Increased insight into email performance and having the ability to verify delivery not only gives network administrators greater assurance, it helps them plan proactively, optimize resources and process as well as reduce potential risks that can trigger outages.
Portland, OR and Nuremberg, Germany (PRWEB) June 3, 2009
Email is now the most pervasive form of business communication, with broad impact on nearly every aspect of an enterprise. Because it is often the sole method of communication in critical relationships such as prospects, customers and internal company communications, monitoring and maintaining the health of email servers is essential for business operations.
Paessler AG, a leading provider of network monitoring software for use on Windows systems, delivers new email performance monitoring capabilities in PRTG Network Monitor.
Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG notes "Increased insight into email performance and having the ability to verify delivery not only gives network administrators greater assurance, it helps them plan proactively, optimize resources and process as well as reduce potential risks that can trigger outages."
SMTP/POP3 and SMTP/IMAP Email Round Trip Sensors
Two dedicated email round-trip sensors monitor the availability of SMTP, POP and IMAP servers and perform round-trip email tests at regular intervals or on demand to ensure that both incoming and outgoing email services are working. If any problems are detected, alerts will be triggered and assigned administrative contacts are notified.
Compared to the standard SMTP, POP3 and IMAP sensors which only check the availability of these services, the new roundtrip email sensor types monitor the time it takes from accepting the mail on the first email server to delivery of the mail on the final POP3 or IMAP server. Performance data is collected and stored in PRTG, enabling network administrators to measure and report on email service levels in real time or over a period of time to identify trends.
PRTG Network Monitor is an all-in-one network monitoring solution which covers the complete range of monitoring needs from availability monitoring to bandwidth and usage monitoring, as well as email monitoring. PRTG installs easily on Windows XP, 2003, 2008 and can be quickly configured using an intuitive Ajax-based web interface. PRTG comes with preconfigured device templates including POP3 and IMAP sensors so that Email monitoring with auto discovery is set up and functioning within minutes. Network administrators can further expand email monitoring and delivery capabilities by using an additional sensor for Microsoft's Exchange Server.
For more information about roundtrip email monitoring with PRTG, please visit http://www.paessler.com/email_monitoring.
About PRTG Network Monitor
PRTG 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, and is one of the most widely used network bandwidth monitoring applications on the market today.
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.
Paessler Network Monitoring solutions can be purchased through the Paessler online store at https://www.paessler.com/order. Freeware and Free Trial versions of all products are also available at http://www.paessler.com/prtg/download.
About Paessler AG
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Nuremberg, 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 http://www.paessler.com.
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