August 24, 2017

Why You Should Manage Mobile Devices with Intune

Post by: Core's Modern Applications Team

In a fast-paced mobile world, securing and managing devices can be challenging. What should your choice for a mobile device management (MDM) solution be?

With multiple MDM providers flooding the market, Microsoft Intune remains a solid choice for securing devices in a corporate environment.

Intune provides seamless integration with Microsoft products including Windows 10, Office 365, and Azure. But that is just the beginning.

Imagine no longer having to worry about lost devices in the airport or terminated employees, and the data they carried on their phones. Intune provides data protection without risking user experience. Some key features include:

  • Document protection with compliance policies and configuration policies to manage app usage.
  • Mobile application management with Office Apps.
  • Multiple device management scenarios including corporate wipe and full wipe capabilities.

With a simple cloud-based interface, managing each device and policy is easy and convenient.

Once configuration and compliance policies are determined, Intune allows the average IT administrator to hit the ground running. Often, other MDM solutions (like AirWatch) require complicated training, as well as the configuration of additional on-premises solutions.

And, when it comes to end-user support, Intune can make life much easier for IT staff. Why? It gives IT staff the ability to secure applications at a granular level. With Intune, IT staff can…

  • Prevent employees from copying and pasting sensitive company data.
  • Require device encryption before allowing users to connect to company data.
  • Specify configuration policies for each application or create one configuration that is applied to multiple applications.
  • Prevent cloud backups to provide additional security to company documents. (This is important because once data is backed up on a user’s cloud, you no longer have control its data.)

The best part about Intune? It does not interrupt day-to-day device usage for end users. Intune does not track cell phone location, personal texts, or personal application usage – end users don’t even know Intune is there.

Many other MDM solutions track end user location, private text messages, email, and can even inventory personal applications. In most cases, oversight to that level is intrusive and can influence the way an end users performs daily tasks. Not to mention, you risk end users refusing to put the software on their personal phones and requesting company devices – that can get expensive.

Every organization has different needs and MDM strategies. However, Microsoft Intune is the market leader and I encourage you to get on board. Check out this link or reach out to us to learn more about Intune and what it can offer your organization.

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