SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

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SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)


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...
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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

  • Supported: Active Directory Monitoring
  • Supported: Auditing of Windows File Share
  • Supported: Monitoring of Microsoft Exchange
  • Supported: SharePoint access monitoring and management
  • Supported: User Provisioning and Management
  • Supported: User Permissions Analysis
  • Supported: Custom Report Generation
  • Supported: Self-service Permissions Portal

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Screenshot of Active Directory graphical analysisScreenshot of Create userScreenshot of Exchange Distribution Group propertiesScreenshot of File server permissions analysisScreenshot of Screenshot of Report configurationScreenshot of Resource view

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Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows Server
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • It is a pain for users to now have to go through a process
  • Data owners aren't always available in a small company which makes urgent requests difficult.
  • The reconciliation is great at cleaning up privileges for users who shouldn't have them.
We looked at Okta, Sailpoint, and some others but they were cost prohibitive and we needed to slap something together quickly and these required a lot of planning before implementation. Planning is a good thing and would certainly have helped but I wasn't given the option of moving the launch date. Given those constraints, this was really the only option.
SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD), CyberArk Privileged Account Security, Veeam Backup & Replication
  • Price
All the others we reviewed cost over 100k and required months of time for implementation. We needed something cheap that we could get running in a short window of time.
They are end users requesting permissions
Windows admin
  • Audit requirements
  • Reconciliation of permissions at regular intervals
  • Ability to search for entitlements with descriptions
  • None I can think of
  • None I can think of
It is in place and working. No time or money to consider anything else.
More time and someone with experience with such software
  • Implemented in-house
Change management was a major issue with the implementation
  • Non AD accounts
  • Understanding the documentation that was written when it was 8man
It was my first exposure to this type of product and I wasn’t given the time to figure out how best to implement it. I would say get a plan together of what you are tying to accomplish first.
  • no training
As it was a new acquisition when we purchased it there was no training to speak of. I wouldn’t recommend what we did going in blind.
To limited for non AD permissions
Get some training, even online videos
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
Some - we have added small pieces of custom code
Custom code was needed for Non AD permissions
Not sure. I suspect not considering the slow responses.
A bug with search was introduced in last build. It has been 4 months an it hasn’t been resolved. Took nearly two weeks for a response that it had been broken.
I honestly wish I could.
Very slow response times and sometimes I found the solution and ended up sharing it with support.
  • Selecting entitlements
  • Adding entitlements that are Active Directory integrated
  • Creating workflows
  • Any nonAD entitlements
  • Reconciliation now works but several data owners need lots of help
  • Entitlement search option has been broken in the latest release so users need to scroll though hundreds of entitlements to find the one they are requesting.
End user experience is much better than administration
No experience with this
On occasion the server will need to be restarted to get things running again.
Satisfactory performance
  • None
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Bitbucket
Only integrates with AD based permissions, not nonAD permissions
Seems very difficult requiring good programming knowledge.
Make sure you have access to someone who can program.
When a sale is on the line things generally go smoothly
Average support
Take your time and don’t be in a rush
Upgrade went smoothly but search broke in the current release. A big deal for end users.
  • None
  • Search will work again
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
  • Overall positive. I have used ARM to develop our active directory permissions and group assignments to be used in a new domain for the company.
Selected Solarwinds arm because we were already heavily invested in Solarwinds products. The brand speaks volumes and ARM did not disappoint. It has performed as expected and been a useful tool in preparing reports for auditors.
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server, SolarWinds Security Event Manager (SEM), SolarWinds Serv-U, SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM), SolarWinds AppOptics, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN), SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
The single most important factor was likely prior experience with the product. The company I currently worked for experienced a major outage resulting in an abundance of meetings where one of the CAPAs was to implement a monitoring solution for files to track in detail and alert on certain thresholds. I recommended ARM because having implemented and utilized when the product was first acquired from 8MAN and management was comfortable knowing there was a resource familiar with the product which reduced time to production and allowed for business and auditing needs to be met.
IT Compliance
Systems Engineers
Systems engineer with prior ARM experience. Also, the one that supports our Solarwinds environment.
  • Auditing
  • Reporting
  • Alerting
  • None
  • We need to have additional people to develop the product. One systems engineer wearing multiple hats really prevents ARM from what it could and should be.
Everything said earlier.
Experience with ARM
  • Implemented in-house
Change management was a major issue with the implementation
People want things but don’t want to change the process they perform.
  • None
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