Parallels Announces Premium Edition for Mac

December 5, 2007

Premium Edition includes award-winning virtualization, security, disk management and backup solutions in a single, affordable package

RENTON, Wash., December 5th, 2007 — SWsoft, maker of Parallels Desktop for Mac, the #1 selling Mac system utility that allows users to run Windows side-by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac, today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac Premium Edition — a complete virtualization solution for Intel Mac users that includes Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, plus easy-to-use utilities from leading third-party software companies that help keep Windows virtual computers safe, secure and running smoothly.

Award Winning Utilities Coupled With Parallels' Award Winning Virtualization
As part of its commitment to providing Mac users with the easiest, most complete virtual computing experience possible, Parallels Desktop 3.0 Premium Edition supports the latest Leopard-compatible build of Parallels Desktop 3.0 — which is available as a free update for all Parallels Desktop 3.0 users as of today — with three award-winning utilities that help users secure, back up and customize their Windows virtual machines. Bought separately and new, these three utilities cost more than $175.

  • Complete Malware Protection from Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
    To protect against the viruses, spyware, spam and malware that can harm any Windows machine, even virtual ones, Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 is included with Parallels Desktop 3.0 Premium Edition. Kaspersky offers "Triple Threat" protection, including automated hourly anti-malware updates, intelligent active heuristics that provide proactive protection to investigate all unknown files and real time behavior analysis for consistent monitoring of a system's activities for any malicious behavior.

  • Fast, Easy Backup with Acronis True Image 11 Home
    Acronis True Image 11 Home is the latest version of Acronis' award-winning backup and disaster recovery software. With Acronis True Image Home, users can easily back up individual files on their Windows virtual machine or take an entire image of their Windows virtual computer. Backups can be scheduled to run automatically at any interval and can be stored on external drives, DVDs and off-site computers via FTP.

  • Simplified Disk Management with Acronis Disk Director Suite
    Acronis Disk Director Suite provides the ability to resize, move, copy, split and merge virtual disk partitions without losing data. It includes a boot manager that allows users to boot other operating systems, such as Linux, inside their Windows virtual machine.

"Maintaining and securing a Windows virtual computer is every bit as important as it is for a physical computer," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft. "We are pleased to work with Acronis and Kaspersky to make it easy and affordable for our Mac customers to protect, backup and customize their Windows virtual machines."

Pricing and Availability
Now available at, as well as in Apple Stores and select retailers nationwide and via Authorized Parallels Partners, Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac Premium Edition costs $99.95.

Current Parallels Desktop 3.0 customers will receive the Leopard-compatible build as a free automatic update starting today. Customers can also download the update manually at

About Parallels Virtualization Products
Parallels, an SWsoft company, provides innovative desktop and server virtualization software for Windows, the Macintosh and Linux. Recently ranked #6 on PC World's "100 Best Products of 2007" list and already used by more than half a million people worldwide, Parallels virtualization technology is revolutionizing the way we use computers. For more information on Parallels products, please visit

About SWsoft
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software is used by 700,000 customers in 125 countries. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo — the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels — the leading desktop virtualization product and Plesk — the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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