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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard: Securing Remote End-Users & Their Devices

Dec 3, 2022

The vast majority of companies rely on BYOD to connect to business apps – yet, 61% of them lack a BYOD policy to keep their data safe on them. What I’ve discovered is that they need a partner to secure those devices and then oversee management of them. In my first blog, I addressed why these challenges exist. I followed it with a blog about tools like Intune that provide surprisingly simple solutions under proper guidance. 

Nevertheless, even brilliant business and IT leaders can underestimate the lasting ROI of off-premise risk mitigation. Whether through SCCM, Intune, or something else, crucial remote issues need to be addressed: 

  1. Application deployment 
  2. Operating system deployment 
  3. Conditional access 
  4. Patch management 
  5. Compliance management 
  6. Asset management 
  7. Remote control 

Your IT infrastructure will automatically become safer with economical, off-premise tools in place.  

Tools Like Intune Are Key to Smooth Change Management 

I often wonder why more enterprises aren’t adopting this technology once devices are already deployed. One reason may be they haven’t found a partner to tie all the steps together by moving to Intune and Autopilot. It’s hard to find the expertise and skill set necessary to handle this type of company-wide endeavor properly and keep those assets up to date. Others have services powered by Intune but are overwhelmed by the task at hand and don’t know how to proceed. 

Securing remote end users and their devices should also be viewed as a change management activity. 

After all, it involves a significant transition to policy provisioning systems and the subsequent need to manage deployed assets. Rolling out Intune requires remotely handling every employee device. Streamlining the process can end up being a labor-intensive change management issue – hence a need for an experienced partner to install it and manage it as applications and data evolve over time.  

Cloud Services Bring Value, Risk Mitigation & ROI 

The ROI that comes with risk mitigation will be worth it. An unfortunate but common misunderstanding is that policy oversight and auto-provisioning tools don’t need to be managed. The tools are part of enabling compliance. And as your applications and data evolve, so do associated risks. It’s a miscalculation that can sink a business. 

A Cloud Services partner is better positioned to control remote devices for data wipe and mitigate employee risk connected to data privacy and data loss, as well as standard cybersecurity needs.  

DYOPATH provides these services to existing, prospective and depot clients. Our team of experts can assess your system and provide the most appropriate service package for your organization. Schedule a meeting with a specialist today to find out how to resolve your HR needs through managed services.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you’ve been following our campaign, I hope I shed some light on the necessity and ROI of policy management tools like Intune to secure end users and their devices. Learn more about DYOPATH and our diverse cloud services by visiting our website. 

Shawn Mihalovits, Senior Cloud Engineer