How to manage high-security devices on Intune

Over the past five years, organizations worldwide have been adopting methods such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to boost productivity, reduce hardware expenses, and lower operating costs. However, this approach has also brought new management challenges that organizations need to carefully consider. One critical aspect of any endpoint management approach and solution is effectively managing devices, which involves overseeing laptops, tablets, mobile phones, wearables, and other gadgets used within an organization. This can be a daunting task, especially when it is unclear where to start. In this article, we will provide an overview of how to manage high-security devices using Intune.

Why should I use Microsoft Intune as an MDM or MAM?

Microsoft Intune comes into play as a cloud-based solution that enables device management through policies and security policies. Click here to learn more about the advantages of Intune. 

If your organization manages devices, you already know that one main aspect to look out for is to safeguard your data and device integrity. Intune leverages Azure Active Directory (AD) for device storage and permissions, providing a centralized location for endpoint management and policies through the Microsoft Intune admin center.

Intune, a mobile device management solution

Numerous organizations allow employees to use personally owned devices to access organizational resources such as email and meetings, with options based on the organization’s strictness. You can opt to require personal devices to be enrolled in the organization’s device management services. This allows admins to deploy policies, configure device features, set rules, and more. Another alternative is to use app protection policies that safeguard app data, such as Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint. A blend of device enrollment and app protection policies can also be employed.

For organization-owned devices, complete management by the organization is recommended, along with policies that enforce rules and protect data.

Can I manage existing devices and new devices on Intune?

Absolutely, Intune supports Android, iOS, iPad OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows devices. One recommendation that Microsoft provides is to start with a cloud approach when using Intune in new devices. 

Step by step Intune recommendations

  1. Check the compliance health of your devices
  2. Control device features and assign policies to device groups
  3. Secure your devices

In addition, make sure that you understand the different levels of protection and configuration in Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Intune allows us to create policies that are applied to users, devices, and apps. These policies may be as secure and controlled as we want, depending on your organization’s needs. These are the different levels of protection:

  1. Level 1. Minimum protection and configuration
  2. Level 2. Enhanced protection and configuration
  3. Level 3. High protection and configuration

By configuring these settings, administrators can implement safeguards such as password requirements, data encryption, and app protection policies to protect company resources and sensitive information. With the increasing use of mobile devices for work, it is essential for organizations to consider implementing protection configurations to secure their devices and data, and Microsoft Intune offers a robust solution to help achieve this goal.

How to get Intune remote assistance? 

While Microsoft Intune offers a comprehensive suite of tools to help organizations manage and protect their devices, configuring the protection configuration levels can be a complex task that requires expertise and experience. This is where partnering with a Microsoft Gold Partner like Team Venti can be valuable. Team Venti has a team of experienced professionals who can provide expert guidance and support in configuring Intune policies and settings, ensuring that your organization’s devices and data are protected at the appropriate level. With their deep understanding of Microsoft technologies, they can help you get the most out of your investment in Intune and ensure that your organization is fully protected. Therefore, if you’re looking to secure your devices and data with Microsoft Intune, don’t hesitate to reach out to Team Venti for assistance.