Oracle Secure Global Desktop vs. Parallels Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle SGD
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Secure Global Desktop is a secure remote access solution for enterprises for use within and without the corporate firewall, also for virtualization.N/A
Parallels Desktop
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Parallels Desktop is a virtual user session solution built to run Windows on Macintosh computers without rebooting. It is designed for OS X Yosemite with one-click tuning.
$49.99
per license
Pricing
Oracle Secure Global DesktopParallels Desktop
Editions & Modules
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Parallels Desktop 16
$49.99
per license
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition
$49.99
per license/per year
Parallels Desktop
$79.99
per license
Parallels Desktop Pro Edition
$99
per license/per year
Parallels Desktop Business Edition
$99.99
per license/per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle SGDParallels Desktop
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Secure Global Desktop
7.4
1 Ratings
12% below category average
Parallels Desktop
8.6
19 Ratings
3% above category average
Screen sharing9.01 Ratings9.15 Ratings
File transfer9.01 Ratings9.416 Ratings
Instant message1.01 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication10.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers8.01 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session10.01 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management7.01 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.01 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Session record8.01 Ratings9.35 Ratings
Annotations6.01 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts3.01 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control9.01 Ratings8.95 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Secure Global DesktopParallels Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Secure Global DesktopParallels Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
I believe Oracle Secure Global Desktop is better used on a larger device such as a desktop or laptop, as the Android platform is a bit confusing when initially introduced to fellow employees who were familiar with the other layout.
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Corel Corporation
The product has evolved over the years and has become a lot easier to use than before. Deploying Virtual Machines is quick and easy and multiple methods from ISO files to direct selection of products is possible with minimal effort. Any organization needing to test or simply do business on multiple platforms without having separate computers for each OS, will love Parallels Desktop. It is doing the same revolution for desktop computers as VMWare did for servers
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Pros
Oracle
  • Very secure.
  • Simple layout that is easily understood by different levels of experience.
  • My company works with Linux and Windows - Oracle Secure Global Desktop easily operates on both platforms.
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Corel Corporation
  • File Transfer - You can easily transfer files between Parallels virtualized desktops and the host desktop either through Copy and Paste functionality, or Drag and Drop. You can also configure shared folders.
  • Switch Between Virtual and Host Desktop - You can configure swipe gestures on a MacBook Pro to be able to switch between the virtualized and host desktop. You can also launch apps from the OS X Taskbar.
  • Performance - Apps in Parallels run quite smoothly on my 2015 MacBook Pro, as of 2020. Considering they are running on a 5-year-old computer, I give Parallels top marks for performance.
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Cons
Oracle
  • Is not supported on Apple devices.
  • Support on Android - the functionality feels flimsy and the layout isn't as user friendly as I thought it would be in comparison to when it is used on a desktop platform.
  • Initially, when first using the product a year or so ago, I received a lot of complaints of random error messages. Though that problem seems to have been solved in the interim.
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Corel Corporation
  • No update for OpenGL 3, which prevents some 3D applications from launching. The Windows-version of SketchUp is but one example.
  • Frequent (yearly) updates which don't always bring benefits (I always skip at least one version).
  • If you don't be careful, it generates 100s of useless Windows-application wrappers in macOS which sometimes take precedence in spotlight over the Mac apps I usually need to use (e.g. SketchUp, Excel, Word, Evernote...). More than once I launched Parallels instead of opening the native Mac app.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
The software just works. I will say the renewal process is frustrating if you are decreasing seats, but otherwise the software and the account management is simple and perfect.
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Usability
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
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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Support Rating
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
We have had rare occasions to contact support about the product. Most questions were easily answered from the knowledge base. When we have had to contact support they were able to provide us with a couple of different solutions and enough resources about how to accomplish said solutions that solving the problem was easy enough.
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
No answers on this topic
Corel Corporation
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
Oracle
Tarantella gave us a lot of issues, but with Oracle Secure Global Desktop [we got] the huge portfolio of Oracle applications from almost any browser, without the headache of application dependencies, plugins, java etc. My fellow employees like the way Oracle Secure Global Desktop gives us the "feel" of many little desktops but with one machine.
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Corel Corporation
Parallels offers a much more streamlined and easier to navigate VM configuration interface. Once configured, device compatibility and overall system efficiency appears to be better in Parallels Desktop compared to others. Integration between the Mac host OS and the VM is virtually seamless whether you are just sharing files between the two operating systems or utilizing full-on Coherence mode.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • Efficiency is definitely a good description. The easy to use platform allows fellow employees to move through their online apps with ease.
  • Applying new online apps is a lot easier, as we do not have to rely on a central server to pull information.
  • As our client is national, it's good to have quick, reliable cloud access to all sensitive materials without worrying about security issues.
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Corel Corporation
  • Clearly much cheaper than purchasing a 2nd machine to run Windows on
  • Allows me to work faster with out have to move files from a machine/Drive to another
  • Annual subscription model is a bit cumbersome to renew - would rather just pay a one time flat fee
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