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Amtel Enhances Mobile Device Management Solution with Geofencing Security Feature


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May 07, 2012

Amtel Enhances Mobile Device Management Solution with Geofencing Security Feature

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Mobile device management is crucial for enterprises as this solution can keep a corporate network safe and secure from an array of threats as a large number of mobile devices are continually being introduced.

To help enterprises deal with the challenges associated with mobile device management in the increasingly popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenario, Amtel (News - Alert), a provider of integrated solutions for mobile device management (MDM) and telecom expense management (TEM), recently unveiled new geofencing security capabilities for its MDM solution for Apple iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices.

Amtel's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with geofencing capabilities allows IT administrators to set geographic boundaries to automatically activate or deactivate features and apps on mobile devices enrolled on the platform. This functionality can be leveraged by multiple industries including finance, government, transportation, healthcare and hi-tech.

"Geofencing allows our clients to adopt BYOD solutions while maintaining an environment with high levels of security and compliance," said Pankaj Gupta, CEO of Amtel, in a statement.

The new solution includes enhanced features such as ability to restrict apps or games, or disable the phone’s camera when the user is within a geofenced area. It also provides automatic Wi-Fi configuration and real-time alerts that notify an administrator when a device enters or exits a geofenced area.

Amtel's MDM solution consists of several components including security management, expense management, and lifecycle management.  While the security management function includes device configuration, compromised device detection, profile management, remote wipe and content management, the expense management element allows users to track, manage and allocate actual carrier expenses for enterprise mobile devices in real-time. Further, lifecycle Management simplifies and reduces the cost of provisioning new devices to users.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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