Parallels secure workspace

In the municipality of Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar in Barcelona, the local government faced a significant challenge during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for effective remote work solutions became crucial to maintain uninterrupted municipal services. Read how Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar navigated these uncharted waters by adopting Parallels Secure Workspace. 

The issue 

Prior to 2020, Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar had no remote work infrastructure. The pandemic triggered the need for a remote work solution to ensure continuity in essential services like employee payments, provider interactions, and urgent reporting. Initially, limited remote access through VPN and firewall protection was set up for key roles, but this was a stopgap measure, lacking in licenses and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for enhanced security. With 170-180 employees, Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar needed to implement a simple, secure, and affordable remote work solution.   

After evaluating various remote work solutions, Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar’s leadership team was introduced to Parallels Secure Workspace. They were impressed with its speedy installation and cost-effectiveness. Mendoza Hugas, the head of IT, emphasized the rarity of finding secure remote access solutions. After extensive testing and a successful pilot with a small group, they found that Parallels Secure Workspace met all their stringent requirements. 

The solution 

The primary focus for Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar was implementing a remote work solution that offered data security and a swift implementation. Parallels Secure Workspace was an ideal solution, with its MFA capability and minimal infrastructure demands. The IT department quickly deployed it across all departments, enabling secure and efficient remote work. 

Key benefits realized  

  1. Remote work: Employees can now remotely and securely access the desktops and resources they need to manage city business. 
  1. Security: With MFA enabled, the Ajuntament de Malgrat del Mar city council and employees can access the files and data they need from anywhere, safely and securely. 
  1. Simplicity: Users can easily log on and access their entire desktop via the browser; implementation time and effort for IT admins was equally minimal. 
  1. Time/cost savings: Not only does Parallels Secure Workspace not require multiple licenses or expensive hardware, but it also saves the IT team significant time. 

The adoption of Parallels Secure Workspace as a remote work solution enabled councilors, directors, and the mayor to continue their work outside office hours securely and effortlessly. Moreover, it revolutionized the IT department’s approach to support, allowing most issues to be resolved remotely, enhancing efficiency and reducing the need for in-person interventions. 

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The future of work is boundless, with employees redefining where, when, and how they work. We call this new business landscape “Work3,” and in Work3, it’s more vital than ever that employees have secure and seamless access to critical applications. We’re not just calling for that change. We’re creating it.  Learn how Parallels Secure Workspace is part of that change.

Introducing Parallels Secure Workspace

Formerly known as Parallels Awingu, Parallels Secure Workspaceis not just a name change; it signifies a pivotal step in establishing this cutting-edge solution as an integral part of the Parallels family. While the name is changing, the product itself isn’t—and users can expect the same high-caliber performance they know and love. No action is required for existing users. Fresh installs will now carry the new name and branding to match the Parallels brand.

Why is Parallels Secure Workspace so important? Security breaches have become all too common, exacerbated by a whirlwind shift from in-person work to remote or hybrid, and sometimes back and forth. It’s a lot for IT managers and employees to handle. In a recent cybersecurity report, 41% of IT professionals reported security breaches in the past year alone. That’s alarming—and emphasizes the pressing market need for secure and user-friendly access wherever your employees work. We’re thrilled to be part of the solution.

Secure access anywhere, any time

To experience Parallels Secure Workspace is to love it. Originating as Awingu in Belgium in 2011, this pioneering product boasts a “clientless” approach, operating entirely within web browsers. It offers seamless access to virtual apps, desktops, files, SaaS applications, and cloud storage across all devices. Parallels Secure Workspace is a fantastic, secure alternative to traditional VPNs—and fans rave over its rapid deployment capabilities. Alludo acquired Awingu in 2022, and it has perfectly aligned with and enhanced our efforts to bridge security and ultimate convenience.

Check it out for yourself

If you haven’t had the chance to try Parallels Secure Workspace before the name change, consider this your official invitation. Parallels Secure Workspace caters to mid-sized enterprises and large corporations, supporting Zero Trust security initiatives, secure BYOD programs, remote work setups, and controlled contractor access.

For our valued channel partners, we’ve introduced Parallels Secure Workspace certification courses. These courses, available free of charge through our partner portal, offer a convenient way to enhance skills and knowledge. This, in turn, equips our partners to deliver exceptional solutions and services to our customers.

Want to learn more? Visit the Parallels Secure Workspacewebsite for information on how to tryParallels Secure Workspace and explore a boundless, secure, convenient future of work.