MDM Evaluation Criteria: Location Services
What is it?
Location services is an MDM feature that tracks the whereabouts of mobile devices through satellite signals, cell towers, hotspots, and WiFi networks. Organizations often leverage their MDM's location services features to boost security and productivity.
Each MDM vendor provides different location services features from the next. Here at LINQ, it is our job to analyze these features in order to ease the process of determining which MDM meets your company needs.
*These five vendors are the ones that we most often receive inquiries about. As the market changes, we will continue to update our findings and the vendors that we evaluate.
VMware Workspace ONE
VMware Workspace ONE's location history capabilities
Most disappointing feature:
Microsoft Intune's inability to locate a device unless it is supervised and in lost mode.
Best for inactive, WiFi-only devices:
IBM MaaS360: Exact coordinates are given.
*From experience we have found that, in general, location services are not always the most accurate. However, this feature surely sets MaaS360 apart from its competitors.
For more information about location services features, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.