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Key Features of Microsoft Intune

Key features of Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service provided by Microsoft that falls under the category of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions. It is designed to help organizations manage and secure their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as PCs and applications.

  1. Mobile Device Management

    Intune allows organizations to manage and control mobile devices like iOS, Android, and Windows. It reduces the cost of manual device management and mitigates the risk of security threats and breaches.

    Here are some key aspects of mobile device management by Intune:

    1. Allows organizations to enroll devices into management, whether they are company-owned or personal devices used for work (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device).
    2. Enables creating and enforcing policies that control device settings, security configurations, and compliance requirements.
    3. Organizations can deploy, configure, and manage apps on enrolled devices, ensuring compliance with security and usage policies.
    4. Enhances the security of mobile devices by offering features such as remote wipe, selective wipe, and device lock.
    5. It ensures that devices are up-to-date with the latest security features and patches and assists in managing the lifecycle of devices, including software updates and patches.
  2. Conditional access

    Organizations can implement the policies for accessing corporate resources by deploying security, configuration, compliance, and application policies, such as requiring devices to comply with security policies before granting access.

    Here are some key aspects of Conditional Access by Intune:

    1. Administrators can create Conditional Access policies in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager console. These policies define the conditions that must be met for granting access.
    2. It enforces various access controls, such as requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA), blocking access, granting access, or requiring device compliance.
    3. Organizations can set up policies to ensure that only compliant devices can access corporate resources. Device compliance criteria may include installing security updates, enabling encryption, and having a secure lock screen.
    4. Conditional Access policies can be configured to require Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as an additional security measure. It is particularly useful to enhance authentication security, especially for sensitive applications and data.
  3. Endpoint Security

    In addition to managing mobile devices, Intune extends its capabilities to manage and secure Windows PCs. It includes antivirus protection, threat detection, and endpoint security policies. Intune also integrates with Azure Active Directory to implement conditional access policies. It adds an extra layer of security to protect corporate data by ensuring access is granted only when certain conditions are met.

    1. Intune integrates with Microsoft Defender Antivirus to provide real-time protection against malware and other security threats. Administrators can configure and monitor antivirus settings centrally.
    2. Intune allows organizations to configure and enforce security baselines on devices. It includes settings related to Windows Defender Firewall, Windows Defender Antivirus, and other security features
    3. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, part of the Microsoft 365 security stack, integrates with Intune to provide advanced endpoint detection and response capabilities. It helps identify and respond to security incidents on devices.
  4. Integration with Microsoft 365

    Intune is tightly integrated with Microsoft 365 services, allowing organizations to leverage a comprehensive set of tools for productivity and collaboration while maintaining security and compliance.

    Here are some key aspects of the integration between Microsoft Intune and Microsoft 365:

    1. Users enrolled in Intune can benefit from single sign-on across Microsoft 365 services. Once authenticated, users can access various applications and services seamlessly without needing multiple logins.
    2. Microsoft Intune and Microsoft 365 work together to enable features like Autopilot, simplifying the device provisioning and deployment process. Autopilot allows for easy configuration and enrollment of new devices into Intune, ensuring they meet compliance requirements.
    3. Intune relies on Azure Active Directory for user authentication and identity management. The integration allows for a unified identity across Microsoft 365 services and Intune.
  5. Monitoring and Reporting

    With regular compliance checks and an updated security policy, we can track any device activity that may threaten the security of the company’s resources. We can also generate reports on user productivity, thus increasing the organization’s efficiency.

    Intune allows administrators to generate compliance policy reports, providing information on devices that comply or do not comply with the defined policies. These reports help identify potential security risks. Reports on device configurations enable administrators to track the settings and configurations applied to devices through Intune. It ensures that devices adhere to the organization’s security and configuration standards.

  6. Windows Autopilot

    Windows Autopilot simplifies the Windows device lifecycle for IT and end users, from initial deployment to end of life. It is a suite of technologies from Microsoft designed to simplify the deployment, provisioning, and management of Windows devices. It streamlines setting up and configuring new devices, making it easier for IT administrators and end users.

    Here are some key aspects of Windows Autopilot:

    1. Autopilot enables zero-touch deployments, allowing devices to be shipped directly to end users. Users can power on their devices, connect to the internet, and the necessary configurations and applications are automatically applied.
    2. Autopilot allows dynamic group membership in Azure AD, ensuring that devices are automatically added to specific groups based on criteria such as hardware characteristics or user attributes.
    3. End users can initiate the Autopilot deployment themselves, reducing the need for IT involvement in the initial device setup. This self-service aspect empowers users to configure their devices quickly and efficiently.


The key features of Microsoft Intune offer a comprehensive solution for managing and securing organizational devices, including mobile devices and PCs. From Mobile Device Management (MDM) to Mobile Application Management (MAM), Intune addresses the diverse needs of modern workplaces. Its capabilities extend to conditional access policies, endpoint security, seamless integration with Microsoft 365, and robust monitoring and reporting functionalities.

Encryption Consulting provides Microsoft PKI services by integrating it with Intune, enabling features like Windows Hello for Business and remote device management. It empowers secure access from various devices while simplifying app management and policy automation. Microsoft Intune also integrates with mobile threat defense services and uses a web-based admin center to protect organizations’ data and focus on endpoint management.

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