September 3, 2008

New Drive Backup 9.0 Express From Paragon Software(R) Now Available at No Cost to Users

Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Drive Backup 9.0 Express. This new version of Paragon's award-winning Drive Backup data and system backup software provides home PC and home office users with basic backup and recovery tools and the ability to create a bootable flash drive, making it possible to recover an entire PC. Simple to install and easy to use, Drive Backup Express is being offered by Paragon for free, giving users a hassle free first step towards complete PC protection.

According to industry reports, there is a huge population of users that are still not backing up, even though there are a number of backup options available. Paragon's goal is to show users that backing up is very simple. Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group, Americas, explained that, "Backing up data today ensures recovery tomorrow, and acts as an insurance policy against virus attacks, user error and failed hardware. In the past, consumers have been wary of backup and recovery solutions, finding them to be too difficult, cumbersome and expensive. With Drive Backup Express, Paragon is breaking down these barriers for consumers by offering a simple, effective solution at no cost." Drive Backup Express enables users to easily create an exact image of their PC, including the operating system, applications, user settings and all data files. This allows for complete restoration of the entire PC in minutes after a virus attack or drive failure, and eliminates time-consuming reinstallations or reconfigurations.

Drive Backup Express also gives users the ability to create a complete, sector-based recovery point and save it to a USB Flash drive or CD/DVD, which can be used in the event of operating system or hard disk failure. Through the use of Paragon's Recovery Wizard, users can access and recover their system to the previously made backup point.

Other key features include:

 --  Live backup: Paragon Hot Backup(R) technology creates backup images     without restarting Windows --  Storage options for backups - Save backup images to local drives or     external USB or firewire devices --  Check archive validity of existing archives or when creating new ones --  Restore an entire hard disk, separate partitions or any combination of     disks and partitions from one archive --  Create bootable USB Flash drive, CD/DVD to recover your PC on demand --  Simple, easy to understand interface:  Wizard driven user interface     for the majority of operations and contextual help for all user interface     controls      

"With Drive Backup Express, Paragon is giving end users that are currently not running a backup or recovery program on their PC the basic survival tools they need -- for free," continued Fedro. "One of our company's goals is to remove the inertia plaguing consumers when it comes to backing up. We believe that this is beneficial for the PC industry as a whole; the more positive experiences consumers have when using their computers, the more apt they will be to use them more often and try new applications. With the basics for essential PC protection covered, users may then choose to upgrade as they see fit to meet their individual needs, through Paragon's upgrade path, which includes a range of products offering more advanced backup tools and recovery options."

Paragon's Drive Backup 9.0 Express is free and available now at

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

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