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ASG-Remote Desktop

7 Ratings
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Score 4.7 out of 101

Parallels Desktop

29 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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ASG-Remote Desktop

Best for users that have many desktops or servers they need to login to. Great in my environment of multiple clients and the need for fast login and resolution of their issue. If you have a large infrastructure or multiple clients, this is a product you need!
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Parallels Desktop

Obviously, Parallels Desktop is ideal for any instances where you need to run an operating system other than what you are currently running. For this, it is very well suited. The ease of installation and setup of those operating systems within Parallels has gotten easier and easier over the years and it is now at the point that it is perhaps the easiest VM software to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ASG-Remote Desktop
9.8
Parallels Desktop
9.1
File transfer
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
9.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
9.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
9.0
Centralized management dashboard
ASG-Remote Desktop
8.5
Parallels Desktop
8.5
Session record
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Multi-platform remote control
ASG-Remote Desktop
10.0
Parallels Desktop
9.3
Screen sharing
ASG-Remote Desktop
Parallels Desktop
7.5
Instant message
ASG-Remote Desktop
Parallels Desktop
10.0
Monitoring and Alerts
ASG-Remote Desktop
Parallels Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Organize remote desktop connections
  • Provide easy and fast connections
  • Backup and restore configurations
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  • Emulates the entire Windows OS on a Macintosh computer. You can launch the entire Windows OS from your Mac desktop and work entirely in a Windows desktop environment.
  • Emulates specific programs if you want to run in Windows mode. With this option you don't have to be in a separate OS but launch single applications with Parallels.
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Cons

  • Can be overly complicated at first, but you can add into the features as you build your organization skills
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  • There were occasions where the system would crash. Typically there would be no reason and a reboot would resolve the issue.
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Usability

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Parallels Desktop8.0
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It has a good integration, including the connection of peripherals. Taking files back and forth works well and I can attach my Home drive as a network drive in Windows. There is even integration with iCloud and other macOS services. There are also a few different display modes which are useful and fleixible (coherence, windowed, full-screen with multiple screens)
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Implementation

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Parallels Desktop9.0
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The only advice I can provide is think about who is using the product and build the image based on the true needs of the user.
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Alternatives Considered

ASG-Remote is very flexible and with so many options available it makes the configuration you want for your setup super simple. Other products do not offer the extra features for database and reporting. As well, it offers all the connection types you can possibly think of. The ability to automate tasks for regular servers and workstations is amazing!
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We did not evaluate any other applications.
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Return on Investment

  • Simple use and easy to set up
  • Fast connections means faster service to your clients/users
  • Easy to share across other users for connections
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  • While the main desktop has a fair price, upgrade pricing is about 50% of a new license. As the yearly updates don't often justify this, I tend to skip the even releases.
  • Ease-of-use and convenience are the main reasons to use it.
  • OpenGL support has not evolved for recent 3D applications, which is starting to become a problem.
  • Too many automatic integrations and impact on macOS, so I have to disable quiet a few in the configurations. Especially inadvertantly launching parallels and Windows applications when double-clicking a file or doing a spotlight search can be annoying.
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Pricing Details

ASG-Remote Desktop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Parallels Desktop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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