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Paessler Introduces First 64-bit Version of PRTG Network Monitor

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November 01, 2012

Paessler Introduces First 64-bit Version of PRTG Network Monitor

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

Paessler recently announced the introduction of the first 64-bit version of the PRTG Network Monitor, developed to address high-performance monitoring requirements of network environments.  

The latest version of the 64-bit PRTG Network Monitor can now easily support more than 20,000 sensors. With the inclusion of a number of new sensor types to the series, the new 64-bit PRTG is capable of delivering advanced monitoring capabilities without compromising its user-friendly automated deployment system and easy-to-use interface.

In a statement, Dirk Paessler, CEO at Paessler AG, said that, "As part of our ongoing development and continuous rollout strategy, this release will serve as a base to further improve the capacity and performance of PRTG in the coming months. We're already working to support even bigger installations, with a 50,000 sensor scenario fully operational in our test lab network. We are committed to further increasing PRTG's capabilities to meet growing customer demand."

The previous versions of PRTG were designed with only three GB of RAM (News - Alert), and were capable of supporting approximately 10,000 sensors. However, with the new version this limitation has been mitigated.

The result is that the new PRTG version can make use of the complete available memory on a host computer with a 64-bit Windows system, which allows it to easily accommodate 20,000 sensors.

This capability of the new version eliminates the need to use excessive number PRTG licenses or installations by large networks, thus providing them with benefits such as substantial reduction on cost and an optimized PRTG dashboard user interface.

PRTG provides users with an extensive range of sensors to support a large variety of applications. Among the new sensor types are those supporting NetApp SANs, allowing comprehensive monitoring of NetApp storage solutions; sensors that support hardware monitoring through SNMP to manage components on Windows and Linux systems; MS Exchange Transport Queue Sensor, enabling robust monitoring of Exchange Server 2003, 2007 and 2010; Port Range Sensor for multiple port monitoring leveraging SNMP; and WMI Custom String Sensor, which enables the monitoring of SQL Server on Windows using WQL query.

Edited by Braden Becker

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