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Why system management tools need PRTG


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    One-stop system monitoring solution PRTG
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    All-in-one monitoring tool for system management software
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    Monitor network traffic in real time
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    Prompt alerts in the event of malfunctions








What is IT system management?

IT system management involves the management of all the IT processes of an organization. All applications (such as business critical CRM tools), middleware, operating systems, networks, servers, and server components must be taken into consideration.

Tasks of system management software

Among other things, system management tools perform the following tasks:

  • System analysis
  • System design
  • System development

The goal of system management software is to ensure systems run properly, have enough memory, and stay secure. This is where monitoring (as well as regular backups and archiving) comes into play.


What is the difference between monitoring and management?

IT system monitoring

IT system monitoring involves the continuous monitoring of an IT infrastructure by an IT manager. This includes the monitoring of the general health of servers, routers, and switches, as well as data traffic, applications, and bandwidth. IT admins are notified immediately if a component becomes unavailable or a critical system error occurs.

IT system management

Based on this information, IT system management ensures the smooth functioning of all processes and individual systems.


How does PRTG help with system management?









PRTG monitors the things you manage with your system management tool

System management software is used to manage computer networks. PRTG keeps a constant eye on the bandwidth, availability, performance, and hardware of your system.

Free network monitoring

PRTG comes with 100 free sensors that never expire. Each version includes the full range of features. For the first 30 days, you can create an unlimited number of sensors to really put our software to the test. After that, you can purchase a license or continue to use the freeware version.

PRTG assists with system management by way of the following features:



Bandwidth monitoring

View the amount of network traffic generated by individual protocols, applications, and computers.


 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.
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Availability monitoring

PRTG continuously checks to make sure devices are reachable.

Performance- und Last-Monitoring:


Performance and load monitoring

PRTG checks the network speed and monitors CPU utilization, the RAM load, and other important system parameters.


A sneak peek at monitoring with PRTG


System management with PRTG: The right software for every organization

PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor is ideal for small and medium-sized infrastructures with smaller or less complex networks. Its customizable maps and dashboards let you keep a constant eye on your network configuration. A variety of features help you set up your monitoring. Among other things, these include:

  • Multiple user interfaces
  • Customizable notifications
  • Detailed reports

PRTG Enterprise Monitor

PRTG Enterprise Monitor is recommended for organizations with large (and extremely large) IT infrastructures. With this version, administrators can keep an eye on hundreds or thousands of network devices.


PRTG Hosted Monitor

If you’re looking for a provider to host your monitoring, then PRTG Hosted Monitor is for you. Take advantage of the full range of PRTG features via a cloud, and without having to install any additional hardware. Pay monthly or annually, in accordance with your actual usage of the monitoring tool.



Which PRTG sensors are used for system management?


 i How PRTG defines sensors

In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.

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The basic monitoring elements in PRTG are called “sensors.” Sensors monitor values in your network such as the traffic of a switch port, the CPU usage of a server, or the free space of a hard disk. The following sensors ensure system management components (e.g., Active Directory, general system health, and security) are running smoothly:

SSL Certificate Sensor

SSL Certificate Sensor

The SSL Certificate sensor monitors the certificate of a connection secured by SSL or TLS.

Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor

Active Directory Replication Errors Sensor

The Active Directory Replication Errors v2 sensor checks a Windows domain controller for replication errors.

System Health Sensor

System Health Sensor

The System Health sensor monitors the status of the probe system. When doing so, it checks a variety of system parameters.


Your network monitoring at a glance

PRTG is set up in a matter of minutes and can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices.


PRTG comes with all the features you need, plus more your IT infrastructure won't want to live without.

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PRTG monitors these vendors and applications, and more, in one view!



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.”

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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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Why do I need a monitoring system?


Centralized monitoring

Centralized monitoring at a glance

Some IT managers only intervene when an error occurs. Troubleshooting often eats up precious time, especially if different tools are used to monitor the various components.

An all-in-one network monitoring solution lets you keep a constant eye on all the components in your system management by consolidating information on centralized dashboards.

Real-time monitoring

Real-time monitoring

A centralized monitoring tool has the advantage of letting you monitor your entire system in real time from a single machine. If an error occurs, you’ll be notified immediately and can fix the problem at once. These alerts are sent by email or push notification (or some other means) as soon as a threshold value is exceeded. As a result, you can promptly start troubleshooting. This saves precious time and provides for peace of mind. With PRTG, problems are often resolved before users know anything is wrong.

Monitoring als Sicherheitsfeature

Monitoring as a security feature

Solid user administration and reliable licensing management are fundamental to the security of a company.

Here, too, a monitoring system proves extremely beneficial. A monitoring tool keeps track of all system components, saving you time, money, and worry. It also provides for a steady overview and guarantees the smooth management of IT systems.


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.


By integrating PRTG with Martello iQ, you can add a fast analytics layer to improve uptime, visualize your IT environment, and integrate all of your IT systems into a single pane of glass.

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Paessler and Plixer provide a complete solution adding flow and metadata analysis to a powerful network monitoring tool.

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Siemon and Paessler bring together intelligent building technology and advanced monitoring and make your vision of intelligent buildings and data centers become reality.

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“The support we received from Paessler AG was extremely reassuring. Their reaction time, know-how, and solutions were outstanding in every department.”

Andreas Reimann, Senior Networking Communication Architect at Zürich Airport. Zürich Airport uses more than 4,500 sensors for its monitoring


PRTG The Swiss army knife

PRTG: The Swiss Army knife for sysadmins

Adapt 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


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?


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



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