Cross Platform Access to the Enterprise

— November 14, 2013

Parallels Business Solutions is designed to give businesses the tools necessary to succeed in a mixed Windows and Mac world. The solution, which includes updates to Management Suite and Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition, plus a new Access app for iPad – enables IT departments to maintain compliance and control while still embracing the technology employees need. 

IT professionals can protect their investments in Windows-based applications because they can deliver them on Macs, and leverage existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager infrastructure to fully manage Macs and virtual machines.

In addition, the Access app “applifies” Windows and Mac applications, letting customers remotely access and experience them as if they were made for iPad. Users can tap, swipe, pinch and scroll any PC or Mac software application – even if they were not optimized for the iPad.

"Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition was a perfect solution for our group, said Michael Scarpelli, Technical Support Manager, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology. "The ability to roll out Parallels Desktop efficiently with minimal effort for our techs is crucial. It's no-fuss, and it enables us to meet all the growing virtualization needs of our user base."

Key Features:

  • Set an expiration date for a virtual machine – IT Administrators can now set up a virtual machine that stops functioning at a specific date, allowing them to limit access to corporate information to contractors or other temporary workers
  • Headless mode – Configure  a virtual machine to automatically start at host computer boot without the admin needing to log in to the computer and start the virtual machine
  • Command Line Interface password protection – IT Administrators can change or reset user passwords on virtual machines
  • Remote Password Reset for virtual machines – IT Administrators can remotely reset a user password if they forget their Windows virtual machine credentials
In addition, IT Administrators can now set a virtual machine to show the Windows lock screen and require a user name and password when resuming from Suspend.


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