Freiburg, Germany and Yokneam Ilit, Israel – February 27, 2019

Freiburg, Germany and Yokneam Ilit, Israel – February 27, 2019 - Paragon Software Group, a global industry leader in embedded and desktop file system drivers, and Visuality Systems, a global leader in commercial SMB (Server Message Block) software stacks, announce their partnership and cooperation in merging SMB server/client and file systems to deliver the best cross-platform SMB solutions for OEMs. Paragon Software Group’s File System Link (FSL) delivers the industry’s best cross-platform tools. YNQ™ is a portable client and server solution that can be integrated into any embedded device with any OS, a CPU or compiler.

With the new partnership, Visuality Systems’ YNQ™ series will be integrated into Paragon’s file system drivers enabling device OEMs active in industry verticals such as automotive, storage industry, consumer devices, aerospace and defense, medical, industrial automation, smart devices, to deliver secure cross-platform file sharing solution to their end customers. The integrated file sharing solution features secure SMB3 encryption, substantially smaller footprint and memory usage compared to open source stacks, benchmark leading data transfer speeds and unprecedented reliability.

Since its inception in 1998, Visuality Systems has pioneered the SMB protocol for commercial deployment developing the non-GPL licensed NQ™ products – a commercial replacement for open-source SAMBA for Linux and to virtually any existing Operating System. The partnership with Paragon will provide Visuality Systems the ability to sell the Visuality Systems NQ product line to many more parts of the world and enter into further market sectors.

Sam Widerman, CEO of Visuality Systems, said “Visuality Systems is very proud to announce the partnership with Paragon. Both Visuality Systems and Paragon are industry experts with worldwide leading and certified technologies that are utilized in millions of devices around the globe. At the end it is all about customer requirements. Together Visuality Systems and Paragon can provide customers with solutions that are dependable, very well tested and reliable, plus introductions to more market sectors that will benefit both companies.”

Paragon’s strong engineering team that stands behind the Paragon product range is now an extra asset for Visuality Systems to extend not only growth, but assist in keeping Visuality Systems being the de facto SMB worldwide standard with SMB solutions for all SMB market sections – Embedded SMB server and client, JAVA SMB client and an Enterprise SMB server for the storage market.

Konstantin Komarov, CEO of Paragon Software, commented: “Our collaboration with Visuality Systems addresses the market demand for the performance-optimized file system drivers. YNQ™ carries tremendous flexibility and being integrated into Paragon’s drivers, it brings secure cross-platform file-sharing capabilities to the next generation of devices.”

YNQ™ runs in millions of embedded devices, such as scanners, printers, home routers, mobile devices, automotive devices X-ray machines, automation devices, aerospace and defense, and virtually any device that is required to perform full file sharing functions in a Microsoft Windows networking environment.

About Paragon Software

Since 1994, Paragon Software has been delivering reliable software products and technology solutions to help every day users, IT professionals, and businesses keep data healthy and safe. We offer file systems and storage management, deployment, and migration of heterogeneous appliances and systems, data protection, business continuity, and disaster recovery for hybrid environments. Our global business partners include AJA, Asus, QNAP, Western Digital, Netgear, Seagate, D-Link, HP, Microsoft and many others. For more information on Paragon Software, visit Paragon Software Group, or FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Visuality Systems

Visuality Systems, Ltd. is the leader in the provision of SMB-based solutions for a multitude of operating systems. Since its inception in 1998, Visuality Systems is fully dedicated to the development of SMB implementations. More information about Visuality Systems is available at https://www.visualitynq.com