SOURCE: Paragon Software

July 15, 2008 11:00 ET

Designed for Businesses, Paragon Software®'s New Enhanced Partition Manager 9.0 Is Poised to Become Essential Tool for IT Administrators

System Downtime Minimized, Performance Maximized and Overall System Administration Costs Reduced With Expanded Functionalities

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management technology, today announced that the company is addressing the needs of corporate IT administrators with the expanded functionalities offered in its Partition Manager 9.0. Available now, Partition Manager 9.0 Server and Enterprise Server editions are designed for the reconfiguration, upgrading, deployment, backup and disaster recovery of Windows servers and workstations, offering unmatched compatibility with server hardware and software.

Featuring comprehensive disk partitioning, backup and recovery options and advanced tools to prevent data loss, Partition Manager 9.0 provides heightened ease of use and security for partitioning operations. A versatile tool for IT administrators, this solution simplifies server upgrades and manages ever-growing storage needs by providing effective server reconfiguration operations, built-in backup and hot backup functionalities and powerful disaster recovery capabilities, ensuring the safety of critical data as well as allowing for business continuity.

"With our new enhanced solution, IT administrators are able to reliably and safely take complete control of their company's storage environment," noted Tom Fedro, president of the Americas division of Paragon Software. "Paragon's partitioning solutions combine all of the essential tools needed to cover the complete lifecycle of server storage maintenance, with the added benefits of reducing administrative costs and minimizing system downtime."

Fedro continued, "VARs, system integrators and managed service providers will also benefit from Partition Manager 9.0 as a tool that enhances their current solutions. One of the great benefits is that the software helps to eliminate costly mistakes with its built in back up and hot back up functionality, ensuring data integrity and business continuity during and after partition operations."

Paragon's Partition Manager 9.0 enables users, through its user-friendly wizards, to create, format and delete partitions and convert file systems from one to another without data loss.

New features specifically designed for enterprises include:

--  Advanced Backup Functionality: Ensures business continuity by creating
    a complete snapshot of the system prior to an administrator performing
    critical changes.
--  Zero-Install Hot Backup:  Performs backup operation without software
    installation requirements.
--  Bare Metal Recovery: Offers simple, speedy bare metal restoration and
    eliminates the need to reinstall and reconfigure the server after a
--  Unattended Operations Support: Powerful script engine allows the
    creation of custom unattended jobs for repartitioning and redeployment.
--  Unique Bootable Environment:  Boots directly from the network,
    eliminating need for additional CDs, enabling workstations and notebook
    computers without CD drives to be supported.

"Instead of having to go through a typical server reconfiguration process that can take several days to manually backup, reconfigure the volumes and then restore data, IT administrators can now use Partition Manager to quickly resize or manipulate volumes without losing data," explained Fedro.

Starting at $299, Partition Manager 9.0 is available directly from Paragon Software Group's Website at or by contacting by e-mail or calling 1-888-347-5462. Additionally, corporate customers can purchase the solution under a Technician License, which grants the right to use selected editions of Partition Manager on an unlimited number of servers and workstations, and starts at $499.

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group (PSG) 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, PSG 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. PSG provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners including Dell, Toshiba, NEC, Siemens, Phoenix, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and more. For more information please visit the company website at

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

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