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Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS empowers thousands of organizations to embrace digital transformation by making remote applications and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) delivery accessible and inexpensive.

Easy to Use, Flexible, and Secure

Parallels RAS is a cost-effective application delivery and VDI solution that allows your employees and customers to access and use applications, desktops, and data from any device. Easy to deploy, configure, and maintain, Parallels RAS provides organizations of any size with a seamless application delivery and VDI experience—while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and improving security. Learn More.

Productive UX for Everyone

Parallels RAS Clients provide a high-performance, intuitive, and productive user experience on any device, including HTML5 browser, iOS, and Android, with a local-like experience regardless of the device, location, and connection. The Parallels RAS Console allows administrators to quickly deploy and efficiently manage the entire infrastructure from a single pane of glass. Learn More.

Flexible Deployment

Parallels RAS supports on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Enable your organization to be more agile with a flexible architecture that supports RDSH on Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019) and VDI with Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor, VMware ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV), Scale Computing HC3, and KVM. Learn More.


Deploying Parallels RAS reduces the risk of data loss and malicious activity by preventing access to applications and data based on location, device, and configurable Client Policies. Moreover, Parallels RAS supports FIPS 140-2 encryption and multifactor authentication (MFA)—including Deepnet, SafeNet, RADIUS and Google Authenticator (TOTP)—enabling organizations to adhere to data compliance policies such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR. Learn More.

Seamless End-User Experience

Deliver applications, desktops, and data to any user, regardless of the operating system or device. On-the-go access allows employees to be as productive as if they were working from the office. Parallels Client is available for Windows, Linux, Mac®, iOS, Android, Chromebook, thin client, and any HTML5 web browser. In addition, organizations such as service providers (SPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) can white-label Parallels Client to provide a personalized workspace experience. Learn More.

Application and Desktop Delivery

IT administrators can effortlessly publish and manage a wide range of applications and desktops with the intuitive publishing wizard. Parallels RAS extends the application portability by integrating with and Microsoft App-V containerization technologies, solving Windows OS compatibility issues and allowing applications to run on any Windows Server edition. Learn More.

Web Access from Any Device with Customizable HTML5 Themes

Parallels HTML5 Client provides a rich workspace experience, including support for local peripherals, file drag-and-drop, and the clipboard. Employees can continue working on the active applications and desktops even if they switch networks or locations. In addition, the HTML5 Client can be further customised to fit a specific department or user demands. Learn More.

Extended Hardware Refresh Cycle

Transform any underpowered legacy PC into a full workstation while keeping all the local peripherals—printers, scanners, smart card readers, and others—available at employees' fingertips. Automatically enable users to print locally from Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, or Android platforms—or even via any HTML5 browser. Learn More.

AI-Based Session Pre-Launch for Ultra-Fast Login

IT can leverage session pre-launch technology—based on artificial intelligence (AI)—to reduce login times and allow users to access their virtual workspace instantly, increasing UX and boosting efficiency and productivity. Parallels AI analyzes user login habits to pre-launch sessions while distributing the back-end workload to prevent log-on storms during peak hours. Learn More.

Technology Agility

The flexible and scalable architecture of Parallels RAS enables organizations to quickly adapt to continuous workplace changes and demands for new applications or desktop types.

Effortless VDI

Parallels RAS offers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-implement VDI. Provide access and a consistent experience to virtual desktops, applications, and virtual machines from any major hypervisor to any user on any device. The ability to flexibly manage virtual machine (VM) templates allows almost instant provision of virtual desktops or published applications to end users. Learn More.

Automation with PowerShell API

The Parallels RAS PowerShell API enables administrators to automate complex and repetitive tasks with PowerShell cmdlets with the corresponding parameters. IT administrators can automate provisioning of any Parallels RAS components from on-premises servers to cloud infrastructure (Microsoft Azure and AWS). Scriptable notifications allow IT staff to define PowerShell-based event handlers that react to the changes in a Parallels RAS deployment. Learn More.


Parallels RAS can dynamically create, remove, release, and load balance Windows Servers based on pre-defined criteria. Sudden load spikes can be easily managed without any manual action from IT staff. Learn More.

Straightforward Management

The Parallels RAS Console provides a single pane of glass for IT to easily manage and scale the complete infrastructure. Traffic light indicators provide instant snapshots on the health of each component. In addition, the web-based console (helpdesk) allows IT administrators to monitor the Parallels RAS infrastructure, perform tasks, and troubleshoot user sessions directly from any HTML5 browser.

Easy Migration

Migration from third-party solutions such as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon, or Dell vWorkspace is easy, straightforward, and interruption-free for employees. Download our Citrix XenApp Migration Tool.

Monitoring and Reporting

The Parallels RAS monitoring and reporting service transforms raw data into visual reports that can show traffic and resource usage from Microsoft RDSH and VDI. In addition, administrators can create custom reports, improving day-to-day management activities. Learn More.

Windows Server 2019 Support

Parallels RAS leverages the advanced features of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 2019 and Hyper-V, such as publishing Microsoft Office 2019 and utilizing the strictly secure HSTS protocol for web access.

Automation with REST API

Parallels RAS supports REST Application Program Interface (API) protocol, allowing organizations to streamline their web services by orchestrating Parallels RAS operations with their product ecosystem.

Parallels RAS Console Server Tools

Parallels RAS enables instant access to a predefined set of management tools directly from the Parallels RAS Console, such as network utilities (Netstat/Telnet to and from hosts), Windows Service Management Console, reboot/shutdown actions, and more. Custom tools can also be deployed.

Pervasive Security

Parallels RAS contributes to securing corporate assets from data leakage and malicious activity with highly granular permission policies, combined with SSL and FIPS 140-2 encryption as well as multifactor and smart card authentication.

Advanced Access Control

Prevent unauthorized remote access to confidential network information through advanced access control. Organizations can restrict access to sensitive material based on user, Active Directory group, MAC address, IP address, and location. With more granulatr privilege settings, users are only authorized to access certain levels of data. Learn More.

Multifactor Authentication

Add another layer of security with two-factor authentication. To access the published resources list, IT administrators can require users to authenticate through two-factor or smart card authentication. Parallels RAS integrates with third-party security solutions such as DualShield, SafeNet, RADIUS server, and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. In addition, the popular and free Google Authenticator TOTP has been added in the list. Learn More.

Granular Client Policies

Parallels RAS client policies allow admins to secure corporate data by enforcing policies based on a specific user, Active Directory group, or even by the end user’s device. End users may find their control settings within the Parallels Client pre-defined and restricted by the administrator. These settings may include connection, printing, and clipboard settings, just to mention a few. Learn More.

Highly Filtered Administrator Permissions

Parallels RAS provides granular options to create IT administrator profiles to restrict and/or enable specific tasks, such as VDI management, RDSH management, and session management. IT can configure custom roles for administrators and delegate control of any Parallels RAS object, offering flexibile management while keeping security high.

Next Steps

Start your evaluation of Parallels RAS with a 30-day free trial, or test the seamless web access UX on our HTML5 Live Demo. Contact us for more information.

*Testimonials are based on experience and may vary from user to user.