PRTG Network Monitor

What is PRTG Network Monitor? #

PRTG Network Monitor is a network monitoring application for Windows-based systems. PRTG Network Monitor is suitable for networks of all sizes and capable of monitoring LANs, WANs, WLANs, and VPNs. PRTG Network Monitor also monitors physical or virtual web, mail, and file servers, Linux systems, Windows clients, and routers.

Why Should You Use the PRTG Network Monitor Connector? #

The PRTG Network Monitor connector provides visibility into the assets in your environment. You can use this visibility to:

  • ensure assets are managed per your security policies

  • derive relationships between assets, users, applications, and data

How Does This Connector Work? #

Lucidum executes read-only requests to the PRTG PRTG Network Monitor REST API and ingests only meta-data about PRTG Network Monitor devices. Lucidum does not retrieve any data stored on your assets.

Configuring the Connector in Lucidum #

Field

Description

Example

URL

The URL for the PRTG Network Monitor API.

API Key

PRTG Network Monitor API token.

You can add, edit, and delete API keys in the account settings on the API Keys tab.

 ************

Verify SSL.

For future use.

Source Documentation #

Creating the User Account #

To create the user account for use with the Lucidum connector for the PRTG Network Monitor:

https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/user_accounts#addaccount

Note that the user account should have Read-Only access. You then must generate an API Key for the user.

Creating the API Key #

To create the API key for use with the Lucidum connector for the PRTG Network Monitor:

https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/api_keys

Required Permissions #

The User Account and API Key should have Read-Only access.

https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/access_rights_management#group_overview

API Documentation #

https://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/application_programming_interface_(api)_definition