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9Mar/140

Customers Migrating To PRTG Traffic Grapher from Competing Solutions

Fuerth, Germany (PRWEB) April 27, 2005

Paessler today announced that three corporations have successfully migrated to their product PRTG Traffic Grapher. Kroll, Inc. and Energy Transfer Partners have migrated from MRTG to PRTG Traffic Grapher; American City Business Journals has migrated from Cacti to PRTG Traffic Grapher.

PRTG Traffic Grapher is an easy to use Windows software that monitors bandwidth usage and other network parameters via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol).

“Customers are looking to get all the value they can from their networks,” said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler GmbH. “Network usage monitoring is an integral part of that process and no longer requires specialized know-how or hours of hands-on monitoring time, as proven by thousands of customers already using PRTG Traffic Grapher.”

Kroll, Inc

Kroll, Inc., an independent risk consulting company, decided to stop using the open source application MRTG for bandwidth monitoring and switch to Paessler’s product, PRTG Traffic Grapher, in order to guarantee the utmost security and performance. Thanks to PRTG Traffic Grapher, Kroll’s IT team can now easily monitor bandwidth in the central data center and plan for future demands before bottlenecks emerge. Now the bandwidth usage of all individual systems and applications can constantly be monitored, and based on this information, batch jobs (e.g. backups) can be scheduled effectively. “The simple intuitive interface is much more user friendly than the command line configuration needed by MRTG and other third party applications to make the service run as a Windows service,” said Jake Gibb, Senior Network Engineer at Kroll, who is responsible for the monitoring.

Energy Transfer Partners

Another successful migration to PRTG Traffic Grapher was implemented at Energy Transfer Partners, a publicly traded partnership owning and operating a diversified portfolio of energy assets, and the fourth largest retail marketer of propane in the United States. According to Darrin Hert, the company's IT Support/Engineering Operations Manager, setting up trending mechanisms in MRTG was taking a considerable amount of time. Furthermore, it was very difficult -- requiring scripts -- to overlay data from one sensor on another, and he needed to have accurate gauge data for rapidly changing items. "PRTG Traffic Grapher has saved a lot of time. 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," said Hert. "PRTG Traffic Grapher makes it very easy to add new sensors and to logically organize them."

American City Business Journals

American City Business Journals (ACBJ), one of the country’s largest publishers of metropolitan business newspapers, also successfully migrated to PRTG Traffic Grapher. Bryan Hart, network administrator for ACBJ, said that after experiencing significant problems with Cacti, his company began using PRTG Traffic Grapher to monitor its remote-market routers and core network equipment at corporate headquarters. PRTG Traffic Grapher allows ACBJ to monitor all portions of its network in regard to bandwidth. PRTG Traffic Grapher also saves Hart’s team time because they no longer have to reinstall Cacti every month or research problems in bandwidth slowness or line errors. The team can now be more proactive than reactive. “It allows us to gather information that we didn’t have before,” said Hart. “Without PRTG Traffic Grapher, we would have no history to help troubleshoot.”

About PRTG Traffic Grapher

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 SNMP enabled network components. The most common usage is monitoring the bandwidth usage of leased lines, routers, and firewalls. However, it can also be used to monitor many other aspects of servers, managed switches, printers, and other network components as long as they are SNMP enabled. Using PRTG Traffic Grapher, network administrators can predict when resources will be overloaded or are under-utilized and can make the decision to upgrade or downsize various elements of the system.

About Paessler

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler GmbH builds cost-effective German-engineered software that is both powerful and easy to use. Its products cover network monitoring and testing as well as web site analysis and are used by network administrators, web site 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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1Mar/140

Paessler Announces PRTG Traffic Grapher 4.3

FUERTH, Germany (PRWEB) July 14, 2005

Paessler today announced the immediate availability of PRTG Traffic Grapher version 4.3, a Windows software solution that combines the most popular bandwidth monitoring requirements with new packet sniffing and Cisco Netflow capabilities.

PRTG Traffic Grapher monitors network and bandwidth usage, as well as other network parameters such as memory and CPU utilization. This information provides system administrators with live readings and periodical usage trends to optimize the efficiency, layout and setup of leased lines, routers, firewalls and servers as well as other network components.

Using the new packet sniffer, PRTG can inspect and account for all data packets travelling into, out of, and across a network. With the new Netflow support, the bandwidth usage on Cisco routers can be monitored right down to the finest details, even for high volume networks. “PRTG helps customers maximize the utilisation of their network bandwidth,” said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler GmbH. “By adding a packet sniffer and Cisco router support, customers now have a complete set of data acquisition options to fully monitor their network’s usage.”

American City Business Journals (ACBJ), one of the country’s largest publishers of metropolitan business newspapers, is one of the many companies to have successfully migrated to PRTG Traffic Grapher. Bryan Hart, network administrator for ACBJ, said that after experiencing significant problems with another product, his company began using PRTG Traffic Grapher to monitor its remote-market routers and core network equipment at corporate headquarters. PRTG allows ACBJ to monitor all aspects of their network’s bandwidth activities. The team can now be more proactive than reactive. “It allows us to gather information that we simply didn’t have access to before,” said Hart. “Without PRTG Traffic Grapher, we would have no history to help troubleshoot.”

PRTG Traffic Grapher’s monitoring results may be viewed either via a Windows interface or Web pages delivered by the internal web server. Sample reports and screenshots may be found at http://www.paessler.com/prtg. The software is available in both a Freeware edition (limited to monitoring only one network device and suitable for home users and SOHOs) and several different commercial editions, offering monitoring for multiple network devices and advanced features as required for larger businesses. The fully functional freeware version of PRTG Traffic Grapher may be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.paessler.com. The upgrades to the commercial editions for multi-port and multi-device monitoring are available starting at US $ 49.95.

About Paessler GmbH

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler GmbH builds cost-effective software that is both powerful and easy to use. Its products includes network monitoring applications, testing solutions and web site analysis software, and are used by network administrators, web site 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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15Sep/120

IT Team at Assurity Financial Proactively Monitors and Analyzes Bandwidth Usage With Network Monitoring Solution PRTG Traffic Grapher From Paessler

Portland, OR. and FUERTH, Germany (PRWEB) October 10, 2006

Paessler AG, the network monitoring company, today announced that its PRTG Traffic Grapher has effectively helped the IT team at Assurity Financial Services view live readings of bandwidth usage, classify usage and graphically assess long-term usage trends on its network devices to maintain and improve mission-critical operations that drive efficiencies and productivity at the 200-person mortgage firm with five branches.

Assurity's employees work in a terminal-based environment that requires constant network management by the IT department to sustain an acceptable company-wide working environment, according to Ian Morgan, Assuritys IT manager. PRTG, Morgan said, has enabled the IT department to look at networking trends over time, which prevents Assurity from making hasty operational or networking decisions due to small spikes in activity, he said. Assurity's IT-related decisions are now both informed and purposeful.

For instance, several of Assuritys branches had been experiencing slow response times with their Internet connections, and the IT team used PRTG to accurately identify the branches that were saturating their circuits. The PRTG-supplied data, Morgan said, made it an easy sell to persuade management to invest in more bandwidth. Today, the branches' employees are operating at acceptable bandwidth levels.

Assuritys IT team has also used the Windows based PRTG to generate various historical bandwidth and performance statistics that have helped them be much more proactive in deciding when more bandwidth is needed, if user load requires a new CPU and if memory should be increased to support work load, Morgan said.

The Assurity IT department had no network monitoring solution in place prior to implementing Paesslers PRTG Traffic Grapher. The company had, at one point Morgan said, unsuccessfully attempted to use Windows Performance Monitor to manage its servers and was given a basic bandwidth monitoring tool from its ISP that possessed limited functionality and couldn't provide true granularity in its reporting.

Morgan selected PRTG Traffic Grapher -- after looking at other solutions -- because it appeared easy to customize and would allow him to incorporate their own counters into the monitoring solution, he said.

The Paessler network monitoring solution has given Assurity's IT department a tool to achieve network optimization, set up traffic monitoring and monitor both network uptime and network downtime.

Morgan and his colleagues, for example, display their monitoring findings in various easy-to-read graphs and tables, which they customize to meet their specific reporting needs.

Morgan added that installing and managing PRTG was easy and that the software co-exists well with the rest of his network.

The Assurity network consists of five branches that are connected by point-to-point T1s and share 3Mbit of Internet connectivity. The IT department operates in a robust networking environment that -- as an example -- includes NetFlow setup for all of its Cisco devices to filter based on IP range, as well as several custom definitions to recognize various traffic patterns such as RDP and TCP Printing.

The low cost and easy implementation makes the solution a simple one to recommend, Morgan said. We have purchased a product that does exactly what it says.

PRTG Traffic Grapher can be purchased through the Paessler online store starting at $ 99.95.

Assurity Financial Services, LLC

Assurity Financial Services, LLC is a full-service mortgage company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. The company operates five branches in the Western U.S. and has approximately 200 employees. Assurity's branches offer a comprehensive suite of lending solutions that allow homeowners to purchase homes, refinance their existing homes or take out traditional home-equity loans.

About Paessler

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler AG builds cost-effective German engineered software that is both powerful and easy to use. Its products cover network monitoring as well as testing and are used by more than 100,000 system administrators, web site 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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Paessler Announces PRTG Traffic Grapher 4.0: Customers Save Thousands of Dollars per Month in Monitoring Expenses

(PRWEB) October 1, 2004

Paessler today announced the immediate availability of PRTG Traffic Grapher version 4.0. PRTG Traffic Grapher monitors network and bandwidth usage and other network parameters such as memory and CPU utilization, 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. Using PRTG Traffic Grapher, network administrators can predict when resources will be overloaded or are under-utilized and can make the decision to upgrade or downsize various elements of the system.

This new version of PRTG Traffic Grapher further reduces its CPU usage and disk space requirements by providing a new, fully multi-threaded monitoring engine and a new database system for the storage of historical data while at the same time being able to monitor more devices (hundreds or even thousands).

“Customers are looking to get all the value they can from their networks,” said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler GmbH. “Network usage monitoring is an integral part of that process and no longer requires specialized know-how or hours of hands-on monitoring time, as proven by thousands of customers already using PRTG Traffic Grapher.”

EMS Technical Services, LLC is focused on addressing the growing need for connectivity within public service agencies. EMSTS needed to monitor bandwidth over multiple T1 circuits and DSL circuits for a major national nurse call center. "Seeing" how much bandwidth was in use was essential to maximizing the number of connections possible.

“PRTG Traffic Grapher offers an excellent, simplistic but intuitive interface. In 0-60 seconds, we were up and recorded monitoring stats,” said Anthony George, systems engineer at EMS Technical Services, LLC. “I would estimate it has saved our client over $ 1,000 per month. Without this software, it would have been highly possible they would have installed another T1.”

“We had a lot of difficulty in finding user-friendly software to monitor, alert and track bandwidth usage on routers, wireless bridges and servers,” said David Mills, managing partner, EnterComp Consulting Group, LLP. “We estimate that PRTG Traffic Grapher saves us two to three hours per day and approx $ 1,000 a month in monitoring costs.”

PRTG Traffic Grapher’s monitoring results may be viewed either via a Windows interface or Web pages delivered by the internal web server. Sample reports and screenshots can be found at http://www.paessler.com/prtg. Included with the installer is Paessler SNMP Helper which drastically eases accessing system readings on Windows 2000/XP/2003 systems via SNMP which usually is very complicated.

PRTG Traffic Grapher is available in both a Freeware edition (limited to monitoring only one network device and suitable for home users and SOHOs) and several commercial editions offering monitoring for multiple network devices and advanced features needed for larger businesses.

PRTG Traffic Grapher runs as a service on Windows 2000/XP/2003 for maximum reliability and works with most network devices that support SNMP. It was tested with various routers and switches from companies including Cisco, HP, 3Com, Linksys, DLink, as well as with various other SNMP enabled devices (e.g. computers running Windows or network printers).

The fully functional freeware version of PRTG Traffic Grapher can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.paessler.com. The upgrades to the commercial editions for multi-port and multi-device monitoring are available starting at US $ 49.95.

About Paessler GmbH

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Fuerth, Germany, Paessler GmbH 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 and Spam Management. 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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