Organisations are managing more devices than ever before and must secure a wide breadth of resources, across on-premise, IaaS and SaaS. The cloud has transformed working practices, with the overwhelming majority of businesses looking to Office 365 and other productivity tools to work seamlessly from anywhere.
Organisations have turned to cloud-first secure access solutions like NetMotion to keep distributed workers protected whilst accessing a diverse blend of resources from a variety of devices and while connected to a multitude of networks. With an unprecedented number of remote employees – all shifting further toward SaaS and cloud applications – organisations are facing mounting pressure to improve security and user experience while reducing IT complexity.
NetMotion and Microsoft have announced that Endpoint Manager, part of Microsoft 365, now includes NetMotion’s network security platform as a native option for any Intune-managed Android, iOS, macOS and iPadOS device.
User experience is a central part of any solution designed for today’s mobile-first users. The addition of NetMotion into the Endpoint Manager environment makes it easy for IT administrators to deploy NetMotion invisibly, without any reliance on end-users.
From advanced visibility and analytics to sophisticated software-defined perimeter (SDP) or zero-trust network access (ZTNA) functionality – the platform is designed to help organisations on their journey to a fully secure access service edge (SASE) posture. Some of the key benefits of this integration include:
- Easy management of user and group access to NetMotion resources from within the Endpoint Manager console.
- Automatic NetMotion deployment and configuration on Android, iOS, macOS and iPadOS devices, giving users a seamless experience.
- Simplified authentication for both administrators and users, providing secure, remote access to corporate resources, even on user-owned devices (BYOD).
- The ability to leverage ‘per-app VPN’ functionality or enable ‘on-demand VPN’ for each device.
- The power to layer NetMotion’s ZTNA solution, with dynamic network access policies, with Microsoft’s Conditional Access controls for advanced network security and control.
Andy Brown, Mobliciti CTO, said of the announcement:
“As our customers look to architect their security and networking to take into account the more distributed workforce, it’s timely to consider how our partners like NetMotion can significantly help with enabling this transition with easy to deploy solutions that are available today.”