General description of tabs and clients

Most of the information in tabs is related to the connected clients. Each client connected to ERAS is identified by the following attributes:

Computer Name (client name) + MAC Address + Primary Server

The behavior of ERAS in relation to certain network operations (such as renaming a PC) can be defined in ERAS Advanced Setup. This can help prevent duplicate entries in the Clients tab. For example, if one of the computers in the network has been renamed, but its MAC address remains unchanged,  a new entry will not be created in the Clients tab.

Clients that connect to ERAS for the first time are designated by a Yes value in the New Client column. They are also marked by a small asterisk in the upper right corner of the client’s icon (see the figure below). This feature allows an administrator to easily detect a newly connected computer. This attribute can have different meanings depending on the administrator’s operating procedures.

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If a client has been configured and moved to a certain group, the New status can be disabled by right-clicking the client and selecting Set/Reset Flags > Reset ”New“ Flag. The client's icon will change to the one shown in the figure below and the value in the New Client column will switch to No.

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NOTE: The Comment attribute is optional in all three tabs. The administrator may insert any description here (e.g., ”Office No. 129”).

Time values in ERAS can be displayed either in the relative mode (“2 days ago”), in absolute mode (20.5.2009) or in system mode (Regional settings).

In most cases data can be sorted in ascending or in descending order by clicking an attribute, while a drag-and-drop operation can be used for reorganization.

Use the Items to show option to sort data you want to display in a tab. Set the number of logs you want to display (default is 200 for all logs) and the time period from which you want the logs to be displayed (from last 7 days, by default). Setting the time period to Do not limit time is not recommended in larger networks, as this may cause a severe load on the database - and possibly decreasing the performance.

NOTE: You can use a Date filter in every log to specify the time interval from which you want the data to be shown in the tab. You also have the option to set the level of verbosity in the tabs (where applicable) to sort the data by relevance. The Date filter will display data that is already filtered through the Items to show filter - these filters are dependent.

Double-clicking certain values activates other tabs and displays more detailed information. For example, if you double-click a value in the Last Threat Alert column, the program will move to the Threat Log tab and display Threat Log entries related to the given client. If you double-click a value which contains too much information to be displayed in a tabbed view, a dialog window will open showing detailed information about the corresponding client.