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Erasing some or all data on Mac has never been easier even if your Mac fails to boot! New Paragon Disk Wiper 15 for Mac OS X Free for efficient hard disk sanitization and permanent deletion of sensitive business or private data

Paragon Mac ToolBox portal offers an array of Mac tools to solve anything from operating systems incompatibility issues to redistribution of free space between Mac and Windows partition

 

FREIBURG, Germany, February 16, 2015 Paragon Software Group (PSG) , a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery, announces the release of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 for Mac OS X Free – a utility to efficiently clean hard disks and SSDs or permanently erase critical data on separate partitions or entire hard disks. As research has shown, the ‘trim’ command to delete data on the entire drive or individual volumes does not completely remove all traces of your personal data. Trimming is accomplished by a delete operation in relatively large blocks while remnants and entire small files remain intact; some data still stays on the drive in segments. Besides, all storage service areas containing active user data remain intact.

 

To be confident your data on SSD doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, you have two options: either physically shred your SSD into pieces that are small enough that a single chip cannot escape damage, or use a specialized data erasure utility that supports solid state drives, like Paragon’s Disk Wiper for Mac. Paragon’s solution is a free utility that performs a secure and permanent wipe within 20-30 seconds.

 

With Disk Wiper for Mac, wiping is not accomplished under Mac OS X, but from a special Linux-based flash stick that can be easily created from the program. After booting the Mac from this device, the Wipe Wizard can irreversibly remove confidential data in just a few easy steps. Multiple sanitization methods are available: “SSD Trim” (recommended for SSDs), selecting a specific algorithm, or a user-created method. Unlike traditional HDD-based wiping methods, “SSD Trim” works very quickly and is completely safe for SSDs.

 

Key features at a glance:

  • Creates a bootable wiping media in a few clicks
  • Wipe exactly what you need – the entire hard disk or separate partitions (primary, extended, logical)
  • Wipes data even if the Mac fails to boot
  • Supports ten different disk sanitization algorithms
  • Paragon’s powerful “SSD Trim” algorithm guarantees irreversible secure data destruction on SSD storage devices without causing unnecessary and undesirable wear
  • Flexible customization options allow to create your own wipe algorithm with minimal effort - define up to four wiping patterns, number of passes for each wiping pattern and for the group of patterns, thus resulting in over 40000 possible number of passes.
  • Wipe report with extended hardware and system information to verify the accomplishment of the wipe operation
 

Paragon Mac ToolBox portal

The new Paragon Mac ToolBox web portal makes it easy to find which of the company’s products can be used to solve particular Mac-related problems. For example, a user who wishes to reallocate disk space between OS X and Windows after using Boot Camp is directed to Paragon Camptune X. Or if the issue involves the use of an external drive in NTFS format, the Mac ToolBox reveals that Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 provides full read/write access. Some of the tools described in the Mac ToolBox are available free of charge, including Paragon Boot Camp Backup Free to back up Windows under OS X, while all commercial products are available on a time-limited demo basis.

 

Requirements:

Paragon Disk Wiper 15 for Mac OS X Free supports all OS X 10.6 and higher.

 

Availability:

 

Paragon Disk Wiper 15 for Mac OS X Free is available at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/dw-mac/ Paragon Mac ToolBox portal with additional solutions for dual-boot users is available at http://www.paragon-software.com/mac/

 

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Releases Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Backup & Recovery 15 Home to Secure and Protect Data

Both versions come with free updates for Windows 10 support. A package deal of both tools for the price of one available until December 30th, 2014!

FREIBURG, Germany — December 16, 2014 –  Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery, announces the release of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional – for the most secure data protection on hard drives and SSDs – and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home – an easy-to-use data and PC system backup and recovery tool. Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home accomplishes secure data wiping on hard disks.

The new version is now able to sanitize SSDs without affecting their operating life. In addition to protecting sensitive personal information, Disk Wiper frees up space by clearing remnants of deleted files and directories.

Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home backs up not only users’ data, but also the entire operating system with all settings and installed applications. Both versions support Windows 8.1, and purchasers will receive free updates for Windows 10 support.

A bundle of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home is available for only 39.95$ (80$ value, if purchased separately) until December 30th, 2014.


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Paragon Software Releases Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Backup & Recovery 15 Home to Secure and Protect Data

Both versions come with free updates for Windows 10 support. A package deal of both tools for the price of one available until December 30th, 2014!

 

FREIBURG, Germany — December 16 , 2014 — Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery, announces the release of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional – for the most secure data protection on hard drives and SSDs – and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home – an easy-to-use data and PC system backup and recovery tool. Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional accomplishes secure data wiping on hard disks. The new version is now able to sanitize SSDs without affecting their operating life. In addition to protecting sensitive personal information, Disk Wiper frees up space by clearing remnants of deleted files and directories. Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home backs up not only users’ data, but also the entire operating system with all settings and installed applications. Both versions support Windows 8.1, and purchasers will receive free updates for Windows 10 support. A bundle of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home is available for only 39.95$ (80$ value, if purchased separately) until December 30 th, 2014.

 

Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional

 

In the light of recent scandals involving unauthorized access to personal information, the issue of data protection has moved back into the public spotlight. For criminal organizations, access to data can be a gold mine. What options are there for protecting data when an old PC or a hard disk is being replaced? Merely formatting the hard disk is not enough: there are a number of tools on the market that can recover information from a reformatted drive, so it is important to permanently delete sensitive data before disposing of a computer or a disk drive.

The new Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional erases data securely, reliably and permanently. Ten different algorithms follow recognized safety standards to make sensitive data or specific data fragments unrecognizable by multiple overwriting, so they are impossible to retrieve by any means.

The new version of Paragon Disk Wiper supports the latest Windows 8.1 as well as all types of hard disk layouts. A special highlight of the new version is support for SSDs. SSDs have a fundamentally different structure than traditional hard drives. Data cleansing by multiple overwriting is not designed for SSDs. For one thing, any additional writing cycle contributes to the durability of the expensive SSD and on the other hand, with traditional approaches it is not possible to delete a specific sector on an SSD because sequential and cyclic writing on SSDs allows for uniform use of the SSD cells. The SSD-delete function in the new Disk Wiper connects directly to the drive’s internal controller, and therefore deletes data on an SSD reliably and without compromising the durability and functionality of the SSD.

 

Other new features include:

 

Wipe Stamp: The user can specify whether the Wipe Stamp should be added to the MBR (Master Boot Record) of the deleted storage medium. The wipe stamp contains information about the used wiping program, algorithm, wiping status, the serial number of the disk, the system ID (recalled through WMI), etc. If this storage medium is restarted, a notification appears of when and how the data volume has been deleted. This option is available only if the total data volume has to be deleted. Sanitization notifications are especially useful to public authorities and institutions to ensure information (for example, health records, financial data, etc.) is protected, and is only accessible by authorized individuals in accordance with federal guidelines.

 

Deletion of Mac OS drives: Macs can be booted from the Linux-based wipe medium to securely erase all data from any selected HDD/SSD.

 

The built-in Wipe Media Builder: Creates in just three steps a bootable WinPE or Linux-based wiping environment on a USB flash drive or an ISO image. With this wiping media, data can be deleted from hard drives even if the operating system fails to boot.

 

Free update for full Windows 10 support.

 

Supported OS: Windows 8.1/8/7Vista/XP.

 

Availability: Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional is available for 39,95$ at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/dw-professional/ A free 30-day demo version is available. A bundle of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home is available for only 39.95$ (80$ value, if purchased separately) until December 30 th, 2014, at http://www.paragon-software.com/promos/2014/dc-brh-launch/index.html

 

Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home

 

Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home protects valuable data and the entire operating system so it can be restored in case of a disaster. The software includes full range of backup and recovery options for files and folders, the operating system or even the entire hard disk to any storage of choice (e.g., internal storage, external USB storage, NAS, DVD, flash disks, etc.). The ‘set and forget’ technology allows the user to set up once while the system will accomplish backups automatically.

New features include an efficient backup format with higher compression and faster backups on network drives, as well as an improved recovery environment. The new Paragon Recovery Media Builder 3.0 feature makes creating a recovery environment particularly easy and flexible. Thanks to the latest WinPE technology, the recovery environment can be operated intuitively. Optionally, one can create a WinPE or Linux-based recovery media on a USB flash drive or save it as an ISO file and then burn a bootable CD/DVD. An enhanced mode allows the inclusion of specific drivers and preconfigured network settings.

The new version delivers powerful backup of the system both at sector and file level. The file-based backup and restore to and from virtual containers supports all popular formats, including pVHD, VHD, VHDX, VMDK. Backup to virtual containers (full backups, file increments and supplements) can now also be created on the file level.

The program’s redesigned main window makes the functions easier to find and more intuitive to use. The layout used in the previous version (e.g., the PBF Backup Capsule) is also supported in a special Compatibility View mode.  

 

Free update for full Windows 10 support.

 

Supported OS: Windows 8.1/8/7Vista/XP.

 

Availability: Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home is available for 39,95$ (a single user license) at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/. Family Pack is available for 3 PCs in one household for to $69.95 A free 30-day demo version is available. A bundle of Paragon Disk Wiper 15 Professional and Paragon Backup & Recovery 15 Home is available for only 39.95$ (80$ value, if purchased separately) until December 30 th, 2014, at http://www.paragon-software.com/promos/2014/dc-brh-launch/index.html

    

 

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Group Zips into 20th Anniversary with Special Offers on All Products

Great savings on essential software tools now until November 20, 2014!

 

FREIBURG, Germany — November 12, 2014 — It’s Paragon Software Group’s 20 th anniversary and everyone gets deals! Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery solutions for home and business, celebrates its 20th anniversary by giving out a 20% discount on all products, including the latest editions of its flagship tools, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 and NTFS for Mac 12. The sale starts today and goes until November 20, 2014.

 

PSG was established in 1994 as a software development company with focus on data backup and recovery. Today the company is mostly known for Paragon Hard Disk Manager and NTFS for Mac – its flagship lines of data management and cross-platform software solutions used by millions of users in more than 150 countries. 20 years of PSG means 20 years of innovation and excellence in data security, system management and file system interoperability, coupled with excellent customer service and affordable prices. In addition to developing software solutions for consumers, the company’s enterprise-level technologies have been integrated by such global players as Siemens, Bosch, Seagate, Dell and others.

 

“Paragon Software is extremely proud to be marking its 20 th anniversary – a significant milestone for a software company. In addition to a comprehensive selection of essential data management tools, the company became the industry’s first software developer to implement a full set of drivers with complete read/write access to partitions of all popular file systems. Thanks to our cross-platform tools, users of multiple devices seeking to solve incompatibility issues on consumer electronics can get free or inexpensive tools to accomplish these tasks,” commented Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software Group. “Paragon's UFSD technology is already integrated into many devices, such as smart TVs or car entertainment systems. In the future, we will concentrate more development efforts on this area. Our most recent project, under the name Micrix, is a slick operating system with a focus on household appliances. Soon such devices will be able to communicate with personal smartphones, home PCs, and other devices.”

  

A special 20% off anniversary offer applies to all Paragon products and is valid until the 20 th November, 2014, http://www.paragon-software.com/buy/eshop/home/

 

 

 

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Releases Cost-Effective Data Protection Bundle for Windows Server Essential Customers

Backup and Disaster Recovery Leader Addresses SMBs’ Data Protection and Disk Optimization Needs with a Comprehensive Package for Windows 2012 Server Essentials Licenses
 

Irvine, Calif. – Nov. 11, 2014 – Paragon Software Group , a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology, today announced the Paragon Server Essentials Bundle for Windows. The new offering gives small to midsize business (SMB) customers purchasing a Microsoft Windows 2012 Server Essentials license a cost-effective yet comprehensive solution for protecting the data within their organization.

 

Now available, the bundle provides Paragon’s SMB clients with everything they need to implement a robust, simple and effective data protection strategy with a solution that’s currently being used in enterprise environments. The Paragon Server Essentials Bundle for Windows includes award-winning Hard Disk Manager 15 (HDM) server backup and disaster recovery software as well as 25 Windows-based workstation licenses configured with XP, Windows 8 or another operating system (OS).  Paragon’s Hard Disk Manager also features a valuable set of disk optimization utilities including advanced partitioning, secure disk wiping, OS migrations as well as imaging and system deployment functionality at no additional charge.  

 

“Paragon is pleased to offer our SMB clients a better way to protect their data and keep their businesses up and running. We take pride in providing a full-featured, easy-to-use solution to a customer segment that has been  typically challenged in this space due to budgetary and/or technical constraints,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group Corporation. ”Data protection is a universally mission-critical requirement, no matter the size of the company, and our new bundle offers everything SMBs need for BDR and disk optimization for Windows 12 at an excellent price point.”

 

Now available through Paragon reseller partners including CDW, SHI, Newegg, En Pointe and Softmart, the new bundle is listed as Paragon part #277BSEBL-WSE and has an MSRP of only $249 – a $1549 value.

 

Resellers interested in more information on Paragon’s Pure Channel program, please visit http://paragon-downloads.com/partners/paragon-pure-channel-program or call 888.347.5462.

 


 

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Group releases new NTFS for Mac 12 – high-speed access to Windows NTFS drives from OS X

First with full support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite! Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade!

 

FREIBURG, Germany, November 10, 2014 NTFS for Mac 12 from Paragon Software Group is the first product to deliver full read and write support for NTFS-formatted drives to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Eliminating boundaries between Mac and Windows operating systems, Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 achieves the speed of native drivers with test results 120 MB/sec during read and write operations on USB3.0 external media, and is the industry’s fastest solution for Mac users who want to share data between Mac and Windows systems, so that the user doesn’t even notice on which platform their files are.

 

With Paragon NTFS for Mac 12, Mac users are provided with full read and write access to Microsoft NTFS volumes, allowing for the easy transfer of existing files back and forth between Mac and Windows without additional costly hardware or software. Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade to NTFS for Mac 12.

 

While OS X has native support for FAT-formatted drives, that scheme is not suitable for today’s high-capacity drives and large files - an important issue when working with video or large databases, for example. And Apple’s support for NTFS is limited to reading files, so software like NTFS for Mac 12 is essential for two-way transfers.

 

Key features at a glance:

  • §  Fast and full read/write access:  Modify existing files, delete files and create or copy new files.
  • §  Easy to install:  The driver is easily installed through a user-friendly wizard.
  • §  Easy to use:  Mount any NTFS partition like a native one.
  • §  Supports non-Roman characters and languages.
  • §  No system degradation during data transfers.
  • §  No limitation to maximum file/partition size.
  • §  For detailed information, please visit: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/product_performance.html
 

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 is based on Paragon’s proprietary Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology. Paragon UFSD provides full access (read/write, format, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems under all popular platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and DOS): http://www.paragon-software.com/landing-pages/UFSD.html

  

 

Requirements:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 supports all operating systems from OS X 10.5 Leopard and later.

 

Price:

19.95$ (19.95 EUR)

 

Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 is available for download at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

 

The software can be used for 10 days without payment. Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade.

 

For users and companies requiring multiple licenses, Paragon Software offers a 3-pack for 34,95$, a 5-pack for 49,95$ or more upon request.

 

The popular Paragon Mac Bundle 3-in-1 (Camptune X, NTFS for Mac 12, HFS+ for Windows 10) already comes with the latest NTFS for Mac 12 and it is available for 39.95$ (59.95$ value, if purchased separately): http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-hfs-camptune-bundle/

 

 

 

 

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Group releases new NTFS for Mac 12 – high-speed access to Windows NTFS drives from OS X

First with full support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite! Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade!

 

FREIBURG, Germany, November , 2014 — NTFS for Mac 12 from Paragon Software Group is the first product to deliver full read and write support for NTFS-formatted drives to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Eliminating boundaries between Mac and Windows operating systems, Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 achieves the speed of native drivers with test results 120 MB/sec during read and write operations on USB3.0 external media, and is the industry’s fastest solution for Mac users who want to share data between Mac and Windows systems, so that the user doesn’t even notice on which platform their files are.

With Paragon NTFS for Mac 12, Mac users are provided with full read and write access to Microsoft NTFS volumes, allowing for the easy transfer of existing files back and forth between Mac and Windows without additional costly hardware or software. Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade to NTFS for Mac 12.

While OS X has native support for FAT-formatted drives, that scheme is not suitable for today’s high-capacity drives and large files - an important issue when working with video or large databases, for example. And Apple’s support for NTFS is limited to reading files, so software like NTFS for Mac 12 is essential for two-way transfers.

 

Key features at a glance:

  • Fast and full read/write access: Modify existing files, delete files and create or copy new files.
  • Easy to install: The driver is easily installed through a user-friendly wizard.
  • Easy to use: Mount any NTFS partition like a native one.
  • Supports non-Roman characters and languages.
  • No system degradation during data transfers.
  • No limitation to maximum file/partition size.
  • For detailed information, please visit: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/product_performance.html

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 is based on Paragon’s proprietary Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology. Paragon UFSD provides full access (read/write, format, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems under all popular platforms (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and DOS): http://www.paragon-software.com/landing-pages/UFSD.html



 

Requirements:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 supports all operating systems from OS X 10.5 Leopard and later.

 

Price:

19.95$ (19.95 EUR)

 

Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 12 is available for download at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

The software can be used for 10 days without payment. Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade.

For users and companies requiring multiple licenses, Paragon Software offers a 3-pack for 34,95$, a 5-pack for 49,95$ or more upon request.

The popular Paragon Mac Bundle 3-in-1 (Camptune X, NTFS for Mac 12, HFS+ for Windows 10) already comes with the latest NTFS for Mac 12 and it is available for 39.95$ (59.95$ value, if purchased separately): http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-hfs-camptune-bundle/

 

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About Paragon Software Group 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland and Russia, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners including Belkin, Bosch, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and ZTE. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15 – despite the name, it’s great for SSDs and virtual disks too!

New features include embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0 , file-level backup and restore for virtual containers, agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines. Windows 10 users get a free update with the release of the new platform

 

FREIBURG, Germany, October 28 , 2014 — Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery, announces the release of Paragon Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 15 Suite and Professional – complete, all-in-one data management solutions for Windows PC users working in physical or virtual environments. The new HDM 15 lets users create backups directly in the form of virtual disks in any of the supported formats (pVHD, VMDK, VHD, VHDX). The Professional edition now delivers high-performance file exclusion filters for efficient backup and recovery operations, the capability of editing virtual hard disks, Hyper-V guest system backup, powerful scripting, and expanded support for virtual machines. Both editions allow the creation of bootable recovery media. HDM 15 Suite unites more than 20 advanced data management technologies, including partitioning, boot correction, file and image backup, disk copying, secure data wiping (even on SSDs), and flexible recovery options. The Professional version is packed with even more features. HDM 15 Suite and Professional users get an update to Windows 10 support for free!

 

New functions in HDM 15 Suite:

  • Embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0 makes it extremely easy and flexible to create your own personal recovery environment
  • File-level backup/restore for virtual containers
  • Wipe SSDs user-friendly and permanently
  • Revised User Interface for easier navigation
 


New functions in HDM 15 Professional include all of the above, plus:

  • Agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines
  • P2V-Restore from virtual containers

  

Typical usage scenarios for PC users include:

 

System & data backup
The entire system, individual partitions or just selected files can be backed up manually or on a schedule. The incremental and differential backup technologies make continuous system backups exceptionally efficient. A one-time full backup of the entire computer followed by regular incremental backups keep the latest status of the PC safe. Backup containers in the pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Disk) format speed up backups to network storage up to 10 times.

The Professional edition provides scripting to automate frequently used operations. A variety of virtual backup containers are available, including the space-saving pVHD format as well as Hyper-V (VHDX) and other containers that can be used as base for virtual systems. The full selection of backup options (sector and file-based, differential or incremental backups or special file complements) are available in all cases. Password protection keeps sensitive data safe, and BitLocker encrypted volumes are supported.

 

Partitioning & optimization
Whether preparing a hard disk for use with multiple operating systems or redistributing storage space among several partitions, automatic partition alignment maximizes the performance of SSDs and hard disks with 4K sectors, and RAID volumes.

Paragon ConnectVD (Virtual Disk) included in the Professional edition makes it easy to manage virtual drives – anything from partitioning or MFT defragmentation to data exchange. The advanced mode provides precise analysis and repair tools useful when fixing booting problems or analyzing the hard drive’s status.

 

Recovery
In case of a disaster, backups can be restored to different hardware. The Universal Image Mounter (UIM) gives full access to archived files at all times. The user simply maps a backup archive as a network drive and the contained files will be accessible, just like a physical hard disk. HDM 15 lets the user restore the entire system, specific partitions or individual files.

Dependable data wiping
HDM’s wiping function helps free up storage space and permanently deletes sensitive data using Paragon’s efficient wiping algorithms or user-developed algorithms. SSDs can be wiped without shortening their service life.

 

Hyper-V backup (Professional edition only)
HDM 15 backs up Hyper-V guest systems without requiring installation on the virtual system in question (agentless backup). This allows the protection of multiple Hyper-V systems from a central location, whether or not they are running.

 

Supported OS

Windows 8.1/8/7Vista/XP.

  

Availability:

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite is available for 49,95$ at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-personal/. Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional is available for 99,95$ at http://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-professional/ Family licenses are available for three PCs in one household. Windows 10 users get a free update with the release of the new platform.

  

 

About Paragon Software Group 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Group releases Boot Camp Backup Beta – the industry’s first all-in-one Windows systems backup, restore and migration solution under Mac OS X

Enter to win one of 40 commercial licenses of Paragon Boot Camp Backup. All other beta testers get a 30% discount on the final product!

 

FREIBURG, Germany, October 20, 2014 – Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, today announces the release of Paragon Boot Camp Backup beta – the first unified backup, restore and Windows system migration software for Mac OS X. Dual-boot users are invited to download and test the new software free of charge at http://www.paragon-software.com/support/betatesting/boot-camp-backup-beta/betatesting.html. Forty of the most active beta testers will get free commercial licenses while the other beta testers get a 30% discount on the commercial release, scheduled for November 2014.

 

Why to use Parago n Boot Camp Backup?

 

Time Machine, the backup software distributed with Apple OS X, does not back up Windows partitions under Boot Camp configuration, leaving Mac users under data loss threats. Paragon Boot Camp Backup addresses the needs of Mac users utilizing the Windows operating system by providing a sector-based backup of all Windows data on Mac. Paragon Boot Camp Backup allows Mac users to not only backup but, in case of a disaster, restore Windows partitions in a matter of minutes. The new software also allows full system migration without any risk to data loss or system stability.

 

Typical Usage Scenarios

 
  •     Back up Boot Camp and restore selected files/folders on the same system (e.g. when they get accidentally deleted)
  •     Migrate the full system to a different Mac

  

Key Features & Benefits

 
  • Sector-level backup: create file system backups.
  • Backup to VD: store data in a virtual disk. The user can mount this disk and access the partition data at a point in time, when backup was done.
  • Incremental imaging: back up only changed sectors. Incremental imaging improves backup efficiency and reduces storage disk space required by the image.
  • Schedule backup: automate regular backup operations.
  • Selective restore: easily extract files and folders from a backup image without the need to restore the entire image.
  • Windows migration: migrate Windows OS from one Mac computer to another.

  

System Requirements

 
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 

 

 

Availability:

 

Paragon Boot Camp Backup beta is available for immediate download free of charge at http://www.paragon-software.com/support/betatesting/boot-camp-backup-beta/index.html The commercial release is scheduled for November 2014. Users of Paragon Boot Camp Backup beta will get a 30% discount on the commercial product at that time.

 

 

 

About Paragon Software Group:

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland and Russia, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners including Belkin, Bosch, Cisco, D-Link, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and ZTE. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon Software Group releases Protect & Restore 3.5 for business organizations of all sizes to meet data protection and restore objectives in virtual and physical environments

Unified, scalable protection solution for heterogeneous IT infrastructures now with enhanced performance, a new powerful deduplication mechanism, the most efficient Exchange database backup and recovery, protection of virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V, Paragon’s proprietary patent-pending data processing techniques and more!

 

FREIBURG, Germany , October 15, 2014 —  Paragon Software Group, a leader in data protection and backup and disaster recovery since 1994, announces the release of  Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 – an advanced backup and disaster recovery solution with centralized IT management for organizations employing diverse platforms and technologies in physical and virtual environments. The new PPR 3.5 delivers rock-solid security in heterogeneous IT environments consisting of domain and non-domain machines. 

 

PPR 3.5 comes with significantly increased backup and recovery performance by at least 50%. In addition, the new PPR 3.5 is now able to work with complex infrastructures utilizing up to 20,000 objects per OU (Organizational Unit).

The new release brings the most efficient utilization of backup storage and network traffic, delivering a very powerful deduplication mechanism, specially developed for today’s diverse corporate IT environments challenged with managing heterogeneous systems. PPR 3.5 delivers enhanced Exchange database backup and recovery, protection of virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V, and other advancements.

In case of a disaster, PPR enables IT administrators to instantly restore any physical or virtual machine, minimizing the downtime and the entire recovery process to seconds. PPR employs the VMware replication mechanism, strengthened and broadened by Paragon Software’s own proprietary patent-pending data processing techniques that enable it to benefit from very fast recovery timings of VM replication during the restore of physical machines, making it a unique feature on the market.

“Data is the most important asset of any organization. In case of a disaster, IT administrators should be able to get systems back online within the minimal downtime. PPR tackles data loss threats posed to companies by providing advanced, easy-to-use protection, incorporating the latest imaging, replication and restore technologies,” commented Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software Group. 

 

IT administrators can benefit from PPR’s ease of use via a centralized management console, very low impact on the performance of systems during backup, and distributed architecture providing real flexibility. Attractive licensing models, based on the number of systems and variety of platforms to be protected, are especially optimized to meet up to date IT-compliance and financial controlling guidelines. Paragon offers a competitive (up to 50%) discount to companies replacing multiple data protection solutions for various platforms and environments with PPR, designed to work seamlessly with all.

New features and benefits:

-  Backup Data Deduplication

Paragon’s deduplication mechanism significantly reduces backup storage footprint and network traffic. PPR works the same way for both – virtual and physical backup images, thus enabling a better deduplication efficiency. Moreover, Paragon’s deduplication works globally, meaning that all backup data sent to the deduplication server is deduplicated, while other solutions on the market only offer a block-level deduplication for images created by one backup job.

PPR offers an intelligent continuous validation technique to guarantee all unique data blocks used by multiple restore points and backup storages are consistent. An additional level of protection can be achieved by using multiple deduplication servers in a mirrored configuration.

-  Enhanced Exchange Database Backup and Recovery

PPR offers agent-based protection of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013 and its email databases. By operating at the application level through MS VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) API, the administrator does not need to allocate time for backup windows, for PPR enables consistent database backups without any impact on the production email server.

PPR supports all the latest MS Exchange backup technologies, like incremental imaging, data retention, block-level data deduplication, and others. The product’s main advantage is in the flexible restore of all or specific databases to the original or new location, including restore to RSG (Recovery Storage Group) or Recovery Database with the option to create a dial tone database to let users send or receive emails in the process. PPR also allows non-destructive restore of certain mailboxes.

-  Enhanced Virtual Machine Backup and Replication

PPR enables the administrator to set the best backup method for any vSphere guest machine to protect it with minimal overheads.

Comprehensive backup validation facilities allow the organizing of field tests for an existing recovery plan by simulating recovery procedures in an isolated network environment. In case of emergency, the administrator can get a failed virtual machine back on track in seconds by failing over to one of its replicas.

In PPR, backup techniques for physical and virtual machines are closely integrated, including dual backup scenarios, which has opened a way for the instant launch of physical backup images directly in a vSphere environment for recovery or test purposes.

-  Highest Performance and Exceptional Robustness

PPR feels completely at home in a huge infrastructure comprising thousands of protected machines. It has been tested and proved completely viable in browsing up to 20000 Active Directory objects per one OU (Organizational Unit).

PPR includes a powerful logging mechanism, which enables it to keep track of any action accomplished either by the administrator or the infrastructure itself. To avoid overgrowth of the log database, it can be truncated by setting the maximum object lifetime until archived or deleted.

WinPE bootable media prepared through RMB 3.0 (Recovery Media Builder) can boast more functions and usability, e.g. granular restore for Hyper-V guests, easy network reconfiguration of infrastructure members, better support of target machines with several NICs aboard, etc.

-  Native PPR Security

Especially for diverse environments that consist of Windows domain and workgroup machines as well as Linux workgroup machines where the Domain Controller security facilities cannot be employed, PPR includes a special security mode called Native PPR Security. Implementing the ‘one connection – one session approach’, Paragon Software has minimized the chances of unauthorized access, as each connection to the PPR infrastructure uses a special session with a unique ID, as protection against remote connection via any third-party application.

-  Rotating Media Support

PPR introduces a new type of backup destination called the disk pool. Its main benefit lies in the fact that drives can be removed or added to a pool at any time without having to reconfigure the backup policies that use it. This minimizes the risk of downtime or data loss in cases when the allocated storage has failed or run out of space, and it perfectly fits with today’s compliance regulations mandating the use of new backup storage media each day. Key scenarios: http://www.paragon-software.com/medium-large-business/protect-restore/keyscenarios.html

Availability and Licensing:

With PPR 3.5, Paragon introduces a new and more flexible licensing model, with options to suit various scenarios.  To find out more about Paragon’s cost-efficient starter packages for small and medium-sized companies, volume and non-profit discounts, please send inquiries to sales@paragon-software.com.

 

All product editions include the management console, the deduplication server, adaptive restore (restore to dissimilar hardware) and a 1-year maintenance, including extended support and upgrade assurance at no extra cost. For more information on licensing, please visit: http://www.paragon-software.com/medium-large-business/protect-restore/license.html

 

To download a free evaluation copy, please visit http://www.paragon-software.com/medium-large-business/protect-restore/ To schedule a free webinar, please visit: http://www.paragon-software.com/medium-large-business/protect-restore/webinar.html

  

PPR 3.5 is also available through Paragon’s partner program. To locate the right reseller for you, please visit: http://www.paragon-software.com/buy/reseller_locator.html or contact sales@paragon-software.com

  

  

About Paragon Software Group

 

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at  www.paragon-software.com.


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