Paragon NTFS for Mac Receives Mittelstand's IT Innovation Award at CeBIT

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[] Freiburg, Germany - Paragon Software Group is proud to announce Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 has received the Best of IT Innovation 2016, in the category of "Data Management" at CeBIT 2016. The app was selected by the Initiative Mittelstand from thousands of submissions, honoring the popular OS X utility with this prestigious award.

Paragon's popular OS X utility allows anyone to easily access Windows NTFS-formatted hard disk partitions. OS X 10.11 El Capitan's new System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature prevents the use of third-party disk utilities in OS X Disk Utility. Paragon NTFS for Mac overcomes this limitation, simplifying management of such volumes in El Capitan.

Paragon NTFS for Mac allows users to check and repair the file system integrity of NTFS partitions via the app's graphical interface, using its volume management functions, instead of using complicated command line tools, as is required by other utilities of this type.

"While Mac OS X allows users to easily read from Windows NTFS formatted partitions, it doesn't allow them to write files to such a drive without entering arcane commands into Terminal, or allow them to fix any problems that a volume's file system might incur," says Paragon Software Group product manager Ivan Sidorin. "Paragon NTFS for Mac allows users to read, write, run diagnostics, and fix any issues with NTFS volumes directly from its graphical volume management interface, simplifying the use of NTFS formatted volumes on the Mac."

Users can conveniently use Paragon NTFS for Mac to easily navigate the contents of any NTFS drive, allowing them to read, edit, copy, or create files and folders on the drive. The app provides fast and transparent access to any NTFS partition while running OS X 10.11.

* Full NTFS support under OS X 10.11 El Capitan
* Ultra-quick read/write access to NTFS files
* No limit to file or partition sizes (within NTFS and OS X constraints)
* Supports special NTFS functions, including: resource forks, hardlinks, symlinks and file permissions
* File operations on NTFS partitions are just as good as those on native HFS partitions
* Unparalleled stability
* Simply install it, reboot, and go to work

Version 14 of Paragon NTFS for Mac is the only solution on the market to match native driver speed on Solid State Drives (SSDs) for reading, writing, creating, editing, copying, or transferring NTFS partitions. Paragon's own internal tests show Paragon NTFS 14 for Mac achieved 700MB/sec (write) and 800MB/sec (read) on the internal SSD of a MacBook Pro. The app also performs well as HFS+ with external drives, registering 250MB/sec write and 240MB/sec read speeds on a two-SSD RAID device, and 210MB/sec write and 210MB/sec read speeds on an ordinary external drive. (The drive used was a 2TB USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion Drive 3.5").

The new version is also fully compatible with Apple's new OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating system. Plus, it still supports versions of OS X going back to 10.8 Mountain Lion. Users of OS X 10.7 Lion and earlier can download a copy of Paragon NTFS for Mac - Yosemite Free, which is available with full functionality for dual-boot users of OS X 10.6 through OS X 10.10.

With the debut of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple introduced a new system protection feature called System Integrity Protection, which prevents modifications to certain system files, folders and processes. This adds a layer of protection for the system by only allowing system binaries to be modified by the system installer and software updates. El Capitan no longer allows code injection and runtime attachments to system binaries, as was allowed by previous versions of the operating system. Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is fully compatible with this new security feature, allowing safe and hassle-free access to NTFS partitions.

Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is just the latest in a proud history of utilities developed by Paragon, who has been the leader in cross-platform storage software for 20 years. The company's apps provide proven maximum performance, stability and security for cross-platform work between Mac, Windows and other operating systems.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion through OS X 10.11 El Capitan
* 64-bit Processor
* 256MB RAM

Pricing and Availability:
Paragon NTFS for Mac 14 is only $19.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Paragon website. Review copies are available upon request. Paragon offers a 10-day free trial of the app for users who wish to try before they buy. Paragon NTFS for Mac - Yosemite Free is also available with full functionality for dual-boot users of OS X 10.6 through OS X 10.10.

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 its customers worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. The company provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information, please visit the company website. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Paragon Software Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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