To activate filtering, select Use filter in the upper left side of the ERAC. Any future modifications to the filter criteria will automatically update displayed data, unless configured otherwise in Tools > Console Options…Other Settings.

Define the filtering criteria in the Client filter criteria section. Clients can belong to multiple groups and policies. Assigning a client to a static or parametric group can prove very useful, not only for filtering purposes, but also for activities such as reporting. To learn more about group management see the chapter titled Group Manager. Using policies for client segregation can also serve multiple functions. For more information about policy creation and management see the chapter Policies.

The first filtering tool is the group and policy selecting section. There are three options available:

Show checked clients – Clients in selected groups/policies will be displayed in the Clients panel.

Hide checked clients – Clients in groups/policies that are not selected and clients in no groups will be displayed in the Clients panel. If a client is a member of multiple groups and one of the groups is checked, the client will not be displayed.

Hide checked clients, ignore multi-membership – Clients in groups/policies that are not selected and clients in no groups will be displayed. If a client is a member of more groups and on of the groups is checked, the client will be displayed.

Show clients in no groups – Only clients that do not belong to any group/policy will be displayed.

NOTE: When checking a group from the list, all its subgroups will be checked as well.

In the lower part of the Filter section you can specify another set of parameters:

Only clients (using whole words) – Output only includes clients with names identical to the string entered.

Only clients beginning like (?,*) – Output will only list clients with names beginning with the specified string.

Only clients like (?,*) – Output will list only clients with names containing the specified string.

Exclude clients (using whole words), Exclude clients beginning like (?,*), Exclude clients like (?,*) – These options will yield results opposite to the previous three.

The Primary server, Client name, Computer name and MAC Address fields accept strings based on the criteria defined in the drop-down menu above. If any of these are populated, a database query will be run and results will be filtered based on the populated field (the logical operator AND can be used). You can either use whole strings, or wildcards (?,*).

The last option is problem based filtering – outputs will only include clients with the specified problem type. To display a selection of problems, select Only show problems and click Edit… Select the problems you wish to be displayed and click OK to show a list of clients with the selected problems.

All changes made to the filtering configuration will be applied after clicking Apply Changes. To restore defaults, click Reset. To automatically generate new outputs after each modification of the filtering settings, click Tools > Console Options... > Other Settings... and select Auto apply changes.

NOTE: The filter criteria in the last section may vary depending on the currently active tab. The criteria are customized to effectively sort the logs. For example, you can sort the logs by the level of verbosity in the firewall log to display only the type of logs you need to review.

You can also sort the data in the tabs by selecting the time interval for which you want the items to be displayed. For more information on how to use the Date filter, see the Date Filter chapter.