Sophos Beefs up Security for Microsoft Intune Users

Microsoft Intune customers who are running Sophos Mobile Security 9.0 can now benefit from integration with Sophos Mobile Security. The move will allow users to configure access controls fed by the latest mobile device threat information. The integration runs on Microsoft Azure will also enable IT administrators to configure individual device usage policies within Microsoft Intune.

By doing so, users can remain productive and work from the devices and applications they prefer, while ensuring corporate data compliance. If an individual endpoint is compromised, Administrators will have access to detailed security insights from Sophos Mobile Security to enable them to more effectively decide when to lockdown an individual endpoint and deny access to corporate data.

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For those unfamiliar, Microsoft Intune allows companies to define a mobile management strategy that fits their needs. By applying flexible mobile device and app management controls, employees can work with the devices and apps they choose. At the same time, company data security policies can be met; a win-win situation.

“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,” said Dan Schiappa, chief product officer at Sophos.

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 detection from Sophos into consideration when deciding whether to allow access to requested resources.

Sophos Mobile Security Availability

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. Go to for additional information or to sign up for a free 30 day trial.