Parallels Announces Premium Edition for Mac

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

RENTON, Wash., December 5, 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

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 (