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BeyondTrust PowerBroker Review
Elevation rules reduce the number of users in administrator groups.


Valuable Features:

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

Improvements to 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

Room for Improvement:

Improve the ActiveX rule for websites.

Use of Solution:

I have used this product for almost a year.

Stability Issues:

The software sometimes uses a lot of memory.

Scalability Issues:

We have not had any scalability issues.

Technical Support:

Technical support is mostly good.

Previous Solutions:

We didn’t use any previous solutions.

Initial Setup:

It's a straightforward setup.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing:

Price seems to be a little on the higher side.

Other Solutions Considered:

We evaluated Avecto.

Other Advice:

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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