LogMeIn Unveils New Ways to Manage Workplace Access for Employee iPads, iPhones

By Ed Silverstein July 27, 2011

LogMeIn has unveiled a new service that lets organizations manage access to its computers and data from personal devices, such as the iPad and iPhone.

Organizations can manage what is being accessed, by whom, and from what device, the company explained. A preview of the new service is being offered, with more widespread availability expected soon, the company said.

The new service is now limited to iOS devices but a service for desktop computers and Android operating systems is being developed, the company adds.

“This service represents a key step forward in LogMeIn’s mobile innovation,” Andrew Burton, LogMeIn vice president of Access and Management, said in a company statement. “By combining the benefits of LogMeIn Ignition with visibility and control over how employees access their applications and data, organizations can expand the benefits of mobility to all their users, whether individuals bring their own iPads to the workplace or the iPads are provided to them.”   

LogMeIn says it can remotely wipe out stored credentials if devices are lost or stolen. The service can also control which files can be transferred from remote computers to individual mobile devices. In addition, it can enroll either individually-owned or IT department-provided iOS devices into an organization’s mobile inventory.

It can also permit individual-owned iOS devices to provide remote access to an organization’s company computers, apps and files. And it can remotely manage access rights and permissions.

LogMeIn offers cloud-based remote access and support to connect computers, smartphones, Android OS tablets, iPads, and digital displays, the company said.

In addition, TechZone360 reported earlier this year that LogMeIn’s free screen-sharing service, join.me, has added new iPad and iPhone capabilities to streamline connections with mobile colleagues and customers. The join.me mobile viewer iOS app features a new VoIP option, TechZone360 added.

Almost 12 million users employ LogMeIn to connect over 100 million devices, the company added.

LogMeIn has offices in Woburn, Mass., with other offices in Australia, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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Ed Silverstein is a TechZone360 contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

TechZone360 Contributor

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