LogMeIn Simplifies Patch Management for Windows

Macworld Australia Staff
27 July, 2011
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Press Release

New Windows Update Capabilities for Internet Connected Computers Now Available in LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn Central Products

Sydney, Australia, July 26, 2011 – IT professionals can now use LogMeIn to keep remote Windows-based computers up to date and secure.  Part of a new release to LogMeIn, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: LOGM) remote access and management product lines, LogMeIn Pro and LogMeIn Central, the new patch management capabilities give users an end-to-end way to identify, select and apply one or more available updates, and install those updates over the Internet. As a result, IT managers, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and IT consultants can update all of their employees and clients computers – regardless of location – in a timely, prioritised, and secure manner.

Additional information is available at LogMeIn’s product blog.

LogMeIn’s new Windows patch management features are designed to let IT professionals and other power users:

  • Support Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 updates
  • Securely schedule and manage updates to off-LAN computers using LogMeIn’s cloud-based connectivity platform
  • Easily and simultaneously manage Windows Updates on multiple computers to keep systems up-to-date and secure
  • Automatically push updates to multiple systems at the same time
  • Individually select which Microsoft updates to apply
  • Check for Windows Updates at the click of a button
  • Instantly view Update status of remote computers
  • Work with Windows Update or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

“Our client environments consist of desktops, laptops and servers running multiple flavours of Windows.  Add in home and satellite offices, and suddenly the manual and already time consuming process for applying Windows updates can become cumbersome and the potential risks associated with ‘unpatched’ computers can increase,” said Larry Velez, CTO, Sinu, a NY-based managed service provider (MSP) that uses LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro and was a beta tester for the new patch management capabilities.  “The new Central and Pro capabilities introduce a quick, reliable way to fix security vulnerabilities, address potential bugs, and improve performance and stability on our client machines through a managed and automated deployment of key updates.”

“Today’s businesses are balancing centralised IT management with increasingly decentralised and distributed workforces.  And that’s adding to the inherent challenges and increasing complexity around how IT professionals test, prioritise, and manage Windows updates,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn’s vice president, Access & Management. “By bringing together remote access and management with patch management, we are now providing our users with a simple, yet effective means of keeping remote computers secure and up to date.”

Pricing and availability
New versions of LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro featuring the patch management capabilities are immediately available at https://secure.logmein.com/au/.

LogMeIn Central is priced at $376 AU per year, supporting an unlimited number of users and instances of LogMeIn Pro.  LogMeIn Pro is priced at $87.90 AU per year.  The new capabilities are available as a free update to existing LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro customers.  Free 30-day trials of LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro are available on LogMeIn’s website.

Supporting materials

Additional details about the new patch management capabilities: http://B.LogMe.In

Video demonstration of the new capabilities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWv4bHa9608

Product details about LogMeIn Pro, LogMeIn’s simple and secure remote access software: https://secure.logmein.com/AU/products/pro/

Product details about LogMeIn Central, LogMeIn’s remote management offering: https://secure.logmein.com/AU/products/central/

LogMeIn Central automation announcement: https://investor.LogMeIn.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=517498

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) provides cloud-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ and Android™ tablets, and digital displays. Designed for consumers, mobile professionals and IT organisations, LogMeIn’s solutions empower nearly 12 million users to connect more than 100 million devices. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, Japan, and the Netherlands, and the UK.

LogMeIn is a registered trademark of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries. iPad, iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple, Inc. and Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. in the US and other countries around the world.

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