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LogMeIn, Inc.
TypePublic
Traded asNASDAQLOGM
IndustryComputer software
FoundedBudapest, Hungary, 2003
HeadquartersWoburn, Massachusetts, USA
Key peopleMichael Simon (CEO)
Márton Anka (CTO)
ProductsLogMeIn Free
LogMeIn Pro
LogMeIn Central
LogMeIn Rescue
LogMeIn Ignition
LogMeIn Hamachi
LogMeIn Backup
join.me
RemotelyAnywhere
Cubby
Revenue~$140 million (2012)[1]
Employees415
Websitesecure.LogMeIn.com
 
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LogMeIn, Inc.
TypePublic
Traded asNASDAQLOGM
IndustryComputer software
FoundedBudapest, Hungary, 2003
HeadquartersWoburn, Massachusetts, USA
Key peopleMichael Simon (CEO)
Márton Anka (CTO)
ProductsLogMeIn Free
LogMeIn Pro
LogMeIn Central
LogMeIn Rescue
LogMeIn Ignition
LogMeIn Hamachi
LogMeIn Backup
join.me
RemotelyAnywhere
Cubby
Revenue~$140 million (2012)[1]
Employees415
Websitesecure.LogMeIn.com

LogMeIn, Inc. is a public company that provides software as a service-based remote connectivity, collaboration, and support solutions to businesses and consumers.[2]

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Products

Technology

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.[4]

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[5]. Failing that it falls back to requiring Java in order to run a Java program,[6] and failing that it falls back to "a screen-shot-based HTML remote control".[7] 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.[4][8][9]

LogMeIn, Inc. holds US Patent 7,558,862 Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a computer with peer-to-peer command and data transfer.[10]

Company history

LogMeIn 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.[11][12] Anka's work for Uproar allegedly laid the foundation for his RemotelyAnywhere application, which later evolved into LogMeIn after 3am Labs incorporated.[11]

3am Labs acquired the Hamachi VPN product.[13]

LogMeIn, Inc. changed its name from 3am Labs in 2006.[14]

Tridia sued LogMeIn, Inc. for patent infringement in January 2008.[15][16]

LogMeIn, Inc. completed an IPO in 2009. Trading of LogMeIn, Inc. shares on the NASDAQ Global Market commenced on July 1, 2009.[17]

LogMeIn, Inc. acquires Bold Software, LLC in 2012.[18][19]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.marketwatch.com/story/logmein-announces-second-quarter-2012-results-2012-07-25
  2. ^ http://biz.yahoo.com/e/110228/logm10-k.html
  3. ^ Perez, Sarah (17 December 2012). "LogMeIn’s Dropbox Competitor Cubby Reveals Pricing; Stays Competitive At $7 Per Month For 100 GB". Tech Crunch. http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/17/logmeins-dropbox-competitor-cubby-reveals-pricing-stays-competitive-at-7-per-month-for-100-gb/. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b LogMeIn, An In-Depth Look, Whitepaper
  5. ^ "The LogMeIn plugin for Chrome (Windows) is here!". http://b.logme.in/2013/01/30/the-logmein-plugin-for-chrome-windows-is-here/. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  6. ^ "Install the LogMeIn plug-in for Firefox". https://secure.logmein.com/US/connect_mozilla.asp?dothis=install. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  7. ^ "FireFox 3.5 Logmein plugin reports no ActiveX or Java controls installed. Defaulting to HTML view.". http://community.logmein.com/t5/Free-Pro-User-to-User-Support/FireFox-3-5-Logmein-plugin-reports-no-ActiveX-or-Java-controls/m-p/29115. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  8. ^ http://www.news.com/Software-maker-targets-remote-access-market/2100-1012_3-5338700.html Software maker targets remote access market
  9. ^ http://www.thesspa.com/sspanews/_06Dec/article2.asp SSPA Recognized Innovators: Fall 2006
  10. ^ United States Patent: 7558862
  11. ^ a b Soule, Alexander (2004-09-20). "Budapest startup, 90 jobs coming to Woburn". http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2004/09/20/story4.html.
  12. ^ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/02/07/vivendi_buys_uproar_games_site/
  13. ^ https://secure.logmein.com/corp/pressrelease.asp?id=49 LogMeIn acquires instant VPN creator
  14. ^ https://secure.logmein.com/corp/pressrelease.asp?id=39 Article mentions LogMeIn name change
  15. ^ http://sec.edgar-online.com/2008/03/07/0000950135-08-001656/Section22.asp LOGMEIN, INC. Securities Registration Statement (S-1/A) regarding patent case
  16. ^ http://coby.nixon.googlepages.com/TridiaComplaint.pdf Tridia patent complaint and demand for jury trial
  17. ^ "SEC Form 10-K". December 31, 2010. http://secfilings.nasdaq.com/edgar_conv_html%2f2011%2f02%2f28%2f0000950123-11-019803.html#FIS_BUSINESS.
  18. ^ https://investor.logmein.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=637782
  19. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/09/logmein-acquires-web-chat-company-bold-software-for-16-5-m/

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