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LogMeIn Previews AppGuru, New Offering to Help IT Pros Embrace Cloud Apps in the Workplace



LogMeIn Previews AppGuru, New Offering to Help IT Pros Embrace Cloud Apps in
the Workplace

New Identity-as-a-Service Approach for Provisioning, Managing Users of
Business and Employee-Introduced Cloud Apps

BOSTON, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Innovation District -- LogMeIn,
Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced a preview of AppGuru, the company's new
product specifically designed to help IT professionals embrace, secure and
manage the rapid influx of business and employee-introduced cloud applications
in the workplace – apps that have been adopted with little or no IT
involvement. Built to help IT pros redefine their strategic role in today's
cloud-centric work environment, AppGuru's identity-as-a-service (IDaaS)
features are designed to centralize the management of users in the cloud,
thereby easing the onboarding and off-boarding of employees, while providing a
single tool for setting and enforcing policies for business and personal
productivity cloud apps. As a result, IT pros can encourage and even empower
the widespread use of such apps, while mitigating potential inherent data loss
and compliance risks.          

As business applications move to the cloud and new, employee-introduced cloud
apps take hold in the workplace, the nature of and need for identity
management is changing. A December 2012 study conducted by Edge Strategies on
the bring-your-own-app (BYOA) trend found nearly 70% of companies reported
active use of employee-introduced cloud apps at work. According to the
findings, only 22 percent of IT pros indicate they are fully prepared to
handle BYOA and 43 percent are concerned with the lack of control over these
apps. In addition, SaaS enterprise apps (e.g. Salesforce.com), are often
controlled by line-of-business owners, thus putting traditional IT tasks such
as provisioning and policy control in the hands of business users outside the
IT department. 

AppGuru is aimed at addressing the management challenges caused by this new
dynamic by introducing an approach to cloud based identity management – or
IDaaS – that centralizes management and control while providing an alternative
to the disparate, ad-hoc and often error prone process of procuring,
configuring and deploying cloud applications into a business environment. 

"The feedback we have received from our IT customers is consistent: Today's IT
pro isn't looking to impede the use of employee-introduced technology, and
they fully appreciate the benefits of the cloud. The challenge many of them
are facing is, as their role shifts into one of expert advisor and partner to
the business, traditional approaches to user management, provisioning and
security are often ill-suited for these new dynamics," said Michael Simon, CEO
of LogMeIn. "AppGuru is designed to help these IT professionals embrace the
new app centric world, and redefine their role as business partner in a
cloud-enabled workplace."

AppGuru aims to help IT pros address:

  * Time consuming application management: A centralized console provides an
    easier way to manage multiple cloud apps than with dozens of
    application-specific admin tools
  * Creating and managing identities in the cloud: Creating new users,
    importing existing users from current cloud apps, and leveraging existing
    Active Directory services to provision users, onboard them, and as needed,
    off-board employees across all cloud apps under management
  * The challenge of managing cloud app licenses: A catalog of apps simplifies
    subscription management in a single, unified interface
  * Data privacy, compliance, and security risks: Granular policy enforcement
    to control app-level security and customization settings
  * The complexity of traditional policy management tools: Simple policy
    creation and customization across apps to address varying requirements
    across the organization   

The preview of AppGuru gives IT pros the ability to manage LogMeIn's popular
collaboration apps, join.me and Cubby, as well as 3^rd party cloud offerings
like Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 through a single, centralized
tool. LogMeIn plans to rollout support for dozens of today's most popular
cloud apps in the coming weeks and months.

Once out of beta, LogMeIn plans to offer AppGuru both as a standalone cloud
app management solution, as well as an integrated component of new enterprise
versions of Cubby, LogMeIn's cloud file sync and share app, and join.me,
LogMeIn's online meeting and collaboration app. 

Those interested in the AppGuru preview can request an invite via the AppGuru
site. Preview versions of the Enterprise editions of Cubby and join.me are
also available.

About LogMeIn, Inc.

LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) transforms the way people work and live through secure
connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their
digital world. The company's cloud services free millions of people to work
from anywhere, empower IT professionals to securely embrace the modern
cloud-centric workplace, give companies new ways to reach and support today's
connected customer, and help businesses bring the next generation of connected
products to market. 

LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston's Innovation District with offices in
Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK.

CONTACT: Craig VerColen
         LogMeIn
         +1-781-897-0696
         press@logmein.com

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