Parallels Releases Mac Management for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update, Delivers Comprehensive Mac Management with SCCM on Par with Native PC Management

Latest version enables even better management of Mac computers in corporate environments, with improved security capabilities that allow for control over Mac computers

Renton, WA, USA, and Barcelona, Spain – October 23, 2014
– Parallels® has launched an update to Parallels Mac Management (parallels.com/mac-management), the product that extends Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) functionality to Mac® computers. Parallels Mac Management enables IT departments to discover, enroll and manage Mac machines just as they do existing PCs – all through a single pane of glass.

Taking Mac management further than native SCCM, this latest version offers new software distribution capabilities that benefit both IT administrators and end users, including the ability for Mac users to install approved software, features for planning hardware refresh cycles accurately, improvements that empower IT administrators to make their Mac computers more secure using advanced encryption techniques, and a streamlined process for enrolling Mac computers in SCCM on large corporate networks.

Parallels tackles the perennial problem of Mac management head-on with Parallels Mac Management 3.1, enabling everyone from IT administrators to system architects to CIOs to leverage their current SCCM infrastructure and extend it to Mac without unnecessary costs.

Users are empowered to:

“Features and improvements made in this latest version of Parallels Mac Management for SCCM were added in direct response to requests from customers and prospects, and we are very excited to bring a product to market that will make IT administrators’ lives easier,” said Jack Zubarev, Parallels President. “We know that managing Macs in the enterprise can feel like a lawless wild west, and we are working to change that by offering products that make configuration, deployment and overall management of Macs in business environments more efficient and secure.”

A recent winner of Microsoft’s Best of TechEd 2014 award in the Systems Management category, Parallels Mac Management 3.1 includes a number of new features:

Additional features include:

Asset Inventory

Configuration Management

Software and Patch Deployment


Mac OS X® Image Deployment via SCCM

 

Parallels offers resources for IT departments as they go through the proof of concept and implementation process for Parallels Mac Management. These include a hosted test lab program that lets IT professionals test Parallels Mac Management before installing it, and a JumpStart Program that includes Parallels Mac Management for one year on up to 100 Mac computers, as well as 10 hours of assisted installation and configuration support.

Parallels will be demoing Parallels Mac Management at TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, October 28–31, 2014. Please stop by our booth (#99) for a demo and the chance to win a JumpStart Program for Parallels Mac Management ($3,000 value).

Bringing Mac into Business Environments
Parallels Mac Management is part of a larger suite of products for businesses of all sizes that work in cross-platform environments. Other offerings include Parallels® Access™ for Business (parallels.com/access-business), a remote access application for iPad®, iPhone® and Android devices that lets people run PC and Mac applications on their devices with touch gestures – just as if the apps were native to the device. Parallels Desktop® for Mac Enterprise Edition (parallels.com/enterprise) is the best way to run Windows apps on Mac, giving employees easy access to all the tools they need. Using Parallels Desktop Enterprise Edition, IT managers can support Windows applications for Mac users with a configurable, policy-compliant solution that fits seamlessly into their existing business processes.

Availability and Pricing
Parallels Mac Management is available immediately and starts at $30 annually per Mac. Parallels Access for Business starts at $49.99 per year for five computers. Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition starts at $100 per year per Mac.