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Paragon Software Group

December 11, 2013 10:01 ET

Paragon Software Group Launches Hard Disk Manager 14 Business and Premium Editions for SMBs and Enterprise Customers

Provides the Perfect Set of Tools -- Backup and Recovery, Imaging, Migration, Virtualization, Partitioning, and Disk Wiping -- for IT Administrators and Field Technician Support

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - Paragon Software Group's (PSG) a leader in data protection and backup and disaster recovery, today announced the launch of Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 14 Professional, Business and Premium editions. HDM 14 offers image- as well as file-based backup and disaster recovery to protect data, minimize downtime, and lower data storage and management costs while ensuring business continuity through instant system recovery.

HDM 14 offers the most extensive set of imaging and disk management utilities for administrators, including backup and disaster recovery, live server migration (P2V, V2P, V2V, and P2P), virtualization, partitioning, partition alignment, and secure disk wiping. Flexible licensing options are available along with the most competitive reseller margins in the industry.

"Since 1998, Hard Disk Manager has been the utility of choice to protect systems and data for field engineers, IT administrators and desktop support technicians," said Tom Fedro, president, Paragon Software Group. "With the launch of HDM 14, we have raised the bar even further offering the most comprehensive disk-management suite available to empower our users to confidently address any sever- or workstation-based technical issue they encounter." 

Paragon's image-based backup and recovery technology is entrusted by airports, the International Space Station, universities, global manufacturing companies and value-added resellers (VARs) in every industry. Paragon's Hard Disk Manager 14 comes with the following new features:

  • Support for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 and the latest version of VMware's ESX hypervisor
  • New user interface that is fully compatible with Windows 8 and Server 2012 R2
  • uEFI Support that simplifies boot connectivity and easily overcomes uEFI/GPT migration challenges
  • pVHD Backup Container, Paragon's new proprietary VHD format, is optimized for virtualization and disaster recovery. By storing platform-independent backups of both physical and virtual machines, it allows for fast and simple recovery of Windows or Linux-based systems while retaining disk layout, and boot and partition data. Images convert quickly to VHD, VHDx or VMDK formats, and mounted as a virtual hard drive on a virtual machine
  • Support for Windows Storage Spaces provides easy-to-manage backup and recovery of storage pools like standard volumes
  • Support for BitLocker-encrypted volumes includes backup, restore, copy, hide/unhide, and delete, and much more
  • Enables copy/restore to dissimilar sector sizes to easily copy or restore the contents of a 512-byte hard disk to a 4k hard disk with no additional actions required

For corporate IT departments and help desk operations, Paragon Hard Disk Manager is the "must have" all-in-one disk management utility, allowing IT administrators to efficiently maintain physical and virtual Windows systems throughout their life cycle with minimal effort.

The HDM Technician License is the perfect tool for companies with support teams that are maintaining a large number of systems in the field, these include medical monitoring or high-tech equipment manufacturers; large organizations with a highly distributed environment like financial institutions or large restaurant chains. Many customers combine Technician Licenses with per-seat and volume licenses for maximum coverage and investment flexibility.

For independent IT consultants and the services groups of VARs or SIs, the Hard Disk Manager Technician License saves them measurable amounts of valuable time and helps them increase service revenues and margins.

For questions, evaluation requests or to schedule a product demo, call Paragon at (888) 347-5462 or visit

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

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