Systems administrators and executives agree: if you have any kind of infrastructure, you need to keep an eye on it–ideally without actually having to keep an eye on it. Monitoring the systems and equipment that your business uses daily helps avoid downtime in the first place, and minimize time-to-resolution when it does occur. The best monitoring platforms do their job silently, without requiring active involvement or constant attention from technical staff, until something actually needs to be addressed. PRTG Network Monitor is far and away our preferred tool for the job.
All licenses purchased here include expert support from Dreadnought: the first, and currently only, US company to earn the Certified Implementation Engineer badge from Paessler. Whether you need help planning your deployment, want advice on achieving complicated monitoring goals, or just want to keep us in your back pocket in case you get stuck, we’re here to help. Licenses between 20,000 and 50,000 sensors are entitled to 3 hours, 50,000 – 100,000 get four, and 100,000+ sensor licenses get five. Additional blocks of hours can be purchased either with the license or a la carte. Implementation services are subject to the terms and conditions in the agreement linked on that product page.
Paessler recommends planning for an average of 10 sensors per monitored device, and we’ve found that rule of thumb to be quite accurate in large deployments. Licenses are available starting at 20,000 sensors, and the sky’s the limit. Each license entitles you to as many servers, installations, and remote probes as you need, plus an installation of the ITOps Board to consolidate multiple servers into a single pane of glass. The software won’t stop you when you reach your license limit; instead, you’ll get an invoice for the overage each year of the license period in which your average sensor count exceeded the license, at the same cost per sensor.
All PRTG Enterprise Monitor licenses include maintenance, updates, and Paessler support for the duration of the license.
To download a free 30-day 500-sensor trial (which is also a free perpetual 100-sensor license) of PRTG Network Monitor, click here.
What’s the difference between PRTG Network Monitor and PRTG Enterprise Monitor?
PRTG Network Monitor licenses entitle you to a single core installation plus one failover core for life, plus updates and support for a specified period (or with ongoing maintenance purchases), with a hard limit on the number of simultaneously active sensors. These licenses start at 500 sensors and scale up to 5,000 or even unlimited (constrained only by the hardware it’s running on) sensors.
PRTG Enterprise Monitor licenses are designed for large environments. They start at 20,000 sensors, and entitle you to an unlimited number of installations, allowing for much greater distribution and redundancy. Enterprise also comes with the addition of the ITOps Board, providing a single-pane-of-glass overview of the entire environment across multiple cores. Unlike PRTG Network Monitor, these are not perpetual licenses, but as a result both support and updates are included for the full subscription duration.