When it comes to Mobile Device Management (MDM), or Mobile Application Management (MAM) there are options every way you turn. It seems that every major company in the cloud industry has their own offering. It can get very confusing to determine what is different between each product and how to choose the right one for an organization. Specifically, what makes Microsoft’s Intune stand out amid the sea of mobile device management offerings?
Native Integration with the Microsoft Suite of Products
In a bring your own device (BYOD) environment it is crucial to be as least intrusive as possible. No employee wants there to be the possibility that their personal device will be wiped, and with Microsoft Intune’s integration with the Microsoft suite of products, this is able to be done. Unlike with other MDM solutions, Intune protects data at the app level instead of across the whole device.
- Protects data within the secured managed applications such as the Office Suite with the ability to wipe or revoke access to data stored specifically within those applications
- Prevents copy and pasting outside of managed applications
- Prohibits the ability to save organization data locally in unsecured locations
- Supported across Outlook, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, Azure IP Viewer, and Azure
Enterprise Grade Security on The Go
When deploying a mobile device management solution, it is imperative that security be an important piece of the platform. With Intune, you are getting the same enterprise grade security that you see across the Microsoft platform.
- Self-service company portal for enrolling own devices and installing applications
- Deployment of certificates, Wi-Fi, VPN, and email profiles onto enrolled devices
- Ability to reset passcodes, lock devices, encrypt data, or even fully wipe a device to protect corporate data located on mobile devices
- Prevent non-compliant devices from enrolling with policies set by your system administrators
- Set app-level policies to restrict access to company documents and data independent of a mobile device management solution
- Support and securely manage iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac OS devices from a unified mobile solution
Mobile App Management
Mobile App Management (MAM) can provision and control access to internally developed and commercially available mobile apps used in business settings on both company-provided and ‘bring your own’ smartphones and tablet computers.
- Publishing mobile apps to employees
- Configuring apps
- Controlling how corporate data is used and shared in mobile apps
- Removing corporate data from mobile apps
- Updating mobile apps
- Reporting on mobile app inventory
- Tracking mobile app usages.
Mobile Device Management for Office 365 Users
If your organization is already invested in Office 365 then look no further than Microsoft Intune for mobile device management. Although there are lots of various products out on the market for MDM, no one knows how to build integration around the Microsoft suite better than Microsoft themselves and it shows with the seamless integration of Intune with platforms such as Azure and the Office 365 suite.
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About the author
Matt Scherocman brings more than 15 years of experience in the information technology industry to Interlink. His experience includes both the system integrator and manufacturer sides of the business. During his time at the Microsoft Corporation he was responsible for all the Large Account Reseller (LAR) relationships in the four-state Heartland Area of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Prior to Microsoft, Scherocman led a Cincinnati -based IT consulting company to grow 5000% and become a Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year. He is actively involved in the strategic vision and operation decisions of the company including finance, selling strategy and marketing. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami University and is a Certified Expert in Microsoft licensing including speaking engagements at both Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference and Channel Partner Summit. He is a frequent contributor to leading industry publications.
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