Secure Remote Access with Parallels RAS

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) offers a wide range of features and tools to monitor and secure remote access to applications and data in multi-cloud environments.

Reinforce Security from a Centralized Console

Parallels RAS reinforces data security and meets compliance regulations with extra layers of protection, safeguarding assets with strict system hardening and a lockdown of data access.

Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor Authentication

Parallels RAS enables multilevel authentication to add an extra layer of protection to IT infrastructures. Users are required to authenticate through two successive steps to access virtual workspaces. The second level of authentication can be Azure MFA, Duo, FortiAuthenticator, TekRADIUS, RADIUS, Deepnet, Google Authenticator or a SafeNet server.

Data Segregation

Data Segregation

Parallels RAS supports data segregation in a multi-tenancy environment by enabling the creation of an unlimited number of independent sites inside the same farm. No applications, desktops and data can be shared between sites, which ensures data protection. Multiple sites can be managed from the same instance of the Parallels RAS Console, streamlining the management of a multi-tenancy environment.

Advanced Filtering

Advanced Filtering

Granular filtering rules can be created to restrict users' access to the farm, adding another layer of data protection. IT staff can define several filtering rules to decide who can access a published resource based on user, IP address, MAC address and gateway.

SAML SSO Authentication

SAML SSO Authentication

Parallels RAS integrates single sign-on (SSO) authentication technology based on Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). When using SAML SSO authentication, corporate-authenticated users are not required to re-enter their credentials to log in to your services, providing a smoother user experience.

Kiosk Mode

Kiosk Mode

The Parallels RAS Device Manager enables administrators to convert Windows devices running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 into secure kiosk-like mode without replacing the operating system. The Kiosk Mode limits users from changing system settings or installing new applications, providing the administrator with a higher level of control over connected devices.

Client Policy

Client Policy

By adding client policies, administrators can group users and push different Parallels Client settings to user devices, forcing them to adhere to organizational protocol. A client group policy controls which settings are available to configure on the Parallels Client interface.

Smart Card Authentication

Smart Card Authentication

Parallels RAS provides an easy-to-use smart card authentication on a server-client connection, enabling organizations to authenticate users’ access by smart card on published applications and desktops.

Encryption Protocols

Encryption Protocols

Parallels RAS Secure Client Gateway supports SSL or FIPS 140-2 protocol encryption, providing adherence to data compliance policies such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and GDPR.

Clipboard Restriction

Clipboard Restriction

Organizations can avoid any unwanted data leakage from published applications by disabling copy and paste on the clipboard, reducing the risk of sensitive data (such as credit card details or patient records) getting stolen.

Monitoring and Reporting

Identify suspicious activity with detailed reports that provide useful insight into server health, application usage, connected devices and user/user group activities.

Reporting Engine

The Parallels RAS Reporting Engine transforms raw data into visual and intuitive reports, providing IT with an infrastructure overview. It creates detailed reports about server usage, what devices are used, what applications are accessed and more. By scanning these reports, organizations can enhance the performance of Parallels RAS and Windows Server components. These reports are useful as part of your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan.

The Parallels RAS Reporting Engine relies on Microsoft SQL Express or full edition (SSRS). It extracts raw data from the SQL database, enabling real-time reporting about farm activities.
Learn more in our Reporting Service Guide

Available Reports

The Parallels RAS Reporting Engine provides IT with insight about users, Active Directory (AD) groups, devices, servers and applications’ activities.

Security and Monitoring

User Reports

Receive real-time information about users connected to the Parallels RAS installation, session activity, connected devices, and the client OSs used. IT administrators can adjust the infrastructure according to traffic requirements.

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Group Reports

Users' activity can be monitored at Active Directory (AD) group level, providing insight into group dynamics. By checking group activity, IT admins can adjust the settings of the Parallels RAS installation to meet the different groups' requirements.

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Device Reports

The devices report provides IT administrators with information on all the devices used on the Parallels RAS installation. IT administrators can plan for future expansion or development based on this report.

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Server Reports

Server activity running on RD Session Host and VDI are monitored in this group of reports. Organizations can discover and remove bottlenecks by evaluating server session activity and reallocating hardware resources.

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Application Reports

Published application usage on the Parallels RAS installation is monitored in this group of reports. IT administrators can track which applications are most commonly used and remove unused applications to save hardware resources.