May 01, 2012 08:00 ET

Amtel Expands Geofencing Security for Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Enhanced Security Feature for Corporate-Liable & BYOD Devices Based on Real-Time Location of the Device

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Amtel, Inc., the industry's first integrated solution for managing mobile device security and telecom expenses, today announced new enhanced geofencing security capabilities for Apple iOS and Android devices in the enterprise.

Through Amtel's Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, geofencing allows IT administrators to set geographic boundaries that automatically activate or deactivate features and apps on mobile devices enrolled on the platform.

"Geofencing allows our clients to adopt BYOD solutions while maintaining an environment with high levels of security and compliance," says Pankaj (PJ) Gupta, CEO of Amtel.

Enhanced settings include restricting apps, such as games or categories, or disabling the phone's camera when the user is within a geofenced area. Additionally, the feature includes automatic Wi-Fi configuration and real-time alerts that notify an administrator when a device enters or exits a geofenced area.

Amtel's geofencing feature is finding application in many sectors, including finance, government, transportation, healthcare and hi-tech.

Amtel's MDM solution is based on the following components:

  • Security Management including device configuration, compromised device detection, profile management, remote wipe and content management.
  • Expense Management to track, manage and allocate actual carrier expenses for enterprise mobile devices in real-time, instituting mobile policy and generating alerts and spend reports to users based on corporate policies.
  • Lifecycle Management including workflow procurement, expense allocations and inventory updating to simplify and reduce the costs of provisioning of new devices to users.

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About Amtel, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Amtel, Inc. is a leading mobile device management (MDM) provider, addressing the challenges organizations face in managing mobile devices and telecommunications expenses. Amtel developed the industry's first integrated MDM and expense management software-as-a-service solution, allowing organizations of all sizes to securely manage mobile devices, fixed lines and telecom expenses from a single platform. Provided via a convenient and cost effective SaaS platform, Amtel MDM is the SAS 70 Type II certified solution, offering the highest level of data security and reliability.

Contact Information

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    David Fonkalsrud
    K/F Communications for Amtel

    Ashley Hennings
    K/F Communications for Amtel