With Usher, organizations can leverage geography as a factor of authentication. Geo-fencing gives administrators the ability to put location-based restrictions on access and authorization privileges. For example, an administrator can configure a user’s Usher badge to only grant access to an office if the user is within 100 feet of the building.
This type of geo-fencing can be applied to both physical and logical assets and can work in tandem with other authentication methods when certain criteria are met. For example, an administrator can configure context-sensitive geo-fencing for a bank branch that is activated only after business hours.