PolicyPak enhances BeyondTrust PowerBroker for Windows

If you’re working toward a “least privilege” solution, then you’ve likely investigated BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Desktops Windows Edition (formerly Privilege Manager). The goal is simple: have your users run as Standard Users, and stop running with Administrator privileges, and have BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker elevate the application and operating system only when needed.

It’s a great plan: you are more secure with a privilege management tool like BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Desktops Windows Edition (formerly Privilege Manager) because you’ve made the commitment to run users with Standard User rights instead of with Administrative rights. Excellent!

But that plan is missing something. A big something.

Standard Users can still misconfigure and damage the operating system and Control Panel, key applications (Flash, Acrobat, Java), or any other business applications you’ve provided them.

Here’s the video to show you how BeyondTrust PowerBroker and PolicyPak can work together to truly lock down and secure Windows:


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Getting a “Least Privilege desktop” is great. But it simply doesn’t solve the big problems left after you transition to Standard User rights:

  • How are you able to guarantee key application and operating system settings for users?
  • How can you prevent users from messing up their apps?
  • How can you ensure users won’t work around your important security and operating system settings?
  • How can you re-apply key application and operating systems settings when users are disconnected from the network?

A “Least Privilege” solution doesn’t solve these issues.

Only PolicyPak does.

Users of BeyondTrust PowerBroker Desktops Windows Edition (formerly Privilege Manager) will feel right at home with PolicyPak: both use Group Policy as the delivery for the settings, both use a Group Policy Client-side-extension and both use a GPMC snap-in.

PolicyPak prevents users from manipulating important settings, but also quietly reapplies misconfigured settings if a user or application happens to work around them.

In short, PolicyPak enhances your BeyondTrust investment. And PolicyPak protects your users from themselves.

PolicyPak was designed by Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz – who “wrote the book” on Group Policy, runs GPanswers.com, and lives and breathes Group Policy and enterprise software deployments and desktop lockdown.

If you’re ready to go deeper with your desktop security, we’re here for you. Click Download or Webinar on the right for a free trial of PolicyPak.