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Secure your Mobile Apps Data with Cloud Services

In every organization, their employees use different applications for different purposes. They exchange sensitive data of company on these apps. Through this process the chances of data loss is very high. Data can be transferred from one app to another intentionally or unintentionally. These days, Cloud services are much talked about. 

Here is a solution that Microsoft provides to you by Intune. Intune provides a rich set of Mobile application management policies that keeps your data protected. To prioritize security solutions, read on.

How it can be implemented in various ways:

These policies can be integrated with your mobile apps depending upon your MDM solution:

Enrolled Devices:

If you have an MDM solution in your organization. Administrators can create MAM policies in Intune or SCCM and associate it with mobile apps.

Once the app is deployed to the device, you will see those apps as a Managed apps by your organization.

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Unenrolled Device:

These policies can be pushed to apps even if they don’t have any MDM solution policies applied on them. In the new Azure portal, you can create these policies and deploy to the users or Azure AD groups.

In this case, you need to install the apps from the stores based on its operating system.
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MAM policies for LOB apps:

Apps that you create through stores like app store or google play store are known as policy managed apps on which you can simply associate the MAM policies. But what if you have your own apps which have been developed in your organization. To associate MAM policies on your LOB apps, you first need to rebuild your apps by using the Microsoft Intune App Wrapping Tool.

Now you can associate MAM policies just like policy managed apps.

How it secures your business:

What I have personally experienced is it gives you set of policies through which you can protect your company’s information. There are some following features:

  •  It provides you Access policy settings like Require simple PIN for access which means to access these managed apps you can put pin code or you can use your finger prints too.
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  •  You can block managed apps to run on rooted or jail-broken devices.
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    • You can Prevent Save As and Restrict cut, copy, and paste. These policies restrict users to cut or copy the data from a managed apps and paste to non-managed apps.

      Multiple identities:

      You can use these apps with multiple user identities but the policies will work only on your work account. For example, you can use Microsoft Outlook (Managed app) with both your work and personal account. But the policies will only work while you use it with your work account. 

      Have questions? Interested in more? Follow me on LinkedIn to hear insights over digital transformation and what is going on in the cloud world. You can also email me at shariq.mohmmed@credexo.com

 

Topics: Applications & Infrastructure, Business Applications

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