LogMeIn

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LogMeIn, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQLOGM
Industry Computer software
Founded Budapest, Hungary, 2003
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Key people Michael Simon (CEO)
Márton Anka (CTO)
Products Cloud-based SaaS
Revenue ~$140 million (2012)[1]
Employees 575 (end of 2012)
Website secure.LogMeIn.com

LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQLOGM) was founded in 2003 and now is based in Boston, Massachusetts, marketing on cloud-based SaaS services like remote connectivity, collaboration between multi-devices, and support solutions to businesses and consumers in the new mobile workplace.[2]

Products[edit]

The company provides four kinds of services, namely Access and Collaboration services, Customer Care services and Remote Monitoring and Management services. The products include:

  • LogMeIn Free – no-charge remote access software. Limited to 10 computers [3] Terminated as of 21 January 2014 [4]
  • LogMeIn Pro – subscription-based remote access and administration software
  • LogMeIn Centralweb application for remotely managing LogMeIn host software and VPN connectivity services
  • LogMeIn Rescue – remote support (help desk) web application
  • LogMeIn Ignition – software for facilitating access to computers running LogMeIn host software from Windows, iOS, or Android devices
  • LogMeIn Hamachi – network virtualization service
  • LogMeIn Backup – remote backup software
  • join.me – meeting and online collaboration software
  • RemotelyAnywhereremote access and administration software
  • Xively - web-based service built to manage the world's real-time data
  • Cubby - a cloud file and folder hosting service offering both shared and private cloud offerings.[5]
  • BoldChat - a premier live chat and click-to-call customer service solution used by thousands of retail, financial services, manufacturing, software, and telecommunications organizations

Technology[edit]

LogMeIn remote access products use a proprietary remote desktop protocol that is transmitted via SSL. An SSL certificate is created for each remote desktop and is used to cryptographically secure communications between the remote desktop and the accessing computer.[6]

Users access remote desktops using either the LogMeIn Ignition stand-alone application or a web portal. The web portal requires either an ActiveX plugin for Internet Explorer, or an extension for Firefox (the LogMeIn plug-in for Firefox), or an extension for Safari (the LogMeIn plug-in for Safari), or a plugin for Google Chrome.[7] Failing that it falls back to requiring Java in order to run a Java program,[8] and failing that it falls back to "a screen-shot-based HTML remote control".[9] The web portal also provides status information for the remote computers and, optionally, remote computer management functions.

The service connects the remote desktop and the local computer using SSL over TCP or UDP and utilizing NAT traversal techniques to achieve peer-to-peer connectivity when available.[6][10][11]

LogMeIn, Inc. holds US Patent 7,558,862 Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a computer with peer-to-peer command and data transfer.[12]

Company history[edit]

The company was formerly known as 3am Labs, Inc. before March 2006. As of December 31, 2012, the Company serves over 213 million Internet-enabled devices, like smartphones and tablets. There are five data centers operating in the company, four in the United States and one in Europe.[2]

The company's CEO Michael Simon and CTO Márton Anka collaborated at Uproar, an Internet game site eventually bought by Vivendi Universal at the height of the dot-com bubble.[13][14] Anka's work for Uproar allegedly laid the foundation for his RemotelyAnywhere application, which later evolved into LogMeIn after 3am Labs incorporated.[13]

3am Labs acquired the Hamachi VPN product.[15]

LogMeIn, Inc. changed its name from 3am Labs in 2006.[16]

Tridia sued LogMeIn, Inc. for patent infringement in January 2008.[17][18]

LogMeIn, Inc. completed an IPO in 2009. Trading of LogMeIn, Inc. shares on the NASDAQ Global Market commenced on July 1, 2009.[19]

In 2011, the company began a move into cloud services for the Internet of Things by acquiring the Xively service.[20] In May 2014, it added to this initiative by acquiring Ionia Corp., which specializes in integrating connected objects.[21]

LogMeIn, Inc. acquires Bold Software, LLC in 2012.[22][23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MarketWatch.com". MarketWatch.com. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Business Summary". 
  3. ^ "Important Changes to LogMeIn Free". 4 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Log Me In Free Changes". Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Perez, Sarah (17 December 2012). "LogMeIn’s Dropbox Competitor Cubby Reveals Pricing; Stays Competitive At $7 Per Month For 100 GB". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b LogMeIn, An In-Depth Look, Whitepaper
  7. ^ "The LogMeIn plugin for Chrome (Windows) is here!". Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Install the LogMeIn plug-in for Firefox". Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  9. ^ "FireFox 3.5 Logmein plugin reports no ActiveX or Java controls installed. Defaulting to HTML view.". Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  10. ^ Software maker targets remote access market
  11. ^ SSPA Recognized Innovators: Fall 2006
  12. ^ United States Patent: 7558862
  13. ^ a b Soule, Alexander (2004-09-20). "Budapest startup, 90 jobs coming to Woburn". 
  14. ^ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/02/07/vivendi_buys_uproar_games_site/
  15. ^ https://secure.logmein.com/corp/pressrelease.asp?id=49 LogMeIn acquires instant VPN creator[dead link]
  16. ^ https://secure.logmein.com/corp/pressrelease.asp?id=39 Article mentions LogMeIn name change
  17. ^ http://sec.edgar-online.com/2008/03/07/0000950135-08-001656/Section22.asp LOGMEIN, INC. Securities Registration Statement (S-1/A) regarding patent case
  18. ^ Tridia patent complaint and demand for jury trial
  19. ^ "SEC Form 10-K". December 31, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Pachube just got some rocket fuel!". 19 July 2011. 
  21. ^ Alspach, Kyle (2014-05-06). "LogMeIn acquires Boston ‘Internet of Things’ firm for $12 million". BetaBoston. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  22. ^ "LogMeIn LogMeIn Acquires Bold Software | LogMeIn". Investor.logmein.com. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  23. ^ "LogMeIn Acquires Web Chat Company Bold Software For $16.5 M". TechCrunch. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 

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