A Year in Reviews: PRTG Network Monitor Keeps Getting Better and Better

 Originally published on January 11, 2017 by Anne Christin Braun
Last updated on March 03, 2022 • 6 minute read

2016 was an exciting year for us here at Paessler: We moved office, we attended more than 200 events worldwide, and we hired 54 new colleagues in the Nuremberg headquarters and internationally. But most importantly we constantly thrive to provide you with the most powerful and easy-to-use monitoring solution possible. Although our QA team is very thorough when it comes to the capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, it's crucial to get feedback from the field, be it from our users or from independent reviewers.


This year, PRTG was put to the acid test in six independent reviews in the US, Brazil and Germany. All of the reviewers used slightly different approaches to evaluate the software. eWEEK, for example, focused on PRTG's capability to monitor IoT environments, while IP Insider considered the monitoring tool's value within a comprehensive security concept.

If you'd like to read all the reviews but time is short, you can find a short summary below:

PC Pro is a fan of PRTG maps: „One of our favorite PRTG Network Monitor features is the ability to create interactive, HTML-based maps that function as a live dashboard. Using these maps you can quickly diagnose problem areas in your network and begin remediation."

Richard Hicks over at WindowsNetworking.com appreciates the vast benefits that PRTG offers for IT admins: "[...] I came to quickly understand that this is a powerful platform that can be leveraged to make any administrators system management responsibilities infinitely easier. The product is highly intuitive and well documented, making the task of coming up to speed on the features and capabilities easy."

eWEEK particularly highlights PRTG's ability to monitor IoT devices: "[...] PRTG allow[s] network managers to integrate IoT devices into their management infrastructure [...]. This capability will prove a critical factor for those managing networks, considering that market research firm Gartner predicts that IoT device deployment will grow from 5 billon devices to more than 20 billion by 2020."

Flavio Xandó, who has reviewed our software several times in recent years, states on Brazilian platform IT Forum 365: "In 2016 I see PRTG as an evolved product whose value is crucial for companies since being informed about technology-based business processes is extremely important."


"After all these years [...] Paessler sets the standard for IT-Monitoring. Installation and configuration are done in no time - after only a couple of minutes the first values become available to the IT administrator", states German magazine Funkschau in this year's review and LANline joins right in: "PRTG has been good in recent years and keeps getting better from version to version. While lots of competing solutions swamp the admin with status updates, the Paessler software is more discreet and only alerts the user if something really important comes up." IP-Insider had a look at how PRTG is a valuable tool within an IT security concept noting that it "can improve the level of security in a network in a fast and straightforward way".


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