Microsoft has long been a leader in the development of devices and applications for personal and business use. When it comes to the protection of an organization’s apps and devices, Microsoft Intune is a secure cloud service that provides both mobile device management (MDM) and mobile app management (MAM). This makes it easy to manage and control mobile devices and apps that are used for business.
How Microsoft Intune Works
Microsoft Intune allows you to remotely manage all your mobile devices and apps, something that has become increasingly important since COVID-19 changed how and where we work. No matter where your employees are or what devices or apps they are using, you will be able to ensure the security of your business data, thanks to the Microsoft Intune features, which include the ability to:
- Enforce passwords
- Encrypt data
- Inventory devices
- Track remote devices
- Distribute apps to remote devices
- Wipe data from remote devices
Benefits of Using Microsoft Intune
The above features of Microsoft Intune provide a wide array of benefits. With Microsoft Intune, you can:
- Establish policies and rules that apply to all devices (company-owned or personal) used by employees, assign specific policies and rules to certain users or certain devices, and quickly apply policies and rules to multiple users and devices
- Ensure the complete separation of company and personal data when using a bring your own device (BYOD) policy
- Exercise full control over the data and information users and devices have access to
- Prevent users from sharing organizational data (e.g., you can prevent users from using copy and paste and you can control when types of data can be sent via email)
- Simultaneously deploy the apps your teams need to all managed devices
- Ensure the devices you manage are in compliance with all established security requirements
Why Use Microsoft Intune?
At this point, you might be wondering why use Microsoft Intune when Microsoft 365 has MDM capabilities. It’s true that Microsoft 365 has MDM features, but they are limited to four settings:
- Password requirement
- Managed email profile
- Non-jailbroken devices
In contrast to this, Microsoft Intune offers the full suite of both MDM and MAM features with more policy settings than you will find with Microsoft 365. Your data is protected within Microsoft applications and in all third-party applications in which the data resides.
In addition, Microsoft Intune integrates seamlessly with all Microsoft applications. This includes Microsoft Azure, providing you with the benefit of Active Directory access control and Information Protection for the complete protection of your data.
We live in a mobile world in which employees are working on-premises, at home, and while on the go. The ability to give your employees this level of flexibility while maintaining the security of your devices, apps, and data is critical and Microsoft Intune makes this possible. You can get Microsoft Intune:
- As a stand-alone add-on to Azure
- With Mobile Device Management for Microsoft 365
- With a range of Microsoft 365 licenses, including Business Premium, E3, E5, F3, and Government
Microsoft Intune will help you ensure your employees can maintain their productivity no matter where they are, while having complete control over their devices and the applications they are using. It truly is the best of both worlds.
Connect with Platinum Technologies today to learn more about Microsoft Intune and how it can help you keep your data secure with a mobile workforce.