What is Intune?
Intune is an cloud-based, enterprise mobility management software service that enables your workforce be more productive as your data stays protected.
With this mobile device management software, you can manage the mobile devices used by your team when accessing data, manage the apps they use, protect the company data by controlling how it is accessed and shared, and ensuring apps/devices are compliant with security requirements of the company.
Intune is a component of EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security) that helps manage mobile apps and devices, while integrating closely with other EMS components such as Azure AD for access and identity control, plus Azure Information Protection to protect your data. When used with Office 365, your workforce can be productive on all their devices yet still protecting your company data.
The way in which the app and device management features are used depends on what problem you’re trying to solve in your business. These problems include:
- Protection for on-premise data and email for access on mobile devices
- Protection of Office 365 data and mail for safe access by mobile devices
- Issue your workforce with company phones
- Offer a personal device or bring your own device program to employees
- Enable employees access Office 365 securely from a public kiosk that’s unmanaged
- Issue task workers with limited-use shared tablets
Enable secure mobile productivity
With Intune, you can define a strategy for mobile device management that fits your organization’s needs. This you can do while applying flexible management of mobile app and device controls for employees to work with the apps/devices they pick as your company information remains safe and protected.
Meet data protection needs while delivering amazing user experiences
Intune helps your staff stay secure and productive while providing the best experience users need to be their most productive from any location or device they want.
Unparalleled Office mobile app management
With Intune, you can set granular app policies to control access to data and its use as you preserve the user experience that is familiar.
Wide variety of management scenarios
You can secure data with control and flexibility even when you navigate through complex landscapes for devices.
Support for diverse mobile ecosystem
Intune securely manages Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices from one, unified mobile solution.
Protect data with or without device enrollment
Create protection policies for apps which will protect and keep company data secure without managing the devices of your users.
Achieve IT efficiencies in the cloud
Intune is globally scalable and ensures you are kept updated always.
Access to our team of deployment experts
Global 24/7 support and FastTrack deployment support comes with your subscription for you to both deploy, and achieve success in your business.
Intune’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) works using APIs or protocols available in the operating systems of the mobile devices including tasks such as:
- Configuration of devices to meet compliance of company health and security standards
- Provision of certificates and profiles for WiFi or VPN for access to company services
- Report and measure compliance of devices to company standards
- Enroll devices into management for IT department to have device inventory of which ones access corporate services
- Remove data from managed devices
Manage mobile devices and apps from the cloud
Intune protects your company data while maintaining employee productivity on mobile apps and devices they choose. MDM and mobile app management provides integrated compliance and data protection capabilities for precision on what data can be accessed, what they can use it for in Office, and other apps.
Unified endpoint management across devices
Intune lets you enroll devices in multi-user and single-user scenarios.
Employee managed devices
You can provide data security and enable productivity in scenarios like BYOD for employees.
Third party managed devices
You can use Intune to extend protection of data to devices from other places like public kiosks or contractor devices.
Intune allows you to define policies that give access to data only to the right people under the right conditions, ensuring it is protected by controlling how it is used in other apps or in Office. Policies can be enforced based on specified conditions like location, user, device state, real time risk, and app sensitivity.
Manage apps at Granular level
You can provide the Office experience expected by workers without compromising productivity by enabling granular controls for data in Office apps and enforcing conditional access policies for SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business. You can also enable multi-identity usage of apps by applying data security policies based on user identities for individuals.
Modernize Windows 10 management
Intune also allows you to reduce total ownership costs and simplify Windows 10 provisioning and management of devices from the cloud. Transition to cloud based management is included with Intune through integration with System Center Configuration Manager while maintaining the required control.
Deployment resources and support
This helps you gain more time for IT strategy as you can access support and resources for deployment, and end the cycle of having to maintain and update servers on premise by managing PCs and mobile devices from cloud. Plan and execute deployment using Microsoft engineers and stay operation with the 24/7 global support and FastTrack program, which are both in your Intune subscription.
You can extend Intune subscriptions by working with trusted partners. Plug into popular point solutions and find new ways to deliver rich experiences for users as you protect resources and data.
Intune allows you to manage a variety of devices by enrolling them to a service, some of which can be done by you others by the company’s portal app. Enrollment lets users browse and install apps, ensures device compliance with company policies, and contacting IT support. To use this mobile device management, enroll the devices first into Intune, and then it will be issued with an MDM certificate which is useful for communication with Intune. Each enrollment method depends on the ownership of the device – personal/corporate – the type of device, and requirements for management like affinity, resets, or locking among others. By default, all platforms for devices can be enrolled into Intune but you can restrict them by platform.
Intune also has two different pricing packages: E3 and E5. The Enterprise Mobility+SecurityE5 has new and advanced security capabilities making up its innovative and holistic approach to security for mobile enterprise. Some capabilities were only previously available as standalones like the Cloud App Security, or as preview products like Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, Azure Information Protection, and Azure Active Directory Identity Protection.
Enterprise Mobility + Security: E3 – $8.74 per user per month
- Azure Active Directory Premium P1
- Advanced Threat Analytics
- Azure Information Protection P1
- Azure Active Directory Premium P2
- Advanced Threat Analytics
- Azure Advanced Threat Protection
- Azure Information Protection P2
- Cloud App Security
Note: Customers buying Windows Server CAL agreements, System Center Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services CALs via the Microsoft Enterprise Volume Licensing agreements and System Center Configuration Manager, can buy the add-on offer for the Enterprise Mobility + Security.
**Pricing is in USD and varies by country; open estimated retail pricing per month; volume discounts are available. Contact your Microsoft rep or partner to receive a quote
Intune offers a 30-day free trial, which includes 100 user licenses. If you have an Enterprise Agreement or the equivalent volume licensing agreement, check with your Microsoft rep to get this free trial set up. If you have a Microsoft Online Services school or work account, you can continue with this subscription in production after the end of the trial period and select Sign In option on the page, then authenticate with your organization’s Global Administration account. This ensures the trial is linked to your existing school or work account.
Devices Supported: Windows, Android, Unix and Linux servers, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based, Windows Mobile
Languages: English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, French, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Swedish, Polish
Pricing Model: Monthly payment
Customer Type: Small and medium business; Large Enterprises
Deployment: Cloud Hosted; Open API
Integrations: Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Graph API
- Phone (for paid and trial subscriptions)
- Online support available in English, Japanese
- Online billing support in additional languages
- Tech support with third-party products contact supplier of these products first
- Submit request
- Troubleshooting section of Intune documentation
- Online support ticket from Azure portal
- Context-sensitive help