LOS ANGELES and NUREMBERG, Germany, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paessler AG, the innovative network monitoring solutions specialist, today announced the release of PRTGdroid, the Android application for its PRTG Network Monitor solution. The new app enables users of Android phones or tablets to keep an eye on their network anytime, from anywhere. The recently released version 8.3 of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor software includes the ability to work with the Android app to make the work of the IT administrator even more independent from their desk.
"Our new PRTGdroid app is like a personal network monitoring assistant for your PRTG Network Monitor software," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "With mobile network monitoring, network administrators can maintain optimum network status and manage network events from wherever they are, even while they're travelling. Alarms are displayed directly in the phone's notification area and users can even view live data and change the monitoring status of various network sensors easily, right from their phone."
PRTGdroid is available now as a free download from Android Market. PRTGdroid connects to existing PRTG servers via HTTPS or HTTP over the mobile network, WiFi or VPN to provide at-a-glance access to detailed network status information. The app supports checking multiple accounts in the background and can alert using sound and/or vibration when out-of-compliance events occur in any of the configured accounts. The user can switch easily between different accounts without re-typing login data.
"We received a lot of positive feedback about our mobile app for the iPhone, and now Android users can enjoy mobile network monitoring on their devices as well," Paessler said. "Now network administrators have the freedom to step away from the office—for business travel, after hours or over the weekend—without the constant worry of network failures or other events calling them back to the office."
Monitoring data and alarm details are displayed on the Android phone or tablet with PRTG's built-in 'Mini HTML' interface, which is optimized for small displays and low bandwidth. Detailed lists, graphs, and status overviews are available within this interface. For a quick checkup, PRTGdroid users can access any sensor on the network for an on-demand status update.
The capability to check multiple PRTG installations with a single app also makes PRTGdroid ideal for ISPs, MSPs, larger PRTG deployments and enterprise systems.
PRTGdroid is compatible with all Android based smartphones or tablets using OS 2.1 or later and requires PRTG Network Monitor v8.3 or later, as well as accessibility to the PRTG web interface over 3G, EDGE, GPRS, WiFi/wirelessLAN or VPN.
For more information about PRTGdroid V1.0, visit http://www.paessler.com/androidapp.
About Paessler AG
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 www.paessler.com.
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