20 August 2014

Parallels launches Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition

Parallels has updated Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, which provides Windows applications on Macs in a corporate environment.

“Millions of Parallels Desktop for Mac customers have come to expect ingenuity, ease of use and speed from Parallels and they will not be disappointed with Parallels Desktop 10,” said Parallels President Jack Zubarev. 

“With Parallels Desktop 10 customers can enjoy new levels of productivity without having to worry about whether the app they need is available on a specific operating system — Parallels creates a world of compatibility at home, work and on the road.”
Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition allows IT managers to support Windows applications for Mac users with a configurable, policy-compliant solution that easily fits into existing IT business processes. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating systems – including OS X Yosemite* – improves ease-of-use for business users

Enhancements have been made in particular to the areas of management and security, including for:
• USB devices policy enforcement
• NetBoot
• FileVault
• A Customizable Parallels Control Center feature, which allows the company logo and some text to be incorporated

Source: Parallels. Screenshot of the software.

New features allow administrators to select and enforce a USB device policy, so that only allowed devices may be connected. OS X guests can be installed using a NetBoot image from a server on the corporate network, and OS X virtual machines can be encrypted with the help of the FileVault encryption feature that is built into OS X. Centralised administration and management capabilities have been added, as well as enhanced security to keep IT in control of virtual machines. With Update 1 of the software, administrators can also and check the status of licenses and reclaim seats directly. 

Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition software is available via www.parallels.com/products/business. 

*Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition has experimental support for many of the features of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, bringing them to Windows and Windows applications. However, Parallels does not provide technical support for it at this time. Parallels plans to fully support OS X Yosemite in Parallels Desktop 10 when Yosemite becomes commercially available.