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Sophos Mobile Security now integrates Microsoft Intune

28 Feb 2019

Sophos has integrated its mobile security solution with Microsoft Intune, which will enable organisations to maintain corporate compliance while allowing employees to flexible access data from any device or location.

Sophos Mobile Security 9.0 features the Microsoft Intune integration, which runs on Microsoft Azure. Intune customers are able to configure access controls based on intelligence feeds on the latest mobile device threat information.

It also gives administrators insights from Sophos Mobile security. In the case of a threat or compromise, those insights can help administrators decide when to lock down an individual endpoint and deny access corporate data.

This will also give employees greater freedom as they can work and access data from remote locations without compromising security.

“As we move towards zero trust networking, enhanced conditional access is crucial. With remote working on the increase and the knock-on effect that has on corporate data access across a variety of mobile devices, there is a growing requirement to enable user productivity without compromising data security,” says Sophos chief product officer Dan Schiappa.

“Understanding and managing security threats is central to this operating environment and our integration with Microsoft delivers on this requirement. By offering detailed threat insights relating to individual mobile endpoints, IT administrators can make more informed choices on whether to block a device from network access. By giving administrators that extra context, access denial can be more effectively restricted to ensure productivity is only impacted where necessary.”

Sophos Mobile Security runs on both Android and iOS devices and can share threat details with Microsoft to provide that extra bit of context.  Conditional Access policies can now take threat detections from Sophos into consideration when deciding whether to allow access to requested resources.

“In today’s increasingly mobile environment, more granular context is becoming essential to ensure networks are less easily compromised by malware or potentially unwanted content,” comments Microsoft director of Microsoft Security Marketing, Ryan McGee. 

“Integrations with security solution providers like Sophos are important to us. We are excited to extend the capabilities of the Microsoft Intune solution to deliver improved security posture to our customers.” 

Sophos Mobile Security is available now for Android and iOS.  Licences can be purchased through registered Sophos partners worldwide to enable centralised configuration and the Microsoft Intune integration.

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