PRTG Network Monitor Review - why 4.6 stars?

PRTG Network Monitor Review
ITQlick Score: 84/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.6/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: Network Monitoring -> PRTG Network Monitor
Ranking:Ranked 5 out of 30 Network Monitoring systems
Company: Paessler AG
Pricing: starts at $1,750 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile
Links: PRTG Network Monitor pricing, PRTG Network Monitor alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 13, 2020

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What is PRTG Network Monitor?

PRTG Network Monitor is a full-featured monitor which uses more than 200 sensor types for all the common network appliances and services. The sensors are any items you would want to monitor on a device. These include a specific URL, a network traffic connection, a port on a switch or router, or even the CPU load on a machine. The Network Monitor can keep track of up to 10 sensors per device, depending on the company’s requirements.

What is PRTG Network Monitor rating? ()

The rating of PRTG Network Monitor is 4.6 stars out of 5 and the total score is 84 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are PRTG Network Monitor's typical customers?

The typical customers who benefit from using this software are those belonging to small to medium-sized business as well as large enterprises that make use of Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems, hosting and related services, mainly in the field of IT service management.

Is PRTG Network Monitor the best Network Monitoring?

PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 5 out of 30 software in their category (Network Monitoring systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The PRTG Network Monitor features a flexible alert system which uses 10 built-in technologies like email, SMS text messaging, audio alarm files, triggering an executable program, or even HTTP requests. It also includes push notifications which can be sent to mobile devices. It also features several user interfaces including a feature rich web-interface.

The system also includes a cluster failover solution, and maps and dashboards, distributed monitoring and in-depth reporting.

Who are their main alternatives?

Some alternatives to PRTG Network Monitor that you can consider are: Zendesk, Samanage Help Desk, Freshdesk, Desk.com, Mhelpdesk, TeamSupport, HappyFox, Zendesk Starter, Spiceworks, and SysAi.

What is the cost of PRTG Network Monitor?

The cost of license starts at $1,750 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for PRTG Network Monitor

What should you ask Paessler AG during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with PRTG Network Monitor and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching PRTG Network Monitor in action.

PRTG Network Monitor's list of categories:

Help Desk
Server Monitoring
Internet & Online

PRTG Network Monitor Vs. Alternatives

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85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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$1,750 per license
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85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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