Many origanizations struggle with managing the vast landscape of user PCs, the increasingly challenging task of mainting end user security, and all the while staying compliant. In addition, IT departments must use multiple applications and systems to accomplish these tasks. Enter Windows Intune, Microsoft’s cloud PC management solution.
The Windows Intune Cloud Service, coupled with Windows 7, allows IT administrators to centrally manage PCs without having to install any onsite infrastruture. This Microsoft hosted solution allows organizations to deploy Windows updates, mantain end point security, and provide remote assistance for every PC via the Intune web console, including those that are currently not connected to the company’s local network. Also, administrators can effeciently manage their computer assets and licenses to stay compliant. Intune uses Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine, the same technology used in Forefront and Security Essentials. This solution, in addition to centrally managed security polices, allow IT departments to maintain endpoint security without the need for extra onsite servers. The Desktop Optimization Pack can be purchased to add additional functionality including Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, and Application Virtualization add-ins.
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