Introduction to Intune Compliance policies and their need
When you use Microsoft Intune, you can control how your organization’s devices are used. This process means that you can manage all the data stored on them in one secure place in the cloud. As an MDM and MAM solution, you can control how your organization’s Regardless of whether they are Android, iOS, Windows PCs, or Macs, gadgets are used. You may control the device’s settings through MDM. For example, you control programs that access company data, such as Outlook.
For company-owned devices, you usually use MDM and MAM. For personally owned devices, you tend to use MAM as it is unlikely that users would be happy to have their phones under complete corporate control. Knowing which BYODs are used to access business data is essential as this will allow IT administrators to decide who can access specific applications and what type of restrictions need to be placed on them.
Built-in Device Compliance Policy in MS Intune
You may specify the requirements and settings that users and managed devices must follow when building a device compliance policy in Intune. For example, you can require that devices run at least an OS version with minimum storage space and RAM. In addition, you can ensure that users are not jail-broken or rooted and have proper security settings on their laptops or desktops. You can also decide how many threats a device is currently under so that the threat management software you integrate with Intune will act.
If your device does not meet those requirements, Intune supports actions that the user will take to fix it: remotely locking their device (if they are using OneDrive), sending them an email letting them know what is wrong with their device. In addition, if you use Conditional Access, your policies can use your device compliance results to block access to resources from non-compliant devices.
The parameters accessible to you when developing a device compliance policy depend on the platform type you choose. This policy is because different device platforms support different settings, and each platform type requires a separate policy.
In case you design a rule that uses conditional access, the following configuration settings are available:
- Device compliance mode: This setting decides whether you will apply the policy if the device is compliant. You can choose between “pass” and “block.” If the device is compliant, it will pass in the Conditional Access policies; however, if it is non-compliant, it will fail in the Conditional Access policies and be blocked from accessing resources.
- Device compliance state: This setting decides whether devices should be considered compliant or non-compliant for applying an Intune security policy. If this setting is set to “pass,” we will treat both compliant and non-compliant devices as compliant with Intune security policies.
Actions available for non-compliant devices through Intune
When a device is not compliant, Intune can at once mark the device as non-compliant. The device is then blocked by Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional Access. However, you have a choice for what to do next: Do nothing, block right away, or allow them some time to comply.
There are several kinds of actions:
- It allows you to customize an email notification before sending it to the end-user. The recipients, subject, text of the message, corporate logo, and contact details are customizable. Additionally, Intune includes details about the non-compliant device in the email notification.
- It also includes remote locking features for devices that are non-compliant. This feature means that you can issue a remote lock on a device that is not compliant with your organization’s security policies. The user has then requested a PIN or password to unlock the device.
- It lets you mark a device as not compliant after X days have passed since it was initially not compliant. You can configure this action to take effect at once or give users an extended grace period before taking any action against their device.
Understanding Conditional Access policies and their uses in device management
The modern security perimeter extends beyond an organization’s network to include user and device identity. Organizations can therefore include identity-driven signals in their access control choices. To make judgments and enforce administrative regulations, conditional access combines signals. The new identity-driven control plane is built on the foundation of Azure AD Conditional Access.
At their most basic level, conditional access restrictions are if-then statements. If users wish to access a resource, they must act. As an illustration, a payroll manager must use multi-factor authentication to access the payroll program.
Administrators must focus on two main goals:
- enabling people to be effective whenever and wherever possible.
- Defend the resources of the organization.
Conditional Access policies can help you carry out these goals. They allow you to apply the proper access controls to keep your organization secure. You can prevent a user from using the system, for instance, if they are trying to access confidential data. This policy can help prevent security breaches or data loss.
Overview of Device Compliance dashboard in Microsoft Intune for monitoring results
Microsoft Intune offers a dashboard for viewing the data for all your organization’s devices. This dashboard can view compliance status, device type and groups, and compliance details. The dashboard is the central reporting feature that visualizes current and historical data sets. In Microsoft Intune, your dashboard supplies an at-a-glance view of your devices and the status of your compliance settings.
The dashboard offers limited opportunities to customize the information. For example, you can re-arrange the tiles available in the pre-configured dashboard, but you do not have many choices if you want to add more tiles. Regardless, re-arranging the dashboard to view only the data most relevant to your organization.
You can also customize reports to show data sets from a specific date range. It also shows details on specific devices or groups of devices. For example, you may check to find which devices are in violation of your security standards and investigate the reasons why. After that, you may take the required actions to re-align those devices with your business’s regulations.
Limitations and challenges of device management through Intune
Create An Intune-Managed Certificate for Exchange Web Services to Enable Secure Access to On-Prem
You may provide access to mobile apps that link to on-premises data using Intune-managed certificates in conjunction with a standard VPN gateway or proxy (like Microsoft Azure Active Directory Application Proxy). Additionally, the management system will ensure that your workers’ devices are compatible with your standards before they can access your business data once they have been enrolled in Intune.
Understanding Conditional Access by Using Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security
A conditional access solution, made available by Intune and EM+S, ensures that none of your workers’ applications or devices may access your Office 365 data unless they adhere to the rules you have set up for your business. Conditional access is an excellent way for organizations to manage their data and ensure that only those who need it can access it.
Microsoft Intune delivers a modern enterprise mobility management service
When it comes to mobile devices and apps, your employees are busy. They need access to corporate data and apps that help them do their jobs anytime, wherever they are. The ideal course of action, however, would be if you ensured that your company’s data is safe and that your administrative expenditures are kept to a minimum. Bulk provisioning and administration tools and device management platforms are available with Intune.
Employee Tablets Offer Several Advantages on the Job
Several advantages are associated with having an employee who has access to this type of technology at work. For example, if an employee needs information about something related to their job duties (like how much inventory is left in stock), they can quickly and easily pull up the relevant information using their tablet or smartphone without leaving the store or office where they are working.
EPC Group as your Microsoft Intune Consulting experts
Intune Compliance Policies are a wonderful way to ensure that your organization meets all requirements for compliance with security, privacy, and regulatory policies. EPC Group has been helping organizations implement Microsoft Intune as a centralized mobile device management platform for many years. We can help you ensure that your organization follows these policies so you can focus on what matters most: providing your customers with great products and services!