Paragon Protect & Restore Solution Outshines Industry Leaders Across Storage Utilization, Resource Utilization, Deduplication and Support for Exchange and Complex Virtual Machine Environments

IRVINE, CA – October 30, 2014 — / — Paragon Software Group, a leader in data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR), today announced its Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) BDR software solution outperformed competing alternatives by a wide margin in benchmark analyses conducted by openBench Labs, an independent IT industry source providing evaluation and certification of IT products and services.

Just released by openBench and now available as a complimentary download on the Paragon website, the two-part analysis reveals that PPR offers clear BDR advantages to organizations in need of robust data protection. PPR ranked highest in the areas of storage and resource utilization, deduplication and support for Microsoft Exchange and complex virtual server environments.

openBench’s conclusions indicate that PPR utilizes a fraction of the storage of competing solutions, with agentless backup of an average SQL Server virtual machine (VM) only consuming 10% of the storage used by BE2014 and other BDR alternatives when de-duplication is employed. Without a SQL Server agent, PPR created the smallest full backup image of all BDR solutions tested using deduplication. And without deduplication, agentless PPR incremental backups were only 12% of the size of a leading BDR vendor’s incremental image, and agentless full VM backups were 63.5% smaller than BE2014.

Other key findings of the analyses in openBench’s robust test environment* include:
• PPR uses an application-aware agent to de-duplicate 95% more data from Exchange images than competitive solutions
• PPR’s agentless incremental VM backups are much smaller than BE2014 backups, requiring 98% less space
• PPR’s agentless full VM backup was 46% smaller than BE2014
• PPR’s agentless full VM replica was 32% smaller than BE2014
• PPR’s agentless incremental VM replica snapshots were 68% smaller than competitive BDR solutions.

*For more information on the test environment and methodology used, download the two new openBench Labs reports here:

“From performance and value, to resource and cost savings, along with functionality in VM and Exchange email environments, PPR continues to lead the market in the areas that matter most to IT leaders and CIOs,” said Tom Fedro, President, Paragon Software Group Corporation. “While other BDR solutions might have bigger marketing budgets behind them, they fall far short of PPR when evaluated in rigorous test environments. We’d like to thank openBench for shedding light on the value that PPR brings to the table.”

Optimized for SMBs and mid-enterprise markets with a focus on ease of use and ease of implementation, BDR effectively protects data spanning physical, virtual and hybrid server environments. Earlier this year, Paragon announced that PPR earned a 9.83 out of 10 points possible in TopTenReview’s 2014 ranking of Best Server Backup Software. In addition, PPR tied with a leading global brand to capture the top spot in the professional support category, while also earning the highest possible ratings across three other server backup software categories including recovery and restoration, management tools and resource management.

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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, Toshiba, 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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