WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 12, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today unveiled a significant new release of LogMeIn Central, the company's web-based management console, to help IT professionals and power users better access and manage tens, hundreds or thousands of computers across distributed work environments. The new release introduces end-to-end automation for remote management, expanding LogMeIn's remote access product line and enabling the simultaneous distribution of software and files to Internet connected computers.
Headlining the Central release is a new feature called One2Many, which allows users to automate administrative tasks, including the ability to:
- Install, update or remove software on remote machines
- Run scripts, batch updates and remote commands across multiple computers simultaneously
- Distribute files, updates and patches to specific computers
- Update registry settings or create custom packages for more advanced management
Designed for Distributed Work Environments
LogMeIn Central gives IT professionals and power users the ability to centrally manage computers -- deploy software, manage user access, inventory computer hardware and software, set up in-depth alerting and reporting -- with or without on-LAN or VPN connectivity. Central works in conjunction with computers running LogMeIn Free or LogMeIn Pro, the free and premium versions of LogMeIn's flagship remote access product.
More than 4,000 participants, including Managed Service Providers (MSPs), outsourced IT consultants and internal IT departments, participated in the beta program for the new LogMeIn Central, and directly helped to shape the new features. Among them was CTI Solutions, a Kansas City-based VAR who uses LogMeIn Central to push out software to laptops and netbooks at kiosks in more than 300 stores across the country on behalf of a top national wireless provider.
"LogMeIn Central has long provided a simple yet robust means of managing the off network computers typical of distributed retail and franchise environments," said Scott Redding, Director of Technology and Development for CTI Solutions. "The new One2Many really takes the solution up a notch, allowing us to rapidly update dozens of devices with a push of a button. The productivity gains have been immediate and have freed up our resources to tackle other pressing jobs."
Another beta tester was Rally Appraisal, LLC, an Iowa-based professional appraisal and real estate consulting business with operations in Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska.
"A mobile, off-site workforce is an inherent IT challenge in our business, and makes pushing regular, timely software updates close to impossible," said Mark Stoube, IT Manager at Rally Appraisal. "The ability to manage and push simultaneous updates to multiple off-LAN computers makes Central a potential game changer for us. We expect it to significantly increase the value IT can deliver to employees."
"The latest release of LogMeIn Central significantly extends the range of our remote access product line to incorporate IT automation and remote management," said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn's vice president, Access & Management. "Our users clearly communicated the value and time savings that can be achieved through IT automation, and this release is a direct result of their input and feedback."
Pricing and availability
The updated LogMeIn Central is immediately available and is priced at $299 per year, supporting an unlimited number of users and instances of LogMeIn Free. It is available as a free update to existing LogMeIn Central customers. The new Central One2Many capabilities work in conjunction with LogMeIn Pro2 for Windows. A free trial 30-day trial of LogMeIn Central is available on LogMeIn's website.
About LogMeIn, Inc.
LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) makes it easy to control and access remote devices — desktops, laptops, point-of-sale systems, medical devices, smartphones and more — from any internet-connected computer, including an iPad™, iPhone®, Android device or in-dash computer of the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. Over 9.7 million active users have connected more than 100 million devices using LogMeIn for business productivity, personal mobility and IT support. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and the UK.
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