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Faraz Abbasi
Real User
Security Engineer at Dig8Labs
Aug 20 2018

What is most valuable?

I'm a BeyondTrust partner and I have multiple deployments, four or five banks right now. The features that give us quite an edge compared to what our competitors are offering - like IBM or Thycotic -… more »

What needs improvement?

If you are specifically dedicated to Privileged Access Management, the definitions are a bit unclear throughout the world. I have been in contact with engineers around the world, in Canada, the U.S… more »

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

What BeyondTrust was providing was user-based licensing which was a great benefit from the client point of view. Recently, I don't know why, the licensing model has been changed, and that is the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have utilized OpenAM SSO, as a single sign-on. That was a Canadian product. It was an open-source solution. But I am happier with BeyondTrust. About 95 percent of use cases are handled by… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate BeyondTrust at eight out of 10. It's not a 10 because the scalability and licensing have impacted us a lot. Of the two points that I have deducted: One is the non-flexibility on the… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My company first chose the IBM Identity Manager suite. Later on, we surveyed the market and the needs and requirements of the clients. We thought the IBM solution was utilizing too many resources to… more »
Star Tseng
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 14 2018

What do you think of BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the password management (of privileged password management).

What is most valuable?

Privileged password management.

What needs improvement?

It should support XWindows Remote Desktop Access Protocol for Linux/Unix. I would like more connectors for other security software/systems. A password is needed to access their security systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales easily.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate their technical support as a nine out of 10. I have a technical support contact in Singapore.

Which solution did I use

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Sec7439EngR
Real User
Security Staff Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What do you think of BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management?

What is our primary use case?

We use it to limit user privileges.

How has it helped my organization?

It reduces major vulnerabilities by removing local administrator privileges.

What is most valuable?

I like that I can remove local admin privileges from developers.

What needs improvement?

It only has limited support for Mac.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

In version 7.3 there were driver compatibility issues with other security applications, but they were resolved very quickly by support.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The BeyondInsight appliance environment is not as flexible as it should be in some designs. But overall, it’s a well-designed product.

How is

StarTseng
Consultant
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What do you think of BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management?

How has it helped my organization?

Simplifies server access without password distribution.

What is most valuable?

Password management, as it is a core function; passwords are a frequent hacking point.

What needs improvement?

All products have room to improve. I would like to see support for many more systems, such as AS400.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not had a chance to scale out.

How is customer service and technical support?

My support has come from the sales engineering team, not the support team, and I would rate the support at nine out of 10.

How was the initial setup?

For a production…
Real User
Identity and Governance Access Lead
Jul 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The features related to application elevate is amazing. It helped the company to remove almost all admin local users.

How has it helped my organization?

There are severals application that all users needed to have local admin configured to work. After the powerbroker implementation, all users with this privilege were… more »

What needs improvement?

Reports to the end user.

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

I'm sure everyone should have the cluster environment, which means more expensive, anyway, cheaper than the other solutions.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

No.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, CyberArk, CA.
Vendor
Sr Platform Engineer at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 31 2017

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… more »

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… more »

What needs improvement?

Improve the ActiveX rule for websites.

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

Price seems to be a little on the higher side.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn’t use any previous solutions.

What other advice do I have?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Avecto.
Consultant
Information Security & PreSales Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 30 2016

What is most valuable?

The main areas of focus of BeyondTrust products is Privileged Access Management. Along with it, they've also bundled the PAM solutions with a Vulnerability Management solution. We all know Retina… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We implemented the BeyondTrust suite of products as part of our initial evaluation and continued to use the product because we liked it very much. We distribute security solutions to our customers, so… more »

What needs improvement?

I'm of the thought that the best products in the market have room for improvement, always, and so is the case with this product as well. I have always submitted the improvements / bugs list to the… more »

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

Compared to its competitors, BeyondTrust software is way too cheap and offers many more features and functionality at the base price point. Licensing is simple and based on either number of users or… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I wasn't using any similar solution previously.

What other advice do I have?

Security, as always, should be taken care of in a layered approach. BeyondTrust products take care of the containment of the breach with its PAM suite of solutions, as well as reducing the attack… more »

What is BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management?

BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management enables organizations to mitigate attacks by removing excess privileges on Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux and networked devices. Remove excessive end user privileges and control applications on Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux, and networked devices without hindering end-user productivity.

Key Solutions Include:

-ENTERPRISE PASSWORD SECURITY

Discover, manage and monitor all privileged accounts and SSH keys, secure privileged assets, and report on all privileged account activity in a single solution.

-ENDPOINT LEAST PRIVILEGE

Enforce least privilege across all Windows and Mac endpoints, gain visibility into target system vulnerabilities, and control access to privileged applications without disrupting user productivity or compromising security.

-SERVER PRIVILEGE MANAGEMENT

Gain control and visibility over Unix, Linux and Windows server user activity without sharing the root or administrator account.

-A SINGLE PLATFORM FOR MANAGEMENT, POLICY, REPORTING AND THREAT ANALYTICS

Utilize a single solution to manage PAM policies and deployment, understand vulnerability and threat analytics, and provide reporting to multiple stakeholders and complementary security systems.

Learn more at https://www.beyondtrust.com/privilege-management

Also known as
BeyondTrust PowerBroker, PowerBroker, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Windows, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Mac, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Linux, BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management for Unix
BeyondTrust Endpoint Privilege Management customers

Aera Energy LLC, Care New England, James Madison University

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