Microsoft Intune

What is Microsoft Intune?

Microsoft Intune a Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) software application that is available as a cloud-based service.

It protects the organization’s data while enabling the users to utilize different mobile devices, such as cell-phones, laptops, and desktops.

Key features of Microsoft Intune are:

  1. Configure rules and settings on organization-owner or personal devices to access company data on the devices.
  2. Deploy applications approved by your organization.
  3. Protect company information by controlling and restricting the users from sharing data outside your organization.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

The users can enroll their personal devices or organization-owned devices in Intune and the administrators can control settings, features and the security of those devices.

Advantages for the administrators:

  1. Administrators can monitor the inventory of the devices who are accessing organization’s data.
  2. Setup device compliance policies so that devices are compliant to company’s security standards before accessing confidential data.
  3. Push certificates to setup VPN access or Wi-fi access for the organization.
  4. Remove company data from the devices in case the devices are lost, stolen or if they are not used anymore.

Mobile Application Management (MAM)

If the users are using personally-owned devices to access corporate data, Mobile Application Management (MAM) is a great solution to protect the data on the application level. It helps to apply security policies on organization approved applications.

Advantages for the administrators:

  1. Approve specific applications for the users or groups which can be used to access company data.
  2. Restrict security settings within the application which can prevent the users to copy, edit or forward the data to anyone outside the organization.
  3. See report of the users accessing company data.
  4. Remotely wipe the data from the applications.

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