How to Secure Your Mobile Business Endpoints with Microsoft Intune
Microsoft Intune is one of the better-known components of Enterprise Mobility + Security. Intune works within Microsoft 365 to review and secure mobile devices and operating systems. Machine Learning and AI power its conditional access policies, identity verification, application sensitivity, and real-time risk monitoring. Intune also provides vendor-agnostic support for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS.
If You’re Looking to Close the Security Gap Between Network and End-User, Learn How Intune Can Help:
Scalable Cloud Insights
As a cloud tool, Intune was designed to accommodate changes in hardware, workforce, and on-premise settings. Intune acts as the unifier - aggregating these pieces, so you have a better understanding of what's happening within your network. Once a device is enrolled in Intune, your administrators will be able to:
view enrolled devices and accessed resources
ensure compliance with organizational standards
access reports on (non)compliant users and devices
remotely wipe data from lost, stolen, or retired devices
push certificates for easy access to WiFi or network VPNs
With all your endpoints in one place, your IT team can set up automated deployment, provisioning, application deployment, policy management, mobile device management, and system/program updates. Your employees benefit from standardized performance, and you can rest easy knowing information is secured at the data-, device-, and user levels.
The true strength of Intune lies in its ability to leverage data you already have. The platform integrates with Microsoft 365's cloud tools, including those that specialize in business intelligence - such as Power BI. The goal of Intune is to isolate your organization's data from personal data. Your IT team can use these outlets to create unique metrics within Intune, for smarter security policies and configuration settings. For example, if your employees frequently collaborate with external organizations, you can create conditional access policies for file sharing through Teams, SharePoint, or Acrobat Adobe Reader. Intune allows you to view data in transit and at rest within Office 365, so you can establish rules for safe exchange, storage, etc. Intune also includes security baselines for Windows devices and their applications. These settings can help you apply configurations that are recommended by top-notch security teams.
As the information flows in, Intune makes it easy to absorb any necessary changes to your network. If your company is onboarding new employees, Intune can quickly be deployed on their personal devices. Your application administrators can then use Azure AD to separate personal information from business data, and set-up conditional access at the application level. This communicates to your employees that you respect their private information, and have their security interests in mind. In turn, you foster a more cyber-aware workforce. For more information about implementing Intune, reach out to iCorps for a free IT consultation.