General description of tabs and clients

Most of the information on 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 related 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 remained unchanged, you can avoid creating a new entry in the Clients tab.


Clients that connect to ERAS for the first time are designated by a Yes value in the New User 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.




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 User column will switch to No.




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 the absolute mode (20.5.2009) or in the system mode (Regional settings).


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


Clicking on certain values activates other tabs in order to display more detailed information. For example, if you click on 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 click on 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.