With the surge in remote working and the ever-popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture, ensuring a secure cyber environment is not just a luxury, it’s an imperative. Microsoft Intune is a tool that not only keeps pace with these challenges but also empowers you to rise above them.
Let’s dive into how Intune can be your digital shield in this age of cyber uncertainties.
Mobile Device Management: protecting endpoints
Employees often access company data from coffee shops, living rooms, and even while waiting for the train. That’s where Mobile Device Management steps in.
Microsoft Intune allows organisations to enforce strict security guidelines on devices accessing their data. Imagine if your phone or laptop were a car – Intune ensures that all seat belts are fastened and airbags are in place. From enforcing encryption to setting password policies, Intune offers a safety net against potential cyber mishaps.
Ever been pestered by those software update notifications? There’s a reason for them. Keeping devices updated ensures they’re fortified against the latest cyber threats. With Intune, you can rest easy knowing all devices are sporting the latest, and most secure, software and OS versions.
Mobile Application Management: safeguarding data in apps
Mobile Application Management (MAM) is like having a security guard for each individual application on your device.
We’ve all done it – quickly transferred a work file to a personal app for convenience. While it seems harmless, it’s a bit like leaving your front door open. With Intune’s MAM features, data sharing between work and personal apps is monitored and restricted.
Imagine if your apps could think. Before granting access, they’d ponder: “Is this user in a safe location? Are they using a trusted device?” With Intune’s conditional access, access to apps is determined by factors like location and device type, ensuring your data remains under lock and key no matter where your people are working.
Integration with Azure: strengthening Identity and Access Management
Azure, Microsoft’s cloud powerhouse, isn’t just about vast digital storage or computing prowess. When combined with Intune, it gives you a double-barrier of security.
Ensuring the right people access your data is paramount. By integrating with Azure AD, Intune ensures a robust and foolproof identity check. This way, you can keep certain information only accessible to those in your business who really need it to perform their jobs – which also increases visibility across your environment.
Data protection is vital. Azure Information Protection ensures data isn’t just secure on your device, but also when you’re sharing it with others. It does this through encryption, data tracking capabilities, access revoke, and data classification. The latter allows data to be easily located within an organised system, which has the added benefit of applying access policies much easier.
Business benefits of Microsoft Intune
Intune offers businesses a unified dashboard, which means you can oversee all company and employee-owned devices from one central location. Whether you have a team of 10 or 10,000, each device’s security status, updates, and configurations are just a click away.
A single data breach can spell disaster. Fortunately, Intune ensures sensitive company information remains locked down. Its MDM and MAM features, along with integration with Azure Information Protection, form a multi-layered shield against potential threats.
As businesses increasingly embrace remote work and flexible working hours, Intune ensures that employees can access company resources from anywhere, anytime, without compromising security. Whether they’re in a café, at home, or travelling, data security will remain consistent.
Take control of Microsoft Intune with expert guidance
If you’re keen to harness the might of Intune for your business, don’t navigate this journey alone. Certified Microsoft Partner Itopia can deploy, configure, and manage Intune tailored to your specific needs.
By entrusting this task to our device management experts, you’re not only safeguarding your business – you’re setting it on a path of seamless digital evolution.