SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Reviews

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December 21, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Access Rights Manager [(ARM)] across the entire organization. It was primarily put in place to meet audit requirements when granting access to AD groups, file shares and onboarding or offboarding user accounts. We also just began to use the reconciliation feature as it is now available for AD groups.
  • Very good integration with Active Directory
  • Tracking changes made in Active Directory
  • Approvals for access to different group memberships
  • Helps us to improve our processes
  • The emails generated could be improved, a little HTML or RTF goes a long way to readability
  • The UI was designed by a coder, would be better to have some usability testing done.
  • Better integration with non AD applications
I believe Solarwinds [Access Rights Manager (ARM)] is best designed for SMB. We looked at the leaders in Identity Access Management and were quoted big numbers and long timelines. We needed to have something up a running in a couple months without breaking the bank. This fit the bill and met most of the audit requests.
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July 17, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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ARM is being used by our IT department mainly for auditing of Active Directory, file server permissions, and Exchange mailbox access. ARM has allowed for visualization of permissions that allow users access to specific resources. Being able to visualize the permissions and access through a single view has been helpful for internal auditing and maintenance purposes. We are currently in the process of developing the custom JSON scripts to allow for one-click provisioning of users.
  • Auditing is simplified for user permissions and access to corporate resources. The flow diagrams show which group is granting access.
  • Provisioning if user accounts is simplified and standardized along with easy detection of scope creep.
  • Developing of a self service password reset portal would make ARM even more critical to our infrastructure.
Auditing of ad permissions, exchange permissions, simple provisions of end user accounts and mangement if users as they move from department to department within the company.
We are in the process of developing this portion of access rights manager, but preliminary testing shows there is a high probability of the impact being undeniable.
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February 19, 2019
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have multiple domains which can be challenging and time-consuming, especially as we have a large staff base of roughly 1500 users. Its currently mainly being used by the service desk team to administer, report and also provide automation against AD accounts and objects. With such a large user base and multiple domains, it was easy to lose track of changes being made with a large amount of IT staff having access to make changes. ARM negates that and also provides a level of automation to assist the service desk.
  • Alerts for access and changes to Windows file servers
  • Automation
  • Reporting aspects
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Audit changes to active directory and group policy
  • The GUI can be misleading at times in terms of what you're actually looking for
  • Cumbersome in some places
If you have a large user base then this is a great tool and companion if you own other SolarWinds products, with the holy grail of a single pane of glass. It's quite young in its life, so we can expect a lot more from SolarWinds in the future in terms of development. If you have a small organization, then a lighter weight tool is probably better suited.
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April 29, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Only admins in IT use it. We manage the Dataowner and the Permissions they wanna give to their Users. With ARM we have completely restructured our main File Server and then have redone all of the Permissions based on what the Dataowner wants. We work closely with the Dataowner to make sure everything is set up as they want it.
  • Easy to use, drag and drop, permission change with every change made logged
  • Generating automated Reports for Dataowners to review
  • Log all activity on the File server in case of Breaches or Viruses
  • Design - the old 8Man design was more friendly
  • I miss to option to create custom "Who has access here" reports. My Dataowners dont need to know where users have List rights
Best suited: It is best suited for companies who don't want to worry too much about access rights. The initial workload may be huge, based on the current rights situation in your company, but after setting everything up the time to change or review permissions has dropped drastically. Not suited: If you want to specify permissions on a Folder and have them overwritten each time someone makes a change, ARM is not the product for you.
Nothing to describe here. We only use it for File server Permissions and reports. No automated process was wanted by our Management
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March 19, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Easy to use and to manage your Microsoft AD environment, FileRights, and AD Objects and Exchange. Perfect to track your AD changes and GPDR. We have been using it for three years now. Perfect German support.
  • File Access Rights
  • Reporting
  • Exchange reporting
  • Data owners grant access rights to files and folders.
  • Data owners manage group membership.
  • Data owner management (reports from data owner changes).
  • Exchange access reports
  • Recertification overview for admins (which was not recertified until now).
  • More webinars needed to get all the function and to get more out of the product.
Perfect for a Microsoft AD environment.
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March 19, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds Access Rights Manager is used by our IT department for the quarterly access reviews for audit purposes. We managed to shave hours off the process of generating the report of who has access to what, and now we can even schedule it—pure automation. That was the main reason for the purchase decision, and now we are using it to see who did what and more.
  • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager is easy to set up and configure. We had the first report generated in a few hours.
  • The automated feature for the reports is great. We just set it and forget it and now the reports get emailed on schedule.
  • One thing I'd like to see is more customization within the reports. Company branding and colors as well as individual items to include or exclude.
It's well suited to do what we purchased it to do. It is filling a very specific need at a fraction of the cost of our prior solution.
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What is SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)?

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) is designed to assist IT and security admins to quickly and easily provision, deprovision, manage and audit user access rights to systems, data, and files.

By analyzing user authorizations and access permission you get visualization of who has access to what and when they accessed it.

Demonstrate compliance with most regulatory requirements with customized reports.

Provision and deprovision users using role-specific templates to help assure conformity of access privilege delegation in alignment with security policies.

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Features

Has featureActive Directory Monitoring
Has featureAuditing of Windows File Share
Has featureMonitoring of Microsoft Exchange
Has featureSharePoint access monitoring and management
Has featureUser Provisioning and Management
Has featureUser Permissions Analysis
Has featureCustom Report Generation
Has featureSelf-service Permissions Portal

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SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Competitors

Tenfold, Flexera AdminStudio, Netwrix Auditor, Centrify, ManageEngine, Sailpoint, Varonis

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Windows Server
Mobile Application:No