Running ALERT in service mode gives a benefit of security:
- The application ALERT is automatically started when the computer is started. No user needs to be logged in.
- The application ALERT isn't visible and can only be stopped from the services management console which require Administrator right.
- In case of crash, the service can restart automatically the ALERT application
As the application in service mode isn't visible, you need the ALERTCLIENT application to interact with it. ALERTCLIENT allows configuring most of the functionalities of ALERT. As ALERTCLIENT is needed when ALERT is running as service, the licence for ALERTCLIENT isn't count for a local connection on ALERT.
We can also connect to ALERT through a web client locally, but the functionalities are reduced for the configuration.