Discover how remote access technology and VDI can help offer customers greater access to secure remote workspaces.

Alludo Guest Blogger

August 25, 2022

4 Min Read
Remote Workspace

Secure remote workspaces enable employees to connect to critical business resources–including applications and data–safely and securely, no matter where they’re working from or what device they choose to use.

These workspaces, which are typically facilitated using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or virtualization technology, enhance data security and compliance for organizations via features such central file storage, encryption, multifactor authentication and granular policies.

They can also help improve employee productivity by giving workers a single place from which to log in and access what they need to get things done and providing a streamlined, intuitive user experience.

What Is Remote Access Technology?

Remote access technology is a solution that refers to any IT toolset used to connect to, access, and control devices, resources, and data stored on a local network from a remote geographic location.

Awingu is one such example of this technology. It does not require agents on the server or software to be installed on end user devices. Instead, Awingu is “clientless,” which means it runs entirely in the browser, where it aggregates all company files and applications, including SaaS and legacy Windows or Linux applications, into one online workspace with one login.

The ability to aggregate traffic provides an audit mechanism to secure actions in remote workspaces, enabling administrators to implement a zero-trust security solution at the edge.

What Are the Benefits of Remote Access Technology?

Top benefits of this technology include:

  • Ease of use. As mentioned, a solution like Awingu is built on a “clientless” framework that runs entirely in the browser, where it aggregates all company files and applications, making it simple for end users to access and use.

  • Simplified deployment. Customers can typically deploy remote access solutions in just hours instead of days, empowering IT departments of all sizes to quickly enable secure remote workspaces for their end users.

  • Secure actions in remote workspaces. The ability to aggregate traffic provides an audit mechanism to secure actions in remote workspaces, enabling IT administrators to implement a zero-trust security solution.

What Is VDI?

VDI is a type of virtualization technology where a desktop operating system is run and managed in an on-premises or cloud data center. Virtual desktops and apps are delivered over a network to endpoint devices. End users access the desktops and apps as if they were running locally. Virtual desktops are hosted on virtual machines (VMs) and controlled through management software.

What Are the Benefits of VDI?

Top benefits of this technology include:

  • Simple, easy VDI and application delivery. Users can access virtual desktops, applications, and virtual machines from any major hypervisor and remote desktop session host (RDSH) to any user, on any device. The ability to flexibly manage virtual machine templates enables provisioning of VDI or published applications to end users.

  • Flexible multicloud deployment options. A VDI solution–like Parallels RAS, for example–simplifies and enhances the delivery of virtual apps and desktops, including all major cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and more. With Parallels RAS, organizations can leverage on-premises, public cloud, or hybrid cloud deployments.

  • Centralized IT management. VDI provides IT teams with full, centralized control over the solution. Administrators can monitor the infrastructure, perform tasks and troubleshoot user sessions from any web browser.

  • Scalable and efficient architecture. Quickly adapt and scale to meet your organization’s needs for new applications or desktops while saving time, costs, and maximizing IT resources by automating complex, repetitive tasks.

The Benefits of Parallels RAS and Awingu

Corel recently acquired Awingu, a remote access technology solution that joins Parallels RAS to help organizations and their partners quickly and easily deploy secure remote workspaces. Awingu is also now available through the Corel Partner Program.

Awingu integrates with Parallels RAS to accelerate innovation and provide a unified capability for secure remote access to both legacy and cloud-native applications.

Parallels RAS and Awingu have complementary feature sets that address different use cases for partners. Through the acquisition of Awingu, Corel now has an expanded set of offerings to help partners tackle a variety of use cases in the VDI/DaaS (desktop as a service) market.

Awingu will continue to operate alongside Parallels to deliver secure remote workspaces for customers in verticals such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing and government, among many others.

This will provide a range of solutions for customers that leverage on-premises assets, hybrid architectures and any type of cloud infrastructure, thus providing managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) with an opportunity to expand their offerings and market reach.

Corel Partner Program Benefits

The Corel Partner Program empowers companies to solve their customers’ most pressing business needs while accelerating their own profitability and growth. In addition to Parallels RAS and Awingu, the Corel portfolio of products includes CorelDRAW, MindManager and WinZip.

Key benefits of the Corel Partner Program include:

  • Grow your business. Create new opportunities, drive profitability and differentiate yourself from your competitors.

  • Strengthen customer loyalty. Deliver Corel’s wide portfolio of innovative creativity and productivity solutions to meet your customers’ evolving needs.

  • Leverage resources and training materials. Grow with us and achieve mutual success by accessing our library of partner resources, available 24/7 through our Partner Portal.

  • Do business the easy way. Our Partner Program is built on accountability, consistency and transparency to help ensure things always run smoothly.

Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Corel Partner today!

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