SOURCE: Paragon Software

Paragon Software

Paragon Software

May 25, 2010 10:00 ET

Paragon Software's NTFS for Linux and HFS+ for Linux Support Cavium Networks' ECONA Processor Platforms

Embedded Technology Enables PCs and Servers With OS-Independent High Performance Network Storage Access and File Sharing

IRVINE, CA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) - Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that Paragon's Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology supports Cavium's ECONA dual-core ARM-based processor family. The combined solution will be used by consumer and SMB/SOHO equipment manufactures that serve the NAS, multimedia systems, storage appliances, and networking markets.

Cavium's ECONA CNS3XXX family of highly integrated ARM-based SoC processors offers a rich set of integrated hardware accelerators for voice, video and data connectivity at low-power operation. The ECONA family of products is used in applications such as FTTH broadband gateways, network attached storage appliances, multimedia picture frames, media and print servers, IP cameras, and wireless access points. The ECONA family of products will feature both NTFS for Linux and HFS+ for Linux, two of Paragon's ultra-fast kernel-based drivers based on its noted UFSD technology, which will allow all PCs and servers connected to Cavium-based network products to have full access to Windows®- and Mac®-formatted external HDDs regardless of their operating system.

Paragon's patented UFSD technology was developed to provide full high-performance access (read/write, format, etc.) under various platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, VxWorks, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems (NTFS, HFS+, Ext2/3FS, etc.) which otherwise would not be supported. The high performance aspect of the UFSD technology is critical for network storage, in which multiple users simultaneously download, play back, and share content.

"Enabling PCs and servers on the network, regardless of their operating system, to access and share files to and from attached hard drives at the highest speeds possible is a critical feature for today's market with diverse applications and consumer devices accessing the storage," said Sridhar Gollapudi, senior director of marketing in the Connected Home and Office Group (CHOG) at Cavium Networks. "Paragon's NTFS for Linux and HFS+ for Linux offer our customers a world-class cross-platform file compatibility solution for the storage market."

"Cavium Networks is setting the bar for high-performance networking, communications, storage, video, and security processors, and we are very pleased to be a part of their solution ecosystem," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. "We are committed to advancing the availability of cross-platform file compatibility, and Cavium provides an ideal means to expand the reach of our technology."

Paragon Software is a proud member of the Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) program. For more information about Paragon Software, visit

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and Taiwan. For more information, please 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 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, ASUS, Western Digital, Seagate, Buffalo, Iomega, Netgear, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group.

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