PARALLELS RAS USE CASE
A Secure Remote Working Solution
- Secure remote access to work apps and desktops on any device, anywhere.
- Reinforce data security and meet compliance regulations when working from home.
- Safeguard assets with extra layers of protection and a lockdown of data access.
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No matter what device is used, including tablets and smartphones, Parallels RAS provides simplified secure access to the digital workspaces required. Deploying Parallels RAS reduces the risk of data loss and malicious activity by using policies that limit access based on user, group permissions, locations and devices. In addition, Parallels RAS supports FIPS 140-2 encryption and multifactor authentication (MFA).阅读更多
Employees can enjoy a local workspace-like experience using smartphones. Parallels RAS enables native touch gestures—such as swipe, drag, tap to click and, zoom-in—with any Windows application, making it easy to complete workloads. Moreover, With Samsung DeX, your mobile device can be transformed into a fully-fledged workstation.阅读更多
Parallels RAS allows employees with Chromebooks to access Windows line-of-business (LOB) applications, desktops, and data seamlessly over any network—allowing them to work on the go - while at the same time improving security and reducing endpoint management and maintenance costs.阅读更多
Whether your employees continue to work from home or return to the office gradually, Parallels RAS provides flexible and secure access to work files and applications. Employees can switch between different devices and pick up from where they left off. An employee could start working from home on a tablet, continue working on public transport to the office, and then carry on, on their work laptop or desktop. It’s possible to work on the go without losing any progress.阅读更多
Desktops and applications can also be published from a remote PC. Parallels RAS can convert any Windows workstation, physical or virtual, on your infrastructure to a Remote PC without any additional hardware or licensing requirements. Organizations can switch from a typical office infrastructure style to either a completely remote work environment, or a hybrid – both from the office and remotely.阅读更多
Not everyone working from home has access to a work laptop or tower, but instead, they have to use personal devices such as tablets and phones. For those working from home on their smartphones and tablets, Parallels RAS supports external mouse and keyboard integration, allowing employees to work as productively as if they were using a regular desktop computer.阅读更多
Secure Remote Working Tips for Businesses
Traditional office environments have made way for work-from-home and remote environments.
How can you help your teams follow remote working security best practices?
Create a Cybersecurity Policy for Remote Workers
The first step in safeguarding corporate data is to inform all employees that it is a primary concern. The policy should outline all of the different security protocols that employees are expected to follow and how the company will support them.
When passwords aren't enough, an extra layer in the security process can give remote workers and their employers the peace of mind they need. Businesses can implement multi-factor authentication, which requires extra verification steps.
Firewalls, Antivirus Software, and Anti-Malware
Remote workers need to have up-to-date firewalls, antivirus software, and anti-malware on all of their devices, including phones, tablets, and computers. If a device is lost or stolen, companies may wish to wipe it remotely. Mobile device management platforms may perform these functions.
Shifting to the Cloud
Organizations that haven't yet fully migrated to the cloud should do so to establish a safe remote working environment. When you equip your security team with cloud-native tools, they can be more productive and fix cybersecurity challenges more quickly.
In a remote setting, employee onboarding and offboarding can be automated to guarantee that when an employee leaves, their access to systems is canceled and their equipment is returned. Critical response times are reduced in the event of a security incident.
Reduce Working-from-Home Security Risks
Employees need to follow specific guidelines to reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Secure remote work policies should be in place to reduce the number of system vulnerabilities. Employees should:
Keep Operating Systems and Software Up-To-Date
Both operating systems and software can be exploited. Any software, including web browsers, can be a common target. There can be crucial delays between disclosing a vulnerability and its mitigation.
Always Enable Auto-Locking
When employees walk away from their device at home, a coworking space, or a coffee shop, they should lock it. It’s possible to forget, but it’s a big data security risk when that happens. Automatic locking exists to protect our unattended devices.
Create Strong PIN/Passwords
To lessen the chance of cybersecurity attacks, employees should always use a strong password. Avoid anything easy to figure out, such as repeating numbers and sequences or common passwords.
Enable Find My Device and Remote Wipe
When a device is lost or stolen, locating and, ideally, remotely controlling it is critical to ensuring information security. No matter how much time or determination an attacker has, securely deleting a device makes it much more difficult for them to access your data.
Challenges for Remote Workers
A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution like Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) helps reinforce and enhance your company’s cybersecurity efforts whether employees work remotely or on-site.
Parallels RAS incorporates built-in security capabilities with additional layers of protection that include the following:
When enabled, users need to authenticate using two authentication factors. The first is via native authentication (Active Directory/LDAP), and the second is any of the following: Azure MFA (RADIUS), Duo (RADIUS), TekRADIUS, Deepnet, SafeNet, or Google Authenticator.
This helps in implementing the principle of least privilege. Granular filtering rules can be created to restrict access to published resources based on user, internet protocol (IP) address, media access control (MAC) address, and gateway.
This enables the provision of single sign-on (SSO) capabilities to end users (they authenticate only once and then have access to your services) securely.
When a device is configured to use kiosk mode, users cannot change system settings or install new applications.
This enables you to push specific settings to user devices to enforce security policies.
This type of authentication requires something you have (your smart card) and something you know (your user personal identification number, or PIN), which you enter into a smart-card reader.
Parallels RAS connections may be secured with SSL/TLS with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant encryption to provide data-in-motion encryption.
When enabled, this feature prevents users from copy-pasting on the clipboard, minimizing the risk of data leakage through these actions.
The security capabilities in Parallels RAS work together to reduce the pressure on IT workload and cybersecurity resources by enabling teams to create and implement robust client policies from a single location.
It is a comprehensive answer to today's numerous cybersecurity challenges, helping organizations to continue to enable remote workforces with confidence.