Benefits of Parallels
Updated March 30, 2021

Benefits of Parallels

Joe Castle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Parallels Remote Application Server

We deployed Parallels to replace VPN access for our entire organization. Employees are able to access network applications and resources by simply going to our Parallels web portal or using the Parallels client. We protect access with two factor authentication via phone push. Some of the main goals were to provide a simpler experience but also more secure. Employees can now use their own devices when needed.

When COVID-19 sent employees home, we were fortunate to have had Parallels already in production. We transitioned to a remote work environment and it was a totally smooth transition.
  • Ease of access for users.
  • Multiple security options.
  • Affordable.
  • Easy to design and deploy.
  • More options for identity management support (Okta, etc).
  • Parallels has been a lifesaver when dealing with coronavirus and having to transition to a totally remote work environment.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly XenApp)
Most Citrix deployments I have seen involve a lot of servers. With Parallels RAS, we were able to deploy just 1 server to cover our needs.
We benefited greatly. We have been able to do everything from publish network drives to employees for access remotely to also publishing desktops and providing access to peoples' office computers.
When we moved away from out previous VPN solution, all employees had to do was log into a web page and accept a push prompt on their phone. No more hassling with VPN clients or losing user productivity if they didn't have their laptops with them.
All Parallels infrastructure runs as VMWare virtual machines. Very easy to set up and administer.
By configuring two factor authentication, we provided a very secure method of external access.
Live support is available 24/7. This is critical when troubleshooting during off hours usage.

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Parallels is great when you need a secure way to publish resources inside your network (network drives, internal applications).

Using Parallels Remote Application Server

120 - Everything from Accounting and Finance to Geology and other sciences.
4 - I would say anyone with a firm foundation in deploying and supporting a Windows Server OS can implement and administer Parallels RAS.
  • Cost
  • Flexibility
  • Easy of Use
  • Scalability
  • Being able to change Active Directory password is built into Parallels
The product is working great for us