Mobile technology has unquestionably become popular today. In fact, it has even been adopted in the workplace. With Microsoft Intune's mobile device management (MDM) protocols/systems in place, your bring your own device (BYOD) policy can boost employee morale because it allows them to be productive remotely. However, this solution poses security challenges for your enterprise. Your employees may accidentally or intentionally leak confidential company data, or a hacker might exploit a vulnerability within the device’s software to steal sensitive information.
How do you secure your data from unwanted parties while still allowing mobile devices in your operations? Let’s take a look at how you can get the most out of Microsoft Intune:
Employ a strict rights management system
Intune exists for Office 365 and Azure users, so other Azure services can be integrated into it. One helpful tool is Azure Information Protection (AIP). AIP enables users to classify and label data according to sensitivity and apply the necessary protections. It is also AI-enabled, so the system can learn and improve itself based on your current rules.
AIP helps monitor where your data is accessed from and where it goes to. Suppose an employee sends a confidential file outside your network, you can easily revoke their access to that file whether they had done so in error or not.
Manage PCs, Macs, and mobile devices
With personal devices also being used on the job, managing these together with desktop computers and laptops can be confusing for IT administrators. However, Intune makes it easy for your IT staff to manage devices all in one user interface, eliminating the need to switch platforms to oversee other devices registered in the organization. Intune is also paid per user, so you can easily scale it according to your needs.
All things considered, Intune is a powerful tool that your business can use not just to manage mobile devices and desktop PCs, but also to protect sensitive information and prevent them from falling into the hands of cybercriminals.
Implement a custom bring your own device (BYOD) policy
Intune makes it easy for you to come up with your own BYOD policy with the least hassle and worry about security gaps. Employees can use their personal devices for work, thanks to the program’s built-in mobile application management feature. This makes it possible to keep your files secure within an app level, eliminating interference with other programs.
Moreover, instead of enrolling mobile devices manually, you can make use of corporate accounts. This way, work-related data is kept separate from personal files. You’ll also be able to control access to corporate apps, what users can do to your files such as read, write, or modify, encrypt files, and wipe app data.
Don’t let the headaches of mobile technology take a toll on your business. Here at F1 Solutions, we offer you a competitive Microsoft Intune package that will increase your productivity while helping you save on costs. Contact us today to learn more.