We designed Parsec to be secure at its core. Whether you're working on a top-secret project or playing a game with your best friend, your safety is our top priority.
All connections traveling through Parsec are peer-to-peer. They never transit Parsec's infrastructure, so we couldn't see what you're doing even if we wanted to. Plus, we secure it even further:
We take your personal security as seriously as your connection security.
Parsec for Teams and Enterprise locks down the people and computers in your organization, giving you total control over who connects to what machines.
Parsec for Teams and Enterprise administrators have access to a robust admin panel where they can create hierarchical roles, manage groups and connectivity permissions, set an idle kick timer, and configure SSO.
Parsec for Teams and Enterprise includes additional features needed for automation, administration, and integration into your existing systems.
Does Parsec undergo regular penetration testing?
Yes, Parsec undergoes regular penetration and vulnerability testing.
Does my remote desktop data ever go over Parsec servers? Can Parsec see my data?
Parsec peer-to-peer traffic is encrypted end-to-end using 128-bit AES-GCM key and web-client sessions are encrypted using DTLS with AES128 encryption. Additionally, all web traffic used for authentication and API communication is encrypted using TLS. Once a connection has been established between client and host, all data is transferred directly peer-to-peer, or optionally through a self-hosted relay server.
Are Parsec remote desktop sessions encrypted?
Yes, Parsec peer-to-peer sessions are encrypted using 128-bit AES-GCM.
How do I report suspected vulnerabilities?
If you would like to report a vulnerability or have a security concern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I run Parsec over my VPN?
Yes but you may see a performance degradation when using Parsec over a VPN. We recommend upgrading to an enterprise plan to take advantage of our high-performance relay server, which allows Teams to route all traffic through an on-premises server. This configuration provides the security and reliability advantages of a traditional VPN without the negative performance impact.
Does Parsec work with a DMZ network?
Yes, the Parsec High-Performance Relay is specifically designed to meet the needs of security minded organizations that leverage DMZs. Learn more.
Can Parsec be used in an airgapped environment?
No, Parsec requires internet access for authentication and API communication. Communication with our APIs may be proxied, and remote connections may be relayed through an on-premises High-Performance Relay.
What controls do I have over an active Guest Access connection?
During an active Guest Access session, a Guest Access Manager can kick remove any connected Guests from the session. Additionally, authorized Team Members may connect to the Guest Session to observe or take control.
Can Team Computers be assigned to individual team members?
Yes. Once provisioned, a Team Computer can be assigned to either a single team member or predefined groups of members who share common hardware needs or connection habits. Once assigned, a Team Computer can only be accessed by team members with permission to do so.
How can I prevent someone outside my organization from joining my team?
No one can join a Parsec team without receiving an explicit invitation to do so. Additionally, anyone invited to your Parsec team is only able to connect to the computers and hardware that have been explicitly assigned or made available to them. You can choose to invite people from outside your organization using our Guest Access feature, at an additional cost per invite.
What privileges do admins have and how do you manage admin?
Parsec for Teams includes three different levels of admins: Super Admins, Admins, and Guest Access Managers.
How can I control who on my team can connect to different computers?
Team Computers can be assigned to both individuals and groups of users directly from the Parsec for Teams admin panel. Any online computer that’s been assigned to a team member will be visible directly from their Parsec application.
Does Parsec support SSO or Okta?
Parsec for Teams includes support for a variety of SSO services through SAML 2.0. Once integrated, Parsec for Teams admins can enforce all team members to only access Parsec after logging in through SSO. You can learn more about setting up SSO for your team here.
Does Parsec support MFA/2FA authentication?
Yes: Parsec accounts can individually activate 2FA directly through their Parsec settings. A 2FA requirement may also be enforced on the team. If SSO has been activated, Parsec will no longer check for 2FA and rely on the configured identity provider (Okta, Azure AD, Google SSO, etc).
Visit our help center and get recommended Settings for Playtesting, Build Reviews, and QA
Security BasicsRecommended Settings for Playtesting, Build Reviews, and QA
Security BasicsParsec for Teams Admin Roles
Security BasicsIP Verification for Teams
Advanced SettingsUsing Advanced Settings In The Command Line
Advanced SettingsThe Parsec Relay Server
Network SettingsFirewall Rule To Block Non-Teams Accounts From Hosting