Parallels RAS 16.5

Remote Application Delivery and VDI can be complex and expensive—unless you are one of the thousands of businesses that use Parallels RAS to remotely deliver applications and desktops to their employees.

Easy to Use, Flexible, and Secure

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

High-Performance UX

Parallels RAS clients provide a high-performance, intuitive and productive user experience on any device including HTML5 browser, iOS and Android. Parallels RAS delivers applications and desktops with a local-like experience regardless the device, location and connection. Learn More

Flexible Deployment

Parallels RAS supports on-premise, hybrid and 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 (2003R2, 2008, 2012 & 2016) and VDI with Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV), 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 Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) such as Deepnet, Safenet and Radius enabling organizations to adhere to data compliance policies such as PCI DSS, HIPAA and GDPR. Learn More

“Prior to having Parallels Remote Application Server, we had to update applications on each machine. With Remote Application Server, we can just do an update once and publish it to all users.”

Thomas Cauwenberg
IT Service Delivery and Infrastructure Manager

Seamless End User Experience

Deliver applications, desktops, and data to any user, regardless of operating system or device. Parallels Client is available for Windows, Linux, Mac®, iOS, Android, Thin Client, Chromebook™, Raspberry Pi and any HTML5 web browser. Service Provider organizations such as MSPs and ISVs can brand Parallels Client for Windows and HTML5. On-the-go access allows employees to be as productive as if they were working from the office. Learn More

Application & Desktop delivery

IT administrators can effortlessly publish and manage wide range of applications and desktop types with intuitive Publishing wizard. Parallels RAS extends application portability, by integrating with TURBO.NET and Microsoft APP-V containerization technologies solving Windows OS compatibility issues and allowing applications to run on any Windows Server edition.
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Web-access from Any Device

Parallels HTML5 Client provides rich workspace experience including support for local peripherals, file drag & drop capabilities, and shared clipboard. Employees can continue working on the active applications and desktops even if they switch network or location.
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Extending Hardware Refresh Cycle

Transform any underpowered legacy device into a full workstation while keeping all of the local peripherals—printers, scanners, smart card readers, and others—available at employees' fingertips. Automatically enable users to print locally from a PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi; Linux, Chrome OS, iOS or Android devices; or even via any HTML5 browser.
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Technology Agility

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

Effortless VDI

Parallels RAS offers powerful and flexible yet easy to implement Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (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 flexible manage VM templates, allows almost instant provision of virtual desktops or published applications to the end users.
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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 administrator can automate provisioning of any Parallels RAS components from on premise servers to cloud infrastructure (Microsoft Azure, AWS). Scriptable notifications allow the IT staff to define PowerShell based event handlers that react to the changes in a Parallels RAS deployment.
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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.
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Straight-forward Management

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.

Easily Migrate

Migration from 3rd part solutions such as Citrix XenApp, VMware Horizon, or Dell vWorkspace is easy, straightforward, and interruption-free for employees.
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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. These reports can assist in future development of the organization infrastructure. Unlike other solutions, this feature is available with a standard license with no additional cost.
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“As a financial institution, we are extremely sensitive to issues like data leaks from the perspective of protecting our customers’ data. For those of us in the systems department responsible for the operational maintenance of the bank’s systems, thin clients and Parallels RAS offer an attractive system configuration.”

Yoshitaka Kokubu
Systems Department Manager, Centralized Business Division

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 multi-factor 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 granular privilege settings, users are only authorized to access certain levels of data.
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Multi-factor 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 (MFA).
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Granular Client Policies

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