How To Set Up Geofence With Scalefusion

  • June 16, 2021

The adoption of mobility has been an essential part of any business operations across diversified domains. Industries such as hospitality, transportation and logistics, warehousing, manufacturing and more have scooped the productivity of their workforce to an unmatched variable with maximum customer satisfaction and mobility automation.

How To Set Up Geofence With Scalefusion
Guide to set-up Geofence with Scalefusion

However, after deploying mobility solutions for streamlining business operations, is there any way to monitor the devices and understand the logs of usage? If the intended purpose of the deployment is not mapped, chances of managed devices being compromised could be a huge probability.

To ensure that the devices are monitored and managed by the organization remotely, the adoption of an MDM solution could be an ideal match. Among the holistic dashboard of Scalefusion MDM software is a feature that permits the restrictive usage of corporate assets defined in a virtual boundary radius set by the organization in a geographical zone – the Geofencing capability. 

What is Geofencing?

In the context of an MDM solution like Scalefusion, the functionality of geofencing is to administer and define the frameworks of security compliances of managed devices and workforces in a geographical location. The frameworks shall have the specific policies restricted and pushed on certain device profiles by the IT admins for in zone and exit zone configuration with push notifications.

In other words, the context of geofencing means creating a virtual boundary at a particular geographical location so that the restriction of usage of corporate assets and resources can be defined in and out of that region for the workforces. Geofencing works as an additional security layer so that there is no probability of unauthorized data usage or asset compromisation through the implementation of security policies defined and pushed.

How does Geofencing add value?

With Geofence, the operational activities will be streamlined with add-on values such as:

  • Location-based tracking service of the workforce within the virtual fence created by the organization.
  • An additional layer of corporate asset security by defining the restriction policy to be pushed in the device for in-zone boundary and out-zone boundary.
  • Remote wiping of corporate assets if the devices are compromised, lost, or stolen.

How to set up Geofence with Scalefusion on your Android and iOS devices?

To set up Geofence in Scalefusion for a particular device profile or a device group, please follow the steps below:

Step – 1

Sign in to your Scalefusion dashboard and click on the Location & Geofencing section on the left-hand side of the feature panel. In the sub-menu, click on Geofencing.

Device enrollment in SF

Step – 2

In the Geofencing section, you will have to create a Geofence with predetermined policies set by your organization. Click on new Geofence.

Creating geofence in SF

Step – 3

Now, it will automatically fetch the current location of your managed devices enrolled. However, you can also manually enter your desired geographical location and define the parameters of restrictions on the right-hand side of the dashboard.

What inputs can you define?

Geofence name – You can enter the name of the device or the workforce individual who has been deployed with the organization-owned device. These are recommendations, however, you can enter any name suitable as per your references.

Radius (in meters) – You can create a virtual fence around the geographical location entered by you in meters.

Now, click on Save.

Define geofence in SF

Step – 4

It will successfully prompt with a pop-up that the Geofence has been saved.

Setting Geofence in SF

Step – 5

After saving all the defined parameters, you will have multiple options to choose from and push your created restrictive fence. 

Apply geofence in SF

These options are:

Apply Geofence – After you click on this, you will be able to choose any device groups or specific device profiles enrolled and can apply or push the fence created.

Applying geofence in device in SF

Update – If you make any changes in the device name or the radius, you can click on update and the same will be saved.

Pusing geofence in specific device group in SF

Published Status – In the published status menu, you can check the status of Device name, Device group name, IMEI number, timestamp, and fence status as published or unpublished for the Geofence pushed.

Status of Geofence in SF

Remove Geofence – It will disable the Geofence feature on the device group or specific device you select.

You have now successfully applied the Geofence feature on your managed devices. 

Closing lines…

With Scalefusion MDM solution, automate the virtual boundary policy association on specific device profiles as well as device groups through Geofencing. Restrict the usage and resources of the corporate assets as per admin-specified predetermined conditions and remotely wipe the data if the red flag occurs.

Thousands of businesses rely upon Scalefusion for managing their mobile device, desktops, laptops and other endpoints

Ayush Maskara is a Content Writer at Scalefusion. A media science graduate, a photographer, a fiction author, a storyteller, fiction manuscript editor, and an avid self-help reader, Ayush has been penning the creative wisdom for six years and have stepped into the IT domain for further exploration and staying awake with technological trends across the globe.
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