Easily monitor your network with PRTG
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 01, 2019

Easily monitor your network with PRTG

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG is used by the university IT staff to monitor the network equipment and server across the entire enterprise. We have multiple probes configured to monitor server health and network performance, as well as basic up/down status. This allows us to have insight into possible issues that might arise before they have a chance to be a real issue. PRTG also gives us the alerts we need when equipment does fail or go offline.
  • There are many preconfigured probes to use for all types of network equipment and servers
  • Alerts can be customized and configured to alert the right staff for the specific alert
  • Graphs make it easy to spot trends for all probes
  • Auto-discovery makes adding devices easy
  • The mobile app gives you access to the system from anywhere
  • Alerts configuration is a little tricky to fine tune and could be easier. It can be very granular(good), but that adds to the complexity.
  • Mobile app could be a little better laid out
  • Downtime has been reduced
  • Monitoring available disk space enables us to plan and forecast storage needs more effectively
  • Monitoring network traffic has alerted us to bottlenecks that we were able to identify and correct
PRTG is a more cost effective solution, is easier to configure, and more robust in its deployment.
PRTG makes it easy to monitor the health of your servers and the status of your network equipment both from your office and while away. It will alert the staff when issues arise so that repairs can be implemented quickly.

PRTG Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
10
Network monitoring
10
Baseline threshold calculation
10
Alerts
10
Network capacity planning
5
Packet capture analysis
7
Network mapping
10
Customizable reports
10
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
10
Hardware health monitoring
10

Using PRTG Network Monitor

4 - IT
Systems
1 - Basic understanding of the network and infrastructure
  • Monitoring server health
  • Monitoring network equipment
  • Monitoring network traffic
  • Monitoring disk space usage growth to plan and forecast storage needs
  • Monitoring cpu and memory usage on VMWare hosts to plan and forecast additional needs
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.