Survey Finds PRTG Traffic Grapher Saves Network Administrators Hours a Week in Network Monitoring Time

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Paessler's network monitoring tool helps organizations ensure network availability, save time and money

Monitoring critical network resources is essential. Network faults can cause interruptions that result in lost sales, compromised security and opportunity costs

Paessler, the network monitoring company, today announced results from a user survey that reveals more than 33 percent of respondents report saving more than an hour of network monitoring time per week using PRTG Traffic Grapher, and over half save at least 30 to 60 minutes each week. For PRTG users, this means more available time for mission-critical tasks, ultimately resulting in greater value and savings for businesses.

"Monitoring critical network resources is essential. Network faults can cause interruptions that result in lost sales, compromised security and opportunity costs," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "However, network monitoring shouldn't consume so much time that it takes away focus from strategic initiatives. PRTG Traffic Grapher delivers comprehensive, accurate, easy and fast bandwidth monitoring and reporting, enabling IT and network operations teams more time to focus on what's important - effecting positive change for their organizations."

Over 560 Paessler customers responded to the survey. Other key findings include:

  • Over 70 percent report that network uptime/downtime monitoring and alerting are among the most important network management tasks for their organization, and over 67 percent report that bandwidth usage and traffic monitoring are among the most important.
  • Close to 45 percent report savings in network management time among top benefits realized from PRTG and 39 percent report reduced network management costs among top benefits realized.
  • Over 95 percent of PRTG users surveyed would recommend the product to a colleague or peer.

"PRTG Traffic Grapher has saved us a lot of time," said Darrin Hert, IT Support/Engineering Operations manager for Energy Transfer Partners. "I have only scratched the surface of the application, but I am currently using it to monitor several new servers that are being put in place. PRTG makes it very easy to add new sensors and to logically organize them."

PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows-based software solution for monitoring and classifying bandwidth usage. It provides systems administrators with live readings and long-term usage trends of their network devices.

Using PRTG, network managers can gain valuable insight to affect changes that reduce server and bandwidth bottlenecks, identify which applications or servers hog bandwidth, strategically plan infrastructure upgrades, deliver better service to both external and internal customers, and reduce network costs by matching expenditures with actual bandwidth needs.

PRTG Traffic Grapher can be purchased through the Paessler online store at starting at $99.95 for the professional edition with a 25-sensor license. A freeware edition with three sensors, suitable for SOHOs and private use, is also available.

About Paessler AG
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler AG builds cost effective software that is both powerful and easy to use. The product range is specialized on Network Monitoring and Testing as well as Website Analysis. Its products are used by Network Administrators, Website Operators, Internet Service Providers and other IT-Professionals worldwide. Freeware and Free Trial versions of all products can be downloaded from


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