LogMeIn Previews Application Management Platform AppGuru
Granular policy enforcement allows IT admins to control app-level security and customization settings.Remote connectivity, collaboration, and support solutions provider LogMeIn announced a preview release of AppGuru, a product designed to help IT professionals secure and manage the influx of business and employee-introduced cloud applications in the workplace. The preview of AppGuru gives IT pros the ability to manage LogMeIn's collaboration apps, join.me and Cubby, as well as third party cloud offerings like Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 through a single, centralized tool. LogMeIn said it plans to roll out support for dozens of cloud apps in the coming weeks and months. AppGuru aims to help IT pros address application management through a centralized console, which provides an easier way to manage multiple cloud apps than with dozens of application-specific admin tools. The platform also allows users to create and manage identities in the cloud. IT pros can also create new users, import existing users from current cloud apps, and leverage existing Active Directory services to provision users, onboard them, and as needed, off-board employees across all cloud apps under management. In addition, granular policy enforcement allows IT admins to control app-level security and customization settings, and simplified policy creation and customization across apps helps address varying requirements across the organization.
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. Users interested in the AppGuru preview can request an invite through the AppGuru site. A company release noted preview versions of the enterprise editions of Cubby and join.me are also available.