In today’s modern workforce, organizations must protect corporate data and information by controlling who has access to and shares it. Employees aren’t just using laptops and PCs to stay connected and productive when away from the office; they’re also using smartphones and tablets.
But how do you keep all of these gadgets safe? How can you protect employee data if they check their emails from mobile apps? Or, if an employee leaves the company, how do you ensure that no corporate data remains on their devices?
Microsoft Intune offers services for managing both mobile devices and apps. This business management tool simplifies the benefits of data encryption, device inventory, mobile device tracking, and password enforcement.
Learn more about the features of Microsoft Intune and how it benefits organizations.
What Is Microsoft Intune?
Microsoft Intuit is a cloud-based enterprise mobility management tool that brings some of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager’s “on-premises” functionality to the Microsoft Azure cloud. This not only safeguards your company data in Office 365 but also on other Cloud storages. When an employee loses their device, you may use Azure Active Directory and the Intune portal to remotely delete all data from the device or just the apps they were using. More policy options are available in Intune than in MDM for Office 365, including the ability to configure settings, updates, applications, and more.
Microsoft Intune deployment gives your organization the control it needs over its critical data, regardless of the device. Because it is cloud-based, Intune can secure iOS, Windows, and Android devices from a single mobile solution.
Find below five essential features of Microsoft Intune deployment tool:
1. Data Encryption Enforcement
Intune addresses the issue of your employees accessing on-premise email and data securely. Many organizations still use on-premises servers (such as Microsoft Exchange), but their employees require secure access to their email and data. You can enable access to mobile apps that connect to on-premises data by combining Intune-managed certificates with a standard VPN gateway or proxy (such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory Application Proxy). After enrolling your employees’ devices in Intune, the management system will help ensure that those devices are compliant with your policies before accessing your corporate data.
2. Applications Deployment
On Windows 10 devices, Microsoft Intune supports a wide range of app types and deployment scenarios. After adding an app to Intune, you can assign it to users and devices.
With the help of Windows 10’s Intune Management Extension, Intune Administrators can deploy, make optionally available, or uninstall Win32 apps (IME).
Depending on your settings (required or uninstall, for example), Intune may also attempt to install the app on devices or users in scope. If it is unable to check in from the service, the client will check in with Intune the next time the Intune Management Engine service is launched.
You can also monitor the application’s deployment from Endpoint Manager as an administrator. The device install and user installs status pages will provide you with information about the status of installations throughout your environment. The app’s overview page in Endpoint Manager also provides a quick visual overview.
3. Device Management
Researchers at Kensington found that 52% of office electronics are lost or stolen. Mobile Device Management (MDM) has gone from being a nice-to-have to a must-have in this age of widespread telecommuting. There are a lot of options for managing mobile devices, but Microsoft’s integrated solution is.
You can manage how your company’s devices, including tablets, laptops, and mobile phones, are utilized using Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Intune will let you enroll and manage any employee device, regardless of whether your business provides corporate devices or enforces a BYOD policy. You can change the settings in Intune to give you complete control over all settings, functionality, and security based on how your company issues devices.
4. Enhance Security and Compliance
Microsoft Intune can integrate with Azure Active Directory to enable a wide range of access control scenarios. In this scenario, before granting access to network resources, your organization will require mobile devices to be compliant with your organization’s standards – as defined in Intune.
Intune allows you to build your company’s compliance rules to restrict access to specific services for a select group of people and devices, according to your organization’s security and compliance requirements.
Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite includes the Intune service. Intune works with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to determine which users have access to which features within the application. It also syncs up with Microsoft’s Azure Information Protection to ensure your data is safe. Compatibility with Microsoft’s Office 365 services is guaranteed.
5. Secure Remote Access
Intune addresses the issue of allowing your employees to securely access on-premise email and data. Many organizations still use on-premises servers (such as Microsoft Exchange), but their employees require secure access to their email and data. You can enable access to mobile apps that connect to on-premises data by combining Intune-managed certificates with a standard VPN gateway or proxy (such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory Application Proxy). After enrolling your employees’ devices in Intune, the management system will help ensure that those devices are compliant with your policies before accessing your corporate data.
Microsoft Intune assists you in keeping your employees secure while also keeping them productive. You can set policies to control access to your corporate data using Office 365 mobile app management. Microsoft Intune is a unified mobile solution that secures Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices, providing the flexibility and control you need to secure your data regardless of the device.