LogMeIn Buys Hamachi

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.