PRTG Network Monitor: A turnkey, fire & forget solution!
May 02, 2021

PRTG Network Monitor: A turnkey, fire & forget solution!

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

Overall Satisfaction with PRTG Network Monitor

We use PRTG Network Monitor to monitor and alert all LAN, WAN, VPN, and website-related load balancers, switches, routers & firewalls for connectivity, latency, and throughput. It is being used mainly by 1 team/department. It addresses the problems of having high-level as well as finely-granular views in one pane including historical & trending of network throughput and usage, and proactive issue alerting.
  • Allows for very easy agentless additions of monitors.
  • Gives simplified views and customizable dashboards in the WUI.
  • Gives excellent outputting/exporting options for structured historical data.
  • The WUI overall, although it is thorough, could use some simplification to find what you are looking for.
  • The WUI could also give better dependency linking, the existing tool is difficult to use.
  • An HTML5/more enhanced/more interactive UI design.
  • Real-time monitoring, trending & alerting of network throughput, latency, or connectivity issue.
  • One pane of glass for multiple administrators and upper management for a bird's eye view of network health.
  • Simple-to-implement monitoring.
  • Excellent vendor support.
  • Enhanced response times of network issue discovery and subsequent resolution.
  • Trendline changes foresight and increased capacity planning/change time.
  • Auto-adds of new network hardware brought online, decreasing admin overhead and setup time.

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Extreme Ethernet Switches, Extreme BlackDiamond, AT&T Communications Outsourcing, VMware ESXi, PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain), Dell EMC Unity, Dell EMC Avamar, Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC), Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN), SecureAuth IdP, Schneider Electric Smart-UPs, formerly from APC, Pulse Connect Secure (SSL-VPN)
From my experience, PRTG NM is very well suited for medium to large companies with geo-dispersed, On-Premise/Bare Metal hardware or software-defined network equipment needing robust and efficient monitoring and alerting systems. Also, if you are needing excellent historical logging/trending with visual interpretations (graphs, charts, etc.) PRTG excels in this. The setup and administration of the system itself, although it can vary slightly by make/model of endpoint devices, can almost always be achieved by relatively inexperienced admin staff.

PRTG Feature Ratings

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