Anti-Theft Actions

The Anti-Theft feature protects a mobile device from unauthorized access.

If a mobile device (enrolled and managed by ESMC) is lost or stolen, some actions are triggered automatically while other actions can be performed using a Client Task.

If an unauthorized person replaces a trusted SIM card with an untrusted SIM, the device will automatically be locked by ESET Endpoint Security for Android and an alert SMS will be sent to user-defined phone number(s). This message will include the following information:

the mobile device number of the SIM card currently in use

the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) number

the mobile device's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number

The unauthorized user will not be aware that this message has been sent because it will automatically be deleted from the device's messaging threads. You can also request the GPS coordinates of the lost mobile device or remotely erase all data stored on the device using a Client Task.

To create the task, click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultClient Task or click the desired client device in Computers and select New Task.

Basic

In the Basic section, enter basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

Settings

Action

Behavior on mobile OS

Description

Find

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The device will reply with a text message containing its GPS coordinates. If a more precise location is available after 10 minutes, the device will re-send the message. Received information is displayed under Computer details.

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Lock

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The device will be locked. The device can be unlocked using the Administrator password or the unlock command.

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The device will be locked. The device can be unlocked using the iOS passcode or the unlock command.

Unlock

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The device will be unlocked so it can be used again. The SIM card currently in the device will be saved as a Trusted SIM.

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The device will be unlocked so it can be used again. This task also removes all stored fingerprints and passcodes and disables Apple Pay, iPhone Unlock and iTunes & App Store.

Siren

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The device will be locked and it will play a very loud sound for 5 minutes (or until unlocked).

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Wipe

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All accessible data on the device will be erased (files will be overwritten). ESET Endpoint Security will remain on the device. This can take up to several hours.

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All accessible data on the device will be erased (files will be overwritten). This can take up to several hours.

Enhanced Factory Reset

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All accessible data on the device will be erased (file headers will be destroyed) and the device will be reset to its default factory settings. This can take several minutes.

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Find (Turn on lost mode)

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Supported on iOS ABM only. The device will switch to the "lost mode", lock down and can only be unlocked by executing the Turn off lost mode task from the ESMC . You can customize the message that will be displayed on the  lost device screen..

Turn off lost mode

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Supported on iOS ABM only.

 

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Summary

Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open. We recommend that you click Create Trigger to specify when this Client Task should be executed and on what Targets. If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later: click the Client Task instance and select Run on from the drop-down menu.

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In Tasks you can see the progress indicator bar, status icon, and details for each created task.