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13th
out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
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out of 28 in Virtual Desktop
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Overview
Parallels Desktop Business Edition brings Windows and Windows applications to employees on Mac and enables integration of Mac computers into any work environment from education to financial services, technology, consulting, or medical. Optimized for Windows 10 and 7, macOS High Sierra, and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It can help employees to run business-critical applications without compromise: Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Quicken and QuickBooks for Windows, Access, Project, Autodesk Revit and Inventor, CorelDRAW, ArcGIS, Visio, QuickBooks, Internet Explorer and Adobe Photoshop. Parallels Desktop restricts External Device Access that enforces policies on the use of USB devices, smart cards, and any other external devices plugged into a Mac, for use in Windows. It creates an Expiring Virtual Machines, time-bound and encrypted, that will automatically expire and lock at a defined time to ensure additional security when corporate data is shared externally. Also, Parallels Desktop Business Edition can be deployed through standard software deployment tools. Mass deployment is supported with Jamf Pro, Apple Remote Desktop, IBM Endpoint Manager, Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, and other solutions.
ApplicationServer delivers applications, data and virtual desktops from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load-balancing and complete network transparency.
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Sample Customers
Lytro, University of Washington, Slalom, Veeva Systems, Oklahoma Christian University
Arsari Group _ PT Netmarks Indonesia, Izhevsk Elektromekhanicheskiy Zavod (IEMZ) _ Kupol, Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Fylde Borough Council, YARSTROYREZE LLC, VSK Insurance House, Melenkovsky District of Vladimirskaya Oblast, Sofrigam SA, Antenna International, KingsGate Community Church, Norwegian American Hospital, Island Hotels Group, Medway Council, Medway Council, Voices of September 11th, MacDonald Training Center, Kansas Childrenês Service League, Scope,Next Generation Clubs, WTC Communications, Opera Australia, HSE Integrated, Danier, Bridgwater College, Kern County Mental Health, Tony Tiendas, Spears Manufacturing, Managed Insurance Services Inc., Intuitive Medical Software, M.J. Soffe, Mazda Motors, Israel Military Industries (IMI), Telfair, Upic Solutions, Teleflora, Fisher & Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company13%
Educational Organization9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Government18%
University18%
Local Government9%
Construction Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization10%
Government8%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
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Parallels Desktop is ranked 13th in Virtual Desktop while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is ranked 6th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Parallels Desktop is rated 0.0, while Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is rated 10.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) writes "An excellent, simple interface for our customers; allows use of any browser on any platform". Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware Player and NComputing vSpace, whereas Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon View, NVIDIA GRID and VMware Workstation.

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