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Protecting your Mobile Devices with Geo-fencing

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The mobile devices in your organization (both corporate owned and BYOD) will in all likelihood now contain a wealth of sensitive corporate data. So, it is now more important than ever to ensure that this data remains safe and secure. One way in which this can be done is through the process of geo-fencing which gives an additional layer of security to organizations.

What is geo-fencing?

Geo-fencing software allows administrators to set virtual boundaries on devices in a specific physical area. Designated areas can be defined in two ways:

  • Drawing a circle over the location
  • Specifying the latitude, longitude and radius of the location

Geo-fencing uses GPS, which is now commonly available on most mobile devices, to track the device location through GPS directly, or Wi-Fi. If a device is found to be outside of a geo-fenced location an alert can be sent straight to the administrator or other designated individuals.

SOURCE: certero.com

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Certero are a vendor and supplier of products and solutions for: IT Asset Management (ITAM), Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software License Optimization and Entitlement (SLOE). Complimented by tailored services, our mission is to provide the best solutions that work individually and holistically together, seamlessly and optimally on a single platform – AssetStudio.

The AssetStudio platform consists of a number of products designed to solve a specific software asset management problem. It covers the entire IT estate, including: mobiles & tablets, laptops & desktops, servers, datacentre and the Cloud. Across all the major software environments: Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS, IBM, SAP, Oracle and UNIX/Linux.

Reduced complexity, cost and resources

It is currently estimated that on average, 70% of a software asset manager’s time is spent collating, interpreting and analyzing data from various sources. This leaves only 30% to actually act upon the knowledge, perform software optimization tasks and drive forward the software asset management agenda within the organization.

Now, with a single, holistic source of hardware and software asset information, with integrated reporting transforming data into useful knowledge, managers can access the information they require in seconds.

Developed from a single vision, the AssetStudio software asset management platform:
• Takes feeds from all the major ITAM solutions
• Gives a single unified data source for all software asset management
• Delivers a common modern graphical user interface across the entire platform
• Offers rich integrated reporting and business intelligence to quickly find the information you need

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