Best IAM tool on a budget for SMB
December 21, 2020

Best IAM tool on a budget for SMB

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

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
  • 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.

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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.