PRTG Really Monitors Network
March 20, 2017

PRTG Really Monitors Network

Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

We use PRTG to monitor all of our critical systems (firewalls, routers, switches, and servers). All the employees in the IT department have the program up all day and monitor it for issues. This helps us get in front of any issues and get resolutions in place and the network back up quicker.
  • Monitoring different types of devices.
  • Wide range of sensors available.
  • Works well with a lot of the mainstream equipment in the market.
  • Does a good job giving warnings based on the history of a sensor.
  • Setting up specific alarms (example - high CPU usage) is very hard. Most times the alarms cause more work than just monitoring the PRTG GUI.
  • Allows us to see potential issues before they become failures. Examples would be high memory or CPU usage, low disk space, etc.
  • We are able to see outages right away instead of waiting for users to complain. This allows us to get in front of the issue and get it resolved quicker.
  • Allows us to see the over all health of our complete network.
This is a great product if you want to monitor a wide range of network related devices. Easy to break them into specific groups (servers, firewalls, etc.). Credentials can be configured for the group or for individual devices. You're able to set up multiple layers of users.

PRTG Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
8
Network monitoring
9
Baseline threshold calculation
9
Alerts
7
Network capacity planning
Not Rated
Packet capture analysis
Not Rated
Network mapping
Not Rated
Customizable reports
7
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Not Rated
Hardware health monitoring
9