Updated Mobile Apps Offer Host of New Features for Monitoring-on-the-Go: Company Also Unveils PRTG Mobile Probe for Android to Measure Mobile Network Performance
Austin, Texas and Nuremberg, Germany - (February 18, 2014) - Paessler AG, the innovativenetwork monitoring solutions specialist, today announced the availability of three new and/or revised applications, all associated with the company's PRTG Network Monitor product, for the mobile space. PRTG for Android and PRTG for iOS, both equipped with newly advanced and more convenient features, give IT professionals the ability to interact with PRTG Network Monitor from their Android and Apple mobile devices; furthermore, a new PRTG Mobile Probe for Android offers visibility into critical performance factors for an enterprise's mobile network.
For Windows Phone users, a Windows Phone app for PRTG Network Monitor is currently in test phase. A beta version of the app is available for at the Windows Phone Store.
"We are convinced that we have created a milestone in the mobile space with our developments, which clearly sets us apart from other offerings in the market," said Dirk Paessler, founder and CEO of Paessler AG. "The new apps offer our customers a much higher mobility in their daily work. They are an ideal platform for future expansion, and for constant observation of any enterprise's IT infrastructure."
PRTG for iOS
For Apple users, Paessler has completely rewritten the PRTG for iOS app, giving IT administrators even greater access to network monitoring data. The app offers graphs and overview maps, provides insight into PRTG logs, and allows the user to acknowledge alarms or pause monitoring as desired.
Under iOS 7, the app periodically checks the PRTG server in the background and displays new alarms immediately, rather than indirectly via email or SMS, for greater ease-of-use. A click on the alarm shows the affected sensor along with important details such as when the alarm started, associated messages, correlated graph views, and other devices that are affected.
For Android users, the PRTG for Android app offers a redesigned user interface and new features. For example, the app supports the new PRTG ticketing system that replaced the "ToDo" feature; administrators now not only receive alerts about alarms, warnings, unusual values, but also about new tickets directly to the mobile device.
A new "dashboard" view for tablets and Android TV shows the global sensor status in a special close-up. With this view, the state of the IT infrastructure can be displayed on a monitor or in the IT support office. To make it even easier to register in the app, users can simply scan a QR code only once on the corresponding user account page in the PRTG Web interface. After doing so, the user is registered with the app and has mobile access without complicated typing of IP addresses, passwords or user names.
Also available is the new PRTG Mobile Probe for Android, giving administrators a powerful insight in network performance from a mobile point of view. The probe, which can be installed on an Android device, performs monitoring processes and sends the results to the central installation-the PRTG core server.
PRTG Mobile Probe for Android complements the existing local probe and remote probes and provides a new perspective on the network. Once installed on a mobile device, the probe connects usually to the network via wireless hot spot. It collects monitoring information, for example, to ping requests or loading times of websites. If the device supports this functionality, users can monitor environment parameters such as temperature, air pressure and humidity, as well as determine its own battery level and GPS location.
Paessler's Windows Phone app, now available for beta testing, integrates the mobile Web interface of PRTG and provides easy access to the PRTG core server. Based on the new Windows tile design, the app has its own "Live Tile." This tile shows the global status of all sensors directly on the home screen of the Windows Phone. With the app, the administrator is able to view monitoring data and tickets, confirm alarms, and pause or resume monitoring.
Paessler AG leads the industry in providing the most powerful, affordable and easy-to-use network monitoring and testing solutions. The company’s suite of just-right software products deliver peace of mind, confidence and convenience for businesses of all sizes – from Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) to large enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 companies. Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Paessler’s global reach includes more than 150,000 active installations of its products. Founded in 1997, Paessler AG remains a privately held company and is recognized as both a member of the Cisco Developer Network and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit