Launched on Atlantis’ Last Space Flight, Hard Disk Manager 11 Professional Provides One-Button Simplicity for Astronaut’s Restore Operations

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 30, 2011 –/–At 11:29 a.m. EDT on July 8, 2011, Paragon Software Group reached a milestone in the company’s brief history as it soared into the heavens on the final flight of America’s Space Shuttle Atlantis. Selected by NASA’s Prime Bioastronautics contractor, Wyle, Paragon’s backup and disaster recovery software, Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 11 Professional now orbits the Earth on the International Space Station. HDM 11 serves as the primary backup and recovery software for the latest generation Ultrasound system also launched on Atlantis.

The International Space Station’s primary goal is to provide a platform for scientific research. Human subject research is managed by Wyle as part of the Bioastronautics Contract. Certification of the next generation ultrasound required being able to successfully restore the new ultrasound system to its launch configuration. Lockheed Martin, one of the subcontractors operating with Wyle, the prime contractor on the Bioastronautics Contract, needed a recovery solution that could meet its stringent specifications. As is often the case with space-related operations, a customized software solution was needed.

“At Paragon, we provide our clients with superior customer service regardless of where they are, now that extends to outer space,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “It was important to Wyle and Lockheed Martin to ensure that the astronauts operating on the Space Station could quickly and easily restore their systems back to an operable state — with the customized version of Hard Disk Manager, they can recover in a matter of minutes without any additional tools.” Paragon developed a custom-restore script that automated the system restore process via a USB-bootable flash drive with the click of a button.

Bioastronautics personnel evaluated several back-up and recovery tools. Of the tools available Paragon’s HDM 11 came closest to meeting the project’s needs. The Paragon team stepped in to close the gap, providing a customized solution which minimized user interaction.

HDM 11 Server provides a complete data backup and disaster recovery solution. A virtual add-on component is available for virtual environments. Both versions offer the ability to perform bare-metal restores, file-level recovery, includes advanced data wiping algorithms, and automatic partition alignment. Additionally, HDM 11 Server enables data back up or migration of an active server with locked volumes, files or folders.

About Wyle

Wyle, with more than 40-plus years experience, is the leader in life sciences research, space medical operations and engineering for the enhancement of human performance and safety in air and space. The company has provided direct support to more than two-thirds of all humans who have traveled in space. As a supplier of trusted services and solutions, Wyle has 4,800 highly specialized and dedicated employees at 50-plus primary facilities nationwide. The company generates annual revenues of approximately $1.1 billion from its core customers, the Department of Defense, NASA, and the nation’s leading aerospace contractors. For more information please visit the company website at .

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets–data storage and mobile productivity. 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, Poland 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, Seagate, Buffalo, Iomega, 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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