New! Parallels
Remote Application Server v15.5

VDI and application delivery can be complex and expensive—unless you are one of the over 5,000 businesses that uses Parallels RAS to deliver applications and desktops to their employees.

Securely deliver applications, desktops, and data to any device, anywhere. 

IDC named Parallels RAS a major player in VDI and remote application delivery in its latest report.

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Easy to Use, Flexible, and Secure

Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is a comprehensive virtual application and desktop delivery solution that allows your employees to access and use applications and data from any device. Seamless and easy to deploy, configure, and maintain, Parallels RAS supports both Microsoft RDS and major hypervisors. Learn More »

Brilliant mobile experience

Provide your employees with access to desktop applications as if they were native applications on iOS and Android devices. With Parallels unique ApplificationTM technology, employees can use the native touch gestures of mobile devices—swipe, drag, tap to click or zoom—to interact with any remote Windows application on both smartphones and tablets, making them productive on the go.

Cloud-ready solution

Parallels RAS supports on-premise, hybrid, or 100% cloud deployments on AWS, Azure, or your private cloud. Learn more about these deployment options in our reference architecture guides. Built-in two-factor authentication, provides peace of mind, while you take advantage of the natural scalability of cloud deployment.

On-demand scalability

Using pre-built templates, IT administrators are able to instantly deploy and add new servers, applications, and gateways to scale up the virtual infrastructure and meet the demands of peak or steadily increasing workloads.

“With the implementation of Parallels Remote Application Server, we solved the performance and connectivity problems on our network and servers, improving the user experience significantly.”

Juan Rossa
IT Manager
Bay Dermatology

Seamless End User Experience

Deliver applications, desktops, and data to any user, regardless of operating system or device. On-the-go access allows employees to be as productive as if they were working from the office. From Windows, Linux, and Mac to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, to thin client, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, and more. Learn More »

Application delivery

Deliver applications with a rich, high-performance RemoteFX experience supported by OpenGL 4.4, providing every virtual machine its own GPU driver for VDI deployments. Simultaneously run several application sessions across all devices—from smartphones, to tablets, laptops, and desktops.

Remote sessions & virtual desktops

Provide access and a consistent experience to remote desktop services, hosted resources, and VDI to any user on any device. Learn More »

Device and resource redirection

Transform any underpowered legacy device into a full workstation while keeping all of the local peripheralsprinters, scanners, smart card readers, and othersavailable at employees' fingertips. Automatically enable users to print locally while working on a PC, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Raspberry Pi, or even in any browser.

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The revolutionary potential of remote desktops is just being tapped. This article will illustrate how remote desktops can help companies work more efficiently and effectively, reducing costs and harmoniously integrating solutions such as thin clients. In addition, by delivering applications and data straight to thin clients, remote desktops simplify digital policies by centralizing data directly onto the company’s server.

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In this book, you learn how solutions, such as Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS), replace traditional application deployment with on-demand application delivery, and why it's right for your organization.

Migrating from

Citrix XenApp (IMA / FMA) to

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From cutting costs to extending the limits of your IT infrastructure, there are many reasons to move from Citrix XenApp application and desktop delivery system to Parallels Remote Application Server solution. See how easily you can migrate to Parallels Remote Application Server from Citrix XenApp.

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Superior Security

Parallels RAS secures corporate assets from data leakage and malicious activity with highly granular permission capabilities, combined with data restriction, encryption, and two-factor authentication.

Comprehensive security

Centralize and protect sensitive data with SSL encryption in addition to authentication and DMZ deployment options. Adhere to security compliance policies by protecting company assets from data loss and leakage with Parallels RAS.

Advanced access control

Prevent unauthorized remote access to confidential network information through advanced access control. IT administrators can restrict access to sensitive material based on user, group, MAC address, IP address, and incoming gateway. With more granular privilege settings, users are only authorized to access certain levels of data.

Two-factor authentication

Add another layer of security with two-factor authentication. To access the published application list, IT administrators can require users to authenticate through two-factor authentication. Parallels RAS integrates with third-party security solutions such as DualShield, SafeNet, or RADIUS server.

“Parallels has proven to be a great addition to our software arsenal. Through the use of Parallels Remote Application Server, we have been able to expand our market to non-Windows clients where we never had a solution in the past. Their software has proven to be very solid; we have not had to contact them for support in over a year. We would highly recommend them as a company to work with.”

Tom Stein
Director of Technical Services
Building Systems Design


Parallels RAS is the only virtual application and desktop delivery solution that was designed for humansnot just regular employees, but for system administrators, helpdesk, and data center operations as well. A set of automated wizards reinvents the way terminal servers, applications, and desktops are managed.

Easy to deploy and manage

Within a few minutes, you can publish applications using intuitive configuration wizards. Manage RDSH and VDI-hosted applications and desktops from a single pane of glass.

Reduce time to production

You can place your RDS (Remote Desktop Server) into production with a few clicks while simplifying management of peripheral redirection, load balancing, and user access. Reduce time spent on tedious tasks by quickly publishing remote desktops and virtual applications. Parallels RAS Configuration Quick Start Guide »

Make updates on the fly

Parallels RAS wizards allow you to identify and deploy applications, onboard new end users via an invitation email, and easily add new RDS on the go. Publish Apps »


Enable reliable and effective business continuity as your organization scales up or down. Parallels RAS supports gateway and server redundancies to remove any single point of failure. It also checks the availability of the component before forwarding a connection to ensure stable access to virtual resources.

Fast end user access

Distribute workloads among servers based on the resources available. Improve the user experience through enhanced terminal server performance with built-in load balancing. Learn More »

Continuous resources

Parallels RAS guarantees the availability of key services and applications by supporting multiple gateways and RDS. Learn More »

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