Geo-Fencing

Geofencing is currently supported for iOS and Android devices.

Overview

Geo-Fencing, as the name suggests, lets IT administrators restrict the usage of corporate devices to certain regions such as office premises etc. This is done by creating virtual fences called geo-fence, based on real-world geographical region. Geo-fencing can be ideally used in enterprises with stringent compliance standards which require corporate devices containing sensitive data to remain within the organization's premises at all times. MDM lets you define security policies based on the virtual perimeter created as a geofence, ensuring there is no unauthorized corporate data access.

This feature is available in Professional, Free, and Trial editions of MDM.

Pre-requisites

Configuring a geo-fence policy

There are two steps involved in configuring geo-fencing in MDM:

Creating a geo-fence

Creating a geo-fence involves selecting a primary location and then making a virtual perimeter around this location. The primary location becomes the center and on selecting the radius, the fence is drawn up. To create a geo-fence, follow the steps given below:

You can modify/delete the created fence by clicking on the ellipsis icon present against the fence name.

Setting up a geo-fence policy

The next step is to define the actions to be performed when the device leaves the associated fence. You can notify the IT admin regarding the device non-compliance as it has left the geo-fence and/or execute a set of security commands either immediately or after a day. To create a geo-fence policy, follow the steps given below:

You can modify/delete the created policy as well as remove the devices to which the policy was previously associated with, by clicking on the ellipsis icon present against the policy name.

In case you're unable to apply the geofencing policy to iOS devices, open the ME MDM app on the device once to have the policy applied.