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Why Microsoft Intune is the next big thing for enterprise

Mobile Mentor, a New Zealand mobile solutions provider, and a member of the New Zealand government’s Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) programme, has announced the availability of two new mobile security services for Government agencies and enterprises who are deploying Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Intune Management and Intune App Protection Policies are available from the government’s Telecommunications as a Service Catalogue. 

The new security offerings leverage the features of Microsoft EM+S to protect mobile devices, mobile apps and most importantly, any data held in the Microsoft 365 applications.

Mobile Mentor CEO Daniel McCarthy says the company is currently the only TaaS provider offering Intune mobile security management services.

McCarthy saying, “Mobile Mentor is the first service provider in New Zealand to offer Intune capabilities to government departments through the TaaS service catalogue. 

“This is the result of an extended period of training, testing and piloting as we get our engineering team certified and ready for Microsoft 365 deployments.”

Mobile Mentor has been working with Microsoft New Zealand on the certification process to have Intune approved for use by the New Zealand Government and businesses.

Microsoft New Zealand cloud productivity business group leader Mark Walton says it’s the combination of skills offered by Mobile Mentor and Intune capabilities that will deliver the ideal security outcomes for organisations with Microsoft at the core.

Walton comments, “Microsoft is really pleased to have Mobile Mentor on board as a partner. 

“Their expertise in enterprise mobility, combined with the Microsoft 365 suite of products is a great combination for clients who are embracing mobility and cloud.”

“We look forward to many successful projects together, here in New Zealand along with Australia and the USA.”

The Mobile Mentor Intune Management service handles the design, deployment and management of Microsoft Intune for devices running iOS, Android, Windows 10 and macOS. 

The service includes configuration and management of Apple DEP, Android Enterprise or Windows Autopilot enrolment programs.

Policies, settings and profiles to configure and manage iOS, Android, macOS and Windows devices remotely.

The service also includes management of an enterprise app store with a white-list and black-list of public apps and the deployment and management of enterprise apps. 

Reporting dashboards are configured to show the key metrics associated with the security posture of the mobile environment.

The second offering from Mobile Mentor is App Protection Policies. 

App Protection Policies are app-layer policies that can be enabled for Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

When a user enrols to use the Office 365 app with their Azure Active Directory account, the app protection policies are applied to those apps. 

These protect data in the Office 365 apps and prevent leakage to other apps outside of your organization, for example preventing the ability to share data between the corporate version of Microsoft Word and the personal version of Google Docs.

Mobile Mentor is hosting breakfast workshops on Microsoft Intune in Auckland June 5th and in Wellington May 22nd.

To find out more click here.

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