What do you like most about Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)?
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Thin client management (Windows 10 client) provides an easy way to lock down client connection to the remote infrastructure. Policies are very helpful for preconfiguring client behavior. Finally, client management is easy.
It has allowed us to centralize the software location so we don't have to update the software client on 70 computers.
We can publish apps and desktops on Terminal Servers and seamlessly share printers. We also combine Parallels with Deepnet Security to get two-factor authentication.
The most valuable feature is the ease with which you can publish applications to different groups of users, by integrating with Windows Active Directory.
It provides flexible access to Windows applications from many types of devices.
We use RAS to publish cloud desktops to our clients. The ability to easily publish resources to a subset of users is what we find most valuable.
The connection is compressed so we don't need a lot of resources to run it.
It is robust. We have some 75 users using it and it doesn't lag. It's very speedy.
We use Cloudpaging to package and deploy the vast majority of our applications to our standard Windows 10 desktops. With the use of Parallels integration into Software2 AppsAnywhere hub, this means we can use the same packages to deliver Windows applications to almost any device - Windows, mac OS, iOS, Android, Linux, Xbox One, PS4 - just by ticking a box.
Client compatibility with many systems makes it very versatile. The reporting that is included is awesome.
Ease of use in publishing apps and installing the agent. The Interface is fairly intuitive after some tinkering. Although I inherited the app only two-thirds deployed, I was able to complete the deployment and service it over the last year without referring to any documentation.
Allows us to publish applications accessible by current-generation HTML5 browser or OS-specific client (Windows, Android, iOS), and it supports popular single sign-on and multi-factor authentication protocols.