SOURCE: Paragon Software

Paragon Software

December 17, 2009 12:20 ET

ASUS Selects Paragon Software for End-to-End Linux-Based Solutions to Access Windows Formatted Hard Drives

Paragon NTFS for Linux to Power Next-Generation Wireless Network Products From ASUS

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, has been selected by ASUS® to develop an end-to-end solution that will provide home and business networks with full high-performance access to Windows® NTFS formatted storage from ASUS Linux-based hardware.

ASUS, a technology company with a global staff of more than ten thousand, and one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. ASUS has already integrated Paragon NTFS for Linux into its next-generation wireless network products -- including the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit router. The joint hardware/software solution will allow customers to attach and access their Windows NTFS-formatted storage via ASUS Linux-based wireless network products.

Chosen by ASUS for the unparalleled cross-platform support it provides, Paragon's NTFS for Linux enables full read/write access to externally attached Windows (NTFS-formatted) hard drives attached to ASUS Linux-based devices -- with the highest read/write performance in the market. Based on unique Paragon technology, the Paragon NTFS for Linux driver solves a real communication problem that exists due to the differences between Windows and Linux file systems.

"ASUS is pleased to partner with Paragon Software Group to deliver differentiating new technologies for our next generation of network products," noted Chen-I Shen, director of wireless R&D for ASUS. "Paragon's NTFS for Linux is an embedded solution which will enable seamless communication with customers' Windows NTFS-formatted hard drives when attached to ASUS Linux-based devices."

According to Tom Fedro, president for Paragon Software Group, "Paragon is committed to bridging the gap between operating systems, and NTFS for Linux is just one example of the technology we offer to do just that -- providing true operating system independence by breaking down the barriers to cross-platform communication. ASUS has achieved great success in a very competitive industry by focusing on products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, and Paragon is happy to be playing a key role in helping to make that happen."

ASUS products powered by Paragon NTFS for Linux are already available on retail shelves in time for the holiday season. For more information on Paragon products, please visit http://www.paragon-software.com. For more information on ASUS, please visit http://www.asus.com.

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100," and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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, 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 Cisco, Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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