Why is Watchdog free?

Watchdog is free forever because we want to help system admins get ahead of the firefighting curve.

Our founders spent years doing on-call DevOps monitoring, day and night.

We get the frustration of fighting fires all the time, always balancing the need to fix production, add more monitoring, and do more of the “real” DevOps work you were hired to do.

No Contract

You can download and install Watchdog on your own just by creating a Blue Matador account instantly. There’s no waiting around for permission or approval.

No Hidden Fees

Watchdog really is free. Not convinced? Use our pricing calculator below to doublecheck.

No Limitations

Watchdog is fully featured, including the ability to watch for CPU load, swap space, memory, VM steal time, and more.

No Throttling

Receive Watchdog alerts for as many actual incidents as you have — no more, no less. It’s very precise.

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Part of the

Blue Matador

DevOps Monitoring Platform

Blue Matador is the first DevOps monitoring platform to combine all your monitoring tools under one place so you can focus on preventing downtime, not fighting fires.

And because Watchdog is part of our platform, it means it runs on the Blue Matador smart agent, a lightweight, auto-updating agent that installs in seconds on all your servers.

Fast. Minimal. Powerful.

No credit card required

Free to try

Install without hassle or approval

Faster MTTR

1 to 15 min

Decrease your mean time to resolution

Quick, unattended setup

23 sec install

Copy & paste, relax with a scriptable installation

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Simple monitoring of

All systems

Works across all Linux and Windows server racks

Simplify your workflow

1 login

Avoid managing multiple dashboards

Common smart agent

1 agent

Reduce your server overhead

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