Sophos Provides Smart MDM Through Microsoft Intune Integration
Network and endpoint security solution provider, Sophos, has announced the integration of Microsoft Intune with Sophos Mobile Security. This integration will allow Microsoft Intune users that are running Sophos Mobile Security 9.0 to configure access controls powered by mobile device threat information. This gives employees the ability to work and securely access data from any device or location while maintaining corporate compliance, simultaneously.
By running on Microsoft Azure, the Sophos integration will allow IT administrators to configure individual device usage policies within Microsoft Intune as a means to enable employees to be productive and work with the devices and applications of their choosing, all while ensuring corporate data compliance. In the event that a single endpoint is compromised, IT administrators will have access to security insights from Sophos Mobile Security to allow them to more effectively choose when to lockdown an individual device and deny it access to corporate data.
In a press statement, chief product officer at Sophos, Dan Schiappa said, “as we move towards zero trust networking, enhanced conditional access is crucial. With remote working on the increase and the knock-on effect that has on corporate data access across a variety of mobile devices, there is a growing requirement to enable user productivity without compromising data security. Understanding and managing security threats is central to this operating environment and our integration with Microsoft delivers on this requirement. By offering detailed threat insights relating to individual mobile endpoints, IT administrators can make more informed choices can be made on whether to block a device from network access. By giving administrators that extra context, access denial can be more effectively restricted to ensure productivity is only impacted where necessary.”
Ryan McGee, director of Microsoft Security Marketing at Microsoft Corp., added, “in today’s increasingly mobile environment, more granular context is becoming essential to ensure networks are less easily compromised by malware or potentially content. Integrations with security solution providers like Sophos are important to us. We are excited to extend the capabilities of the Microsoft Intune solution to deliver improved security posture to our customers.”
To read Sophos’ full press release, click here.