Mobile devices will play an important role in shaping the future of the business world. This is the reason why more and more companies invested in the creation of the mobile application to answer the demand of the market. The landscape that it created does not only benefit the customers but also the employees. Nowadays, employees have the ability to access the company’s resources, data, and applications through the mobile device and other devices. However, the dilemma of having this type of set up is the security of company’s information. And this is where the importance of Microsoft Intune comes in.
Microsoft Intune is a feature that allows mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud. This feature will provide access to the employees to the company’s business applications, data, and resources from almost any device while keeping the business information secure.
Microsoft Intune is compatible with Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS, Android, and Mac OS X devices. It has two deployment modes namely Standalone and Hybrid. The Standalone is a fully cloud-based service which does not require on-premises infrastructure. While Hybrid works with on-premises System Center Configuration Manager.
Microsoft Intune subscriptions are licensed on a per-user basis. It requires a monthly payment and it allows up to 15 devices per user. Also, it can be purchased as a stand-alone subscription or as included in Microsoft Enterprise Mobility plus Security suite. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility plus Security is a cloud services package which includes Azure Active Directory Premium, Azure Rights Management, and Intune.
Microsoft Intune is a great tool to manage employees’ devices under your corporate umbrella. It will allow you to monitor the downloaded apps remotely using single dashboard. Also, it will provide information security because of the compliance policies set by the administrator. The administrator has the full capacity to define and provide access to each user.