Corel Buys Awingu to Make Remote Workspaces More Secure

“We’re committed to helping organizations navigate this shift in the workplace,” said a Corel executive.

Claudia Adrien

June 13, 2022

3 Min Read
Hybrid work

Software Company Corel has acquired Awingu, a provider of secure remote access technology. The companies did not disclose the dollar amount of the acquisition. Awingu will join the Parallels brand portfolio.

The combination of Awingu and the Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) platform means end users will have added flexibility and freedom. They will be able to securely work from anywhere, at any time, on any device, or OS. Parallels, part of the Corel group, is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution. It provides remote access to virtual applications and desktops delivered through on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based environments.

The Future of Work


Corel’s Prashant Ketkar

Prashant Ketkar is chief technology and product officer at Corel.

“The future of work is now; we are living it. The pandemic further accelerated the need for organizations to determine and shift their remote and hybrid work infrastructures. Now, organizations are figuring out how they can cater to the flexibility that employees want with their workplaces while also ensuring secure and efficient access,” Ketkar said. “We’re committed to helping organizations navigate this shift in the workplace, and with the addition of Awingu we’re one step closer to improving the experience for every stakeholder that interacts with our products.”

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Ideal for both midmarket and large enterprises, Awingu provides a secure way for organizations to facilitate bring your own device (BYOD) or work from anywhere policies through its easy-to-use and secure unified workspace, the company said. With this technology acquisition, the Parallels RAS platform will become a one-stop solution. It will give customers the ability to easily access legacy and cloud-native applications and files. The platform will alleviate the worry of data security and infrastructure complexity from IT teams.

A Range of Solutions

Awingu will continue to operate alongside Parallels’ offerings to deliver secure remote workspaces for customers. These include those in health care, finance, manufacturing, government and telco verticals. Additionally, Awingu will expand its integration with Parallels to accelerate innovation and provide a unified capability for secure remote access to both legacy and cloud-native applications. This will provide a range of solutions for customers leveraging on-premises assets, hybrid architectures and any cloud.


Awingu’s Walter Van Uytven

Walter van Uytven is CEO at Awingu.

“I’m excited to join the Corel organization with the Awingu team. Both companies have a customer-first mindset and share the mission to ensure a seamless, secure and effective workspace no matter where an employee is located,” Uytven said. “Together with Parallels RAS, we’ll bring a broader, richer set of solutions across the secure remote desktop and app streaming industry to our customers.”

The Awingu team will join Corel. They will bring their strategic and engineering expertise to the organization to help accelerate product roadmaps.


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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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