If your enterprise is using Microsoft EMS and is looking to further secure mobile devices while ensuring employee’s privacy and productivity, you’d be happy to know that Check Point has teamed with Microsoft Intune to secure enterprise mobility.

Today, Check Point announces the collaboration with Microsoft which allows Check Point’s SandBlast Mobile security solution to integrate with Microsoft Intune.  The integration is the latest in a line of joint efforts between Check Point and Microsoft to serve customers together and secure modern enterprise infrastructure – from cloud to mobile. Previous joint work includes Check Point vSec Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure.

 

Why is another security layer needed? While EMMs are essential for a successful enterprise mobile deployment, as they are used for policy management and enforcement, they were not designed to detect and protect against advanced mobile threats. As a result, integrating with SandBlast Mobile, a product designed to protect from known and unknown mobile threats, is paramount to protecting enterprise data.

 

What you should know about this integration: The integration with Microsoft Intune is enabled by Check Point Infinity, the first unified security architecture to enable businesses to protect their networks, cloud and mobile deployments with a single security infrastructure. Infinity leverages unified threat intelligence and open interfaces, helping all environments to stay protected against targeted attacks.

In addition, Infinity provides rich integration capabilities through flexible APIs and simplifies how customers can apply SandBlast Mobile’s threat intelligence, as an additional input to Intune’s device compliance settings. Once a threat is detected, SandBlast Mobile immediately applies on-device protections and notifies Intune to enforce device status changes and conditional access controls to ensure that company data stays protected until the threat is remediated.

This allows Check Point SandBlast Mobile and Microsoft Intune to provide enterprises with an integrated, comprehensive security solution that protects against advanced mobile cyberattacks and secures corporate data and access to internal resources, while ensuring employees’ privacy and productivity.

 

Why now? Check Point brings long-standing cyber security leadership, the most advanced security architecture with Check Point Infinity, and over 900 enterprise customers using SandBlast Mobile to protect against mobile threats. Together with Microsoft’s market presence in the EMM space, the integration of SandBlast Mobile with Microsoft Intune provides enterprise customers a sweeping offering with global coverage and support to protect their mobile workforce from advanced cyberattacks.

 

How does it work? SandBlast Mobile provides a centralized security solution that safeguards against progressive mobile cyberattacks, while ensuring employees’ privacy. SandBlast Mobile, the only mobile threat defense solution to detect and block 100% of tested threats (Miercom MTD Industry Assessment Report, March 17’), protects employees’ devices from: malware attacks via infected apps, man-in-the-middle attacks through compromised Wi-Fi networks, operating system vulnerabilities, and malicious links sent via SMS messages.

The integrated solution with Microsoft Intune makes it easy to apply SandBlast Mobile’s threat intelligence as an additional input into Intune’s device compliance settings. Once a threat is detected, SandBlast Mobile immediately applies on-device protections and notifies Intune to enforce device status changes and conditional access controls to ensure that company data stays protected until the issue is remediated.

 

This integration is now generally available. Read the solution brief

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