LastPass Joins the LogMeIn Family

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Update: October 9, 2015 @ 12:02 PM EST

Thank you for all the support we have received in response to our exciting news today. To address the concerns that some in our community have raised, I want to personally assure you that this is good news for our users.  First of all, we (LogMeIn/LastPass) have no plans to change our existing business model. Secondly, this acquisition provides us with access to resources that will enable us to innovate faster, as we continue to strive to deliver an even better product than the one you have come to know and love. It is also important to note that the current LastPass team is staying in place and remains committed to deliver on the promise of privacy, security and convenience that has been our mission since day one. I appreciate and am proud of the passion of our community, and we will continue to work hard to maintain your deep loyalty.

– Joe Siegrist

 

It’s a big day here at LastPass. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re joining LogMeIn. As one of the world’s leading SaaS companies, we can’t imagine a better team to align with our values and product-driven mission. With their experience in growing successful brands like join.me, we’re excited to join LogMeIn in delivering the next generation of identity and access management for individuals, teams and companies, with LastPass at the forefront.

When we started LastPass in 2008, we set out on a mission to provide a smart solution to the growing password problem. We aimed to build a product that helped people efficiently manage their passwords, in a way that not only increased their productivity but also improved their security.

Since then, LastPass has grown by leaps and bounds, helping millions of consumers and tens of thousands of businesses worldwide with password management. We are so incredibly proud of our team’s accomplishments and grateful to the users who have supported us on our journey.

What does this mean for you as a LastPass user? Great things! We will continue to build and improve LastPass for our free, Premium, and Enterprise customers. Together with LogMeIn, we’ll be able to accomplish more, faster – providing an even better service to millions of people. As we become part of the LogMeIn family over the next several months, we’ll be releasing updates to LastPass, introducing new features, and continuing to grow the service as we work to bring LastPass to millions more who struggle with passwords.

Again, thank you to all of our users and supporters! We’re as committed as ever to providing you with a secure, easy-to-use password manager. Stay tuned as we open the next chapter of our story with LogMeIn and build the future of identity and access management, together.

Joe Siegrist & The LastPass Team

49 Comments

  • Jamie Curle says:

    Worst news ever. You built something wonderful and sold it to a bunch of profiteering idiots. This makes me very very very uncomfortable the data that logmein will now hold.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, seems the comments are unanimous!

    • Terry Nguyen says:

      We understand your concern, but this is good news! Great product developments are to come. And, there will be no change to the status of LastPass users. We’ll continue as a freemium service.

  • Andrew says:

    Well that sucks. Any recommendations for alternative password service?

    • Daniel says:

      Wait for SQRL from Steve Gibson.

    • Anonymous says:

      Keepass . Though has a bit of a learning curve, is not controlled by a single company :) I sync the encrypted password db to my other devices through dropbox. Which gives me the required convenience + safety

  • Floris says:

    Congratulations to LastPass, and LP customers, just think of it this way: LogMeLastPass, I am sure 1Password is a great alternative.

    • Terry Nguyen says:

      Thanks Floris. We hope you’ll stick around. We’re joining LogMeIn but the LastPass team will continue to lead the strategy and development of the product. And, we remain committed to our promise of security!

  • Anonymous says:

    Are you CRAZY?!? This news has just ruined my day. Now I’m going to have to spend this weekend moving to an other password manager.

    LogMeIn is probably one of the most unethical software companies in existence. Seriously, this is just one step above selling to the NSA.

    What contempt for your user base.

    • Terry Nguyen says:

      We hope you’ll stick around. The LastPass Team will continue to lead the strategy and development of the product. This acquisition provides us access to resources to build and improve features for our Free, Premium, and Enterprise customers.

  • CB says:

    Oh Noooooo!!! :( :( :(
    LogMeIn has a very bad reputation on customer service and extreme price hikes.. I wonder what the future of LastPass will be
    For now I’ll wait extending my LastPass service, until the new management clears this up