We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has recognized NetMotion as a robust, mobile-ready, Intune and Endpoint Manager-compatible VPN solution.
NetMotion and Microsoft working alongside one another promise the secure, reliable connectivity that today’s mobile workers want, with the seamless integration that their IT teams need.
Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the unified brand for Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager, was unveiled at Microsoft Ignite 2019. As part of Microsoft’s incredibly popular enterprise mobility and security suite of products, it delivers powerful device and application management tools tailored to the needs of mobile devices and their users.
Intune has long been one of the most respected Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) choices for organizations large and small around the globe. The platform allows for all corporate mobile devices to be managed centrally, pushing out updates automatically, and ensuring that security can be maintained.
Simply put, with this solution, Microsoft provides today’s businesses with flexible device and application control over laptops, smartphones and tablets running Windows, macOS, iOS or Android.
The VPN requirement
For many organizations, however, UEM solutions alone are not enough. Most sectors require important capabilities such as remote access, encryption and other features commonly associated with traditional VPN technologies.
The challenge facing many IT and security teams can be a daunting one. How can they protect remote workers from network threats and data loss events, while also recognizing that connectivity is paramount to the employee experience?
Perhaps even more importantly, how can security leaders achieve the same level of network visibility and control for their remote workers as they have come to expect for employees working primarily behind a desk in the office? These are questions that UEM alone cannot solve.
Under these circumstances a VPN would make a lot of sense. The majority of legacy VPNs, however, were not designed from the ground up to handle switching seamlessly between cellular and Wi-Fi networks, making them unsuitable for our increasingly mobile workplace. Most will require constant reauthentication, slow down network performance and present a long list of end user experience concerns.
Secure, mobile-first connectivity = secure productivity
NetMotion is designed to give workers secure connections in weak and constantly changing network environments, maintaining application sessions without requiring reauthentication even during total disconnects.
The VPN market is evolving. To meet that need, Microsoft and NetMotion are committed to bringing enterprise customers mobile-first security that’s fit for the next decade and beyond. That means solutions that can adapt to the constant flux of mobile working and apply intelligent policies to keep employees protected without sacrificing user experience or productivity.
Microsoft and NetMotion can help your workers stay secure in a world where the idea of the traditional office perimeter is swiftly fading.
Extending Endpoint Manager functionality with NetMotion’s VPN
Combining best-in-class connectivity and security with endpoint management can be more difficult in practice than in theory. However, with the seamless integration that exists between NetMotion and Microsoft, the process is far simpler (and less resource-intensive) than it may seem.
Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager makes it easy to push the NetMotion application to all devices in the mobile fleet to ensure complete adoption. Additionally, with the complementary integration between these two solutions, NetMotion can take specific action based on the device security posture evaluated by Microsoft Endpoint Manager upon sign-in.
Installing NetMotion is as simple as deploying a lightweight app to all mobile endpoints. Once the user is signed in, NetMotion’s secure tunnel not only optimizes the connection and smooths out the user experience (regardless of the network), but it provides visibility back to IT. Powerful policy controls can easily be set up to restrict access based on certain factors, curb user behavior, or prioritize certain mission-critical applications.
What are you waiting for?
A large number of organizations are already taking advantage of the integration between Intune or SCCM, and NetMotion.
We expect to see that number grow rapidly as mobility plays an ever-more expansive role in the workplace, and the benefits of the combined solution become increasingly apparent thanks to this partnership.
Want to learn more?
If you’re looking for more information about this partnership, visit https://netmotionsoftware.com/technology/Microsoft
To read the full press release, visit: https://www.netmotionsoftware.com/news/microsoft-netmotion-partner-endpoint-management
Also, check out the latest news on the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security blog: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/enterprise-mobility-security/bg-p/enterprisemobilityandsecurity
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