Geofencing is a location-based security feature that enables organizations to define security policies for securing organization's sensitive business data on Android and iOS devices. If your organization's security policy prevents users from accessing corporate data outside the organization premises, you can configure a geofence policy to identify non-compliant devices and subsequently define an action to be taken on them.
Geofencing provides IT administrators the ability to create virtual fences, ensuring usage of corporate devices are restricted to the configured boundaries. Mobile Device Manager Plus (MDM) lets you achieve this by creating geographical location based fences, defining a compliance rule and specifying an action to be taken on non-compliant devices.
To enable Geofencing using MDM, ensure the following pre-requisites are met:
There are two steps involved in configuring geofencing in MDM:
To create a geofence, you need to choose a primary location and select a radius around it in order to create a virtual fence around the selected area by following the steps given below:
You can modify/delete the created geofence by clicking on the ellipsis icon present against the fence name.
To create a geofence policy to define the actions to be performed on non-compliant devices, follow the steps given below:
Since geofencing offers proactive governance, you can well in advance define an action to be taken on non-compliant devices. Based on your requirements, you can choose to execute this action immediately or after a day's delay.
You can alert the administrator and users about the devices violating the geofence policy via E-mail. Adding to this, alerts can be sent across to multiple E-mail IDs along with a customized message.
For organizations with stringent compliance standards, geofencing leverages certain security commands which let you wipe devices to factory settings. Data on the SD cards can also be completely wiped. The non-compliant devices can also be marked as lost with MDM's Lost Mode.
Geofencing finds numerous real-time use cases. For instance, an organization might have deployed dedicated devices to function as check-in Kiosks where employees or visitors provide their details while entering the organization. However, the usage of such devices are meant to be restricted to the organization's premises. The IT administrator can create a geofence policy such that, the data present in the them will get removed on leaving the predefined geographical area - which in this case is the organization's premises. You can also create geofences around all your regional offices and set a rule that notifies the IT administrator about managed devices leaving the fence areas.
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