Business Edition Features Overview

The Business Edition of Parallels Desktop for Mac is based on the Pro version, with the addition of powerful deployment and management capabilities that enable IT to provision, granularly control, and lock down the settings across multiple groups of users.

Business Edition Feature Highlights

  • License management portal (Parallels My Account)

  • Split license keys into sublicenses

  • Enable product activation using sign in to corporate account

  • Maintain corporate compliance with restricted virtual machines

  • Set an expiration date for a virtual machine

  • Mass deployment of Parallels Desktop and virtual machines

  • Provision a corporate VM image from a link specified in Parallels My Account

  • Business-level support including 24/7 phone and email support options

Business Edition Feature Matrix

See how Parallels Desktop Business Edition compares to Parallels Desktop Standard and Pro editions.

FeatureStandardProBusiness

Straightforward and high-performing solution to run Windows, Linux, or Mac applications on Macs with Intel chips or Apple Silicon.

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Advanced networking tools. Create virtual networks for complex network scenarios and testing, including simulating various network scenarios.

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Mass deploy and mass manage Parallels Desktop and virtual machines for your employees.

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Use the invitation email feature to invite users to install Parallels Desktop on their Mac computers.

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Provision a corporate VM image from a link specified in Parallels My Account.

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Single Application Mode. A special Parallels Desktop deployment option allowing Mac users to run a Windows application without being aware of Parallels Desktop and Windows running in a virtual machine.

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Licensing and Support

Premium 24/7 phone and email support

only for subscriptions

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Centralized license management via Licensing Portal

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Simple deployment with unified volume license key

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Option to activate using sign in to corporate account

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Extended grace period to accommodate a possible license renewal delay without disrupting the business

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Customizable in-product Support Center option

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Removed in-product notifications

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Configurable software update policy and local update server options

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Security

Restrict end-users from changing virtual machine settings

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Restrict end-users from creating new virtual machines

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Allow to disallow major Parallels Desktop version upgrades

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Create expiring virtual machines

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Enforce USB device policies

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Advanced

Assign up to 32 vCPU and 128 GB vRAM per virtual machine on Intel or up to 18 vCPU and 128 GB vRAM per virtual machine on Apple Silicon

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Command line interface to control Parallels Desktop and virtual machines. Command line interface allows you to work with Parallels plugins for popular development tools including Vagrant and Jenkins

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Customize the Parallels Control Center to include custom graphics, text, and links.

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