Monday, 13 April 2015 20:56

Paessler PRTG 100 free offer good for ‘overtaxed’ IT staff

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Network monitoring solutions vendor Paessler has just released the 100 sensor license of PRTG Network Monitor for free, which it says gives home users, small business owners and startups the power to monitor their networks with a full version of the product at no cost.

Dirk Paessler, founder and CEO of Paessler says many IT administrators at small businesses and startup companies are struggling with the explosive growth of IT infrastructure.

According to Paessler, smaller networks are not as vast as those in large enterprises, but they are every bit as complex, and are managed by much smaller IT staffs. With the advent of wearable devices, cloud services, and with more VMs than ever before, it is critical that IT administrators have visibility into their infrastructure.

Paessler says that by offering PRTG 100 for free, the company is giving “overtaxed IT staffs” the ability to monitor their infrastructure in a simple and sophisticated way.

PRTG Network Monitor is full-featured at every license model, with no add-ons or modules needed. Paessler offers more than 200 sensor types - monitoring points used to track a specific URL, network traffic, a port of a switch, or the CPU load on a machine.

Paessler says that with the free release, users will be able to take advantage of the full slate of PRTG's abilities and, with 100 sensors at their disposal, will be able to monitor a typical small business or startup deployment. Additionally, those who download the 100 sensor license will also get to test drive an unlimited version of PRTG on a trial basis for 30 days.

"When I was looking for a suitable solution for network monitoring for myself eighteen years ago, I could not find anything that was easy to operate and offered an extensive set of features," Paessler said.

"As a consequence, we started developing PRTG, always putting an emphasis on user-friendliness. Every user should be able to use PRTG in no time at all. Today, I am convinced that our software can be a tremendous help for every company, regardless of its size or sector.

“Of course it is a big step for us to offer a license for free, but I believe it is a gain for both sides. Administrators all over the world profit from full functionality, professional monitoring and optimisation potential, while we are able to extend our installation base."

To obtain the PRTG Network Monitor 100 sensor license, click here.

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