Parallels RAS gets you connected.
February 14, 2020

Parallels RAS gets you connected.

Jason Stevenson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Remote Application Server

We use Parallels Remote Application Server for a select few employees. We began by using it to replace Citrix for the cost. We leveraged it to provide windows only applications to our macintosh fleet as well as our offsite employees.
  • Ease of application publishing.
  • Ease of desktop publishing.
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  • We saved a lot over our previous solution.
  • Simple for end users to grasp.
We were deploying a new version of XenServer (many years ago). My tech was getting some help from Citrix tech support and was told to watch videos on youtube on how to configure the server installation. The cost between Citrix and parallels ras was a no brainer too.
We benefited from this simplicity as we are a small IT shop, so the ability to deploy RAS as well as applications was a big win. Ease of use for the end-user was also a big win.
Our organization benefited in that I can have internal and external users connect to apps they need via a web browser, fat client, or via mobile. Some users only need to reference the published apps. Others need to have the apps interact with their desktop. And I've used the mobile version to support /reset users on the go.
While we are a VMware shop, the flexibility of the solution is always a feature that I'm looking for in a solution.
When publishing apps I can restrict it to either AD security groups or individual users. The same goes for published desktops either virtual or physical. This gives us peace of mind around our network security instead of giving users full VPN access to the network.
I have not had to interact with the support team.

Do you think Parallels Remote Application Server delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Parallels Remote Application Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Parallels Remote Application Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Parallels Remote Application Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Parallels Remote Application Server again?

Yes

Cross-platform software deployment is a breeze. Providing remote access to offsite employees instead of a VPN is very nice.