Enable the Mobile Threat Defense connector in Intune

Note

This topic applies to all Mobile Threat Defense partners.

During Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) setup, you've configured a policy for classifying threats in your MTD partner console and you've created the device compliance policy in Intune. If you've already configured the Intune connector in the MTD partner console, you can now enable the MTD connection for MTD partner applications.

When you integrate a new application to Intune Mobile Threat Defense and enable the connection to Intune, Intune creates a classic conditional access policy in Azure Active Directory. Each MTD app you integrate, including Defender ATP or any of our additional MTD partners, creates a new classic conditional access policy. These policies can be ignored, but should not be edited, deleted, or disabled.

Classic conditional access policies for MTD apps:

  • Are used by Intune MTD to require that devices are registered in Azure AD so that they have a device ID before communicating to MTD partners. The ID is required so that devices and can successfully report their status to Intune.
  • Have no effect on any other Cloud apps or Resources.
  • Are distinct from conditional access policies you might create to help manage MTD.
  • By default, don’t interact with other conditional access policies you use for evaluation.

To view classic conditional access policies, in Azure, go to Azure Active Directory > Conditional Access > Classic policies.

To enable the Mobile Threat Defense connector

  1. Sign in to Intune.

  2. On the Intune Dashboard, choose Device compliance, then choose Mobile Threat Defense under the Setup section.

  3. On the Mobile Threat Defense pane, choose Add.

  4. Choose your MTD solution as the Mobile Threat Defense connector to setup from the drop-down list.

    MTD setup in Intune Azure portal

  5. Enable the toggle options according to your organization's requirements. Toggle options visible will vary depending on the MTD partner.

Mobile Threat Defense toggle options

You can decide which Mobile Threat Defense toggle options you need to enable according to your organization's requirements. Here are more details:

MDM Compliance Policy Settings

  • Connect Android 4.1+ devices to <MTD partner name>: When you enable this option, you can have Android 4.1+ devices reporting security risk back to Intune.
  • Connect iOS 8.0+ devices to <MTD partner name>: When you enable this option, you can have iOS 8.0+ devices reporting security risk back to Intune.
  • Enable App Sync for iOS Devices: Allows this Mobile Threat Defense partner to request metadata of iOS applications from Intune to use for threat analysis purposes.
  • Block unsupported OS versions: Block if the device is running an operating system less than the minimum supported version.

App Protection Policy Settings

  • Connect Android devices of version 4.1 and above to <MTD partner name> for app protection policy evaluation: When you enable this option, app protection policies using the Device Threat Level rule will evaluate devices including data from this connector.
  • Connect iOS devices version 8.0 and above to <MTD partner name> for app protection policy evaluation: When you enable this option, app protection policies using the Device Threat Level rule will evaluate devices including data from this connector.

To learn more about using Mobile Threat Defense connectors for Intune App Protection Policy evaluation, see Set up Mobile Threat Defense for unenrolled devices.

Common Shared Settings

  • Number of days until partner is unresponsive: Number of days of inactivity before Intune considers the partner to be unresponsive because the connection is lost. Intune ignores compliance state for unresponsive MTD partners.

Important

When possible, we recommend that you add and assign the MTD apps before creating the device compliance and the Conditional Access policy rules. This helps ensures that the MTD app is ready and available for end users to install before they can get access to email or other company resources.

Tip

You can see the Connection status and the Last synchronized time between Intune and the MTD partner from the Mobile Threat Defense pane.