Who Should Use Hamachi?

    Here are a few examples of how you can take advantage of Hamachi.

    IT Support: Building a Mobile Office LAN

    Many mobile workers use their laptopsmobile devices in the office while connected to their company's shared resources (file servers, network printers, mail servers, etc.). But if a user moves away from the local network, he will no longer be able to access these resources. Software that is configured to work inside the office becomes useless outside the office.

    Using Hamachi, mobile workers become members of a Hamachi network wherein all shared resources are also network members. As a result, network configurations can remain unchanged. Hamachi sets up exactly the same networking environment for the mobile user no matter where he is.

    Tip: Hub-and-spoke and gateway are the best networking modes for this scenario.

    IT Support: Setting Up Network Access for Home Workers

    Home workers can be more productive when they have secure access to shared IT resources. Using the Hamachi client, home workers gain a secure tunnel directly into their company's network. They can work from home and still access the resources they need.

    Tip: Hub-and-spoke and gateway are the best networking modes for this scenario.

    Outsourced IT: Managing Multiple Networks

    A service provider with a number of administrators on his team wants to set up and maintain multiple Hamachi networks for multiple customers. He uses Central to create Hamachi networks, deploy Hamachi clients, and apply default and custom settings for each customer. He can also manage other administrators in his organization, generate client activity reports, and manage network activity.

    Small to Medium Sized Organizations: Virtual LAN

    Organizations without a physical LAN can use the mesh network type to set up a virtual corporate LAN.