ASUS Teams with Paragon Software Group for Cross-Platform Storage Access
The joint hardware/software solution will enable customers to attach and access Windows NTFS-formatted storage via ASUS Linux-based wireless network products.
Paragon Software Group, maker of data security and data management solutions, has been selected by ASUS to develop an end-to-end solution that will provide home and business networks with full high-performance access to Windows NTFS formatted storage from ASUS Linux-based hardware.
ASUS has already integrated the NTFS for Linux solution from Paragon Software Group into its next-generation wireless network products–including the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit router. The joint hardware/software solution will enable customers to attach and access their Windows NTFS-formatted storage via ASUS Linux-based wireless network products.
Paragon’s NTFS for Linux enables full read/write access to externally attached Windows (NTFS-formatted) hard drives attached to ASUS Linux-based devices. Based on unique Paragon technology, the Paragon NTFS for Linux driver solves a real communication problem that exists due to the differences between Windows and Linux file systems.
“ASUS is pleased to partner with Paragon Software Group to deliver differentiating new technologies for our next generation of network products,” says Chen-I Shen, director of wireless R&D for ASUS. “Paragon’s NTFS for Linux is an embedded solution that will enable seamless communication with customers’ Windows NTFS-formatted hard drives when attached to ASUS Linux-based devices.”
Paragon Software Group president Tom Fedro says the company is committed to bridging the gaps between operating systems. “NTFS for Linux is just one example of the technology we offer to do just that,” he says, “providing true operating system independence by breaking down the barriers to cross-platform communication.”
Fedro adds says ASUS has achieved great success in a competitive industry by focusing on products that” perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office.” He says he believes his company’s expanded role with ASUS will further those efforts.