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Clients > Remote Client > Overview

The remote clients are clients that are connected to the network through VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.. The in-house wireless and wired clients can also be authenticated using the VPN (VIAVirtual Intranet Access. VIA provides secure remote network connectivity for Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows mobile devices and laptops. It automatically scans and selects the best secure connection to the corporate network.). The overview page displays the summary, AI insights, location, sessions, and security details for the selected remote client.

The section includes the following topics:

Viewing Clients Connected to VPN

To view the details of a client connected to the VPN:

  1. In the Network Operations app, set the filter to one of the options under Groups, Labels, or Sites. For all devices, set the filter to Global. The dashboard context for the selected filter is displayed.
  2. Under Manage, click Clients. The All Clients page is displayed.
  3. By default, the Clients table displays a unified list of clients for the selected group, label, site or device.
  4. Click the name of the remote client to open the corresponding Client Details page. If there are many clients connected to the network, click Remote to filter the clients connected to the network.
  5. Enter the client name in the Client Name column, and click the client name. The client Summary page is displayed.
  6. Click the required tab name to navigate and view the details.

Overview

The remote client overview tab displays the remote client summary, AI insights, location, sessions, and profile details for each client.

Remote Client Health Bar

The remote client health bar displays the connection status, the connected port, and the name of the gateway the client is connected to. For more information, see The Health Bar

The Health bar displays the following information.

Table 1: Remote Client Health Bar

Field

Description

Connection status icon

Displays the icons with the connection status of the client. Connection status is updated immediately on state change. The available statuses are:

  • Connecting—Displays a list of client connections that are in progress.
  • Connected—Displays a list of clients that are successfully connected to the network.
  • Failed—Displays a list of all failed client connections.
  • Offline—Displays a list of all offline clients.
  • Blocked—Displays a list of all blocked clients.

Connected To

Name of the Gateway to which the client is connected. Click the name of the Gateway to view the device details page.

Summary

The remote Client Details page displays the information about the type of data path that the client uses, the network details, and basic client details such as IP address of the client, type of encryption, and so on. The Client Details page refreshes automatically to display real time data and graphs. To refresh the page manually, click the refresh icon.

The following table describes the information displayed in each section.

Table 2: Remote Client Details

Section

Description

Data Path

Displays the data path of the client in the network. Click the device icon to view the corresponding device details page.

The data path may be one of the following:

  • Client > Wired Profile > Gateway
  • Client > Wireless Profile > Gateway

Client Info

Displays the following information:

Network Info

Displays the following information:

  • Gateway Role—Displays the role assigned to the client by the Gateway.
  • Authentication Type—Displays the authentication method as VIA VPN.

Throughput

Displays the incoming and outgoing throughput traffic for the client during a specific time range. By default, the graph on the Throughput pane is plotted for a time range of 3 hours. To view the graph for a different time range, click the Time Range Filter link. You can choose to view the graph for a time period of 3 hours, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or 3 months.

AI Insights

The AI Insight tab displays information about client performance and connectivity issues such as excessive 2.4 GHzGigahertz. dwell and low SNRSignal-to-Noise Ratio. SNR is used for comparing the level of a desired signal with the level of background noise. links. AI Insights are displayed for a selected time period based on the time selected in Time Range Filter. The user can select 3 hours, 1 week, 1 day, or 1 month to view the insight data. Each AI Insight type displays the AI Insight label, AI Insight graph, and AI Insight chart. Further, the Insights include categories of information present in form of tabs like, reason, bandBand refers to a specified range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation., channel, SNR and so on. These tabs are clickable and display the detailed information found in that section of the Insight. For more information on AI Insights, see The AI Insights Dashboard.

Location

The Location tab displays the current physical location of the client device on the floor map.

Sessions

The client sessions page consists of the firewallFirewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network. session details for the client connected to a Branch Gateway. The Sessions page displays information filtered by the IP address of the client. The Sessions Summary pane displays the device the client is connected to, total number of sessions, and the time stamp of when the page was last refreshed. The sessions details page refreshes automatically, to refresh the page manually, click the refresh icon after the timestamp.

The Sessions table lists the details of each session. By default, the table displays the following columns: Application, Destination IP, Protocol, , Dest Port, DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point. DSCP is a 6-bit packet header value used for traffic classification and priority assignment. , Flags, Packets, State and Action.

Click the ellipsis icon to perform additional operations:

  • Autofit columns—Adjusts the column width of the table to fit the page evenly.
  • Reset to default—Resets the table view to the default columns.

If a filter icon appears next to the column header, click it and enter the filter criteria or select a filter criteria. The following table describes the information displayed in each session:

Table 3: Sessions Tab

Section

Description

Application

Displays the list of applications.

Source IP

Displays the source IP address.

Destination IP

Displays the destination IP address.

Protocol

Displays the communication protocol used.

Source Port

Displays the source port number.

Dest Port

Displays the destination port number.

DSCP

Displays the DSCP value.

Flags

Displays the active flags

Packets

Displays the number of packets.

Bytes

Displays the total number of bytes.

State

Displays the connection state of the application. The state can either be Denied, Active, or Inactive.

Action

Displays the application specific action.

VLANVirtual Local Area Network. In computer networking, a single Layer 2 network may be partitioned to create multiple distinct broadcast domains, which are mutually isolated so that packets can only pass between them through one or more routers; such a domain is referred to as a Virtual Local Area Network, Virtual LAN, or VLAN.

Displays the VLAN the client is connected to.

Start Time

Displays the start time.

Receive Time

Displays the receive time.

WebCC Category

Displays the WebCC category.

WebCC Reputation

Displays the WebCC reputation.

WebCC Score

Displays the WebCC score.

Application Category

Displays the application category.

Priority

Displays the priority value.

For details on the Branch Gateway client sessions refer, Gateway > Overview > Sessions.