In our previous article, we touched on the concept and capabilities of MDM solutions and, more specifically, Microsoft Intune. Now that we have established the need for an MDM to protect our corporate devices, we can begin to consider what you need to have in place before moving to Intune.
Does Intune meet all your requirements?
This is the first question you should be asking before looking at a permanent move to Intune, from another MDM or otherwise. The answer: probably yes. However, we cannot answer this question for you.
The first thing you should do is run a Proof-of-Concept style project for the device types and scenarios you are looking to manage using Intune, ensuring all your needs are met before moving forward. There may be some niche cases where Intune simply doesn't have the tools required for what you need but with Microsoft's continued development this is becoming increasingly uncommon.
For those of you that are moving from on-premises solutions such as SCCM (System Centre Configuration Manager), and you still have on-premises resources your devices need to access. Endpoint Manager has the solution with co-management capabilities or Hybrid Azure AD Join, you can make the most of both solutions.
Why move to Intune?
Return on Investment, if you are already invested into the Microsoft 365 or EMS (Enterprise Mobility Security) licensing, then you already have access to use Intune, so if Intune meets all your requirements why wouldn't you move? But wait, there is more…
As far as MDM solutions go, Intune is very advanced and Microsoft have spent a lot of time developing this solution over the past few years. The result, Intune and Endpoint Manager is now one of the industry leading MDM solutions according to the Gartner magic quadrant.
On top of this, Intune, coupled with the rest of the Microsoft 365 EMS stack, provides the opportunity to propel your organisation’s IT security to the next level. Intune alone is a great MDM solution, but when properly integrated and paired with some of the more advanced EMS features such as Identity management with Conditional Access, reporting and SIEM solutions with Defender for Endpoint and Sentinel integration and Data protection with Microsoft Information Protection. You get an incredible big picture security solution that covers your whole IT estate including protection and reporting for Identity, Data, Devices, and Applications.
If you have any further questions about Intune or would like our assistance in running an Intune PoC, feel free to arrange a call with our team.