Paessler Router Traffic Grapher PRTG 5.3 Review by Computing
aessler Router Traffic Grapher (PRTG) is a Windows-platform application for monitoring and classifying bandwidth usage in personal network connections to wide area network (WAN) connections which provides system administrators with live readings and long-term usage trends of the network devices. Other than bandwidth usage monitoring, PRTG can also be used to monitor many other aspects of a network such as memory and CPU utilization. With PRTG Traffic Grapher the user receives comprehensive bandwidth and network usage data that helps to optimize the efficiency of the network. Version 5.3 of PRTG include support for versions 2c and 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
Computing introduces Paessler Router Traffic Grapher PRTG 5.3 features and writes that “PRTG could be used by firms to charge departments for bandwidth usage, or by ISPs to charge their customers. We could set up billing with a base fee and then add percentage-based or volume-based charges. We could also access PRTG through its in-built web server. This could allow authorised staff or groups to access PRTG over a LAN or the internet.
Paessler also produces SNMP helper software, which allows other systems running Traffic Grapher to monitor running servers.”