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Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Central

How many people can say that they assisted their Chairman of the Board remotely while they were in their corporate jet at 42,000 feet? Wait I was in a commercial airliner at 39,000 feet and still was able to log on to his laptop and assist him with a problem.
Rich Platt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a perfect solution for the developer who needs to run a few virtual machines for development and testing purposes. It can also work very well in cases where a large complex virtual environment and advanced storage is not required. In general, it requires a host OS, so it will not function quite like a true headless virtual server. Don't expect it to become your solution to replace a bunch of servers with a massive, redundant, automated virtual environment. That's not what it is for.
David Currier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

LogMeIn Central
8.1
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Screen sharing
LogMeIn Central
8.6
Oracle VM VirtualBox
File transfer
LogMeIn Central
8.9
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Instant message
LogMeIn Central
8.0
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
LogMeIn Central
8.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
LogMeIn Central
6.0
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Over-the-Internet remote session
LogMeIn Central
9.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Initiate remote control from mobile
LogMeIn Central
8.7
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Remote management of servers & workstations
LogMeIn Central
9.4
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Remote Active Directory® management
LogMeIn Central
5.8
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Centralized management dashboard
LogMeIn Central
8.8
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Session record
LogMeIn Central
8.5
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Annotations
LogMeIn Central
7.5
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Monitoring and Alerts
LogMeIn Central
6.9
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Multi-platform remote control
LogMeIn Central
8.9
Oracle VM VirtualBox

Server Virtualization

LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.2
Management console
LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.6
Live virtual machine backup
LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.8
Live virtual machine migration
LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.1
Hypervisor-level security
LogMeIn Central
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.4

Pros

LogMeIn Central

  • LogMeIn Central excels at accessing computers remotely. I can blank the remote screen for privacy which is useful when you have to access sensitive data and you don't want the person on the other end to see it.
  • LogMeIn Central with remote desktop also allows you to lock the keyboard and mouse to prevent the remote user from accidentally clicking on things while I work with their computer. I use this feature a lot.
  • LogMeIn Central also has this neat feature to access a files on a remote computer without ever using remote desktop. You can send large files to the remote computer or retrieve them without stopping the remote user from getting their work done.
Jesse Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • Can spin up multiple VMs on a host-only network that speak to each other and allow for interesting test environments spun up at will.
  • Cross-platform functionality allows me to run it on my Linux Desktop and know that tutorials I make with it could be approached by someone on a Windows or Mac OSX system. Hyper-V is limited to Windows, and VMware Workstation requires a license (VMware Player is free, but is not open-source and is more limited in comparison to VirtualBox).
  • If you are testing tools like Vagrant and Test-Kitchen, VirtualBox often seems to have the highest amount of support and documentation when it comes to compatibility (though, many people do use Hyper-V or VMware Workstation without issues).
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogMeIn Central

  • One feature I have found to be a bit confusing is the One2Many. I have yet to take advantage of its features.
  • On several occasions when using the LogMeIn Client to access a computer we have run into issues with printers not being available once connected but disconnecting and or rebooting always seems to fix the problem.
  • Another feature I have found to be confusing to set up is the Alerts feature. I have yet to use this due to the complexity of setting it up.
Jesse Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • The memory footprint is high, and requires above 8 GB of memory to run an Ubuntu VM smoothly (considering developing inside ubuntu OS inside a MacBook Pro).
  • Some known issues with OVF/OVA images import/export. We had the issue of some sections in OVF being ignored (especially Startup and Install sections).
  • Some intermittent issues when mounting external hard drives and trying to access them from within the running VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central 6.4
Based on 1 answer
What I dont like is when I run out of licenses that the only way to get more is to buy large amounts. this is very frustrating and as a small business I need to watch how much i am spending. smaller license packs would be better
Chris Barton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I give this rating because virtual box is inexpensive but there is another product such as vm ware that can also be used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central 8.9
Based on 50 answers
There is a learning curve to using the many features available in Central. If you are just using it to remote into machines then it is fairly simple, but if you want to use it for updates, alerts, file sharing and many other options then join the Webinars to see how they are done and if they will benefit you and your company.
Chris Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Easy and quick to use. Runs at sufficient speed even with 5/6 VMs running, and can handle a bridged network with ease. Easy to disassociate from the host to ensure the environment built within VB is quarantined should anything happen, meaning no risk to physical hardware.Quick to pick up. Quick to add new machines. Cloning feature very quick and comprehensive. I've never had a VM crash or freeze.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central 9.2
Based on 50 answers
LogMeIn has great SLAs and excellent uptime. In the past 8 years I can only remember 1 or 2 times that the system has been down. Those times it was down, it was only down for a few minutes and the service was quickly restored. It is always available and works when you need it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

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Support Rating

LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central 8.6
Based on 2 answers
The rare times we had to contact support, they were timely and always were able to resolve our issue
Virginia Grey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle have a very fast response rate and a strong user community. One can geet help from many sources if they choose to research for themselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LogMeIn Central

LogMeIn Central 8.2
Based on 2 answers
its quick and easy
Chris Barton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We really enjoy using virtual box. We do not require to buy expensive hardware but instead we can minimize costs and maximize profits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LogMeIn Central

ScreenConnect is much more resource heavy. If you're not using the cloud version that is. ScreenConnect is easier to install on other computers and doesn't require a local admin to run. There are just as many features to both programs. ScreenConnect is a lot more expensive, but our employees would much rather use Logmein central. Put IT staff prefers ScreenConnect. Both do very well, but I personally enjoy ScreenConneft because it's faster for a person in IT.
Leonard Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

There are a lot of Pro's to using VmWare in an enterprise environment like a management console, deployment via templates and so on. But in terms of ROI, extreme ease of use, availability and customization VirtualBox wins the race for personal use but faces extreme competition in enterprises. Again, personally I would recommend VirtualBox to anyone out there looking for a good, friendly and free host virtualization application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogMeIn Central

  • Saves time - we can quickly get onto a computer with issues - provided it's online.
  • Remote wake up - MOST of the time, we are able to remotely wake computers using LogMeIn. It doesn't always work, but what does? This is big for a number of reasons. First, if we need to perform evening maintenance on a PC and the user has neglected to leave the computer on for us, or it has gone to sleep, we can wake the computer and continue our work. Second - LMI has helped us recover a stolen laptop. Due to the culprit not wiping the computer, LogMeIn was still on it, and we were able to wake the unit, remote in, and get the computer's location.
  • Less hand holding - we have techs in the field who simply install their package and forget it. This gives us immediate access to the PCs if necessary.
Michael Metalios | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle VM VirtualBox

  • One positive impact it has had is cost savings, as there is no cost for running the software. There are many other commercial offerings that can get costly, and even some that the licensing has to renew every year/couple of years, but not so with VirtualBox. This can be run without any of those restrictions.
  • Another positive impact it has had is with regards to working well in a production environment, where there are a number of different OS platforms. It has managed these quite well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LogMeIn Central

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle VM VirtualBox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Central
8.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Central
6.4
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.5

Usability

LogMeIn Central
8.9
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0

Reliability and Availability

LogMeIn Central
9.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox

Support Rating

LogMeIn Central
8.6
Oracle VM VirtualBox
7.0

Implementation Rating

LogMeIn Central
8.2
Oracle VM VirtualBox
8.0

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