The modern workforce is a diverse one, with employees using a variety of devices to get their work done. This creates challenges for businesses in managing these devices and ensuring that they are secure from malware and other types of threats. Microsoft Intune has been designed to provide the security your business needs without creating any unnecessary hurdles or complications for you or your team members. Here are three reasons why organizations should be using Microsoft Intune to manage their Windows 10, Mac, iOS, and Android devices today.
1. Intune helps your organization stay secure and compliant
Compliance requirements can be challenging to keep up with, especially when it comes to managing the devices that are used for work. Whether your organization is required to adhere to industry regulations or just wants to protect company data, it’s important that you keep up with evolving compliance requirements and stay ahead of the curve. Microsoft Intune helps you do this by providing a scalable way for organizations to manage devices, including both Windows PCs and Mac computers and iOS and Android devices in one solution.
In addition, with Microsoft Intune, you can configure security policies that enforce the use of trusted apps and block malicious ones. This protects your devices from being compromised by viruses or malware in a number of different ways:
1) It secures data on mobile phones to prevent unauthorized access through lost or stolen hardware.
2) It prevents unapproved app installation on company-managed devices.
3) It prevents users from bypassing your app store to install apps that may put company data at risk.
Microsoft has always prioritized data protection, and this is especially true with Microsoft Intune’s security features. With built-in device management controls like Credential Guard and Device Health Attestation, your organization can ensure that only trusted devices are allowed to access your network. Intune can also help protect user data and privacy by blocking apps from accessing sensitive information like the camera or microphone.
2. Intune helps your organization stay productive and efficient
Today’s workforce demands flexibility and speed, so it can be frustrating for employees to have their workflow slowed down by enterprise-grade security measures. With Microsoft Intune, you don’t need to worry about this anymore because the solution has been designed to work with your employees and their devices, rather than against them.
Intune allows you to provide your end-users with access to corporate resources from mobile devices without sacrificing security. End-users can use the same device for both their personal and work-related activities, while still being protected by a secure enterprise system that prevents data loss and ensures compliance. This removes an extra burden on employees who may have had multiple accounts and passwords to remember for work and personal emails, documents, websites they visited at home.
Intune allows organizations to deploy managed apps directly from the Microsoft Store by adding an additional layer of security that automatically reviews apps before they are installed on end-user devices. This helps your organization to protect itself from malware and data loss while still providing employees with a wide array of productivity-enhancing business applications to choose from.
There are plenty of other benefits which include:
- Improved employee productivity by allowing them access to their business apps from anywhere with Intune Mobile Application Management (MAM) support.
- End users can easily connect new devices without having to wait for IT departments to provision them.
- Provides a secure and easy-to-use experience for employees who work from home or on the road.
3. Intune saves time and money through automated Management
Managing a growing number of devices is nearly impossible for an IT department to keep up with. With Microsoft Intune, you can manage Windows PCs, Mac computers, and Android & iOS devices from one console while still enforcing security policies across all platforms so your employees have access to the right apps at the right times without performance impacting their productivity. Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions are often built just for mobile device management—making it difficult or even impossible to add capabilities like PC management into the same solution. Microsoft Intune provides organizations with a single-pane-of-glass experience that allows admins to easily set up fully managed PCs in minutes, simply by signing in with your Microsoft 365 credentials.
Regularly upgrading devices can be expensive for organizations. Microsoft Intune helps simplify the process of keeping up with software updates, including OS upgrades and monthly security patches, by pushing them to your managed Windows PCs or Macs whenever they’re available. Automation is one of the best ways to save time and money when it comes to IT—and that’s exactly what Microsoft Intune does for you! You won’t have to worry about managing individual machines because all updates are automatically pushed out across any number of systems without taking valuable resources away from other projects. Plus, since these updates are already pre-approved through your organization’s compliance requirements, there isn’t a need for costly testing processes before deployment
You can also integrate your organization’s Active Directory with Microsoft Intune to optimize the management of users and groups, set up conditional access policies, configure mobile device management (MDM), create VPN profiles for Wi-Fi networks, deploy settings profiles to all managed devices, and assign applications such as Office 365 ProPlus or Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) apps.
Learn more about Microsoft Intune
Intune is an enterprise mobility management solution that helps organizations stay secure and compliant, productive and efficient, all while saving time and money. It does this by providing a platform for automated device provisioning to employees in the field or on-premises along with advanced security features like conditional access policies. If your organization is looking to increase productivity with less administrative overhead, contact us today! We can help you get started implementing Microsoft’s Intune.