BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management Review

Elevation rules reduce the number of users in administrator groups.


What is most valuable?

It elevates the user to perform admin tasks without the user being a part of an administrator group.

PowerBroker allows elevation of required actions or application and eliminates the need of user having full administrative access. There are immense security and administrative benefits associated with removing users administrative access on the workstation.

PowerBroker allows the elevation of certain actions based on different whitelisting abilities. This can range from restarting services, installing software and allowing applications that require administrative privileges to run.

It is very similar to the UAC components built into Windows but gives us a lot more control surrounding the elevation

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, all users were in the administrator group of their machines. Since PowerBroker elevates the user, we can remove the users from the administrator group. Thus, the machines become less vulnerable to attacks

What needs improvement?

Improve the ActiveX rule for websites.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this product for almost a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The software sometimes uses a lot of memory.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not had any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is mostly good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn’t use any previous solutions.

How was the initial setup?

It's a straightforward setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Price seems to be a little on the higher side.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Avecto.

What other advice do I have?

Make use of Polmon and Beyondtrust reporting console to create the elevation rules.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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