Monday, October 30, 2006

LogMeIn Launches Hamachi Zero Configuration VPN

LogMeIn announced the release of a zero configuration, instant virtual private network (VPN) service that gives network administrators and support professionals the ability to quickly provide remote users the connectivity and services traditionally available only on a corporate network or through traditional VPNs.

LogMeIn Hamachi -- already in use on more than five million machines during the beta program -- requires no firewall or router reconfiguration, and delivers a VPN connection over a direct, secure peer-to-peer link.

The company said its Hamachi provides users (remote employees, branch offices, consultants, even customers) access to traditional network resources such as intranets and shared folders as well as support and diagnostic tools.

LogMeIn Hamachi will be available in both a free and premium version. The premium service -- which begins at $39 per seat per year, with volume discounts available -- includes the ability to run Hamachi as a service, advanced network management controls, performance enhancements and additional network capacity (16 vs. 256).