Compare Parallels Desktop vs. VMware Horizon View

Parallels Desktop is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop while VMware Horizon View is ranked 4th in Virtual Desktop with 2 reviews. Parallels Desktop is rated 0, while VMware Horizon View is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Horizon View writes "The ability to reliably virtualize desktops and support them. Simple to say, but complicated nonetheless. ". Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and VMware Player, whereas VMware Horizon View is most compared with XenDesktop, VMware Workstation and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
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Horizon View
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.

VMware Horizon View, previously known as VMware View, is a virtual desktop infrastructure solution that provides users with virtual and mobile desktop management, flexible access, an optimal end-user experience and cloud computing. Horizon View also provides increased control and security of the desktop environment.

End-users get to be more productive and enjoy the flexibility of accessing their desktop environments from many locations and devices, while IT remains in control of policies and security.

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Sample Customers
Lytro, University of Washington, Slalom, Veeva Systems, Oklahoma Christian UniversityAmway, Hertz International, Metro Health, North Carolina State University, Ottawa International Airport, Revlon, and Whirlpool.
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Healthcare Company17%
Construction Company8%
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company8%
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