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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.

Customer Service and 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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