LogMeIn: Fairly Priced or Too Costly?

LogMeIn: Fairly Priced or Too Costly?
Laura
BY: Laura
Posted: July 23, 2019

LogMeIn is a well-known provider of cloud-based remote desktop tools. It offers its customers an array of different products but is perhaps best known for LogMeIn Pro, a subscription-based remote access and admin software

While used primarily for accessing PCs remotely, LogMeIn Pro comes bundled with LastPass premium, a solution for secure password storage. To help you decide whether this extra is worth the added cost, we’ve broken down LogMeIn’s pricing below. 

Different LogMeIn Pricing Options

Features Individuals Power Users Small Businesses Small Businesses (25) Small Businesses (50)
Remote access 2 computers 5 computers 10 computers 25 computers 50 computers
Users Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Zero-knowledge security model Y Y Y Y Y
Remote printing Y Y Y Y Y
1TB file storage Y Y Y Y Y
Multi-monitor display Y Y Y Y Y
LastPass Premium License 1 3 5 10 25

The Best Price Option

What’s great about LogMeIn Pro is that the core features remain pretty much the same as you jump from one plan to the next. 

As such, the best price option for you depends on your individual needs or the size of your business. 

The more expensive the plan, the more PCs you can access and the higher the number of LastPass premium licenses you receive. 

Option 1: Pro for Individuals

At $349.99 a year, LogMeIn’s Pro for Individuals gets you remote access to 2 computers and the option to share this access with as many users as you want. 

This plan also covers multi-monitor display, remote printing, and 1TB file storage, core features found in every LogMeIn Pro plan. 

In addition, every subscriber receives 1 free license to LastPass Premium, which, when purchased separately, costs $36 a year. 

LastPass Premium gives you access to unlimited password storage, 1 gigabyte of encrypted data backup, and priority tech support. 

Furthermore, LastPass Premium syncs your devices, generates and monitors your passwords, and allows you to give emergency access to your loved ones.

Pros

  • 14-day free trial
  • 256-bit AES encryption 
  • Seamless integration 
  • Cross-platform access 

Cons

  • Time-consuming to install 
  • Hard to navigate
  • Expensive for personal use

Option 2: Pro for Power Users

By upgrading to LogMeIn’s Pro for Power Users ($839.99 a year), you gain access to up to 5 computers.

You also get 3 free licenses to LastPass Premium, which would cost you $108 a year under normal circumstances. 

Aside from that, this plan is identical to the Pro for Individuals subscription. 

Pros

  • Variety of login techniques
  • 24/7 phone support

Cons

  • Costly
  • Requires strong internet connection 

Option 3: Pro for Small Businesses

The name says it all. LogMeIn’s Pro for Small Businesses ($1,539.99 a year) is ideal for small teams. It allows you and an unlimited number of users to access up to 10 PCs

In addition to LogMeIn’s Pro core features, this version also gets you 5 free licenses to LastPass Premium, which would set you back an additional $180 a year if you were to acquire them separately.

Pros

  • Easily scalable 
  • Impressive security measures 

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Poor performance on Mac

Option 4: Pro 25 for Small Businesses

If you want to access more than 10 computers, LogMeIn’s Pro 25 for Small Businesses is the plan you’re after. It costs $3,499.99 a year but gives you remote access to up to 25 computers.

Apart from gaining immediate access to the previously discussed core features, you also automatically receive 10 free LastPass premium licenses (the equivalent of $360 a year). 

Pro 25 for Small Business doesn’t appear under LogMeIn’s “Pricing” tab. Instead, you’ll need to click on the green “Buy Now” button at the top of the page which will bring you to a list of all available plans. 

Pros

  • Easy to reboot when needed
  • IP address lockout after too many incorrect login attempts

Cons

  • Pricey compared to other remote access providers 
  • Lag time delays 

Option 5: Pro 50 for Small Businesses

Because Pro 50 for Small Businesses ($6,999.99 a year) allows you to access up to 50 computers, it’s the perfect solution for medium-sized teams. 

On top of the core features, you get 25 LastPass premium licenses, saving you $900 a year. 

Similarly to Pro 25 for Small Business, Pro 50 for Small Business is also strangely absent from LogMeIn’s Pricing tab. Click on the “Buy Now” button to see a list of all LogMeIn’s Pro available subscriptions. You’ll find this plan right at the very bottom. 

Pros

  • Access to an offsite IT tech team
  • User activity auditing and monitoring 

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Subscription renews automatically 

It’s difficult to compare LogMeIn Pro with its competitors. 

While other remote access tools, such as Splashtop and Teamviewer, are much more affordable (the latter even offers a free version for personal users), they don’t come with a free password manager plan. 

Free vs. Paid PMs

Each LogMeIn Pro plan gets you a LastPass premium subscription. That’s incredibly handy if you’re planning on getting a password manager anyway. 

As mentioned previously, LastPass premium is a paid plan. It normally comes in at $36 a year and is well worth every cent. 

In addition to giving its users access to basic password management features and priority customer support, LastPass premium also offers exclusive add-ons such as emergency access and multi-factor authentication for added security. 

Conversely, LastPass free lacks these advanced features, putting your confidential information at risk. 

Take the emergency access feature as an example. If you opted for the free plan, no one but you would be able to access your credentials and other important documents in case of a crisis. But imagine if you weren’t in a position to log onto your account! 

Because LastPass uses AES 256-bit encryption, customer support wouldn’t be able to help you in this regard either. 

Bottom Line

LogMeIn Pricing is pretty steep, but then again, it isn’t necessarily a password management system. While every subscription comes with a free LastPass premium account, the service itself is about accessing your work PC wherever you might be, not saving your passwords. 

If you’re looking exclusively for a password manager, LogMeIn isn’t the best option for you. You’d be wise to choose another service, such as 1Password, Dashlane, or even LastPass (owned by LogMeIn) instead. On the other hand, if you want to combine remote access with password storage, LogMeIn Pro should be your first choice.