Device management has always been an important part of any IT department, whether this has been to configure company owned devices or trying to manage company data on user’s personal phones and laptops.
With the current trend of work from anywhere, it has become a necessity to have a solution in place that minimises the time it takes to configure new and existing devices whilst also being confident that in the case of devices being lost or stolen that your company data is not only secured but can be easily removed.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based offering that incorporates mobile device management and mobile application management. This allows your organisation to have complete control on how your users access company resources whilst providing streamlined deployment options of corporate devices.
Intune mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) handle how devices, security and application data is handled. MDM and MAM are not exclusive of each other and in most cases work together to provide a safe and secure device management solution.
Depending on whether you provide a managed device to your users or allow personal devices to access your data, Intune allows you to cover each scenario with a solution that works for everyone.
Enrolling devices into Microsoft Company Portal allows you to have full control over its settings, features and security. With this approach you can control how the devices are configured via policies set within Intune and once a device is enrolled it will automatically pull its configuration from the cloud, thus allowing your users to have a seamless experience without needing to visit the office to collect their hardware.
Devices can be allocated as corporately owned or personal. Depending on this selection will determine what visibility your IT department has into the device. Users can get an overview of what your IT department can see by accessing the company portal app on their device.
Example device privacy
Some examples of how a device can be configured include:
MAM policies allow you to protect your organisation’s data at the application level. This includes apps installed from Microsoft and app stores as well as custom apps you may have created for your team.
In this scenario a user may not want their personal device to be managed by your company and in this case, it is imperative that your company data is protected. This can be achieved through app protection policies.
Some examples of how MAM can protect your data:
Although MDM and MAM should be used in conjunction with each other to provide the highest level of security it might not always be the right solution. Mobile application management allows the use of personal devices to securely access company resources.
Intune Is included with the following licences:
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