The sole purpose of MDM is to manage the devices used for work, both BYOD and COPE. This means that the devices are under control of the enterprise at all times and places. Only with a location tracking feature, the MDM can fully realize the extent of management functionalities efficiently. The mobile devices that are scattered all over the world can be brought under one console with Hexnode MDM, taking away the posed threats and vulnerability.
The MDM location tracking feature alone can provide answers to questions like where, why, and when – based on device activities, enforcing a level of security and control over the device.
The MDM can be set to fetch location of the devices at periodic intervals. The location can also be fetched at any time other than the specified time interval.
There is no better feature that provides crisis control option than location tracking. Based on the location history of the device, the behavior can be analyzed and necessary actions can be taken.
The location can be fetched at specified time intervals of 15 minutes to 24 hours. Unlike other products where it has to be on the background to fetch location, Hexnode can detect significant changes in the location even if the app has been killed from the background.
The location of devices can be fetched whenever you want even if periodic location fetching is enabled.
In addition to location tracking, Hexnode Provides extensive reports on the location history. The details like address, latitude, longitude, duration, start and end time can be obtained from the location history report.
Hexnode MDM enables the user to check in with their current location simply by pressing an icon. The users cannot enable mock locations here.
The employee performance can be evaluated by monitoring the location report of these devices. The feature will be of best use when there are employees who are travelling. The duration of time spent on a particular location gives an overall idea about their performance. The green, yellow and red markers will show the number of times the device was scanned for location at that particular place. So the map will give an overview on the time spent on all locations in a single glance. This can be useful when analyzing suspicious behavior and attract attention to the unusual activities, faster.
With many features like user check in etc. there are possibilities where users could fool the enterprise by enabling mock location. But with Hexnode MDM, the location scan won’t work with mock location enabled and the reason for location scan failure will be shown as such.
The most obvious usage of location tracking is detecting the devices when lost. Though there are tons of other tracking apps, only MDM provides options for further actions. If stolen, the device location or network connection can be disabled by the thief. With Hexnode MDM, you can lock the device remotely or even wipe the data if necessary. The instantaneous location scan will come in handy during these situations.
Along with finding lost devices and evaluating employee performance, the employee behavioral pattern can be analyzed from the location report. Any suspicious detours or unexplained time loss can be easily brought to light with the help of the location history report. The location can be fetched even if the app is killed from the background.