ARM - A tale about Ransomware and Dataowner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 29, 2019

ARM - A tale about Ransomware and Dataowner

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Access Rights Manager

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
  • Significantly cut administration time of Permissions on file server
  • Being able to prove who has made changes helped us out a lot
  • No negatives yet
Nothing to describe here. We only use it for File server Permissions and reports. No automated process was wanted by our Management
We had a User open a Ransomeware Virus and slowly reports of Programs not working startED to come in. With the Reports we managed to find the user who changed the files and stop his PC. After isolating his computer we continuously scanned the fileserver with reports of changes and managed to keep the encryption of files at a minumum and as the report shows where files have been encrypted, restore was quick.
As described before, we cut our workload with permission changes significantly
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.