1PRTG Network Monitor Unifies Management Tools on Single Platform
2Powerful Auto Discovery Tools Save Time
PRTG offers a comprehensive suite of automated discovery tools that can query the network based on numerous criteria. That means connected devices are discovered readily and subsequently prepared for sensor deployment and inventory. Discovery eliminates much of manual processes associated with adding devices to a network management platform and reduces the time it takes to start using the platform effectively.
3Inventory Tools Simplify Network Device Management
Discovered devices can be inventoried into easy-to-manage groups. Administrators can filter those groups based on multiple criteria, ranging from location to vendor to function and more. That flexibility makes it easier to manage a given subset of network-attached devices and helps when it comes to measuring loads, planning upgrades or even performing forensic security tasks.
4Charts Show Attached Devices Over Variable Periods
PRTG gathers extensive amounts of data on attached devices, which can then be rolled up into visualizations. The chart shown here presents a 30-day view of activity, which supports drill-down and other adjustments to fine-tune what devices are on view. In addition, color-coding and clearly identified peaks and valleys make it easy to spot outliers.
5Collected Data Stored for Long-Term Baseline Analysis
Collected network data is stored for long-term analysis. This enables administrators to look at what has occurred over the last 365 days, which proves useful in identifying seasonal loads as well as unexpected traffic spikes. Criteria can be filtered based on numerous elements, ranging from CPU utilization to traffic loads to pretty much anything an administrator can think of.
6Comprehensive Settings for Device Logins
7PRTG Clearly Reports Alarms
One of the most important elements of any network-monitoring tool is the ability to detect and display problems. PRTG offers several avenues to inform administrators of problems. The Sensors with Alarms screen offers insight into detected problems and gives advice on how to handle those problems while providing the ability to drill down into support and troubleshooting issues.
8There Are Logs Galore
9Interactive Dashboards Are Highly Customizable
PRTG sports numerous customizable dashboards that administrators can define for a given set of circumstances. Dashboards support drill-down capabilities and the ability to launch additional dashboards. Dashboards can be built to display almost any data PRTG has gathered and can support frequent updates to present data almost in real time.
10Create Network Maps Based on Various Criteria
Network maps are a critical element of effective network management. PRTG offers several different takes on network mapping, allowing administrators to create conceptual maps as well as maps based on geographic locations. Maps can be transformed into filtered, information-delivery graphics that highlight particular elements of the network.
11Tracking Sensor Performance
Sensors are a critical component of PRTG. The technology offers several ways to report, monitor and diagnose sensor performance, giving administrators insights into how effectively a sensor is working and the types of data being gathered. Administrators also can determine whether sensors are encountering any type of communications problems and then take action to solve those issues.
12Filtering Sensor Warnings
13View Customizable Reports in PDF or HTML Formats
PRTG is able to report on a number of different data, and those reports are fully customizable. Here, report data can be normalized and based on a certain time frame to identify outliers in particular situations. Reports can be exported to PDF or HTML, or can be viewed directly on the management console.
14GeoMapping Visualizes Device Locations
15Warning Logs Help Troubleshoot Sensors
Just as with sensor warnings, PRTG users can report on warnings collected in the data logs. This can be useful when troubleshooting a device beyond what sensor data can offer. For example, logs may record unauthorized access attempts, indicating an attempted network breach. Or the logs can show if firmware updates occurred, suggesting it was a possible cyber-attack target.
16Multiple Options for Device Drill-Down
Throughout the technology, administrators have the ability to drill down into specific information. That capability is not lost when dealing with physical devices. Administrators can drill down from network maps, reports and so forth. The idea is to make it easy to investigate a problem, no matter from which dashboard, screen or report an administrator is starting.