PRTG Network Monitor
Paessler AG’s award winning PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful, affordable and easy-to-use Unified Monitoring solution.
PRTG is Krome’s preferred Network Monitoring tool, it is used by more than 150,000 administrators globally (including ours internally at Krome) to monitor LANs, WANs, servers, websites, appliances, URLs, and more. It is a highly flexible and generic software for monitoring IT infrastructure, already in use at enterprises and organisations of all sizes and industries.
Network problems create business emergencies. When the network goes down, employees can’t read emails. Customers can’t purchase the product. Work stops.
Network monitoring helps you keep your business healthy:
- Avoid expensive outages
- Address bottlenecks before they cause problems
- Reduce costs by buying only the hardware you need
Bandwidth Monitoring. Find out who is using your network, for what
PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. (It can also autodiscover them, helping you map out your network.) It also retains the data so you can see historical performance, helping you react to changes.
PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.
PRTG can collect data for almost anything of interest on your network. It supports multiple protocols for collecting this data including SNMP and WMI, Packet Sniffing, NetFlow, IPFIX, jFlow and sFlow.
Knowing when things break is good, knowing before they break is even better
PRTG Network Monitor includes more than 200 sensor types for all common network services, including HTTP, SMTP/POP3 (email), FTP, etc. But what is a sensor? One sensor within PRTG is one aspect that you monitor on a device. For example a specific URL, the traffic of a network connection, a port of a switch or the CPU load on a machine. Please have a look at the list of supported sensor types. Every entry in this list counts as one sensor. Normally, we are calculating with between 5 and 10 sensors per device, but of course that depends on what exactly you want to monitor.
We can alert you to outages before your users even notice them, including via email, SMS, or pager. Even better, after you use PRTG to track request times and uptime for a few months, you can optimise your network so your smartphone never gets a push from PRTG again. PRTG can print reports showing how good a job you are doing.
PRTG Network Monitor Licensing
PRTG has a simple licensing model. You pay one price for this version of the software, based on how many sensors you need (i.e. how many things you want to track on your network), regardless of technology used. It is installed software: there is no recurring monthly charge. All licenses include all sensor types, an unlimited number of remote probes and Failover clustering (1 master node and 1 failover node). There is a maintenance plan available so that you can get free updates to the next version of the software and get support: you’ll get free updates/support for one year and can purchase additional years of updates/support if you want to.
Not sure how many sensors you’ll need? Paessler offer eight licensing options, one of them will fit your needs. As a rough guideline, small business networks usually fit in our 100 sensor package (which is now free). Most large businesses fit in the 2,500 sensor package.
PRTG Managed Service from Krome
Krome also offer a fully managed Network Monitoring Service using PRTG where our helpdesk team will remotely monitor your environment 24 x 7, managing any alerts as they arise, remediating problems before they become critical, only contacting you if and when required.
Using our hosted network monitoring service, we proactively monitor your network from our network operations centre, addressing issues as they appear and highlighting any potential ‘hotspots’ before they become an issue. Our consultants can provide remote support, or a resource will visit site to identify and fix any problems experienced; this can be provided in part, or as a fully managed service depending on your specific requirements.
If you would like to learn more about our PRTG Network Monitor Managed Service or the PRTG Network Monitor solution , please contact us on 01932 232345 or complete the form below.
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