PRTG Network Monitor Sensors and Remote Probes

What are your impressions of the solution’s sensors and remote probes?

Adam Brown
Network Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
The sensors and remote probes are very good. Sometimes they pick up far too much information, but I'd rather have far too much than not enough, so that's a benefit. They show the performance of hard drives and the like. How fast a process is going is critical information for our service. We have a 24/7 business so I need to know what's going on 24/7.
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Matthew Hancock
IT Manager at Berrys
The sensors and remote probes are good. I've used them for a while. The sensors are good, you can change the length of time before they notify you. One of the problems we used to have is that we had it on 30-second alerts, so as soon as there was a slight network blip we would get an email. They're adaptable.
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Chris Bentley
Senior Security Engineer at Fletchers Solicitors Ltd.
The sensors and probes are great, nice and lightweight, they don't take up too many resources on the system. We just deployed them out and they start reporting instantly.
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Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are quite a wide array of different sensors with PRTG.
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Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The sensors are good, there's a large availability, and they provide relevant information. The way those sensors are deployed allows you to modify and tweak them, based on what you want to achieve out of them. But you can equally remove sensors with relative ease if they automatically include things that you don't want to monitor.
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Group Information Security Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The solution’s sensors and remote probes are great, spot on. They keep improving them.
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Graeme Barratt
Network Engineer
The sensors and remote probes are phenomenal. We use them for all of our global sites. The problem with our global sites are that they are all VPNs. If the link goes down, you can't monitor other solutions, as it just goes off the grid. Having remote probes allows them to still carry on and get the information that we need when it comes back up, sending the information to us.
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Tim Deighton
Infrastructure Manager at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The product is flexible, and we can move outside the predefined probes. Although to be fair, there are quite a lot of those to choose from anyway. The out-of-the-box probes generally suit us fine.
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Paul Farris
Infrastructure Analyst
It's got a wide variety of sensors that can be applied to many different aspects of the service to monitor them. There's a very good selection. The remote probes are very useful. They allow us to provide a reference across different areas in the network. In trying to localize issues, that's very useful.
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Craig Williams
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
Without all of the sensors or out-of-the-box functions, the notifications just don't work. For a small companies like us, it keeps an eye on our different offices and the few cloud servers that we have. We don't worry about them because the job is done.
The remote probe is fantastic, particularly since they started adopting. You can run them on smaller hardware.
All of the sensors that I have needed in their adoption of some specific cloud have been great.
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Lewis Stonier
Engineer at Datacentreplus
In terms of the sensors and remote probes, I don't have many problems with it because everything seems to be covered by it. I've not found something that I've not been able to monitor or that I've not been able to find data for. I have no problems with the probes when it comes to actually sending them and receiving the data. They just go out, collect the data. I have no network problems with it.They just go out, collect the data. I have no network problems with it.
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Anthony Grant-Marston
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The remote probes are great. We had some base core probes starting up, where they would collapse under the stress and the load. Setting up the remote probes has been great, especially the remote administration aspects of them.
There is a great variety or sensors. We use the custom SNMP sensors quite a lot, where you can import MIB files. The sensors has some cool little tools, as well, which you can use for modifying MIB files and importing them to PRTG.
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Daniel Cattigan
Infrastructure Team Lead at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
The sensors are very simple to use and quick to deploy. I love once the credentials are added at the higher level that we can simply ignore the credential side of things and not to worry about them. You put them in at the top, then they filter down through to all of the various platforms.
We use the remote probes a lot for our branch offices. Instead of deploying the full instance of PRTG, we'll put a remote probe out there. This simplifies the whole deployment for us.
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Callum Williams
Systems Engineer at Converse Pharma Group
The sensors work as they should. There are hundreds of thousands of them with custom scripts that you can put out there to do different things, like file counts, monitoring SQL Server databases, and specific entries. There are a plethora of sensors out there that are really cool.
The remote probes are absolutely fine. They allow us to connect from sites. We have a few different sites space across the UK. The remote probes serve a purpose, like separating stuff logically, which is handy.
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Antony Gouldstone
Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is a good selection of sensors and probes in it.
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Shirwan Khan
Infrastructure Engineer at Lookers plc
The remote probes are great because they lessen the load across to the main server. The probes work really well, and we have probably about 15 of them now across all our environments, which definitely increases performance.
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