Information About Geofencing
Geofencing allows you to define a geographical boundary within which a device can be deployed. When devices are detected outside of the boundary, SMS alerts as well as critical-event alarms can be generated to Cisco vManage.
Global Positioning System (GPS) within a Long-Term Evolution Pluggable Interface Module (PIM) is used for device detection and monitoring in Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN devices.
On the device CLI or through a Cisco vManage CLI template, you can configure the following settings:
Base location (latitude and longitude) and a geofence range for device detection
Short-message service (SMS) alert registration for sending SMS messages to a mobile number
GPS enablement on a Long-Term Evolution PIM in the controller cellular 0/x/0 section
You can also enable GPS on a Long-Term Evolution PIM using a feature template.
Starting from Cisco vManage Release 20.7.1, you can configure geofencing using a Cisco System feature template. You can also enable automatic geolocation detection of a device where the device determines its own base location.
In Cisco vManage, you can use operational commands for restricting network access if a device exceeds its geographical boundary.
For more information on the operational commands for restricting network access, see the Cisco SD-WAN Monitor and Maintain Configuration Guide.
Geofencing status alerts are sent to Cisco vManage upon detection of device boundary violations.
Benefits of Geofencing
Protects against inappropriate access to an organization's network if a device is beyond its geographical boundary
Notifies end users of any displaced devices
Supports a geofence radius for specifying the target location of the device
Supports SMS alerts for mobile phone alerts