LogMeIn Debuts AppGuru Application Management Platform
AppGuru offers a way for IT pros to gain visibility into employee use of cloud apps, set group or individual policies and centralize user management.Cloud security and management specialist LogMeIn debuted AppGuru, a cloud app management offering designed to help companies secure employee-introduced applications and IT professionals reclaim control of today's consumerized IT environments. AppGuru offers a way for IT pros to gain visibility into employee use of cloud apps, set group or individual policies, and centralize user management across a broad, growing catalog of applications, as the bring-your-own-application (BYOA) trend continues to evolve. The platform offers support for hundreds of applications, including the ability to detect employee use of apps such as Basecamp, Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Apps, join.me, Office 365, SugarSync, Trello, and others. "For our SMB IT customer base, 'Shadow IT' and BYOA are forcing them to rethink the ways they approach device, application and data management. When you consider the fact that the majority of cloud apps are being used without the knowledge of IT, we see this trend as one of the most significant challenges facing IT today," Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn, said in a statement. "Our goal with AppGuru is to give our IT customers complete visibility into and control over their environment in ways that embrace the inherent realities of employee-introduced technology."
AppGuru's monitoring capabilities reveal what apps are being used on a company's network, by whom and on which devices. Pricing starts at $29 per managed user per year.