Light Weight Network Monitoring Tool
April 30, 2021

Light Weight Network Monitoring Tool

Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG is used as a light weight Network Monitoring Solution for our customers where team just want to have a visibility on Network Fault and Performance Data along with Syslog and Traps with Netflow Data analysis. PRTG also offer notifications and integration options for ticketing and alerting command center tea and hence PRTG is helping us out for end to end network monitoring
  • Out of the box default probes is available
  • Distributed architecture
  • Light Weight
  • More integration options
  • Enhanced probe management
  • Application Stability and scalability is a must
  • Out of the box probes available
  • Distributed architecture
  • Easy configuration and reporting functionality
  • Improved Network Monitoring
  • Low Cost
  • Light Weight tool with less server specification
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Application stability when scaled to large number of devices
PRTG is a light weight Network Fault and performance monitoring tool with low cost and lower server specification. Although it is light weight still it covers all required network fault and performance monitoring parameters out of the box and also allows you to customize monitoring parameters and alerts/threshold. Some issues are there with respect to scalability as compared to other tools in the market.

Do you think PRTG Network Monitor delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with PRTG Network Monitor's feature set?


Did PRTG Network Monitor live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of PRTG Network Monitor go as expected?


Would you buy PRTG Network Monitor again?


SolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM), SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), LogicMonitor, Micro Focus Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager)
PRTG is well suited when you want to monitor network infrastructure of small size such as 1000 or 2000, for basic fault and performance monitoring. If you have custom monitoring requirements then make sure you have enough probes to do this or else it will make your system sluggish. Application scalability is another challenge for more number of devices.

PRTG Feature Ratings

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