Frequent readers of this site know that we love free tools. Now a Belgian Citrix consulting partner called BrainSys has released a free Terminal Server and Citrix management suite called “BrsSuite.” BrsSuite is two things: (1) A database-based profile and user environment management product, and (2) an application lockdown tool that can be used to restrict what users can run.
The BrsSuite profile management component lets you graphically configure different things for different users (printers, shares, etc.) and stores the configuration in a centralized SQL database. This tool competes against triCerat’s Simplify Profiles, Managed Profiles, Jumping Profiles, Vistorm’s Profile Manager, Appsense’s Environment Manager, and of course the free Flex Profile Kit.
The BrsSuite application lockdown tool competes against triCerat’s Simplify Lockdown, Appsense’s Application Manager, and Windows 2003’s software restriction policies.
So why is BrainSys giving this suite away for free? This is because BrainSys is a consulting company, not a product company. Much like the free solutions from other consulting companies (like Login Consultants or visionapp), BrainSys wants to share their work with the community to help increase awareness of their company and to give a little bit back to the greater good.
Why not test it out and share your experience below?