Solid tool for daily use
Updated March 21, 2022

Solid tool for daily use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

We're using ARM to manage our Active Directory and File services. In addition too that we periodically need our users to reevaluate the access permissions on their resources, especially team leaders or managers. It is our main tool to make changes in the AD (all fileserver permissions are managed by security groups in the AD). One important feature is the documentation of who made what. We must make annual reports about our work and this documentation to a public institution.
  • Manage Active Directory Users and Groups
  • User creation using templates and automation
  • Documentation of changes
  • You cannot create organizational units in the AD with it.
  • Automation and templates need knowledge of JSON and are not intuitive.
  • Deleted folders cannot automatically delete from recertification as well.
  • It made [the] administrator's daily work more comfortable.
  • It is now possible to document all changes we make.
  • It gives our users the possibility to control their resources more easily.
While the CatTools are used mainly by a colleague of mine, DameWare is only used periodically and definitely not on a daily base. We chose ARM (when we bought it, it was called 8Man) because it had a good and well fitting set of features for a reasonable price. In addition to that, we could quite easily configure some features for our needs. Other products didn't get even close to this feature list for this price.

Do you think SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)'s feature set?

Yes

Did SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) again?

Yes

It [SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)] is well suited for small to medium sized companies who want to enhance and ease up their daily work. As well as it is suited for organized structures, it has its problems with very complex environments. For example, if you are working with direct and multiple permissions instead of having more granular group based permissions.