The simplest, easiest way to bring Windows applications to employees with Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac
Business Edition

Parallels Desktop® for Mac Business Edition provides IT admins the ability to support Windows® applications on Mac® with a configurable, policy-compliant solution that easily fits into existing business processes. It enables Mac users to work with business-critical Windows applications and includes the Parallels License Management portal to maintain control over end user licenses.

Management and Control for IT

License Management Portal

View vital information, such as license expirations, usage statistics, and real-time licensing activities to easily manage all of your deployed licenses. Administrators will be able to set up a new Parallels Desktop Business Edition account, with the ability to see, deploy, deactivate, and blacklist licenses as well as host name, user name, and serial numbers.

Advanced Security Controls

Parallels Desktop for Business provides best-in-class user performance while maintaining control at the IT level. Improve endpoint security with virtual machine lockdown and encryption, and maintain corporate compliance requirements via the elimination of third-party product and in-product notifications as well as individual user registration requirements. 

Simplify Mass Deployment and Administration

Parallels Desktop for Business can be deployed through standard software deployment tools. Our package-builder application and detailed mass deployment guides help administrators set up hundreds or thousands of clients easily.

Additional Business Features

Mass provisioning

Create packages to include pre-built virtual machine images and deploy through standard software distribution tools.

Enforce corporate compliance

Support corporate compliance directives by restricting virtual machines and USB device policies.

Unified Volume License Key

Simplifies installation and allows for centralized administration via the Parallels License Management Portal

Premier Support

Business-level support including 24/7 phone and email options.

Best-in-class User Experience

Provide users with the most powerful and fastest way to seamlessly run Windows applications without rebooting–regardless of network connectivity.

Integration with Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

If your company uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage PCs, you can easily extend it to manage Mac, Parallels Desktop Business Edition, and your approved corporate Windows image.

Additional Features

  • Drag & drop files between Mac and Windows
  • Copy & paste files or text between Mac and Windows 
  • Launch Windows apps right from the Dock
  • Move your PC to Mac in a few easy steps
  • Single cloud storage space between Mac and Windows  
  • Assign any USB devices to your Mac or Windows 
  • Retina® Display support for Windows 
  • Run Windows in full screen
  • Open files in Windows just by drag & drop
  • Open any site in Internet Explorer® right from Safari® browser 
  • Apply Mac OS parental control to Windows apps
  • Windows alerts in Mac Notification Center
  • Mac Dictation inside Windows applications
  • The number of Unread emails shown in the Dock
  • “Reveal in Windows Explorer” in OS X® files menu
  • Linked clones for VMs
  • Vagrant Provider
  • 16 vCPUs and 64 GB vRAM
  • Nested virtualization for Linux
  • Drag & drop files in OS X guests
  • Real-time virtual disk optimization 
  • Create VM from VHD and VMDK disks
  • Drag & drop to create VM
  • Disk Space Wizard optimizes your disk space
  • Shared folders and printers for Linux VMs
  • Windows apps in Launchpad
  • Power Nap in Windows
  • Use Force Touch to look up definitions
  • New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Mission Control® support
  • The Presentation Wizard prevents most projector issues
  • Drop files into Outlook to create a new message
  • Multi-language Keyboard Sync
  • Share Bluetooth between Mac and Windows
  • Mac OS X Guest support
  • Spaces functionality for Windows apps
  • Mission Control exposes your Windows apps
  • DirectX® 10 inside Windows 
  • Thunderbolt support
  • Firewire® support
  • USB-C and USB 3.0 support
  • Work without risk with Snapshots
  • Safeguard your VM with encryption
  • 2 GB video memory support
  • Finder® Tabs work with Windows apps
  • and many more...

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Includes Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition features for power users
Full support for Windows, OS X and other current operating systems
Coherence view mode lets you run Windows applications on a Mac as if they were native Mac applications
Licensing and Support
License management via Licensing Portal
Simple deployment with unified volume license key
Business class support with 24/7 priority phone and email access
Annual subscription includes free upgrades
Customizable in-product “Request Support” option
No more in-product notifications and third-party offerings
Configurable software update policy and local update server options
Restrict end users from changing virtual machine settings
Restrict end users from creating new virtual machines
Create expiring virtual machines
Enforce USB device policies
Configurable policies via SCCM and Parallels Mac Management
Run virtual machines in “head-less” mode
Support for mass deployment of virtual machines
Ability to assign Asset ID to a virtual machine BIOS
NetBoot and FileVault® 2 support in Mac X OS virtual machines
Configurable boot delay for a virtual machine
Customizable Parallels Control Center user interface

Parallels Desktop for Mac
Business Edition