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Your Guide to Securing End-to-End Enterprise Mobility

There are certain things in life that are simply out of our control. However, securing your companies assets is not one of them. Within the IT industry, employees are constantly using devices on the move to remain productive. Technology should adapt to the security needs of those within this environment by addressing the challenges you may face going mobile, staying mobile and protecting your data. Whether you are using an iPhone on the morning commute to work or your laptop in the office, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite empowers productivity by giving organizations the tools they need today to develop effective management and security solutions.

Microsoft’s guide to securing end-to-end enterprise mobility provides the information needed to adapt towards the current trends of mobility and cloud by confronting the six key elements of controlling the uncontrollable:

1. Application Policy

Email is central to anyone involved in an enterprise IT environment today. Learn how application policy is essential to securing emails within iOS and Android devices. Create a mobile application management policy that ensures only authenticated users can access company information. Additionally, learn how to selectively manage corporate data without deleting user’s personal information with Intune.

Learn how to:

  • Define Mobile Application Management (MAM) policies using Intune
  • Secure identity with Azure
  • Enable Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in your company

2. Application Deployment 

Since many people use their devices in both professional and personal life, policies must be set into place to differentiate apps and data between the two. Intune allows users to deploy and manage their apps with policies that control how they use and distribute corporate data.

Learn how to:

  • Use Intune configuration policies to help set up a secure mobile device
  • Deploy and configure apps with Intune
  • Manage apps on iOS and Android platforms

3. Device Configuration Policies 

In order to protect sensitive information, it is important to create configuration policies for both corporate and personal devices. Microsoft Intune provides a solution for this through its general device policy configuration.

Learn how to:

  • Use Intune to set mobile device security policy
  • Control electronic manufacturing services capabilities

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4. Authentication 

The ability to accurately authenticate and authorize access to your company resources is central to controlling the uncontrollable. Azure AD Identity Protection monitors the activity of users attempting to access information. This service recognizes and reports both successful and unsuccessful attempts in order to fulfill the needs of identity management.

Learn how to:

  • Configure single sign-on
  • Provide user self-service management
  • Set up multi-factor authentication

5. Conditional Access 

Since most companies allow employees to bring their own devices for use, protecting data on mobile devices, especially through email is paramount to security. The Conditional Access feature of Intune ensures that only registered devices compliant with corporate policy can access sensitive information. Intune’s recent update secures company data in mobile apps without requiring IT to manage a user’s entire device.

 Learn how to:

  • Implement conditional access and endpoint controls
  • Secure BYOD scenarios with conditional access

6. Enrollment 

In order to simplify BYOD policy and increase productivity, Intune enables enrollment of iOS and Mac OSX devices to access corporate information securely. Intune requires various certification mechanisms to fulfill mobile device management and authority services.

Learn how to:

  • Enroll personal or corporate devices with the company portal app
  • Use enterprise management capabilities to make recovery, security and identity management simple and fast 

Doug Atkinson

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