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Parallels®️ RAS

A streamlined remote working solution that provides secure access to virtual desktops and applications.

  • Deliver virtual desktops and apps to any device, anywhere, anytime.
  • Enhance data security by centrally monitoring and restricting access.
  • Quickly scale your IT infrastructure on-demand with auto-provisioning.

Some of the Most Common Use Cases

Take the complexity out of Microsoft RDS deployment and quickly set up your environment in a few clicks.

The Parallels RAS Console, an advanced centralized management tool, streamlines the deployment process by automating the installation and configuration process.

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Parallels RAS offers flexible cloud deployment models, enabling organizations to use different technologies in multiple scenarios, including integration with Azure Virtual Desktop.

Organizations can leverage a flexible infrastructure, mixing and matching RDSH, VDI, hypervisors, hyperconverged systems, and hybrid and public clouds, to help meet business requirements.

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Increase employee satisfaction and well-being by providing flexible workspaces accessed from anywhere, at any time.

With its intuitive user experience, Parallels RAS makes remote working smooth and effortless across any device. Secure corporate data with a wide range of tools, helping organizations monitor their applications.

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Reduce complexity and cut costs by switching to Parallels RAS.

Learn how Parallels RAS is easy to deploy, configure and manage. As an all-in-one VDI solution that incorporates enterprise range features, there is no need for third-party add-ons.

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Learn more about business mobility and how Parallels RAS enables employees to work from anywhere on devices of choice, including smartphones. Meet business demands with on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud deployments and secure corporate assets by centralizing and monitoring data.

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Remote Working with Seamless UX

An excellent user experience on any device.

Native gestures

Native gestures

Parallels Client provides a local workspace–like experience on any device, keeping employees' productivity high no matter the device they use. Enable employees on the move to use the native touch gestures they know—swipe, drag, tap to click, zoom—with any Windows application on their mobile devices.
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Web access

Web access

Parallels HTML5 Client provides a rich workspace experience, including support for local peripherals and file drag-and-drop. Employees can continue working on active applications and desktops even when switching networks. The HTML5 Client can be customized to fit specific departments or user demands.
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Multitasking

Multitasking

Parallels Client permits multiple applications to run on your device. Different files can be kept open, allowing you to switch between them on demand. Functionality such as copy and paste can be used, including native gestures like swiping left or right to switch between applications and files.

Print from any device

Print from any device

Parallels RAS enables printing from any device, utilizing local printers without any configuration needed. The universal printer driver receives the printing job, compresses it and sends it back to the local device. There is no need to install local printer drivers when using Parallels RAS Universal Printing.
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Enhanced Data Security

Secure your corporate assets from data leakage and malicious activity with highly granular permission policies, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 encryption, and multifactor and smart card authentication.

Advanced access control

Advanced access control

Enforce policies based on a specific user, Active Directory group or even by the end user’s device to secure corporate data. End users may find their control settings predefined and restricted by the administrator. These settings may include connection, printing and clipboard settings.

Multifactor authentication

Multifactor authentication

To access the published resources list, IT administrators can force users to authenticate through two-factor or smart card authentication. Parallels RAS integrates third-party security solutions such as DualShield, SafeNet, RADIUS server, Azure MFA and Google Authenticator.

Granular client policies

Granular client policies

Enforce policies based on a specific user, Active Directory group or even by the end user’s device to secure corporate data. End users may find their control settings predefined and restricted by the administrator. These settings may include connection, printing and clipboard settings.
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Monitoring and reporting

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 RDS and VDI. In addition, administrators can create custom reports, improving day-to-day management activities.
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IT Agility and Business Readiness

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.

Azure Virtual Desktop Integration

Azure Virtual Desktop Integration

Extend and simplify the capabilities of Azure Virtual Desktop by integrating and managing all workloads and resources from a central point—the Parallels RAS Console. Organizations may integrate Parallels RAS deployments with Azure Virtual Desktop, delivering a single solution to end users.
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Automated Image Optimizations

Automated Image Optimizations

Parallels RAS provides more efficient and streamlined delivery for virtual apps and desktops with more than 130 built-in automated optimization capabilities. Administrators may leverage different pre-configured optimizations for VDI, RDSH, or Azure Virtual Desktop workloads depending on the server type, and use pre-configured scripts, including those from third-party tools, saving time in optimizing images.

Effortless application delivery and VDI

Effortless application delivery and VDI

Parallels RAS provides access to virtual desktops, applications and virtual machines from any major hypervisor and RDSH to any user on any device. The ability to flexibly manage virtual machine (VM) templates allows instant provisioning of virtual desktops or published applications to end users.
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Task automation

Task automation

Save time and costs while maximizing resources by enabling the automation of common, complex and repetitive tasks using REST-API and PowerShell cmdlets. Allow for the integration of third-party tools and technologies—as well as scheduling and workflow applications—into the Parallels RAS infrastructure.
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Flexible deployment

Flexible deployment

Parallels RAS supports multi-cloud deployments, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Your organization can be more agile with flexible architecture that supports Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) on Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019) and VDI with Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Nutanix Acropolis (AHV) and Scale Computing HC3.
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Straightforward management

Straightforward management

The Parallels RAS Console, a remote desktop manager, provides a single pane of glass to centrally manage and scale the complete IT infrastructure required for virtual apps and desktop delivery. Traffic light indicators provide snapshots on the health of each component. The web-based console (helpdesk) allows administrators to monitor the infrastructure, perform tasks and troubleshoot user sessions from any HTML5 browser.
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Parallels RAS Technology Partners

For over two decades, Parallels has brought together an extended network of technology partners to deliver the best solutions to the market.

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.

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