Implementing Microsoft MDM with Intune Client School
Alif was approached by a Partner for a Client School, - leading educational institution, to assist them in implementing Microsoft MDM with Intune to manage their mobile devices.
This case study outlines how Alif helped Client School overcome their challenges in managing and securing mobile devices in the education sector using Intune, and the outcomes achieved by the solution.
Client School is a prestigious K-12 school with a large number of students and teachers. They had recently adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, allowing students and teachers to use their personal devices for learning and teaching purposes. However, managing and securing these devices had become a significant challenge for the school's IT team. They were facing difficulties in ensuring consistent device configuration, enforcing security policies, and managing a growing number of devices across different platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based mobile device management solution that allows organizations to manage and secure mobile devices, including iOS, Android, and Windows devices, from a single console.
Azure Active Directory (AAD)
Azure Active Directory was used to provide identity and access management for the devices enrolled in Intune, ensuring secure authentication and authorization for device management tasks.
Intune's app management capabilities were used to deploy and manage apps on devices, including both school-owned and user-owned devices, ensuring that only authorized apps were installed and used on the devices.
Automation and Efficiency
Intune's automation capabilities, such as automated device configuration and policy enforcement, were utilized to save time and effort for the IT team, enabling them to efficiently manage a large number of devices and reduce the burden of manual tasks
Intune's compliance policies feature was utilized to define and enforce security policies, such as password requirements, encryption, and app installation restrictions, ensuring that devices were used securely and in compliance with school policies.
Lack of Centralized Device Management
The school lacked a unified and centralized approach to manage their diverse device fleet, leading to inconsistencies in device configuration and security policies.
With the increasing use of personal devices, the school faced security risks such as weak passwords, unsecured devices, and unauthorized apps, which posed a threat to the school's data and network security.
Manual and Time-consuming Processes
The school's IT team was spending significant time and effort on manual tasks, such as device provisioning, policy enforcement, and app management, which hindered their ability to efficiently manage the growing number of devices.
Students and teachers were facing challenges in enrolling their devices, configuring them for school use, and accessing the required apps, which impacted their learning and teaching experience.
The client had specific requirements for their device management solution, including:
Centralized Management: A unified and centralized approach to manage all their mobile devices, irrespective of the platform, from a single console.
Enhanced Security Measures: Enforcing compliance policies to ensure devices were used securely and in compliance with school policies, including password requirements, encryption, and app installation restrictions.
Automation and Efficiency: Reducing manual tasks and automating device provisioning, policy enforcement, and app management processes to improve efficiency and reduce IT overhead.
User-friendly Experience: A user-friendly and seamless device enrollment process for students and teachers, minimizing disruptions to their learning and teaching activities.
Solution :Design and Principle
Alif designed a unified and centralized approach to manage all mobile devices, irrespective of the platform, using Microsoft Intune. This allowed the IT team to have a single console to configure, manage, and monitor devices, simplifying the management process.
Alif helped Client School define and enforce compliance policies using Intune, ensuring that devices were configured securely and in compliance with school policies. This included setting password requirements, enabling encryption, and restricting app installations to prevent security risks.
Automation and Efficiency
Alif leveraged Intune's automation capabilities to streamline device provisioning, policy enforcement, and app management processes. This reduced manual tasks for the IT team, improving efficiency and reducing the risk of errors.
Alif ensured a seamless and user-friendly device enrollment process for students and teachers using Intune's self-service enrollment feature. This minimized disruptions to their learning and teaching activities and improved their overall experience with using mobile devices for educational purposes.
Centralized Device Management
Client School's IT team now has a unified and centralized approach to manage all mobile devices, leading to consistent device configuration and security policies across the school's device fleet.
The implementation of compliance policies using Intune has strengthened the security of devices used at Client School, mitigating risks such as weak passwords, unsecured devices, and unauthorized apps.
Automation and Efficiency
The automation capabilities of Intune have reduced manual tasks for the IT team, improving efficiency and enabling them to manage a large number of devices efficiently.
The self-service enrollment feature of Intune has made it easier for students and teachers to enroll their devices and access the required apps, enhancing their learning and teaching experience.
➤ With the help of Alif's expertise and the implementation of Microsoft MDM with Intune, Client School has successfully overcome their challenges in managing and securing mobile devices in the education sector. The solution has provided centralized management, enhanced security, automation, and a user-friendly experience, resulting in improved device management efficiency and a more secure and productive environment for students and teachers. Client School continues to rely on Alif's ongoing support and expertise to further optimize and enhance their mobile device management strategy using Microsoft MDM with Intune.