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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 Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.

VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.

There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.

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Lytro, University of Washington, Slalom, Veeva Systems, Oklahoma Christian University
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Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Educational Organization7%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government4%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix, Microsoft, VMware and others in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Updated: June 2021.
523,372 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Parallels Desktop is ranked 13th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) while VMware Player is ranked 11th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Parallels Desktop is rated 0.0, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Parallels Desktop is most compared with VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, NComputing vSpace, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation, VMware Horizon 7 and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.

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