Parallels RAS 19 Includes Let’s Encrypt Certificate Management

Parallels® RAS 19 is here! The new release builds on the features and innovation that have earned it a reputation as a top-rated pick for delivering secure access to virtual desktops and applications on any device, from anywhere.

A primary goal of this release is to enable enterprises, independent software vendors (ISVs), and managed service providers (MSPs) to be more agile and extend their service offerings all from a single management console. Let’s Encrypt certificate management integration is part of the story.

What Is Let’s Encrypt Certificate Management?

Let’s Encrypt is an award-winning global certificate authority that provides free Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates based on Domain Validation (DV).
This nonprofit organization is run by the Internet Security Research Group and allows people and organizations around the globe to obtain, renew, and otherwise manage their SSL or Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates. Website owners use these certificates to enable secure HTTPS connections. The certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt must be renewed every 90 days—and this is where Parallels RAS integration makes the magic happen.

How Do Let’s Encrypt Certificate Management and Parallels RAS Work Together?

Parallels RAS customers can significantly ease the process of issuing and renewing SSL certificates through a one-time configuration. Paired with Let’s Encrypt, this makes certificate management seamless for a whole range of organizations.

Parallels RAS certificate management provides the ability to issue, renew, and revoke certificates directly from a single pane of glass—the Parallels RAS Console. This offers administrators many advantages, such as the ability to:

This integration is currently unique to Parallels RAS—Let’s Encrypt certificate management is not included in VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) products from Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft.

Learn more about how Let’s Encrypt certificate management is integrated into Parallels RAS 19 by watching this video.

What Are Common Use Cases for Let’s Encrypt Certificate Management?

Let’s Encrypt certificate management can greatly ease the burden of IT departments, enable companies to easily adhere to information security standards and regulations, and streamline the certificate management process.

It’s particularly useful for small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that do not require more advanced SSL or TLS certificate solutions, as well as organizations looking to accomplish the following:

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