IT monitoring company Paessler launches PRTG PLUS, an extended version of the PTRG network monitoring service. PTRG PLUS is only available at certified partners. The service should enable monitoring on a larger scale so that large organisations can make optimal use of the service.

PRTG PLUS partners can install and configure a PLUS subscription for customers who wish to monitor 5,000 devices or more. PRTG PLUS comes on top of the existing PRTG offering and is therefore not a separate solution.

Steven Feurer, CTO at Paessler, says: “When we talk to customers who monitor tens of thousands of devices, we see a need for more integrated support. Customers have asked us for a solution that builds on the strong foundation of PRTG, but simplifies larger implementations. From now on, our PRTG PLUS partners will be able to help those customers with a professional service offering. Our PRTG PLUS partners are essential to ensure that monitoring is effectively implemented in these larger IT environments. We will give them support that is tailored to their needs.”

Upscaling possibilities as the main advantage

Paessler invites resellers and system integrators with experience in large-scale monitoring to join the partner network, which has more than 4,000 members. According to Paessler, the most important advantage for partners offering PRTG PLUS is market expansion. After all, they can then serve larger companies. The price of the solution is calculated per sensor, per year. In addition, more extensive support from Paessler is a free bonus with PRTG PLUS.

“The largest licence previously available, PRTG XL5, covers up to 50,000 sensors over five PRTG core servers. This means that users would need multiple licenses if they wanted to monitor more than 5,000 devices, at a ratio of 10 sensors per device. PRTG PLUS eliminates this need for more licenses by providing a license based on OpEx. It can be implemented on an unlimited number of servers, with as many sensors as needed,” says Steven Feurer.