Users of  Paessler AG's PRTG Network Monitor solution are now able to keep an eye on their networks through Android-based phones or tablets using OS 2.1 and up. The company has created a free app called PRTGdroid, available for download from Android Market, which connects to PRTG servers through HTTPS or HTTP over a mobile, Wi-Fi or VPN networks to show network status. Network Monitor already supports Apple iPhone.

“With mobile network monitoring, network administrators can maintain optimum network status and manage network events from wherever they are, even while they’re travelling,” CEO Dirk Paessler said in a news release. “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 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.

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, the company said. Users can access any sensor on the network for an on-demand status update. They can also check multiple PRTG installations.

 

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