SOURCE: Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group

September 21, 2010 11:28 ET

PLX Technology Selects Paragon Software for High-Performance Cross-Platform Technology

Paragon's UFSD Technology Compatible With All PLX Storage Controller, SoC Families

IRVINE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Paragon Software Group, the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, and PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the leader in connectivity solutions for the data center and the home, today announced that Paragon's Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology has been chosen to provide high-performance, cross-platform read/write access for the latest PLX® network attached storage (NAS) products. 

UFSD technology enables PCs and servers to be OS-independent and achieve high-performance network storage access and file sharing. Furthermore, with Paragon's UFSD-based NTFS for Linux, users will be able to attach and have full access to their Windows®-formatted external hard drives via PLX-based platforms.

Compatible with PLX storage controller and system-on-a-chip (SoC) families, Paragon UFSD technology is available today for products such as PLX's NAS 7800 SoC family -- the industry's highest-performing, next generation of consumer-friendly NAS solutions. The PLX NAS 7800 family can centralize storage and manage the high-speed streaming of multiple digital mediums, such as high-definition video, high-resolution photos, audio and other digital content, thus simultaneously connecting multiple users and electronic devices within the home and the cloud.

"We were seeking technology that would optimize the high-quality performance of many of our products, such as the NAS 7800 family," said James Tout, vice president of storage engineering at PLX. "Paragon NTFS for Linux offers the best read/write performance available -- absolutely critical for products like the NAS 7800 family which enables multiple users to simultaneously download and playback content such as high definition video, while providing compatibility for our consumer storage products. We look forward to continuing to work with a leader such as Paragon."

Paragon's patented UFSD technology was developed to provide full high-performance access (including read/write and formatting) under various platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and VxWorks) to volumes of the most popular file systems (NTFS, HFS+ and Ext2/3), which otherwise would not be supported. For example, Paragon's UFSD-based NTFS for Linux enables full read/write access to externally attached Windows (NTFS-formatted) hard drives connected to PLX-based embedded Linux network storage devices -- with the highest read/write performance in the market.

"PLX is one of the top chip manufacturers in the consumer storage market," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. "The combination of our technology with PLX's strong feature-set will benefit a variety of customers, from consumers to SMB and enterprise users."

About PLX
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA, is an industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions primarily targeting the enterprise and consumer markets. The Company provides manufacturers worldwide with innovative software-enriched silicon through feature differentiation, high-quality interoperability and superior performance. For information on PLX's storage controllers and SoC products, please go to www.plxtech.com/products/consumer.

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, visit www.paragon-software.com.

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. PLX Technology and the PLX Technology logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PLX Technology, Inc. All other product names that appear in this material are for identification purposes only and are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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    Suzanne Gehret
    Marketing Mgr.
    Paragon Software Group
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    Jerry Steach
    CommonGround Communications (for PLX)
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