Tag - MAM

The Underwhelming MAM for Edge

The Underwhelming MAM for Edge and What Else We Can Do

A while back I had written about a solution that I have been anxiously awaiting since its announcement: MAM for Edge on Windows. Let me explain the background a bit. We used to have Windows Information Protection (WIP). Well, we still have it for enrolled...
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Why not Defender for Mobile?

Why aren’t you protecting your mobile devices with Microsoft Defender?

Recently I was on a call with Microsoft, and I was surprised to hear that adoption for Microsoft Defender on mobile devices is still extremely low. But according to other industry partners, this is true of Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solutions in general. I think this unfortunate trend could be...
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Making sense of the many DLP options in Microsoft 365

Making sense of the many DLP options for Microsoft 365

One of my readers wrote to me recently about an article that I penned a couple of years ago, on the topic of Data Loss Prevention in Microsoft 365. They pointed out that my breakdown was a bit dated now, and that the Microsoft universe seems to...
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A Sneak Peek at App Management for Edge

A Sneak Peek at Application Management for Edge

This blog has been active for at least six years. To this day, I probably receive more questions about BYOD and the various options we have for management with regard to personal devices, than any other topic that I have written about. I think this just goes to show the...
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Choosing (and implementing) your strategy for personal devices

Choosing (and implementing) your strategy for personal devices

In a recent Microsoft blog announcing some cool new discovery features in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, there is an interesting (but hardly surprising) statistic shared: your users are 71% more likely to be infected on an unmanaged device. Now the thrust of the...
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iPadOS breaks MAM-enforced Conditional Access?!

In case anyone missed it, this bombshell dropped last week: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4521038/action-required-update-conditional-access-policies-for-ipados In summary: when iPad gets updated to iOS 13+ at the end of this month, the OS will change from iOS to iPadOS. And when that happens, Azure AD will see these devices as macOS devices, not...
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How to prevent users from circumventing MAM by going through OWA on mobile devices

One of my smart co-workers pointed out that my Conditional access baseline policies, as written, actually leave open the possibility that users could simply use OWA on their mobile devices, instead of using the Outlook app. And that means a user could bypass your protections such as encryption of app data,...
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PSA: Careful with MAM – there might be more to it than you think

I have written extensively on Mobile Application Management (MAM), as an alternative to Mobile Device Management (MDM). When implemented properly, it is the perfect solution for protecting company data on unmanaged devices (e.g. BYOD situations). But therein lies the rub....
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