Top-Rated IT Management Apps for Remote Asset Monitoring

The workforce has changed, and having the ability to work from anywhere has become the new norm. However, this increase in flexibility has led to an increase in theft or loss of IT assets, so ensuring IT professionals stay ahead of these threats is more important than ever before.

GetApp, a Gartner company,  put together the top-rated IT management apps for remote asset monitoring that allows IT professionals to stay ahead of these threats and have more control over their technology assets.

According to user reviews, LogMeIn Central was rated 4.5 out of 5.0, followed by ConnectWise Automate (4.2) and Kaseya VSA (4.0). Pulseway was rated 4.8, and Jamf Pro was rated 4.7 out of 5.0.

Utilizing IT management tools ensures IT professionals keep their companies and employees operational and secure. These solutions offer remote monitoring and control capabilities to help IT professionals track, manage, and protect all technology assets – from anywhere.

LogMeIn Central users particularly liked the following:

  • Reviewers are happy with the wide array of customization options and features provided by LogMeIn Central.
  • Users say that LogMeIn Central’s mobile access capabilities are reliable and make it easy to connect.
  • According to users, LogMeIn Central offers reliable features and is easy-to-use, even if you have to manage 200+ systems remotely.

Explore the article to view what users liked and disliked about each solution here: https://lab.getapp.com/best-it-management-apps-for-remote-monitoring/

 

         

Central as a Platform is Live

Today, we’re excited to announce a new packaging structure is live for Central, giving our customers more freedom and flexibility to get exactly what they need out of our product. This new structure allows us to position Central as a platform and further expand as a more robust endpoint management solution with the ability to build on future modules based on our customers’ needs.

At Central, we know IT professionals wear a lot of hats, so we’re focused on ensuring our customers get the functionality they need to increase productivity, automate routine IT tasks, and optimize their resource allocation. Central’s new modules allow incoming new customers to prioritize what matters most and get the functionality they need out of their endpoint management solution.

Incoming new customers have the option to purchase our new Base package which has robust functionality and add-on one, two, or all three core functionality modules (Security, Automation, Insight) based on their needs and priorities.

To learn more, please visit: logmein.com/central 

         

Reliability is Crucial for Remote Monitoring and Endpoint Management

We know that IT professionals simply don’t have time for down-time, so ensuring all software solutions are running and work as they should is absolutely critical. LogMeIn Central recently surveyed IT professionals to learn what they consider to be most important in a Remote Monitoring and Endpoint Management solution, and the results were exactly as expected! We confirmed that reliability (works every time) and responsiveness (low latency) are most important, and our customers rate having a very good to excellent experience with us. LogMeIn Central consistently achieves better than 99.99% system up-time, so we’re proud to continue to offer the best-in-class unattended remote access in the market and ensure our software simply works, always.

         

LogMeIn Central Named a Leader for Endpoint Management Software

Based on G2 Crowd’s unbiased user reviews, LogMeIn Central has been named a leader for Endpoint Management software! G2 Crowd pulls in customer satisfaction data from real user reviews to determine each vendor’s satisfaction score and more than 15 data points from G2 Crowd’s user reviews, publicly available information, and third-party sources to determine each vendor’s market presence score.

LogMeIn Central is proud to have the following accolades highlighted:

  • Leader for Endpoint Management software
  • Top Momentum Leader for Endpoint Management software
  • #1 Easiest To Use solution

To learn more, visit: https://www.g2crowd.com/categories/endpoint-management  

G2 Crowd, a real-time and unbiased user review site empowers business buying decisions by highlighting the voice of the customer.

Their review platform leverages more than 400,000 independent and authenticated user reviews read by more than 1.5 million buyers each month. G2 Crowd’s model brings transparency to B2B buying—changing the way decisions are made.

         

Evaluating Endpoint Management Solutions? This Buyer’s Guide Can Help

We know IT teams wear a lot of hats and that there are numerous solutions available to enhance endpoint infrastructure security and increase productivity. Researching and selecting the right endpoint management solution can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a practical guide for the time and resource-constrained IT professional to facilitate the search.

Download this guide to uncover:

  • The critical need for comprehensive endpoint management
  • 10 key questions to shape your search
  • Must-have features and capabilities
  • The value your solution should deliver
  • How LogMeIn Central can help

Download Here

         

Upcoming Live Webinar with LogMeIn’s CTO

From our latest research report, Uncovering the Harsh Realities of Endpoint Management, we invite you to join our live webinar and Q&A session on August 1st at 11AM with LogMeIn’s Chief Technology Officer, Sandor Palfy, and Director of Product Marketing, Rachael Stockton. We’ll be diving into specific trends in the technology space and what it all means to you as an IT professional.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attend this webinar to learn:
  • How endpoint management has evolved and why having a comprehensive endpoint management solution is no longer a nice-to-have but rather an absolute necessity.
  • Market trends and business threats driving the need to change our approach from reactive to proactive to keep our organizations secure.
  • How to implement proactive measures to manage and project your endpoint infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7459720592977017346?source=blog

Sandor has over 18 years of experience in the technology and development sector – if you have any questions for him about the endpoint management landscape, email them to us, and we’ll try to cover them during the session!
         

Uncovering the Harsh Realities of Endpoint Management

The workplace is evolving, and cybersecurity concerns and the risk of security breaches are higher than ever. According to the Ponemon Institute, 54% of companies experienced one or more successful attacks that compromised data and/or IT infrastructure in 2018, proving that the majority of today’s organizations are struggling to secure their endpoints. For many, endpoint security risk has become unmanageable, and companies are paying a prohibitive cost for each successful attack – $5 million for a large organization or an average of $301 per employee.

From the biggest ransomware attack in history (WannaCry) to two security vulnerabilities that put nearly all operating systems and computers at risk (Spectre and Meltdown), IT professionals are on high alert to improve their security measures, but many are struggling to determine how to implement proactive measures to manage and protect all endpoints from cyber-attacks.

In our latest research study, we surveyed 1,000 IT professionals across North America and Europe about the security landscape and uncovered market trends and business threats driving the need to make endpoint management a top priority. We revealed current tactics and proactive measures IT professionals can take to better protect their organizations from breaches.

To learn more, check out the infographic below, and download the full report here:

 

         

Solving for a Lack of IT Visibility & Control

Technology is a double-edged sword for IT. On one hand, it makes life easier with instant access to information, eliminates traditionally manual tasks, and allows us to better protect and manage the IT environment. On the other hand, it’s given a new life to rogue employees who can sign up for accounts and conduct business completely outside of IT’s line of sight and certainly out of their control.

You can’t protect what you can’t see. That is the elusive problem known as shadow IT. The challenge is gaining visibility into this hidden world, knowing the applications that are in use, and protecting company data without impacting the employee’s productivity.

This problem is largely based on the use of employee-introduced, non-sanctioned cloud apps. Last October, Ovum released research finding that 78% of IT executives say they do not control all the cloud apps their employees use for work, and a quarter say they only control half of the cloud apps being used through the organization.

With no oversight of these apps, there is little protection against the exposure of sensitive corporate data, with an unknown quantity of touch points and security behaviors outside the control of the IT team. Companies must put the right policies and technology in place to address password problems, without becoming the enemy of the employees.

Almost 68% of those surveyed by Ovum acknowledged that these open doors open the company to significant risk, whether that’s a phishing attack, ransomware, or social engineering attack. However, the challenge is how to address these risks without taking up even more time of the IT team’s already full plate.

How IT Can Take Back Control

While it can appear overwhelming to tackle the problem of shadow IT within your business, it doesn’t have to be. To help you approach this problem, we’ve provided three critical steps to get you started on taking back control of the apps and security of your organization:

  • Audit your employees’ cloud apps – As we said before, you can’t protect what you can’t see, and the first step to seeing all the apps in use is to ask. Do an audit of all the apps and tools that employees are using through a survey. Even if you don’t capture everything, you’ll learn about many of the tools in use and raise awareness with employees that IT needs to be in the loop as they bring in new apps. Once you have a clearer picture of your business’ app ecosystem, start to consider Single Sign-On and password management tools to give you management over those apps that give you visibility into usage and allow you to enforce policies that keep those accounts more secure.
  • Setup automated software updates – Don’t get caught with outdated software, which was the catalyst for the Equifax breach back in September 2017. This is an easy fix. Leverage endpoint management technology like LogMeIn Central, which enables you to pair the ability to push patch updates, with the ability to automate the process and setup alerts so a service is never outdated for long.
  • Require multi-factor authentication (MFA) – If you haven’t already, introduce your employees to multi-factor authentication. Start with your user directory, whether it’s Active Directory, Azure or G-Suite, and require employees to add this second layer of protection to the account. Once employees are comfortable with MFA on their email, they’ll be more comfortable adding it to other apps as well.
         

New LogMeIn Pro Status Page Now Live

 

Busy professionals rely on LogMeIn Pro to securely remote into their computers and get their work done from anywhere. Because reliable connectivity is a crucial aspect of remote access, we’ve built LogMeIn Pro with security being the most important design objective. Today, as a further commitment to our customers, we announce the launch of a new status page to keep you fully informed of our service status and historical up-time.

Visit http://status.logmeinaccess.com/ to view our status page that shows the current state of the LogMeIn Pro service. Powered by Atlassian’s monitoring  service https://www.statuspage.io/ our administrators and users have access to the #1 status and incident communication tool.

We’re committed to keeping your connections completely secure and reliable, and we’ll always keep you fully informed regarding any product incidents and updates. For real-time updates, be sure to subscribe to receive notifications via email, text or phone.