Universal Application Monitoring Tool
- PRTG implements monitoring of SQL, Exchange and server software
- PRTG implements monitoring of cloud and virtual applications
- PRTG implements monitoring of almost any type of application
Application Performance Management – Standard and Custom Designed
WHAT IS APP MANAGEMENT?
Application management (also known as application performance monitoring or APM) ensures that applications (standard software or web applications) run properly. This technology evaluates the performance of applications and checks whether everything is working normally.
TWO TYPES OF APPLICATION MONITORING SOLUTIONS
When it comes to monitoring application performance, you need to choose one of two categories.
- Manage a standard app
- Managing a Custom Web Application
The latest trend among solutions for monitoring custom-developed web applications is to use cloud-based tools such as New Relic and AppDynamics, which can monitor the performance of highly complex web applications at the source code level. But in small and medium-sized enterprises, sysadmins and IT departments show less interest in such tools; they need solutions to monitor standard applications such as databases, mail servers, and firewalls.
PRTG – YOUR UNIVERSAL APP MONITORING
PRTG helps you monitor all your applications. You will get an overview of the operation of all systems in the control panels of the monitoring system, and detailed statistics about each application running on your network. If you wish, you can set up crash and error notifications so that when PRTG detects a certain status of the application (for example, the application is not responding or the web server is disabled), you will immediately know about it. This will allow you to react quickly before the problems become serious.
3 Benefits of PRTG Application Performance Management
KEEPS BUSINESS-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS RUNNING SMOOTHLY
Every company has applications that are critical to the entire business. The failure of such an application entails serious consequences and can affect the decline in sales. PRTG runs a scan of the Web server, then the Exchange server, the database, and all applications in the cloud or virtual environment. PRTG’s application monitoring tool centrally and automatically monitors all processes of your system.
MONITORING ANOMALOUS NETWORK ACTIVITY
Everything seems to be in order – your applications are running and running, there are no visible signs of errors. But the failure can happen unexpectedly if the problems are not detected in a timely manner. PRTG is not only about monitoring applications, but also about monitoring bandwidth, traffic, data packets and other network elements.
MONITOR APPLICATION RESOURCE USAGE
How resource-intensive are your applications? Are resources being used optimally or is the application slowing down other processes? PRTG keeps track of all your applications, and the resources that your applications use. In case of deviation from the norm, the monitoring system immediately submits a notification, which will prevent a decrease in the performance of your infrastructure.
PRTG manages server applications – carefully and reliably
In most small and medium-sized companies, the administrator is responsible not only for network devices like switches and routers, but also for the entire IT infrastructure – and therefore for a number of standard applications whose performance directly affects business processes.
Increasingly, so-called universal monitoring solutions are used that combine the monitoring of all elements of the system into a single monitoring system: from equipment to virtual systems, traffic, device usage, and even the availability and performance of standard applications.
PRTG Network Monitor is an example of a one-stop monitoring solution designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses. Our solution allows you to control every element of your IT infrastructure and including standard applications with just one tool.
SQL, EXCHANGE & CO. UNDER CONTROL
PRTG controls standard SQL applications:
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016
- Oracle SQL Server
Thanks to the ADO SQL V2 sensor, the PRTG monitoring system can monitor almost any database via OLE DB (Object Linking and Embedding, Database) or ODBC (Open Database Connectivity).
MAIL SERVER MONITORING
Communication by e-mail is still the basis of the communication structure of almost every company. In addition to email server monitoring tools, PRTG provides blacklist monitoring tools and round trip monitoring tools to monitor the entire email sending/receiving cycle.
- Exchange (Backup, Database, Mail Queue, Mailbox, Public Folder)
WEB SERVER MONITORING
The last group of standard applications is web servers. Found in many companies. These servers are the backbone of sites, so they also require high availability and performance. Here, too, PRTG covers the following technologies with monitoring:
- Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
PRTG provides a wide range of sensors that automatically monitor IIS and Apache web servers.
Monitor virtual environments and cloud applications with PRTG
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
Virtualization is another technology common in many companies. If everything is done correctly, virtualization helps to save time, resources and money. To do this, you must ensure high levels of availability and performance. PRTG provides a wide range of sensors for all major virtualization platforms:
- Citrix XenServer
- Docker Container
CLOUD APPLICATION MONITORING
Increasingly, companies are turning to cloud storage. In addition to providing a fast and uninterrupted connection to the Internet, administrators should monitor cloud services. PRTG provides sensors to monitor popular cloud services:
- Amazon CloudWatch (Amazon Web Services)
- Google Analytics
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneDrive
PRTG provides a sensor to monitor the availability and response time of a number of SaaS providers, including Bing, Facebook, Office 365, Salesforce, Twitter, and YouTube.
MORE APPLICATION MONITORING CAPABILITIES…
In addition, PRTG offers sensors for monitoring standard applications and services of SharePoint Server, FTP Server, Active Directory, RADIUS, MS Terminal Server and others.
Custom sensor settings are also available to you to monitor specialized applications and integrate them into the PRTG monitoring system.