Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that concentrates on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). You have control over how your business’s laptops, tablets, and cell phones are used. Additionally, you can set up specific policies to manage applications. You can, for instance, stop emails from going outside your organization. Additionally, Intune enables employees in your company to use their personal devices for work or school. On personal devices, Intune can separate organizational data from personal data to ensure that it remains safe.
Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) program includes Intune. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) integration with Intune allows administrators to manage who has access and what they can access. For data protection, it also integrates with Azure Information Protection. It is compatible with the Microsoft 365 product family. You can install Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and other Microsoft 365 apps on devices, for instance. With the help of the policies you set up, this feature enables employees in your company to be productive across all of their devices while safeguarding the information within it.
Utilizing Intune, you can:
- Choose between co-managing with Configuration Manager and Intune or going 100% cloud with Intune.
- To access data and networks on private and business-owned devices, configure settings and rules.
- Install and authenticate apps on hardware, both mobile and on-premises.
- By limiting users’ access to and sharing of information, you can protect your company’s information.
- Check that apps and devices adhere to your security requirements.
With Microsoft Intune, you can manage devices in the way that works best for you. You might want complete control over the settings, features, and security of devices that belong to your organization. In this method, users and their devices “enroll” in Intune. After enrolling, they get your rules and settings via policies set up in Intune. You can establish a VPN connection, configure threat protection, and more, as well as specify password and PIN requirements.
Users may not want their organization’s administrators to have complete control over personal devices, also known as bring-your-own-devices (BYOD). Give users choices with this strategy. To fully access the resources of your company, for instance, users must enroll their devices. Alternately, if these users only need access to Microsoft Teams and email, implement app protection policies that demand multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Administrators have the following options when managing devices in Intune:
- See the devices that have been registered and obtain a list of the devices that are accessing company resources.
- Set up equipment to comply with your security and safety requirements. For instance, you might want to prohibit jailbroken devices.
- Users can simply access your Wi-Fi network or connect to it using a VPN by pushing certificates to their devices.
- Reports on user and device compliance are available.
- If a device is lost, stolen, or no longer in use, delete any organization data on it.
Including both store apps and bespoke apps, mobile application management (MAM) in Intune is made to safeguard corporate data at the application level. Both personal and company-owned devices can employ app management.
Admins have the following options when managing apps in Intune:
- Mobile apps can be added and assigned to user groups, devices, and more, including users, devices, and more.
- Update current apps that are already installed on the device and set up programs to launch or run with a specified set of settings enabled.
- View use statistics for the apps being utilized.
- Wipe apps selectively by eliminating just organization-related data.
App protection policies are one method that Intune offers mobile app security. Policies for protecting apps:
- Can help separate organizational data from personal data, using Azure AD identity. Personal data is therefore hidden from organizational IT awareness. Data that is accessed with an organization’s login credentials is further secured.
- Can limit user actions like copy-and-paste, saving, and viewing which in turn helps secure access on personal devices.
- Can be developed and deployed on devices that are registered with Intune, registered with another MDM provider, or not registered at all. App protection policies can provide additional security on registered devices.
For instance, a user logs onto a device using credentials from their company. Data that is unavailable to their personal identification is accessible through their organization identity. App protection policies regulate how the organization’s data is saved and shared as it is utilized. These same safeguards are not used when users log in using their personal identities. This gives IT control over organizational data while end users retain privacy and control over their personal information.
Additionally, Intune is compatible with EMS’s other services. Beyond what is provided by the operating system and any apps, this capability offers additional protection for your company’s mobile apps. A wider range of mobile app and data protection features are available to apps that are managed with EMS.
Conditional access and compliance
A wide range of access control situations are made possible by Intune’s integration with Azure AD. For instance, before allowing mobile devices access to network resources like email or SharePoint, demand that they adhere to organization rules set forth in Intune. Similarly, you can restrict access to services so that only a selected group of mobile apps can use them. For instance, you can restrict access to Exchange Online so that only Outlook or Outlook Mobile can use it.
How to get Microsoft Intune
There are many ways to get Intune. To get started or for more information, contact Bytes Ahead Limited.
Intune is used in many sectors, including government, education, kiosk or dedicated device for manufacturing and retail, and more.