2018-07-26T06:59:00Z

What is your primary use case for PRTG Network Monitor?


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Top 20Real User

We have deployed this solution on numerous platforms.

2019-06-13T12:36:00Z
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Real User

We use it for network monitoring, mostly. We look at any metrics that the sensors pull back for us, such as availability, performance. We have some custom sensors for service monitoring.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use PRTG to monitor all of our business critical and distributed systems around the areas that we operate in the UK. This is ensure they have good system uptime and can demonstrate against SLAs.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I look after the infrastructure side of Lookers. We have 8000 users, 400 various servers, and 190 sites. We've been rolling the product out and are relying on the infrastructure purely for the whole of our business.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it to monitor our critical infrastructure, i.e., the services our users depend on. It is very useful for us to have that holistic view, e.g, one single view of the dashboards. The product is a useful kit to summarize the health of our infrastructure.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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* We run two data centers and are a hosted voice provider. * We have an Azure presence. * We use PRTG as a monitoring solution to effectively monitor all of our servers, routing infrastructure, and switches. * We have some Session Border Controllers, which are effectively Voice Firewalls. We monitor the uptime and availability of those via things like Ping. However, we are also using SNMP sensors. * We've written some SQL queries that PRTG is utilizing. * We check things, like error logs, through PRTG. * We are feeding things, like system log messages. * We use SNMP Traps.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The primary use case is for monitoring infrastructure: servers, printers, endpoints, and certain services on certain systems. We are alerted in regards to any issue with them.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

We use it to manage customers and to keep an eye on when stuff goes down or when stuff is not working as intended. We monitor mostly servers, but we use it to monitor websites and some of the network infrastructure as well.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It provides a consolidated view of servers, switching, and network connectivity for the offices that I look after.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

We primarily monitor Windows-based servers and services running within them. We also have some ties-in scripting into more bespoke areas, as well on our network. We host a virtual environment running VMware in-house.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it to monitor services, things like hardware usage and whether hard drive space is running out. We use it for quite a lot of our networking solution as well. If there's a glitch in the network, anything that's abnormal, being able to see that show up is quite good.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

We use it to monitor our servers. We try to monitor all of the functions the servers as closely as possible.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case is network performance monitoring, but we also use it for things like network traffic flows and getting a better idea of the actual types of traffic that are going through our network.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

The primary use case if for monitoring bandwidth, uplinks and using SNMPs. We are slowly scaling out to monitor hard drive disk spaces, as well. Our bandwidth solution, which are the uplinks that we have at the moment for circuit breakouts, and ISPs don't give us the best information. So, we use what we can and monitor the uplinks before they hit the equipment.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

We use it for monitoring items on the network: switches, servers, and other devices, to guarantee or at least monitor uptime.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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We use it to manage our systems internally. At some point, we will be offering it as a managed service.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

It is for monitoring the up/down of our core infrastructure: Internally, the edge routers in our major occupancies, core switches, access switches, etc. It sort of give us real-time feedback for what is going on. We use it to determine if a switch is up, our traffic is running optimally or at a normal rate.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use it to keep an eye on the equipment we've got out there. We've got a Citrix farm which we shut down on an evening. We have alerts to tell us if they haven't come back up.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

Monitoring of all our disparate sites through a central console is our primary use case.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use the solution for full network monitoring, to manage our entire estate; that includes things like disk space and network usage. It alerts us of any potential outages so that we can attend to those before they occur.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

PRTG has been a network monitoring solution for our company for over five years now. We constantly monitor our servers, switches, broadband. Anything that we can put a sensor on, it monitors. I monitor four domains and I use cross-domain network monitoring as well.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I use PRTG because I have six clouds around the world, a mixture of our own and our customer data, so I need to know when it's all up and running and when it's dead. My team is the main point of call for all the infrastructure around the world. I get called out at all times during the night and day, including this morning at five am.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Our primary use case is monitoring when our network fails, when a server goes down or a site goes down. We have five sites.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Real User

We use it mostly for monitoring our servers, network equipment, firewall, etc.

2019-04-10T09:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use this solution for monitoring servers in our data center. It performs pretty well.

2018-10-29T15:46:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

We sell the product to customers and handle their problems. From every problem that we handle, we learn from it. As a company, we deploy WiFi network in major hotels (four or five star level). The guests who come to stay in those hotels are very sensitive to availability and performance. So, we have to monitor the bandwidth high availability, as well as the basic infrastructure, such as checking the system and all the IT infrastructure in those hotels. Today, we have a lot of customers, hundreds in India and neighboring countries, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Some of our customers have taken us to Malaysia because they did business with us in India. We also work with two countries in Africa, Congo and Nigeria.

2018-07-26T06:59:00Z
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