12.1 Understanding Configuration and Security Locations

A device uses its current network environment to determine both its Configuration location and its Security location.

However, whereas the Configuration location is determined from all defined locations (in ZENworks Control Center), the Security location is determined from a subset of those locations made available to the device through a Location Assignment policy. The security location is the location where the end point security component of the agent has determined you are. Because not all users may be allowed in all locations, the Security Location is determined by looking at a subset of all available locations configured in a Location Assignment Policy. The intent of the Security policy is to allow ZENworks Endpoint Security Policies, Windows Bundles, and ZENworks Configuration Policies to be enforced or made available only when the user is determined to be in allowed location. Security Location is currently calculated on Windows devices with the Endpoint Security Management agent components enabled.