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Remote Utilities Blog

LogMeIn® Central vs. Remote Utilities

Since LogMeIn® made changes to its LogMeIn Central pricing, we have been receiving a lot of inquires. Users want to know how Remote Utilities compares to LogMeIn Central, and if it’s a good replacement.

No two products are identical – every product on the market has its pros, cons and target audience. The purpose of this post is to give you an idea of what to expect from Remote Utilities.

Note, however, that this is not a complete comparison. We highly recommend sending us an email so that we can give you personalized answers to your specific questions.

Disclaimer: In no way do we imply the superiority of one product over the other. All information used in this post was gathered from public sources, namely the official websites of both products. Usoris Systems LLC, the manufacturer of Remote Utilities and the owner of this website and blog, does NOT guarantee that this information is complete or accurate and disclaims all responsibility for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising out of the use or misuse of the information contained herein. If you find any mistakes in product descriptions or pricing please contact us at info@usoris.com .

The Basics

LogMeIn Central is currently available in three subscription plans – Basic, Plus and Premier. The number of available features grows from Basic to Premier. To put it very simply, Remote Utilities offers roughly the same features as the LogMeIn Central Plus plan.

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Version 6.0 is here

Remote Utilities 6.0 has been released. You can download it on the Download page.

To learn about new features and improvements in version 6.0, see the Version History page. We encourage you to share your suggestions and post bug reports on our technical support forum or contact us via the support tickets.

Thank you for your loyalty and support!

5 Things you Need to Know about Phone Support Scams

Hello and welcome! Today I’m going to write about phone support scams – phone calls from people who pretend to be representatives of big-name firms like Microsoft or Facebook. These calls originate from various countries, including the U.S., and there are things you should be aware of to avoid falling victim to scammers.



There are two main types of scam:

- Paid Technical Support. The caller attempts to persuade you to pay for “technical support” or “malware removal/cleanup” services that you do not need or even buy software that is available elsewhere for free. This type of scam does not necessarily include installing malware on your PC, but it may include installing remote access software for “analyzing and troubleshooting issues” that, according to scammers, your computer might have.

- Unauthorized remote access to your computer. When the caller tries to persuade you to install remote access software and grant them access credentials in an attempt to steal information, such as your credit card data, from your computer.

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Mobile update for iOS and Android

It has been a while since we updated our mobile version. During this time we have been accumulating your requests and implemented the most important features.

Here’s what’s new in the latest mobile client release:

1. Updated start screen. The new selector/menu allows you to not only choose a specific remote PC but also immediately access its connection properties.

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How to Use OpenPGP to Encrypt Your Email Messages and Files in the Cloud

This is a guest post by Henry Chow.

Putting up your sensitive data on cloud storage could possibly give you heebie-jeebies. A good dose of cryptography, however, is sufficient to provide you the much needed peace of mind. Implementation of open-source Pretty Good Privacy (OpenPGP) is considered as the gold standard of online encryption, and when used properly, it has the capability to even thwart the likes of NSA. Read along to find out more!


Popular encryption solutions like DiskCryptor and BitLocker do not have the potential to secure files or emails in the cloud. But the industrial strength of OpenPGP encryption can not only secure the delivery of files, but also provide verification about who create and send a message using the digital signing process.

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Importance of Network Support for Computer Network Security

This is a guest post by Ronnie Custer

The existence of any organization is definitely on the computer networks it holds. Today, not even a single organization could be found without computers in them. Each and every bit of work is done on computers. The man power is almost taken by computers now and one should be very careful about Network Support for Computer Network Security. Network Support in fact is the main thing in Computer Network Security.Monitoring, troubleshooting;fixing and helping the systems up and running everything is part of network security. At the same time, Computer Network Security is a field of computer science, which deals with securing an enterprise's infrastructure from bad guys such as hackers, malwares, virus etc.


In any organization, employees mainly do their work either with the use of their personal or official computers. Computers are inter-connected within computer networks and the security of the data needs to be taken care more into consideration. At the end protection of any bit of data is critically important in any organization. Even though thieves and hackers can be caught easily, a strong network support is obviously required to secure the safety of data and documents. Today there are countless network support services available in every country and choosing the best among them is always a difficulty work. One should choose the best and apt network service providers, based on the nature, need and requirement of business.

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Feel a new mobile experience by Google Cloud Platform

With more than a billion people crazy about tablets and smartphones, there's a growing demand and a huge opportunity for mobile solutions. Users currently have at their disposal hundreds of thousands of apps, and for mobile developers to succeed, it is vital to come up with engaging, compelling and connected user experiences. This requires a necessity for services or backed components to feed the app with pertinent data, consent to interactions between users, and offer push notifications.



By using the Google Cloud Platform one can easily create a backend for their mobile solutions. You could easily decide to start small and hope to eventually get many users or you may already benefit from a sturdy customer base that you'd like to serve via a brand new mobile experience. Either way, there are smart ways you can use to develop a backend that can live up to everyone's expectations and meet the demand. Leverage the Google infrastructure; focus on implementing your app's scenarios, and stop worrying about trivial things such as load balancing or managing machines. Classic demands for compelling mobile experiences consist of:

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Connecting Cloud Computing to an Agile Business Model

How does your business meet the constantly changing needs of your customers? If you have a plan in place to respond quickly and change the way you do business to meet new developments in the marketplace, you have what is known as an agile business model. Agile businesses have a leg up on the competition because they can get customers what they want faster, no matter how their needs change. Cloud computing can play a role in this model, and here's how.


The Essentials of an Agile Enterprise

Before we go any further, it's important to note what the essentials of an agile enterprise are. An agile business keeps tabs on all essential operations and compares them to the industry standards as they develop. It also examines trends so it can effectively predict troubles that might be coming up in the future. The goal behind all of this analysis is to make a predictive business model that can adjust to any issues as necessary. For example, a book publisher with an agile business model would keep tabs on publishing trends, sales comparisons between eBooks and traditional formats, and the price of paper. When something changes such as paper costs increasing, they are already well-situated to handle it.

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Using your Company’s Website to Enhance your Remote Network

Are you getting everything you can out of your company’s website? Many people make the mistake of assuming that if they or their business don’t specialize in marketing or communications, they don’t need to worry about what their website looks like. In truth, your company’s website is not only a powerful communication tool that can connect you to customers, but it is also a way to help employees enhance the utility of the business’s remote network.


What’s on your Website?

The first step in analyzing additional uses for your company’s website is to take a look at what you have up right now. Did you go fully interactive, with lots of information for potential customers, or do you just have a single home page with your business hours and relevant contact information? The latter is fairly common with smaller companies, but it’s a good idea to take some time to add a layer of depth to your content, even if it’s only a few blog entries or some advice articles. When it comes to boosting the utility of your business network, it also helps to have a section available to employees. This should be placed in an out of the way area of the website so casual customers don’t stumble upon it.

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When a Computer Virus Infects a Remote Network

What happens when, no matter how careful you are, a large-scale virus hits your network? Computer security is one of the most important things you can focus on in any business, but even the best security can get compromised. Just as important as knowing how to prevent computer viruses is knowing what you can do when your network becomes infected. With remote networking, where many different devices can be affected, this becomes even more important.


Unique Challenges Facing Remote Networks

The difference in handling a virus between a normal business network and a remote network is the fact that there are many other devices and connections to think about. If you allow employees to network using their own devices, some of them might not be under your control at all. This means that even if you manage to purge the virus fr om your network, you still have to account for the possibility that it might be lurking on a remote machine, ready to re-infect your business. If your business is small enough, you can work around this problem by asking all users to bring their devices in to make sure they are clean. If that isn’t possible, you’ll need to consider other workarounds to make sure you’re safe.

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Brazilian Portuguese version and website

Remote Utilities is now available in Brazilian Portuguese. Visit the Brazilian website.