When employees utilize personal phones for work-related tasks, they expose organizations to various risks of data loss, jeopardizing data security and privacy. Personal phones are more prone to loss or theft, potentially leading to the compromise of sensitive work-related data. Personal devices may lack robust security features, such as strong passwords or encryption, leaving data vulnerable to unauthorized access and they don’t always undergo regular backups, making data retrieval difficult in case of device failure, loss, or corruption.
A solution to this problem is Microsoft Intune – a cloud-based service that handles mobile application management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM). Administrators can use Intune to control how devices are used – including phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. Windows, Android, Apple iOS, and macOS all support Microsoft Intune. It also allows the configuration of policies that will help to manage applications. Examples of these policies are restricting emails, enforcing a lock screen password policy on phones, or ensuring all computers utilize Windows BitLocker encryption. In addition, when using Intune on a personal device, Intune can help make sure that an organization’s data stays protected and separate from personal data.
As part of Microsoft 365, Intune is available with Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscriptions. Techdoz is recommending that all clients upgrade their subscription to Business Premium to take advantage of the extra security measures afforded by Intune.