About PRTG Network Monitor

Say hello to PRTG Network Monitor, our award-winning and all-inclusive monitoring solution. Let us start by telling you what PRTG is and can do. First and foremost, it is an on-premise and cloud-based network monitoring solution. It caters to businesses of all sizes (across multiple industry verticals) and is compatible with Windows 7 or later. Primary features include bandwidth monitoring, alerts, data publishing, customization support, and reporting. PRTG monitors your entire IT infrastructure and all important technologies are supported, such as: SNMP, WMI and Windows Performance Counters, SSH, Traffic analysis using flow protocols or packet sniffing, HTTP requests, REST APIs returning XML or JSON, Ping, SQL, and many more. In addition to what PRTG can already do wel...

PRTG Network Monitor Pricing

https://www.paessler.com/prtg/pricing

Starting price: 

1,349.00 one time

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

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PRTG Network Monitor Reviews

Overall Rating

4.59

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 155 reviews

Florian

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

April 2016

That really made my Day!

First of all: Actually (April 2016) the product is free for up to 100 Sensors! I was searching for an easy solution to monitor the internetconnection of one of my customers from outside. They sporadically experienced strange bandwidth problems and the cable provider didn't solve the problem within months. So while searching for an easy to install and use monitoring (simple ping) solution I found PRTG from Paessler in Nuremberg. I 've heard of it before as the Windows based alternative to Nagios. What can I say: I expected a solid Dice Game and ended up in Las Vegas! Installed withing minutes on a small Celeron machine running Windows 7. This runs the core Server and the Probe. You create Groups within the Windows (or Browserbased) Desktop. Within those Groups you create Devices and Sensors (Ping, HTTP, FTP, NTP, SIP, SMTP, SNMP Switch Traffic, ... and I'd say hundreds of others) at Locations you can define and are shown on a map. A configurable HTTPS allows secure Browser and mobile APP access. I use the one for my Windows phone that shows me my favorite (customer) Sensors directly. Automatically scan your Network (that might create a lot of Devices and Sensors, especially when you are using SNMP ready Switches, but don't worry, just pause them before you run out of your licenses). Monitor Switch Traffic if you wonder how long the Windows 10 updates disturb your other Machines. You can install remote Probes in other networks to monitor them and still collect all data on one central monitoring server. PS: In the end, the cable provider changed the modem after I sent them several times very clear screenshots from PRTG where you could see the 1800 ms echos all three weeks instead of 32 ms the rest of the time.

Pros

Very good structure and overview of your devices and systems load, usage, availability and traffic Easy install and use. No deep knowledge of MIB, RMON, LINUX or SNMP necessary Free for small environments Very Flexible (google 'prtg netatmo' for an impression :) Be aware and informed about uprising problems (Mail, SMS, Mobile) You literally see what your users experience

Cons

Really! I have been thinking, but didn't find that much. Rather ... nothing? OK, one: you need a Windows system. That might be an issue for some.

Wim

Company size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

September 2022

Real life detailed monitoring

Once you get to know this software, it's easy to manage the assets and subcomponents.

Pros

The fact that you can create public available maps with monitoring data, let's you embed this into e.g. confluence pages.

Cons

A rather steep learning curve in how to setup check that really matter.

Reasons for choosing PRTG Network Monitor

At that time, making a part of the monitored data public available was an issue and the fact that PRTG had a free plan for up to 100 checks.

Response from Paessler

Dear Wim, Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community! Have a look to our how-to guides to get the most out of PRTG. Cheers, Paessler AG

Replied September 2022

Ali

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

September 2022

prtg monitoring tool

Thanks to the prtg product, I can monitor my network devices with snmp. With the e-mail notifications coming to my phone, I quickly get information from the devices or ports that are down and I can intervene. I realized that with prtg my job became easier.

Pros

With OID numbers, it can monitor the status of the hardware found on the device. It is informed by the determined threshold value. PRTG product can be easily managed due to its compatibility with all brands and devices. We monitor it by integrating it with the switch router access point devices we use.

Cons

I would like to make visual monitoring by creating the topologies of the sensors I created, this subject can be developed. There is nothing difficult about the product. It is also easy to integrate with our business processes.

Response from Paessler

Dear Ali, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are happy that you are enjoying PRTG and we love hearing about how you are using it. Cheers, Paessler AG

Replied September 2022

Anonymous

Company size: 201-500 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

April 2022

Easy to implement, web based and nearly agent less monitoring

It was easy to install and manage, it's helpling a lot with monitoring and alerting and it's aeasy to use. Also to adapt or tweak thresholds is very easy.

Pros

It's very easy to implement and for a lot of the user cases it does not need an agent or software to be installed

Cons

For well known Enterprise Products e.g. VMWare VCenter there are only limited intergration available.

Reasons for switching to PRTG Network Monitor

Icinga was to complicated to setup and to use.

Response from Paessler

Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community! Cheers, Paessler AG

Replied May 2022

Greg

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

July 2022

PRTG Network Monitor

Pros

Easy to deploy, start out with a free tier to get to know the product and the data it can provide.

Cons

Importing MIBs for odd products and getting the right scales kb vs MB is sometimes a chore. Their support is great to help out.

Reasons for switching to PRTG Network Monitor

Parent company used PRTG and it had more features at the time.

Response from Paessler

Dear Greg, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! Cheers, Paessler AG

Replied July 2022

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