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So the rumors were true! As reported earlier this week by us, P2P based VPN provider, Hamachi has been snapped up by LogMeIn, a Woburn, Mass.-based remote connectivity company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hamachi has about three million beta users, and the […]

So the rumors were true! As reported earlier this week by us, P2P based VPN provider, Hamachi has been snapped up by LogMeIn, a Woburn, Mass.-based remote connectivity company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hamachi has about three million beta users, and the company claims it is adding 400,000 computers a month. Wow, those are Skype like numbers. We are pretty sure they did not get Skype-like dollars. Our review should explain why people love the product. User beware, says our good friend, Ken Camp.

…..the technical side of this service establishes a VPN tunnal via a gateway server on Cocos Island. If this service were to ever embrace port hopping technology like Skype-uses, you’d have a peer to peer link established from your corporate network to foreign soil. This is problematic for many businesses….

Given that LogMeIn.com is in the business of selling to large corporations, they are going to do the right thing, and make the service corporate-happy.

  1. Om,

    Thanks for the kind note about my observations and investigation into Hamachi. Phoneboy Dameon Welch-Abernathy and I have had some interesting conversation about it.

    Note: Wish you’d been at Andy A’s birthday dinner this evening. I ‘m in Santa Clara for the VoIP Developer Conference and had hoped we might connect in person. I look forward to that one of these days soon.
    /kac

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  2. User beware, Ken Camp has no idea what he is talking about.

    Hamachi does not establish tunnels via gateways. .cc domains are owned by VeriSign, not Cocos Island. Check your facts.

    Horazio

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  3. Now Hamachine became really popular among the LAN games playing crowd. No need to connect to Blizzard’s Battle.net or similar services. Will these gamers pay up?

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  4. I love both these companies and I think this is a really smart move on their parts, but the best part of all of this is the announcement on the Hamachi forums that there’s no plan to start charging. Hooray!

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  5. They would be able to add another 100,000 users once Steve Gibson finishes and published his VPN Guide on GRC.COM / Security Now…

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  6. Forgot to add that I’ve been a freebiw LogMeIn user for some time and it’s really quite rock solid. Add in the bells and whistles and security from Hamachi and I think we ahve a WINNER !!!!

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  7. Maybe they’ll develop a cocoa version?

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  8. I love Hamachi. Up till today, the software has kept up with its promise to maintain security and privacy among its users. I hope the take-over by the new company carries on with the policy.

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  10. I believe Ken’s ‘review’ was thoroughly debunked over 4 months ago- see the comments on his site. He promised a follow-up but so far there hasn’t been word of it, or any other clues as to where Ken got all the strange information from.

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