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Introduction to eScan Management Console

The eScan Management Console is a centralized server management console that is available only when you install eScan as a server. This console functions as a control panel that helps system administrators remotely manage all the eScan client computers in a network.



Availability of the Application
eScan Management Console is available in the small and medium business (SMB) editions and the corporate/enterprise editions of eScan.
Note: The enterprise edition comes bundled with eScan Corporate Edition and MailScan.



Benefits for Registered Users

MicroWorld provides registered users of eScan with several benefits during the license period. These benefits include:
a. Automatic download of virus updates
b. Free download of hotfixes
c. Free product upgrades during the registration period
d. Free telephone, e mail, and Live Chat support
e. Notifications about new viruses (Requires an eScan Alerts Subscription.)
f. Notifications about eScan products (Requires an eScan Alerts Subscription.)
Note: To subscribe to eScan Alerts, visit this link.

eScan Subscription

Features of the Application
The new eScan Management Console provides administrators with a convenient mechanism of managing the eScan server and eScan client computers in a network. Some of its salient features are as follows:
a. Web based User Interface
The new eScan Management Console is a Web based application that can be accessed via a Web browser from any computer in a network. It has a pleasing user interface and is extremely easy to use. In addition, it provides clear instructions for performing configuration and management tasks.
b. Remote Management of Computers
The eScan Management Console is a Web based application that is hosted on the server and can be accessed via a Web browser from any computer in the network. This feature is especially beneficial to administrators of large networks as they can centrally access the console and perform the management tasks remotely from anywhere in the network.
c. Remote Installation and Uninstallation of eScan
With the help of the new eScan Management Console, administrators can install or uninstall eScan remotely on any computer in the network.
d. Remote Installation and Uninstallation of Other Software
The eScan Management Console allows administrators to install or uninstall other software on any computer in the network.
e. Management of Computer Groups
Administrators often have to configure the same settings on multiple computers. Performing these tasks manually is often time consuming and laborious. eScan eliminates the need for configuring computers individually by allowing the creation of computer groups. Administrators can create groups and add computers to those groups, delete groups, and view the properties of groups.
f. Management of User Accounts
The eScan Management Console helps administrators centrally manage user accounts of local and Active Directory users. It allows the addition, creation, and deletion of such accounts. In addition, it also allows administrators to enable or disable accounts based on the requirements.
g. Report Generation and Scheduling
The eScan Management Console also allows administrators to create and view reports that are based on a given module. Administrators can either create reports based on predefined templates or customize them based on their requirements. Administrators can also specify whether they want eScan to either create and send reports to specific recipients on specific days at a given time or create and store the report in a specific folder.
h. Schedule Tasks on Computers or Groups
With the help of the eScan Management Console, administrators can create tasks and schedule them to run on specific computers or computer groups on specific days at a given time. These may involve the enabling or disabling of specific eScan modules, starting or stopping a server, setting up an update server; performing scans on the memory, system drive, and local drives; and forcing clients to download updates or upgrade based on the settings defined in the tasks.
i. Send Virus Outbreak Alerts and Notifications Regarding Security Violations
Administrators can configure the eScan Management Console to send notifications to specific recipients from specified senders when the number of viruses detected by eScan cross a defined threshold.
Thus, eScan Management Console simplifies the task of managing the eScan client computers in a network.



Structure of the Application
The eScan Management Console comprises the following components.
a. eScan Server allows you to manage and configure the eScan client computers. It stores the configuration information and log files about the client computers in the network.
b. MWagent manages the connection between the eScan server and a client computer.
c. eScan Management Console is a Web based application hosted on the eScan Server. It allows administrators to manage the eScan servers and eScan client computers in the network.
Note: All these components are installed when you install a version of eScan 11 that contains the eScan Management Console.



Hardware and Software Requirements
The software and hardware requirements for installing eScan are as follows:
Software Requirements
eScan products run on the 32 bit or 64 bit editions of the Windows® operating system. Your computer should have any one of the following operating systems installed on it.
  • Windows® 2000 SP4 with KB891861
  • Windows® XP Professional with SP2 and above (For 32 bit edition only)
  • Windows® XP with SP1 and above (For 64 bit edition only)
  • Windows® Vista Ultimate
  • Windows® Vista Home Premium
  • Windows® Vista Home Basic
  • Windows® Vista Business
  • Windows® Vista Enterprise
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • Windows® 7 Home Basic
  • Windows® 7 Business
  • Windows® 7 Enterprise
  • Windows Server® 2003
  • 32 bit edition of Windows Server® 2008
  • 64 bit edition of Windows Server® 2008
In addition, a PDF reader and Internet Explorer® version 5.0 or higher should be installed on the computer.



Minimum Hardware Requirements
Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements.
  • Processor: 500 MHz, Recommended: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 192 MB, Recommended: 512 MB or more
  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Hard Disk Space: 800 MB of free hard disk space
  • Additional Drives: CD ROM drive

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