Microsoft Announces Intune Integration with Pradeo Security for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Intune now works with Pradeo Security for Mobile Defense, which can add additional security protections for organizations that use Android and iOS mobile devices.

The two companies' integrated solutions will reach the "general availability" stage and will be production-ready to protect Android and iOS mobile devices sometime "later this quarter," according to Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday. Microsoft described the partnership as being an integration with the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite. That suite includes subscriptions to Intune and Azure AD Premium, among other components.

Pradeo Security uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to add security protections to mobile applications, such as blocking leaky apps and ensuring data privacy compliance. It addresses network security issues such as man-in-the-middle attacks and certificate problems. Vulnerabilities associated with the operating system, including system takeovers and device jailbreaking, also are addressed, according to Pradeo's description.

The idea is that Pradeo Security can notify Intune when a mobile device is out of compliance. Intune can then enforce conditional access policies on the device via the Azure AD identity and access management service. The conditional access process typically prompts end users to prove that the device is in compliance before granting network access privileges, and users also may have to prove their identity via multifactor authentication (MFA).

The relationship between Pradeo's service and Intune and Azure AD is shown in the following diagram:

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"When a threat is detected, Pradeo immediately applies on-device protections and notifies Intune to mark the device as non-compliant and trigger the appropriate conditional access controls, ensuring that company data stays protected," Microsoft's announcement explained regarding the integrated solution.

Pradeo's security solutions are also integrated with VMware AirWatch, IBM MaaS360, MobileIron and Soti mobile management solutions, as described here.

Microsoft has established similar partnerships before, combining its Intune mobile device management solution and Azure AD with mobile security solutions built by other software providers. Last year, Microsoft announced Intune integrations with Google Play Protect for Android devices. It also announced an Intune integration with Zimperium's z9 technology and Mobile Threat Defense products for Android and iOS devices. Intune also got integrated with Skycure's Mobile Threat Defense service for Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft also last year established a partnership with Jamf, extending conditional access protections via Intune and Azure AD to Mac devices for organizations that use the Jamf Pro management solution.

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Kurt Mackie is senior news producer for 1105 Media's Converge360 group.


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