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51 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Parallels RAS

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Citrix Workspace is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Parallels Remote Application Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Citrix Workspace

79%
9 Ratings
9.4

Parallels RAS

94%
104 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Citrix Workspace

90%
1 Rating
7.1

Parallels RAS

71%
8 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Citrix Workspace

90%
1 Rating
7.6

Parallels RAS

76%
2 Ratings

Availability

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Parallels RAS

83%
2 Ratings

Performance

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

Parallels RAS

74%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9

Parallels RAS

89%
151 Ratings

Online Training

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

Parallels RAS

74%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9

Parallels RAS

69%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

Citrix Workspace

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Parallels RAS

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Citrix Workspace

Citrix Workspace is no doubt one of the best solutions if you are looking for seamless access to multiple daily used applications at a single place in a company secured connection. It has centralized updates and a patching mechanism which makes it operate hassle-free. If you are using AWS cloud in your company and big fan of it, you can also go for Amazon Workspaces for a uniform ecosystem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

In short, we have replaced Citrix with Parallels Remote Application Server. This is because the 2X server is easy to install, deploy, and configure. Application performance is much better than in earlier experiences. Local printing availability is very steady. On top of that server requirements and resources are minimal compared to Citrix. Licensing cost is almost similar to Citrix however, in Citrix we needed two servers - application and RAS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Citrix Workspace

  • Security- with the new updates come regularly it makes the workspace secured.
  • Connectivity- so given in current situation where work from home is the new norm the connectivity plays a vital role.
  • Virtual environment-from the organization perspective it's easy to monitor the auspicious activities.
Aditya Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • Very easy from an administrative perspective to setup a gateway / load balancing.
  • Extremely fast connection speeds for launching published applications.
  • Flexible security for deploying MFA to targeted users. On competitor's software, it is an on or off setting that applies globally.
Chris Grogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Citrix Workspace

  • I find it particularly difficult to easily save to anything other than my file database, such as my regular desktop files. The series of folder paths is very confusing in my opinion.
  • I cannot save pdfs to my remote system and must save them locally.
  • No printing to work place destination capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • Although better since v18 connecting to local resources (e.g., HDDs and similar) could be faster.
  • As far as we know, HTML5 access cannot be limited to certain users or user groups. Anyone who knows how it works can use this access as long as they have user privileges for our system. It would be nice to be able to configure user privileges for the feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Citrix Workspace

General

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

Starting Price

Parallels RAS

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Citrix Workspace

Citrix Workspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We find Citrix Workspace an easy to use, reliable and secure remote access tool. We never have issues accessing either environments (workstations, servers and virtual machines) not using deployed applications.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 7.1
Based on 8 answers
The product is very useful and fairly easy to maintain. We enjoy the multiple additonal platforms we can now run our Windows only Client Server applications on, such as Macs, iPads, phones, etc. We also find that speed is improved for using this applications over a WAN, while it still FEELS like running the application locally.
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Citrix Workspace

Citrix Workspace 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Access to the workspace is simple and quick, using username and password and a second factor authentication. Once logged in, you can see all the environments (servers, virtual machines, etc) and applications that are available based on the permission granted to your user. With a couple of clicks you can easily access to your remote desktop or to one of the applications.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 7.6
Based on 2 answers
Installation is straight forward, with no complications. Same for licensing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 8.3
Based on 2 answers
If you have the bandwidth to set it up that way, you can definitely have availibility near 100%
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 7.4
Based on 2 answers
It does not seem to add much overhead to the applications that it is serving
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 8.9
Based on 151 answers
We've only had to contact the support team a handful of times but when we have had to contact support we usually receive a response within a few hours. In one incident we found a bug in the HTML5 code and within a month we were given a patch to resolve the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 7.4
Based on 2 answers
Documentation is fair but sometimes a little difficult to follow
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 6.9
Based on 4 answers
Expect word of mouth to result in additional applications being requested very soon after go-live.
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Citrix Workspace

Citrix does great at allowing us to access work from remote locations. Our IT provider is very familiar with the product and is able to troubleshoot this product much better than the competitors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

We still have one small Citrix unit in production. But Parallels Remote Application Server is far simpler to configure and get working out the box with exactly what you need, whether it be publishing entire desktops or publishing standalone applications. One of the nice things was that we could publish an app from anywhere. Even if it is on one PC, we can make it available to all the relevant people. Citrix began to feel a bit clunky in comparison.
Ben Rutherford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Citrix Workspace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Parallels RAS

Parallels RAS 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Can handle single instance or multiple instances and redundancies.
Craig Cormier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Citrix Workspace

  • During the pandemic, Citrix Workspace was vital in allowing me to continue operations by working from home. Without Citrix Workspace, I think that our company would have had a lot of trouble with all of the WFH operations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Parallels RAS

  • As a replacement for Citrix, the ROI is massive as its simpler but just as good at 90% of things
  • Time saved on the RDP management compared to the standard windows options is great
  • Does require a couple of servers to run and can be done on a DC which is a shame
Ryan Snelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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