Paessler PRTG Traffic Grapher 4
Bandwidth and Network Usage Monitoring Made Easy
What is it?
PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows software that
monitors bandwidth usage and other network parameters via SNMP.
What does it do?
PRTG Traffic Grapher monitors network and bandwidth usage as well
as various other network parameters like memory and CPU usages,
providing system administrators with live readings and periodical
usage trends to optimize the efficiency, layout and setup of leased
lines, routers, firewalls, servers and other Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) enabled network components.
How can I use it?
The most common usage is monitoring the bandwidth usage of leased
lines, routers, and firewalls. However, you can also monitor many
other aspects of servers, managed switches, printers, and other
network components as long as they are SNMP enabled.
Using PRTG (Paessler Router Traffic Grapher) you can set up a
usage monitoring station for your routers and servers in minutes as
you can see in the
Traffic and Bandwidth Monitoring Using PRTG Traffic Grapher
PRTG Traffic Grapher is running on a Windows machine in your
network for 24 hours every day and constantly records the network
usage parameters. The recorded data is stored in an internal
database for later reference.
Here are two sample graphs showing usage of a 1 MBit/s leased
line over various time periods:
Viewing the monitoring statistics and configuration is done using
the Windows GUI. For remote access to the
monitoring results PRTG Traffic Grapher comes with a Web
Interface and a built in web server to
provide access to graphs and tables using a web browser.
The application works with most network devices that
support SNMP. It is ideal for switch and router monitoring
and has been tested with products from companies like Cisco, HP,
3Com, Linksys, DLink, as well as with various other SNMP enabled
devices (e.g. computers running Windows or network printers).
PRTG Traffic Grapher runs on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003.
For easy monitoring of system parameters on machines running Windows
2000/XP/2003 the software “Paessler
SNMP Helper” is included for free.
PRTG Traffic Grapher is available in both a
(limited to monitoring one network device and suitable for home
users and SOHOs) and several
Editions offering monitoring for multiple network devices and
advanced features suitable for corporate use.
Here is a selection of websites running PRTG Traffic Grapher with
Windows GUI Screenshot
The user can individually customize the layout of the
main window. The content of graphs and data tables can also
be customized (e.g. showing the data of several sensors in
one graph; selecting intervals, scaling, colors and fonts).
All graphs and data tables can be copied to the clipboard or
printed out. (Click the magnifying glass to zoom into the
HTML Webpage Screenshot
PRTG Traffic Grapher brings its own internal web server
for remote access to the monitoring results. Compare this
screenshot with the screenshot above, both interfaces use
the same layout and settings!
VVisit one of the Sample Websites (see above) to see more!