Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is a Germany-based software company that develops hard drive management software, low-level file system drivers and storage technologies.

The company is headquartered in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, with offices in the USA, China, Japan, Poland, and Russia.

Paragon Technologie GmbH
Privately held corporation
IndustryComputer software and Embedded systems
Founded1994 (1994)
HeadquartersFreiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Key people
Konstantin Komarov, Founder & CEO
  • Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Windows
  • Microsoft NTFS for Mac by Paragon Software
  • File System Link Suite
  • Protect & Restore
Number of employees


The company was established by a group of MIPT students in 1994. A separate mobile division, called the Mobility Division, was formed in 1995. The German office opened in 1998, the Swiss office in 2000.

In 2004, the company started working with Fujitsu-Siemens on its handheld PCs Russian localization.[2] Next year, the company expanded the product line of office and gaming applications for Symbian OS and received the "Developer of the Year" award in the Handango Champion Awards 2005.[3]

In 2011, PCMag recognized the company’s flagship solution Paragon Hard Disk Manager as the best hard drive management program. Paragon Software Group also won Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award 2011 for their mobile solution.[4]

The co-founder and CEO of Paragon Software Group is Konstantin Komarov.


Paragon Software Group is serving two dynamic growth markets:

  1. Data security and storage management – a complete line of disaster recovery and server optimization solutions.
  2. Software for smartphones – multilingual on-line handwriting recognition, localization, business and productivity applications, games, 120 multilingual dictionaries, and encyclopedias.

Data security and storage management

  • Paragon Hard Disk Manager
  • Paragon File System Link

In 2017, the company joined Renesas R-Car Consortium to support automotive chipmakers in delivering next-generation data storage for future vehicles.

By embedding Paragon File System Link into automotive infotainment systems, OEMs will enable car owners to connect USB devices, SD Cards, digital assistants, or other external storage media directly to IVI systems, so that users can access audio and video recordings, regardless of the file format.

These technologies are also used in routers and gateways, smart TVs and STBs, smartphones, cameras, NAS devices, and more.

Software for smartphones


Slovoed is a dictionary and phrasebook app available for more than 37 world languages.

It incorporates more than 350 electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias and phrase books developed in conjunction with Duden, Langenscheidt, Oxford UP, PONS/Klett, Le Robert, VOX, and other publishing houses.


PenReader is a real-time handwriting recognition technology for touchscreens with support for 17 languages. The technology is used in a number of prominent iOS and Android applications, such as Evernote, Handwriting Dato and Handwrite Note Free, MyScript Calculator.

Distribution channels

Paragon distributes online through the company website, a network of value-added resellers, distributors and OEMs.

The global partnerships of Paragon Software Group include ASUS, Avast, Belkin, D-Link, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Netgear, Nvidia, Realtek, Seagate, Siemens, Technicolor, Telechips, Western Digital, Wyplay.[5]


Solutions are aimed at home users, small business and enterprise clients worldwide.

Paragon serves companies including Dell, Cisco, Western Digital, Seagate, LG Electronics, Buffalo, HTC, Microsoft, Nokia, ASUS, Samsung, Siemens, Lenovo, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, IOMEGA, and others.[6]


See also


Official website

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