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Take Control of OS X Storage with New Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac

FREIBURG, Germany, June 2016Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, announces the release of Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac, a powerful tool to protect, maintain, and manage your OS X system. This unique software tool covers all aspects of a Mac’s computer life cycle, from drive partitioning and regular backup to system migration, flexible disaster recovery options, and secure wiping of recycled storage.

 

Sector-level data processing via Snapshot enables users to perform live imaging and migration of an entire Mac — including the operating system, applications, and files — without interrupting your daily work routine. Advanced functionality includes the resizing of partitions, redistribution of free space, and other disk operations. OS X systems ship with integrated partitioning features, but these are limited to basic tasks. For example, modifying the partition table after its creation isn’ t particularly easy to do, and Mac users are unable to change partition properties or resize file systems other than HFS+.

 

Key Features:

  • Sector-level backup through Snapshot delivers superior backup and recovery speed, and overall performance. Paragon’s Snapshot performs live imaging of the entire Mac, including OS, applications and files, all without a system restart.
  • Incremental imaging is the most efficient backup method for keeping data up-to-date by excluding data duplicates and minimizing the backup storage footprint for several timestamps of the same data.
  • Free space redistribution on adjacent partitions without restarting Mac.
  • Apple Core Storage: Backup and restore any type of Core Storage configurations including FileVault 2 (Full Disk Encryption) and Fusion Drive.
  • Apple System Integrity Protection: Accomplish operations otherwise prohibited by SIP from the bootable recovery media or switch off SIP to perform all operations directly in OS X.
  • Boot Media Builder: Create a bootable USB thumb drive or external drive to restore OS X system volumes or accomplish drive partitioning in El Capitan 10.11.
  • Disk cloning: Transfer not only OS X, but Boot Camp Windows volumes as well, resizing partitions while copying proportionally to the size of the target disk or any way you need it.
  • Wide restore options include restore of OS X, Boot Camp Windows, any set of data partitions, or of the entire Mac to the original or new location; fast restore of individual files by mounting backup images in the read-only mode; restore with various resize options.
  • Virtualization ready: Back up your Mac into a VMDK container and launch the system in VMware Fusion environment or vice versa.
  • Data wiping: Irreversibly destroy information on a volume, or only remnants of deleted files and directories on the disk.
  • Data containers support: VMDK, VDI, VHD or HDD. HDM for Mac also supports pVHD (Paragon Virtual Hard Drive), a special VHD image optimized for backups of virtual and physical machines. pVHD eliminates the limitations of standard virtual drive formats, such as a poor compression ratio, integrity control, and encryption capabilities. As a result, it creates backups that are up to four times smaller than original backup objects!
  • Fix Windows boot issues: If Windows OS volume refuses to boot after replacing a failed hardware device, boot virus activity, or other issue, our boot repair tools can be used prior to taking more radical actions.
  • Partition schemes support: HDM for Mac not only supports GUID Partition Table (GPT), Master Boot Record (MBR), and hybrid (GPT+MBR) partition schemes, but also allows easy non-destructive conversion between them.
  • Rich file system support: Create, format, resize, change properties of HFS+, NTFS, ExtFS, FAT, and exFAT partitions.

 

System Requirements: OS X 10.7 or later.

 

Pricing & Availability: Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac is available for immediate download as a free 10-day trial or can be purchased direct for $39.95 at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hdm-mac/. For other Mac OS X tools, please visit Paragon’s Mac Toolbox at https://www.paragon-software.com/mac/

Paragon NTFS for Mac Awarded Mittelstand's IT Innovation Award at CeBIT

Freiburg, Germany - Paragon Software Group is proud to announce Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 has received the Best of IT Innovation 2016, in the category of "Data Management" at CeBIT 2016. The app was selected by the Initiative Mittelstand from thousands of submissions, honoring the popular OS X utility with this prestigious award.

 

Paragon's popular OS X utility allows anyone to easily access Windows NTFS-formatted hard disk partitions. OS X 10.11 El Capitan's new System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature prevents the use of third-party disk utilities in OS X Disk Utility. Paragon NTFS for Mac overcomes this limitation, simplifying management of such volumes in El Capitan.

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac allows users to check and repair the file system integrity of NTFS partitions via the app's graphical interface, using its volume management functions, instead of using complicated command line tools, as is required by other utilities of this type.

 

"While Mac OS X allows users to easily read from Windows NTFS formatted partitions, it doesn't allow them to write files to such a drive without entering arcane commands into Terminal, or allow them to fix any problems that a volume's file system might incur," says Paragon Software Group owner Konstantin Komarov. "Paragon NTFS for Mac allows users to read, write, run diagnostics, and fix any issues with NTFS volumes directly from its graphical volume management interface, simplifying the use of NTFS formatted volumes on the Mac."

 

Users can conveniently use Paragon NTFS for Mac to easily navigate the contents of any NTFS drive, allowing them to read, edit, copy, or create files and folders on the drive. The app provides fast and transparent access to any NTFS partition while running OS X 10.11.

 

Features:

* Full NTFS support under OS X 10.11 El Capitan

* Ultra-quick read/write access to NTFS files

* No limit to file or partition sizes (within NTFS and OS X constraints)

* Supports special NTFS functions, including: resource forks, hardlinks, symlinks and file permissions

* File operations on NTFS partitions are just as good as those on native HFS partitions

* Unparalleled stability

* Simply install it, reboot, and go to work

 

Version 14 of Paragon NTFS for Mac is the only solution on the market to match native driver speed on Solid State Drives (SSDs) for reading, writing, creating, editing, copying, or transferring NTFS partitions. Paragon's own internal tests show Paragon NTFS 14 for Mac achieved 700MB/sec (write) and 800MB/sec (read) on the internal SSD of a MacBook Pro. The app also performs well as HFS+ with external drives, registering 250MB/sec write and 240MB/sec read speeds on a two-SSD RAID device, and 210MB/sec write and 210MB/sec read speeds on an ordinary external drive. (The drive used was a 2TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion Drive 3.5").

 

The new version is also fully compatible with Apple's new OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system. Plus, it still supports versions of OS X going back to 10.8 Mountain Lion. Users of OS X 10.7 Lion and earlier can download a copy of Paragon NTFS for Mac - Yosemite Free, which is available with full functionality for dual-boot users of OS X 10.6 through OS X 10.10.

 

With the debut of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple introduced a new system protection feature called System Integrity Protection, which prevents modifications to certain system files, folders and processes. This adds a layer of protection for the system by only allowing system binaries to be modified by the system installer and software updates. El Capitan no longer allows code injection and runtime attachments to system binaries, as was allowed by previous versions of the operating system. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is fully compatible with this new security feature, allowing safe and hassle-free access to NTFS partitions.

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is just the latest in a proud history of utilities developed by Paragon, who has been the leader in cross-platform storage software for 20 years. The company's apps provide proven maximum performance, stability and security for cross-platform work between Mac, Windows and other operating systems.

 

System Requirements:

* OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion through OS X 10.11 El Capitan

* 64-bit Processor

* 256MB RAM

 

Pricing and Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is only $19.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Paragon website. Review copies are available upon request. Paragon offers a 10-day free trial of the app for users who wish to try before they buy. Paragon NTFS for Mac - Yosemite Free is also available with full functionality for dual-boot users of OS X 10.6 through OS X 10.10.

Paragon Software Releases Major Update to Camptune X 10.10

FREIBURG, Germany, February 2, 2016Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, announces the release of a major update to Paragon Camptune X 10.10, the system utility for easy and fast redistribution of disk space on OS X systems. The updated version comes with a redesigned user interface, and allows owners of the free edition to also work with Boot Camp.

 

New and improved features:

 
  • 2GB can now be reallocated between OS X and Windows absolutely free, particularly convenient for urgent, last-minute changes to available disk space.
 
  • The new interface design is more intuitive and user-friendly.
 

Ivan Sidorin, product manager: "We have improved the overall impression of working with the Camptune X application, which has been redesigned to be more convenient from the user’s perspective. We pay close attention to how the user interacts with the software. The new version also improves overall reliability. Finally, we’ve made it more convenient for users of the free edition — for example, if you’re running out of disk space on the Windows partition and urgently need to preserve system updates or other files under 2GB in size. With Paragon Camptune X 10.10, you can now do it in just one click without having to purchase the full version."

 

About Paragon Camptune X:

 

Camptune X solves the main problem faced by users of the Boot Camp feature on Macs: The lack of internal storage space. With Camptune X installed, Mac users can redistribute free space between OS X and Windows quickly and without data loss, easily adding gigabytes of free space that can be used by either operating system.

 

After installing Windows on a Mac using Apple’s Boot Camp utility, you will eventually face the problem of available free space on one of the partitions. Previously, solving this problem required deleting the Windows partition entirely, creating a new partition, then reinstalling the operating system and applications. Paragon Software Group specialists found an easier way, and the result is a utility called Camptune.

 

Apple's Mac OS X delivers the most reliable and convenient desktop operating system. Thanks to Paragon Camptune X, Mac users receive not only additional new features, but the ability to use them without restriction on a wide variety of software for Windows OS as well.

 

Paragon Camptune X supports Core Storage technology, detects and automatically fixes unsynchronized partition layout, and other file system errors.

 

The new, more intuitive interface is based on elements of Mac OS X. The latest Camptune X version comes with support for Core Storage, technology widely used in the latest OS X generations. This means Camptune X effectively works with a PC equipped with Fusion Drive, and those that use FileVault encryption technology.

 

Supported OS:

 

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to OS X 10.11 El Capitan

 

Availability:

 

The free update is available at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/camptune/index.html

Paragon Software Announces Storage UFSD SDK for UEFI

FREIBURG, Germany, January 2016 – Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of its Universal File System Driver (UFSD) software development kit for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The new SDK expands the possibilities for system management and security software vendors working in UEFI environments. The technology allows system vendors and motherboard manufacturers to make their UEFI systems more competitive and user-friendly.

Introduced by Intel in 2005 as a replacement for the aging MBR (Master Boot Record) and PC BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) interfaces, UEFI now comes standard on new computers, where it is positioned between the operating system and firmware stacks. Despite advantages over traditional BIOS and MBR, UEFI is technically limited by its support for FAT32 (File Allocation Table), an outdated file system, which restricts file sizes to less than four gigabytes. In an effort to address this problem, motherboard manufacturers have started to implement read-only NTFS support into their UEFI firmware — but this only solves half of the problem.

 

With the release of UFSD SDK for UEFI, Paragon Software now delivers a complete read/write solution. Based upon the company’s industry-proven, cross-platform Universal File System Driver library used around the world in billions of devices such as smartphones, tablets, routers, networked storage, and cameras, the new SDK opens transparent, full read/write support for Windows-native NTFS, Linux-native ExtFS, and other file systems in the UEFI pre-boot environment.

 

Paragon’s UFSD drivers work through the "simple file system protocol," allowing software developers familiar with UEFI system calls to utilize the same APIs already used for FAT32 to access NTFS and ExtFS volumes. Developers can now put more focus on the workflow and usability of their programs, rather than worrying about low-level storage functions.

 

Key Features

  • Full access to NTFS, ExtFS, ExFAT, HFS+, ReFS in the UEFI pre-boot environment
 

Example Scenarios

 
  • Use NTFS- or ExtFS-formatted thumb drives to install operating systems
  • Check the integrity of core OS files in the pre-boot environment and restore modified files
  • Scan for and remove malware (including "rootkits") before they gain control over the running OS
  • Deploy system updates in the pre-boot environment without interfering OS applications
  • Restore NTFS or ExtFS volumes from backup images
 

How it Works

 

Watch the video demonstration at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX5zdK8osFE

 

System Requirements

 
  • UEFI Development Kits: 2014 SP1 or later
  • Architectures: x86 32 and 64 bits

Additional Services

Paragon Software also offers maintenance and support as well as development and consulting services for this SDK.

 

Availability:

The UFSD SDK is available for licensing: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/ufsd/ufsd-uefi.html

 

For more details about the new technology and evaluation options, please contact technology@paragon-software.com or call:

US: 1-888-347-5462
UK: 44-800-047-0957
Germany: 49-(0)-761-59018-201

Paragon Software Group Delivers Faster, More Efficient Backup with Snapshot for Mac OS X

Once integrated, Paragon Snapshot will prove invaluable for Mac owners, providing them with an option to elevate and accelerate backup routines. When disaster strikes, Paragon Snapshot for Mac enables hassle-free recovery from snapshot-based backup archives, which is significantly more efficient than recovering from file-level backups. Based upon the company’s industry-proven, cross-platform Universal File System Driver, Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X supports all popular file systems not natively supported by Mac (e.g., Windows NTFS or Linux ExtFS), thus assuring the safest data imaging and integrity.

On OS X, traditional backup archives are created at the file level by Apple’s built-in Time Machine and other third-party software that work in a similar fashion. Paragon Snapshot for Mac is the only technology that allows users to create block-level archives of OS X volumes. Recovery from images made with Paragon Snapshot for Mac are up to four times faster than restoring from existing Time Machine backups. Compared to file-level backups, the software also provides a higher compression rate for archived files. Among other advantages, Paragon Snapshot for Mac works 100 percent online while OS X is running, requiring no system restart or reboot. With this Snapshot technology in place, incremental backups will be smaller, because the block-level imaging stores only the blocks that have changed. 

 

Paragon Snapshot for Mac allows you to:

  • quickly and easily back up running applications and system-locked files;
  • create RAW disk images;
  • image any type of volume, including Windows NTFS or Linux ExtFS-formatted partitions
  

Why Paragon Snapshot for Mac?

 
  • Mac computers have become increasingly popular in content development and other business segments where data loss can be a nightmare. Retrieval of data, multimedia, and system files can be a very risky task.
  • The majority of current OS X backup solutions work at the file level. As a result, such backup archives contain all files at different moments of time, so their states may differ. Users may not be aware of such concerns, and continue changing files that reside within a group. Compared to sector-level, snapshot-based images, file-based backups do not guarantee consistency for a group of files. By comparison, the advantage of a snapshot is that the image-based backup contains changes made at the very moment the snapshot is taken, so all associated files in the group are in the same state.
  • Paragon Snapshot for Mac package includes a single-license SDK for both OEMs and ISVs who may want to build their backup or other software solutions. 
  • Benchmark tests have shown that system restores from a snapshot-based backup take considerably less time than the same recovery from file-based backups. This ensures shorter downtime and quicker access to the required data, which is absolutely critical for businesses and end users alike.
  • When it comes to incremental backup, recovery from a snapshot-based image of a typical OS X workstation of Paragon Software’s QA engineers ran two to four times faster compared to a recovery from a file-based backup; this difference becomes particularly noticeable with larger archives.
 

System requirements:

Supports Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later, including the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

 

Availability:

Paragon Snapshot for Mac OS X is available for licensing at https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/snapshot-mac/license.html . Paragon Software provides flexible licensing packages for independent software developers as well as large disaster recovery solution vendors.


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Paragon Software Group Releases Paragon NTFS for Mac Yosemite - a free edition with full functionality for Mac users of earlier OS X versions

FREIBURG, Germany, November 18, 2015 - Paragon Software Group releases Paragon NTFS for Mac Yosemite Free – a free edition with full functionality for Mac users of earlier OS X versions. Despite its name, the multilingual product supports all OS X versions up to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard! Paragon NTFS for Mac eliminates boundaries between Mac and Windows operating systems, delivering full read and write support for NTFS-formatted drives on OS X. Paragon NTFS for Mac achieves the speed of native drivers 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.

 

Why Paragon NTFS for Mac?

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 Paragon NTFS for Mac 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, including English, French, Chinese Korean, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Italian, German, Polish, Arabic, Turkish, Czech, Greek.
  • No system degradation during data transfers.
  • No limitation to maximum file/partition size.
 

Paragon NTFS for Mac Yosemite Free 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): https://www.paragon-software.com/landing-pages/UFSD.html

 

Requirements:

Paragon NTFS for Mac Yosemite Free supports all operating systems from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.10.

 

Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac Yosemite Free is available for download absolutely free of charge at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac-yosemite/

For Mac users of El Capitan, the commercial 14th version is available at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/

For other Mac products, please visit Mac ToolBox Portal: https://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 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 https://www.paragon-software.com.


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Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 Delivers Additional Functionality for NTFS Volume Management in OS X El Capitan

FREIBURG, Germany, October 30, 2015 –Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces a major update to Paragon NTFS for Mac® 14 – the market leading solution to solve incompatibility issues between OS X and Windows. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14, released on September 30th, offers the fastest read and write access ever for NTFS volumes in Mac OS X – as internal tests have proven: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/product_performance.html.

Paragon Software is the first developer to overcome the functional limitations of the latest version of OS X Disk Utility in El Capitan. Earlier versions of OS X allowed to easily format volumes in Disk Utility by implementing file system drivers provided by third-party manufacturers, but these functions are no longer available in OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Addressing customer needs, Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 makes intuitive data media formatting possible once again. Furthermore, the product now allows users to check the file system integrity of NTFS volumes and repair them, if necessary. Instead of configuring command-line tools, the volume management functions can now be easily accessed directly through the program’s graphical user interface.

 


New and key functions:

  • NEW: Volume management functions (for NTFS volumes)
  • Ultra-quick read and write access to NTFS files in OS X.
  • Supports OS X El Capitan
  • Supports all versions of NTFS
  • No limit to file or partition sizes (within NTFS and OS X constraints).
  • Supports special NTFS functions in OS X El Capitan such as resource forks, hardlinks, symlinks and file permissions (POSIX file attribute).
  • The transfer rate during file operations on NTFS partitions is just as good as it is for operations on native HFS partitions.
  • Unparalleled stability – even during peak system utilization!
  • Simply install it and go to work. No further system adjustments are necessary once it has been installed.
 

System requirements

OS X El Capitan 10.11 and back to 10.8.

 

Box shots and screenshots

https://www.paragon-software.com/company/pressroom/media-kits/mac_family/boxshots_press.html
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Availability:

Immediately available for download for € 19.95 at: https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-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 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 Announces Storage SDKs for Android and iOS

FREIBURG, Germany, October 22, 2015 – Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of its UFSD software development kits for Android and iOS. The new UFSD SDKs make it much easier to develop apps that take advantage of USB storage.

 

USB storage is generally underused in mobile apps, even though there are various situations where it would be very convenient for users. Examples include on-the-go backup without relying on mobile data or Wi-Fi hotspots, and giving copies of photos or videos you've just taken to someone else without having to upload them. If you want to take movies on a trip to watch on the plane or in your hotel, for example, it’s much easier to save large media files on a flash drive, and this also avoids cluttering up the device’s limited internal storage.

 

Mobile OSes are beginning to incorporate USB storage support, but that support tends to be inflexible. This feature only came to Android in version 6 (Marshmallow), and that implementation only supports FAT32. That's a problem for developers who want to produce apps that run on the majority of Android phones and tablets, and an even bigger one for those planning to create cross-platform apps. Furthermore, FAT32 imposes file-size limitations that can be inconveniently restrictive when dealing with large files such as HD and 4K videos.

 

Paragon Software's new UFSD SDKs help fill this gap. Available for iOS (iPhone 5 and later, iPad 2 and later) and Android (version 3.0 and later), they abstract and implement support for multiple partitioning schemes (MBR, GPT and APM) and file systems (NTFS, HFS+, FAT32, ExFAT and ExtFS).

 

Since iOS provides a very limited support for external storage and only allows access to images stored on digital cameras via custom Lightning to USB adaptor, storage vendors entering the iOS market need a companion app that would support their storage media’s file system. Naturally, each vendor’s app only supports its own storage brand.

 

"We believe UFSD SDK for iOS will spur the development of generic Lightning to USB storage adaptors. Previously, vendors of iOS accessories couldn't justify the immense development costs required for multiple file systems support in their companion apps. Paragon’s UFSD SDKs help vendors minimize the development costs and consequent risks when bringing their products to the market ", says Alexey Adadurov, product manager at Paragon Software Group.

 

These new SDKs are based on Paragon Software's industry-proven cross-platform Universal File System Driver library, which is used around the world in billions of devices such as phones, tablets, routers, networked storage, and cameras. The company also provides OEM drivers to USB flash storage vendors. Furthermore, Paragon Software's product portfolio includes OEM file system drivers for OS X and Windows. Potential customers can therefore be assured that Paragon Software's technology is thoroughly tried and tested.

 

The UFSD SDKs provide an abstraction layer for many file systems. This lets developers of Android File Manager applications focus on the user-facing side of their applications and improve workflows and usability rather than worrying about low-level storage functions. Developers are thus freed from having to implement support for the various popular file systems, and that considerably reduces development and QA time and effort.

 

To provide a real-life example of how the UFSD SDK can be used, Paragon Software has developed a plug-in https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paragon.tcplugins_ntfs_ro  that adds USB storage support to the well-regarded, 4.5 star average rated, Total Commander file management app for Android. The plug-in has already been downloaded more than 400,000 times, which clearly demonstrates end-user interest in this capability.

 

A demonstration of a sample iOS app using the iOS UFSD SDK can be seen via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBJ1oCUGAM .

 

Availability:

The UFSD SDKs are available for licensing: https://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/ufsd/ums-sdk.html For more details about the new technologies and evaluation options, please visit the company’s web site: www.paragon-drivers.com/qnx-driver-embedded/ or contact technology@paragon-software.com


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Paragon Software Group Releases NTFS for Mac® 14 – the Industry’s Fastest Solution for Full Access to Windows Partitions on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

FREIBURG, Germany, September 30, 2015 – Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, announces the release of Paragon NTFS for Mac® 14 – the market-leading solution to solve incompatibility issues between OS X and Windows. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is the industry’s fastest driver giving OS X full read and write access to Windows-formatted NTFS partitions. The new version is fully compatible with Apple’s new operating system OS X 10.11 El Capitan, which was launched yesterday, and still supports all versions back to 10.8 Mountain Lion. Internal tests show Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is the only solution on the market to match the file transfer speed of Apple’s native driver on SSDs. Paragon NTFS 14 for Mac achieved 700MB/sec (write) and 800MB/sec (read) on the internal SSD of a MacBook Pro. It also performs as well as HFS+ with external storage: 250MB/sec write and 240MB/sec read on a two-SSD RAID device, and 210MB/sec write and 210MB/sec read on an ordinary external drive (2TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion Drive 3.5").




To ensure a higher level of security, El Capitan delivers a new protection feature. System Integrity Protection prevents modifications to certain system files, folders and processes. This protects components on disk and at run-time, only allowing system binaries to be modified by the system installer and software updates. Code injection and runtime attachments to system binaries are no longer allowed. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is fully compatible with Apple’s new security policy ensuring fast, hassle-free and safe access to NTFS partitions from OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Once the program is installed, the user can get started right away: conveniently navigate contents and read, edit, copy or create files and folders. The program guarantees advanced support of NTFS file systems and provides fast and transparent read/write access to any NTFS partition under OS X 10.11. Paragon has been the leader in cross-platform storage software for 20 years, delivering proven maximum performance, stability and security for cross-platform work between Mac, Windows and other operating systems.


Key functions:

  • Full OS X 10.11 El Capitan support.
  • Ultra-quick read/write access to NTFS files in OS X El Capitan.
  • No limit to file or partition sizes (within NTFS and OS X constraints).
  • Supports special NTFS functions in OS X El Capitan such as resource forks, hardlinks, symlinks and file permissions (POSIX file attribute).
  • The transfer rate during file operations on NTFS partitions is just as good as it is for operations on native HFS partitions.
  • Unparalleled stability – even during peak system utilization!
  • Simply install it and go to work. No further system adjustments are necessary once it has been installed.


System requirements

  • OS X El Capitan 10.11 and back to 10.8.

In conjunction with the release of the new version, Paragon Software Group is running a competition on its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Paragon-Software-Group-116815481437/. Name five reasons why you think Mac or PC makes a better choice for the chance to win Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 or Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite.


Availability:

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is available for immediate download for $19.99 at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/index.html All users who purchased NTFS for Mac 12 will get a free upgrade to version 14. They will receive an invitation to upgrade via email or they can view their real-time upgrade status at https://www.paragon-software.com/landing-pages/2015/ntfs-mac-el-capitan-upgrade/index.html


* Note to the Editor: A similar NTFS for Mac solution on the market was used as the benchmark in the testing. You are invited to download the trial version of Paragon NTFS for Mac and perform your own tests.


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.

Paragon NTFS for Mac® 14 Preview Delivers Full Read and Write Access to NTFS-formatted Drives on OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Complies with Apple’s New System Integrity Protection Feature

Read, write, create, edit, copy, transfer NTFS partitions easily and safely. Download now for free and use without registration for 60 days!

 

FREIBURG, Germany, July 16, 2015 – Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in data security and data management solutions, today announces the release of Paragon NTFS for Mac® 14 Preview. Paragon NTFS for Mac® 14 Preview provides full read and write access to Windows-formatted NTFS partitions on OS X. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 Preview is available for immediate download, without registration, to all Mac enthusiasts testing Apple's OS X El Capitan Preview. All users who purchased NTFS for Mac OS X 12 will get a free upgrade to Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 when the commercial version is released.

 

To ensure a higher level of security, the new release by Apple delivers a new protection feature. System Integrity Protection prevents modifications to certain system files, folders and processes. This protects components on disk and at run-time, only allowing system binaries to be modified by the system installer and software updates. Code injection and runtime attachments to system binaries are no longer allowed. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is fully compatible with Apple’s new security policy ensuring fast, hassle-free and safe access to NTFS partitions from the new Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview.

 

Once the program is installed, the user can get started right away: conveniently navigate contents and read, edit, copy or create files and folders. The program guarantees advanced support of NTFS file systems and provides fast and transparent read/write access to any NTFS partition under OS X 10.11 Preview. Paragon has been the leader in cross-platform storage software for 20 years, delivering proven maximum performance, stability and security for cross-platform work between Mac®, Windows® and other operating systems.

 

 

Key functions:

 
  •      Only runs with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview.
  •      Ultra-quick read/write access to NTFS files in Mac OS X El Capitan.
  •      No limit to file or partition sizes (within NTFS and Mac OS X constraints).
  •      Supports special NTFS functions in Mac OS X El Capitan such as resource forks, hardlinks, symlinks and file permissions (POSIX file attribute).
  •      The transfer rate during file operations on NTFS partitions is just as good as it is for operations on native HFS partitions.
  •      Unparalleled stability – even during peak system utilization!
  •      Simply install it and go to work. No further system adjustments are necessary once it has been installed.
 

System requirements

 
  •      OS X El Capitan Preview
 

Availability:

 

Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X El Capitan Preview is available for immediate download free of charge at https://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac-el-capitan-preview/index.html The commercial release of Paragon NTFS for Mac® OS X 14 is scheduled for fall 2015. Those users who purchased Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 12 will get a free upgrade to Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 14 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 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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