IT on behalf of their customers. With PRTG Hosted Monitor as an SaaS solution, MSPs remain flexible: they can upgrade or downgrade their monthly, annual, or multi-year subscription plans at any time.

 The on-premises solution: PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor is a locally installed monitoring solution. You take care of the hosting and need a dedicated server in your network. PRTG Network Monitor is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses where small IT teams or individual administrators take care of the monitoring. All PRTG Network Monitor licenses are available as subscriptions, paid annually.


On-premises vs. cloud-based software


What are the benefits of cloud-based software?



No dedicated hardware required

You don't need your own data center for PRTG Hosted Monitor. This pays off for you: With cloud-based monitoring, you don't have to buy any additional hardware or provide a server with sufficient capacity.


Instantly ready for use

As you don't install the hosted edition of PRTG yourself, the subscription-based monitoring solution is ready to go out of the box. This means that there is no time or effort required to set up and configure the software. Your IT team can start monitoring from the browser right away.


Highly available monitoring

You benefit from highly available monitoring. As Paessler provides the servers for hosting, a different server can be used immediately as a replacement in the event of a server failure. This means that you do not need to provide another server with subscription-based monitoring. There is no downtime and your operations and processes are not disrupted.


No administrative effort

Paessler also takes care of the administration of the monitoring solution for you. You automatically receive the latest software versions with new features and improvements. This means that your monitoring solution is always up to date. You do not need to schedule time windows or staff for updates. Your administrators can concentrate entirely on monitoring.


Highest level of data and IT security

Updates are automatically applied and security gaps are closed immediately. This increases your IT security and the security of your hosted instance. In addition, your data is backed up regularly without you having to take any further action. Your benefit: you receive the highest level of data security.


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“When we evaluate new third-party services for our company, we pay special attention to cloud-compatibility. We want to be as independent as possible from an on-premise infrastructure. We would like to have as few points of failure as possible, which is why PRTG Hosted Monitor was just the right product for us. A departure from technical responsibility, a reduction of costs, focusing on core competencies, vulnerability through 3rd party... just to name a few keywords.”

Dario, Infrastructure Support Engineer at GCA Altium AG


What are the advantages of on-premises software?



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With PRTG Network Monitor, you have full cost control since you pay the same price annually during the subscription period.


Cluster failover backup

With your license, you get a single failover node. If the primary master of the cluster is not connected or fails, another cluster node takes over immediately. For you, this means that your monitoring is fail-safe.


Keep a constant eye on your monitoring – even while on the go


Set up PRTG in minutes and use it on almost any mobile device.


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 in one view!


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Trusted by 500,000 users and recognized
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Calculate your license size: how many sensors does your IT infrastructure need?


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With our License Assistant, you can calculate how many sensors you actually need for your IT infrastructure. This simplifies the selection of the PRTG product and license size that suits your company best.




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Unified Monitoring

Network devices, bandwidth, servers, applications, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and more

Supported Vendors & Applications

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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.

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Monitor your entire IT infrastructure

Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.



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