Enterprise mobility is the trend toward a shift in work habits, with more employees working out of the office and using mobile devices and cloud services to perform business tasks. The term refers not only to mobile workers and mobile devices, but also to the mobility of corporate data. An employee may upload a corporate presentation from his or her desktop PC to a cloud storage service, then access it from a personal iPad to show at a client site, for example.
Enterprise mobility can improve employee productivity, but it also creates security risks. Enterprise mobility suite of products from Microsoft, enable centralised security and mobile device management using a product called Intune. Intune enables mobile security device policies and endpoint protection to be pushed out to a number of devices including BYOD (bring your own devices), corporate owned devices, and corporate PCs and laptops. When Intune is used in conjunction with Azure Rights Management, which allows for data loss prevention and monitoring, your company can mitigate a myriad of risks associated with enterprise mobility.
Key Features of EMS
- Threat detection: Detect abnormal user behavior, suspicious activities, known malicious attacks and security issues right away. Focus on what is important using a simple, convenient feed.
- Conditional access: Control access to applications and other corporate resources like email and files with policy-based conditions that evaluate criteria such as device health, user location etc. This includes support for multi factor authentication (MFA).
- Single sign-on: Sign in once to cloud and on-premises web apps from any device. Pre-integrated support for Salesforce, Concur, Workday, and thousands more popular SaaS apps