PRTG is a great monitoring solution for a Windows centric SMB
February 28, 2019

PRTG is a great monitoring solution for a Windows centric SMB

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

We use PRTG for almost all of our systems monitoring, i.e., your normal expected web servers, file servers, etc. that we use for Linux and Windows.

We also use it to keep an eye on the random network devices - building automation systems, etc. Like any monitoring system, it's useful for keeping an eye on everything and providing some historical data.
  • Allows multiple sensors - we watch disk space, memory, and services on most servers.
  • Alerting works well. We are notified when security cameras and badging systems go offline just as quickly as when the file server is filling up.
  • Custom sensors are possible, such as monitoring inodes or web page loading time.
  • Like many products, PRTG seems to like Windows better than Linux. As a mostly Linux-based shop, this can be annoying.
  • I wish it could run on a Linux server.
  • The dashboard isn't as useful or customizable as some products.
  • Like any good monitoring solution, it has shortened our downtime drastically.
  • Hardware cutovers are smoother because PRTG tells us at a glance if stuff is online.
  • There is some upfront setup, but that is no different than any other solution.
PRTG is more affordable and easier to set up, at least for an SMB than Solarwinds, and is just more user-friendly than Nagios.
For a small to medium shop with a variety of assets, PRTG is a great monitoring solution, especially if you run on mostly Windows servers.

PRTG Feature Ratings

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