Local Admin free, this is the product
June 22, 2017

Local Admin free, this is the product

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BeyondTrust PowerBroker

We have used PBW for several years now and have been overall pleased with the results. Our primary goal to rid users of needing local admin has been solved. Disclaimer: To be fair, we didn't take too much time to first compare with other vendors, but being that I personally had experience with the product, we landed right away on BT.

Only issues we have run into revolve around either crafting specific rules for applications that are tricky to write for. Also,new versions of the product or a new (Microsoft & MAC) OS, you need to be very careful to check for compatibility, as it's a kernel-mode filter driver! Their support have been quite helpful.
  • Solved our primary goal to rid users of needing local admin
  • Their support have been quite helpful
  • Better communication to customers on new release compatibility
  • Crowd-sourced rule logic for specific applications would be nice (I hear underway)
  • Technical support processes could be a bit improved
  • No user has local admin on their device, significantly lowering one's security attack surface.
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n/a as we skipped doing a compare
Goal of removal of local admin rights will be solved. Initial application rule logic a bit tough to get going, but sales engineering team are very helpful with this. Then, ongoing maintenance, other than worrying about new releases, should go smoothly without adding too much on-site support complexity. Best to keep app rule logic as simple as possible.