Best Ping Monitoring Tools 2020

What is ping monitoring?

Ping monitoring is the practice pinging a monitored network, computer system, or device from a given service application. When this happens, the application saves and aggregates the data about every ping so you can aggregate the minimum, maximum, and average ping response times and deviations from the initial ping. This information allows you to estimate the quality of a network connection or a system’s health.

PagerDuty’s platform for real-time operations allows you to integrate your ping monitoring tools from all different areas of your tech stack and centralize them into one single point of ingestion, enabling full visibility into the health of your network, servers, and other pieces of infrastructure.

Check out some of PagerDuty’s popular ping monitoring tool integrations below.


Originally created as a fork of the Nagios monitoring application, Icinga is an open-source network and ping monitoring application. Icinga gives you the power to watch any host or application across your entire infrastructure. Collected data and metrics are stored in a resource-efficient way and integrates seamlessly with the PagerDuty platform.

Incinga Integration Guide »


Nagios is an open-source computer software application that provides ping monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications, and other networking services. When Nagios Core creates an alert notification for a host or service, it will send an event to a corresponding service in PagerDuty. This event will trigger a new incident on the associated PagerDuty service, or group as alerts into an existing incident.

Nagios Integration Guide »


Observium is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms, and operating systems. Observium provides features like network mapping, state alerting, real time updates, and rule-based automatic grouping.

Observium Integration Guide »


PowerAdmin is a server, ping, and network monitoring application used to monitor performance of network devices in windows and linux environments. It is an agentless application designed to watch ping, CPU, memory, disk, and SNMP, with historical reports made for customers. Monitor from one to thousands of servers and network devices with an easy to use interface. Collect data, run reports, and alert if values are over thresholds you set. Alerts can be sent via PagerDuty. Note: This integration is only available with Poweradmin versions 6.0 or higher.

PowerAdmin Integration Guide »


PRTG is an agentless ping and network monitoring software application. It monitors system conditions like uptime, bandwidth, and collects metrics from hosts like switches, routers, servers, and other applications. Alerts generated in PRTG can trigger incidents in PagerDuty to alert the appropriate technician via SMS, phone, email, or push. 

PRTG Integration Guide »


Diagnose network problems by continuously monitoring servers, routers, workstations, or other devices to show response time in real-time and display response rates in graphical charts with Engineer’s Toolset (ETS). ETS includes both a “simple ping” tool, an alternative to the Ping utility of the operating system that sends ICMP packets to a target IP address to measure the response time and packet loss

SolarWings Integration Guide »


Zabbix is an open-source monitoring solution that provides network and ping monitoring services for many IT components including networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud-based services. PagerDuty extends Zabbix’s functionality by providing on-call scheduling, alerts and incidents tracking through the PagerDuty API. PagerDuty notifies you of the most critical Zabbix events so that you are able to take immediate action.

Zabbix Integrations Guide »