Monitoring Tool for every business
October 22, 2019

Monitoring Tool for every business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG is a very useful monitoring tool, special for windows systems that are used for our internal infrastructure (also Unix Systems). You can use easy pre configured sensors or create your own sensor. In the beginning the creation of own sensor is a little bit tricky. You have to understand it first completely before you can create one. But the standard sensor cover already a lot. You can find a lot of useful things in the kb from paessler.
  • Easy to use
  • Very powerful sensors
  • Create custom sensors (SQL, Powershell etc.)
  • Good support from paessler
  • A lot of KB articles
  • In some points limitated (You cannot change a sensor, you have to delete them)
  • Create a SQL sensor is not that easy
  • You have to search in your system language (Example. In German RAM is called "Arbeitsspeicher" so when you search for RAM he will not find the sensor)
  • You can see very fast if there is a problem in the dashboard
  • Active Monitoring so no system runs out of capacity
Is was the most powerful tool and easy to integrate. For Nagios you need Unix knowledge und SCCM is very complicated to install and configure.
I think every business can use PRTG because it's very powerful and easy to handle.

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First you have to create a tree with all the servers and services. Here i would recommend to create a plan before, else you do this step twice. The thing that you have to decide a few things when you create a sensor and after this is not changeable. When you want to change this, you have to delete the sensor and create a new one.

PRTG Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Baseline threshold calculation
Customizable reports
Hardware health monitoring