Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview is available for a free 90-day evaluation!

A complete data management tool for physical and virtual storage with maximum flexibility for SMBs and enterprises

Paragon Software released a free 90-day trial of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview, a complete data management solution with flexible physical and virtual backup formats for businesses. HDM 15 supports the right backup formats for a variety of tasks including archiving or virtualization. Unlike traditional backup methods, HDM 15 supports a wide range of virtual disk formats, making it ideal for use with virtual machines. The Connect VD (Virtual Drive) feature allows IT administrators to set the partitioning and editing of virtual data media in just the same way they would with regular physical hard disks. VD backup features now provide the full set of backup tools, including file complement, incremental backup and others.

New major features include:


·         Virtual container replaces the previous backup archive

·         Recovery Media Builder 3.0

·         Easy virtualization

·         MS Hyper-V backup

·         Incremental, differential and file-based backups to virtual containers

A free 90-day evaluation of  Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview is available to download. The commercial version of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 is scheduled for release in fall 2014 and will offer a free 30-day evaluation period.

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Paragon Software secures two new major OEM partners for its Universal File System Driver technology

Global Agreements with Kingston Digital Inc. and ZTE Corporation Boost Paragon Software’s OEM Presence in Worldwide Mobile Device Market and Underscore Its Strength and Innovation in Embedded System Driver Technology

Paragon’s  Universal File System Driver (UFSD) solutions have been licensed by leading technology manufacturers Kingston Digital Inc. and ZTE Corporation to fuel mobile product initiatives, allowing them to deliver upon the promise of high performance and interoperability for their customers.

As mobile device usage continues its explosive growth, with a recent study revealing that greater than 50 percent of online time is now spent on mobile platforms, interest in Paragon’s UFSD driver technology is on the rise in the OEM market, according to Tom Fedro, President of Paragon Software Group Corporation.

“Paragon’s Universal File System Drivers, including our exFAT and NTFS for Android offerings, play an important role in supporting our tier one OEMs’ efforts in the mobility market by ensuring high performance and complete interoperability with storage media of all kinds,” said Fedro. “We are very excited to have Kingston Digital and ZTE join our long list of OEM clients leveraging Paragon technology to deliver a powerful, uncompromising user experience.”

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Paragon Software’s Pure Channel Program gains momentum as backup and recovery leader redefines industry’s approach to IT channel strategy

Paragon Software today has announced record revenue growth for the first half of 2014, besting last year’s number by 86 percent for the same period. Due primarily to this year’s launch of the company’s new Pure Channel partner program, this growth is being driven by the significant increase in the number of new opportunities registered by partners. In addition, the channel partners, resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) participating in Pure Channel are experiencing close ratios of well over 40 percent on the almost 500 new customer opportunities passed on to them through the program.

Focused on helping resellers simplify sales cycles and achieve profitable growth, Pure Channel represents a major overhaul to the company’s previous channel program. It stands out in the market because it eliminates the need for traditional revenue commitments, certifications and contracts. The program is built around Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR), the company’s industry-leading, image-based BDR product. PPR is optimized for small and midsize business and mid-enterprise markets and designed for physical, virtual and hybrid server environments.

“With Pure Channel, our goal is simple: to help our resellers and MSPs grow their businesses profitably. We’ve made it our commitment to do everything we can to be the most effective vendor on their line cards; the growth and opportunities we’ve delivered to date through the program this year – far outpacing the results of 2013 – are just the beginning,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group Corp.

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Paragon’s Protect & Restore backup solution safeguards operations at the hit radio station Fréquence Plus

Paragon Software won the customer not only with PPR itself, but with the intensive technical support and active customer assistance it provides.

After thoroughly examining many different backup and disaster recovery solutions, the French regional broadcast station Fréquence Plus opted for Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) to safeguard its extensive IT infrastructure.The broadcast station with one server, 10 employees and more than twice as many PCs was looking for an image-based backup and recovery solution they could depend on. The main factor was high resource performance and extremely fast disaster recovery to make sure the station could keep broadcasting.

With its central console, concept of archiving on additional storages (second-tier or cloud storages) and superlative data security and flexible (not to mention extremely fast) system recovery, Paragon’s PPR met all of the customer’s technical requirements. However, it required a great deal of support effort to implement the backup solution in Fréquence Plus’ IT infrastructure: the implementation process was fraught with delays, since the Paragon technicians kept finding defective data blocks on various drives, and various compatibility problems meant that several updates had to be conducted first.

PPR combines backup and disaster recovery for virtual and physical servers in a single product. The solution simplifies backup and recovery processes, thus dramatically reducing downtime. All mportant systems, applications and data are safe – and are reliably managed in a single program interface. Backups are initially saved locally and can then be archived in a downstream storage location, which can either be local as well, remote on a network, or in online storage (the cloud).

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Full NTFS access for OS X Yosemite Developer Preview users with Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X Yosemite Preview

Download now: free-of-charge, and no registration is necessary! Using NTFS partitions of any kind with the new OS X has never been easier.

Paragon Software releases the first NTFS driver to support Apple’s OS X Yosemite Developers Preview. Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X Yosemite Preview is a free 60-day trial of NTFS for Mac® OS X Version 12 that will be launched this fall with the release of the new OS X.

Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X Yosemite Preview is the first driver solution for fast access to NTFS partitions from the new Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview. The program guarantees advanced support of NTFS file systems and provides fast and transparent read/write access to any NTFS partition under OS X 10.10 Developer Preview.

The commercial release of Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X Version 12 is scheduled for the fall 2014. Users of NTFS for Mac OS X 11 will get a free upgrade to Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 12 at that time.

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Paragon Software releases new Paragon HFS+ for Windows® 8/8.1 Free Edition

Data sharing between Mac OS X and Windows 8 domains is a real problem, as Windows doesn’t know anything about HFS+. Paragon has the solution!

Paragon HFS+ for Windows® 8/8.1 Free Edition is a driver that provides full read-write access to HFS+/HFSX partitions on any type of disks under Windows 8/8.1. Based on Paragon’s proprietary cross-platform Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology this industry’s fastest driver transfers files between Windows 8/8.1 and Mac OS X at a rate higher than native HFS file-system performance, providing full read-write access to HFS+/HFSX partitions on any type of disks (APM, GPT, MBR).

Paragon HFS+ for Windows® 8/8.1 Free Edition launch follows the successful release of the free  Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X Snow Leopard edition earlier this year. In addition, Paragon Software offers a business  bundle that includes 5 licences for Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X and 5 licenses for Paragon HFS+ for Windows at a special discount.

Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8/8.1 Free Edition is available to download at no charge.  The full commercial version of the same product, Paragon HFS+ for Windows 10, is available to users of earlier Windows versions.

The Paragon HFS+ for Windows & Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X business bundle , designed for companies with IT environment consisting of Windows and Mac OS X systems, is available to purchase for 89,95$ (199,50$ value, if purchased separately).

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Paragon Protect & Restore earns high marks in TopTenReview’s 2014 ranking of Best Server Backup Software

Paragon Protect & Restore Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution Wins Top Spot in Professional Support, Receives Highest Possible Ratings Across Four Major Review Categories

Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) – image-based backup and disaster recovery (BDR) software – has earned a 9.83 out of 10 points possible in TopTenReview’s 2014 ranking of Best Server Backup Software. In addition, PPR tied with a leading global brand to capture the top spot in the professional support category, while also earning the highest possible ratings across three other server backup software categories including recovery and restoration, management tools and resource management.

PPR was recognized by the popular reviews website for offering a comprehensive agent-based solution for physical machines as well as an agentless solution for virtual machines. The software, optimized for small to midsize business and mid-enterprise markets, is designed to meet the most demanding needs of physical, virtual and hybrid server environments.

Results of an independent customer satisfaction survey – separate from TopTenReview – underscores Paragon’s commitment to excellence in support, with the company earning a 9.8 rating out of 10 total points possible. Survey results, along with customer comments, can be found online. TopTenReview’s in-depth look at PPG is also available online.

VARs and MSPs interested in becoming a Paragon partner, please visit Paragon’s Pure Channel page or call 888.347.5462 (press option 2, then 2 again).

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The latest Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X is available to Mac OS X Snow Leopard users at no charge!

The FREE program includes all the latest features and supports multiple languages!

Paragon Software grants Mac OS X Snow Leopard users full licenses of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X Snow Leopard free of charge. Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X Snow Leopard is designed to eliminate barriers between Windows and Mac and provides complete support of Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard in 32/64bit mode.

The product ideally suites  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users who is seeking for an easy way to exchange the data between Mac OS X and Windows OS. Based on the full version of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X, the driver enables to provide fast and transparent access to NTFS partitions as Mac OS X-native, thus achieving an unprecedented high level of performance. Mac OS X apps can process such partitions without any restrictions – browse contents, read and modify files, copy and create new files and folders, etc.

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Paragon’s other cross-platform technologies are available to consumers and manufacturers of data storage systems at the Paragon driver portal


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Paragon Software boosts its top-rated Backup & Recovery 2014 Free edition with new enhanced features

The only free backup solution on the market to offer WinPE recovery surpasses 1 million downloads on Cnet, with millions of downloads on other major portals worldwide!

Newly updated Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free is the most advanced free backup and recovery tool available on the market. The top-ranked Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free edition has already been downloaded almost 1.5 million times from CNet.com and more than 1 million times from CHIP.de. Paragon Backup & Recovery Free has been ranked as one of the best free backup solutions by major IT media worldwide, including the UK’s PC Advisor.

The newest release has been enhanced with a WinPE boot media builder, a capability usually found only in commercial backup software. For the user’s convenience this feature requires no additional installation or registration. Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free is the only free backup and recovery tool on the market to deliver Recovery Media Builder with WinPE support allowing PC users to prepare either Linux or WinPE-based bootable environments.

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free runs on schedule so that files are regularly backed up, and provides the option of saving space and time by only backing up data that has changed. Either way, file attributes and related information are preserved. Click to learn what’s new  in the product.

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free is available for download free of charge

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New Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V Preview is available to SMBs for free download!

Agentless backup for Hyper-V clients – fast, free, absolutely unique! Available for FREE download until June 30th, 2014

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V Preview is designed to protect virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V. Unlike traditional backup tools designed to work with physical machines, it can operate at the virtualization layer, employing MS VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to agentlessly backup/restore any guest machine of Hyper-V. Thus our solution doesn’t need an agent on a target virtual machine to create its point-in-time copy including its configuration, operating system, apps, etc. This approach significantly enhances the backup performance, while minimizing the load on target machines and the hypervisor during the process. Besides, there’s no need to provide credentials for every guest to do backups.

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V Preview perfectly matches the needs of IT administrators of small and medium-size businesses seeking a reliable tool to handle the full IT management cycle, including protection of virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V.

- Supports Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

- Installation takes only 5 minutes on Hyper-V host

- Supports SMB 3.0 hosted virtual machines

- Restore to a new location

- Wide choice of backup formats – VHDX, VHD, pVHD or VMDK

- Incremental Hyper-V backup coming soon!

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 14 Hyper-V is a preview of a full-fledged commercial product and it is available to all SMBs for free download till June 30th, 2014