Bandwidth and Network Usage Monitoring Getting Easier for System Administrators

    November 21, 2005
    Chris Crum

Thanks to companies like Paessler, bandwidth and network usage monitoring is getting easier. System administrators are able to receive live readings and long-term usage trends for their network devices.

Bryan Betts of Techworld wrote an interesting article called “The Buzz is Around Network Usage Reports” that deals with this subject.

One product that Betts writes about is PRTG Traffic Grapher from Paessler which not only monitors bandwidth usage, but also many other aspects of a network such as memory and CPU utilizations.

PRTG Traffic Grapher is able to provide accurate results by monitoring and categorizing data traffic within a network.

These results are then displayed in various easy to read graphs and tables, which can easily be customized to meet the user’s particular needs. What a handy tool! You can see samples of the graphs here.

Paessler offers a completely free edition of PRTG Traffic Grapher, which can be used for either personal or commercial use. It can be downloaded from here.

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.