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Cubby Enterprise adds Active Directory support, remote data wipe, higher storage allotment and other IT-friendly perks.

Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn.
photo: LogMeIn

LogMeIn, which threw its hat into the file-sync-and-store business with Cubby two years ago, is launching a new enterprise version of the service. Previously, Boston-based LogMeIn offered Free and Pro versions, with lesser storage limits.

The product, one of many vying to be the Dropbox equivalent for businesses, integrates with Active Directory — table stakes for such products — and more perks for IT administrators, including domain-based administration and the ability to remotely wipe data from lost or stolen devices.

In a statement, LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon (pictured above) said the company is able to combine the ease-of-use required by consumers accustomed to Dropbox, with administrative management capabilities required by IT.

“The consistent refrain we hear from our more than 100,000 SMB IT customers is that today’s file sync and share solutions fall into two camps: complex, managed offerings built for IT but loathed by employees, or consumer-grade offerings that win over employees but fall far too short on security and control.”

cubbypriceThe service starts at $39.99 per month for five users — $479.88 per year prepaid annually — for 1TB of storage.

Giving business users an easy way to store and access their data — and share and sync files securely — is a potentially huge market, but one that’s being contested by a dozen or more vendors — Accellion, Box, Dropbox itself, Egnyte and ownCloud, as well as eMicrosoft and Google, which see cloud-based storage, file and sync as add-ons to their other productivity tools. LogMeIn’s strength lies in its large customer base of small and mid-sized companies and its experience providing a consumery look and feel.

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  1. this is a market that can only get bigger, there being so many players and new entrants, it’s a question of security first, i assume, and this company has a nice product if it can actually wipe stolen discs, i assume, they must have a technology, that forces the user= to update the product and product key regularly, can it be applied to the charging for content over mobile phones, interesting

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    1. Google Drive has also made the market more interesting by lowering their prices. More competition means better over all use for consumers. Interesting times in this sector.

      Thanks for the read Barb

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      1. it’s good to keep in touch, and i suppose whoever does the simple stuff well, usually keeps the customer

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