Securing your Office 365 data with Microsoft Intune

Posted on 25 April 2017

In the last decade mobile devices have revolutionized the workplace by changing working practices and increasing productivity. The use of them does however have a downside – how to secure your critical data that is being accessed on these devices.

In the past when everything was on-premise, this was much easier. Now, with mobile devices being able to access corporate data from virtually anywhere, the scope for confidential and commercial information to fall into the wrong hands is greatly increased.

Whilst there are a number of mobile device management (MDM) applications available, many of these are focussed on the device itself rather than the data than can be accessed on it. This leaves a major hole in your security – fortunately something that Microsoft Intune can solve.

Protection from the cloud

Microsoft Intune has been designed to provide MDM, mobile application management (MAM) and data protection from the cloud. This means that as well as offering your employees the usual MDM capability with the flexibility to register, enrol and manage their devices via self-service portal it offers a lot more:

  • Unparalleled management of Office mobile apps – allows your employees to access corporate resources with the Office mobile apps they know, while allowing you to apply granular policies that can help prevent leakage of company data.
  • Strong data protection – offers secure corporate data, including Exchange email, Outlook email, and OneDrive for Business documents, based on device enrolment and compliance policies set by the administrator.

All this is available with no infrastructure required. This will eliminate the need to plan, purchase, and maintain hardware and infrastructure by managing mobile devices from the cloud with Intune. What’s more, Intune integrates with SCCM to provide a consistent management experience across all devices, both on-premise and in the cloud.

To find out more about how Intune can help you organization improve the security of the data on your mobile devices, contact us.

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