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LogMeIn - is their free service any good?

Posted by ClifNotes, Aug 2008, permalink Misc. Networking Tools


I have been interested in these free services that let you use your work computer at home. Naturally, the IT guys at work might frown on my tests when they see all the traffic on the network. Fortunately, there are people out there that either don't have IT guys watching their every move, or they have permission.


One of the bloggers at Download.com seems to like this free service from LogMeIn.com.


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Quote from the website

LogMeIn Free functions so well it makes an excellent case for ditching the VPN entirely. I installed the program on my work computer before I left San Francisco, created an account at the LogMeIn Web site and then logged out, leaving the machine on but in standby mode. The next step was installing the LogMeIn client on my laptop. Once I arrived in Massachusetts, I hit a coffee shop with a reliable Internet connection, and fired up Firefox. The LogMeIn client runs at start-up, an essential feature for the computer you want to use remotely. It also uses 256-bit SSL encryption, dual authentication for the application and the remote computer, and RSA SecureID, which assuaged my security concerns.

read the rest of the article at the Download Blog