PRTG is a network monitoring tool that helps you to ensure that your computer systems are running smoothly and that no outages occur.

Network monitoring is also important to increase the efficiency of your network by knowing bandwidth and resource consumption.

With over 300,000 active installations, PRTG Network Monitor is Paessler's powerful and widely used network monitoring software.

We spoke to Paessler’s Martin Hodgson, Country Manager for UK, and Ireland to see how Paessler’s network monitoring software will help you optimise your network infrastructure. 

Tell us about PRTG Network Monitor?

PRTG Network Monitor is our software product that monitors all aspects of IT. It ensures all components are accessible, available, and performing as you’d expect. PRTG “simplifies” the day for our IT admins.

What are the significant benefits of using PRTG Network Monitor?

Monitor Everything

All PRTG licenses allow you to use all of our monitoring capabilities, from a straightforward “Ping”, through SNMP (a standard for monitoring most IT hardware), Hypervisors, Operating Systems, Applications and cloud – and to reiterate – it’s not just about Networks !

Smart and Easy

Our customers tell us the reason they use PRTG is because it’s easier than similar products. We consider this to be a good thing! Even the resources needed for PRTG are built in, so the install time is minutes, not days!

Do we have Agents?

We Don’t! – there’s no need to install any software on the monitored systems, just use an appropriate sensor for it. 

Will it tell me when I have a problem?

Absolutely – and you can choose the notification method, from an email, to a Teams message, and lots of other methods too… We hope to give Admins a chance to fix problems before users realise.

How is it licensed?

Simply, the more monitoring you want to do, the more you pay – we use “Sensors” as a measure of this and encourage prospective customers to run a trial to calculate how many they need.

What are your top sales tips you can share with resellers in positioning PRTG Network Monitor™?

  • Work with QBS
  • Maps, Maps, Maps – share some dashboard images with your prospects, a picture is worth 1,000 words 
  • Remember that all of our sensors are included in all of our licenses.
  • Position yourselves as a trusted advisor by recommending a product your customers will Love.
  • You could also use PRTG to provide Monitoring as a Service as an MSP.

Can resellers request a demo of PRTG Network Monitor?

Yes, just contact the team at QBS to get this scheduled.

Finally, can you give our readers three reasons why resellers should promote PRTG Network Monitor?

  • Admins love PRTG – literally.
  • Simple, short, sales cycle.
  • A single view of the health of all your IT systems, and beyond.

To learn more about PRTG Network Monitor. Contact us for a demo or start a free trial on +44 (0)20 8733 7118.