The Benefits of using Microsoft Intune.
As the usage of mobile devices becomes more common in the workplace, device management has become a critical problem for all enterprises.
Each employee will bring at least one personal device, which will be used to connect to the business network and are used to communicate with internal and external parties.
This is something that will have a big influence on the security of your company’s data. Your company would require mobile device management, which Microsoft Intune can provide to make this work.
What is Microsoft Intune?
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM).
1. Simplifies and Improve Device Management Efficiency
Using Microsoft Intune improves the efficiency of your IT team’s operations significantly. This is true as when using software distribution across all enrolled devices, the IT Team no longer needed to deal with each device one at a time.
Microsoft Intune also supports multiple operating systems and browsers. Ensure that it is compatible with almost all your employees’ devices.
Not to mention, IT also can easily manage software and app upgrades with Microsoft Intune. Thus, ensuring that all users have access to the most recent application or software versions.
Furthermore, by subscribing to Microsoft 365, your Microsoft Office will always be at its latest version.
Allowing the IT team to focus on keeping track of the licenses and gather data on the best device settings and software installations.
Overall, this will boost the efficiency of information technology operations, resulting in a more pleasant working environment.
2. Improve Cybersecurity Resilience
Besides that, Intune is part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite. Thus, it does not only help you manage your devices, but it also helps you protect them better.
Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to control who has access and what they can access.
Now, IT staff can safeguard the company-owned devices by implementing complete control.
However, in the case of Bring Your Own Devices, users are unlikely to want to hand over complete management of their devices to administrators.
As a result, you need to advise them to enroll their devices or utilize an administrator-configured app protection policy.
As shown in the figure above, users can use the conditional access capability in Azure AD to verify every access attempt receive based on the signals.
Not to mention, it also integrates with Azure Information Protection for data protection.
To better apply this solution, users can also use the mobile threat connector to do a mobile threat assessment and implement the best data compliance policies.
3. Cloud-based Mobile Device Management
With Intune, users can choose to be 100% cloud base or co-managed with Configuration Manager and Intune as shown above.
By having a flexible management path, Users that already have an on-premises server or other hardware, do not have to disrupt their existing process.
Existing users are then recommended to gradually move to cloud-native management when they are ready for the next step.
On the other hand, new users can go directly to Cloud-native management.
The flexible path is to ensure that transitioning to the cloud to be less difficult. In addition to that, it allows you to focus more on your business and no longer worry about maintaining on-premises servers as it is hosted in the cloud.
The cloud architecture also is easily expandable as the organization always grows and is up to date.
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