Industry Voice: Corel acquires Awingu to accelerate its secure remote workspace offering

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Summary: Corel® acquires Awingu, a provider of secure remote access technology. Awingu becomes part of the Parallels® portfolio, offering more advantages to the already robust Parallels RAS Service Provider Program (PSP). [VG1] 

We're excited to announce that Corel has acquired Awingu, a provider of secure remote access technology. With this acquisition, Awingu will become a part of the Parallels brand portfolio. The combination of Awingu and the Parallels RAS platform will give end users the added flexibility and freedom they need to securely work from anywhere, at any time, on any device or operating system.

Parallels RAS, a division of Corel, is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that provides secure remote access to business applications and desktops delivered through on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based environments.

What is Awingu, and what does it do?

Awingu provides a secure way for organizations to facilitate a bring your own device (BYOD) or work from anywhere policy through its secure, easy to use, unified workspace.

Awingu will continue to operate alongside Parallels to deliver secure remote workspaces for customers in healthcare, 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 type of cloud.

Awingu Benefits

Parallels RAS already enables businesses with a secure, easy-to-use remote working solution. With the addition of Awingu, there are even more benefits that organizations can take advantage of. These include:

  • Ease of use. Unlike many solutions on the market, Awingu does not require agents on the server or software to be installed on end user devices. Awingu is "clientless" and 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, making it easy for the end users to operate.
  • Simplified deployment. Customers can deploy Awingu 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.
  • Integration with Parallels RAS. 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 also 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 market.

Parallels RAS Benefits

Parallels RAS also offers the following unique benefits:

  • Simple, easy VDI and application delivery. Access virtual desktops, applications, and virtual machines from any major hypervisor and RDSH to any user, on any device. The ability to flexibly manage virtual machine templates enables provisioning of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or published applications to end users.
  • Flexible multi-cloud deployment options. Parallels RAS 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. Parallels RAS 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.

Explore the benefits of Parallels RAS by starting your free 30-day trial today.

This post was funded by Parallels.

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