Paraben Consumer Software provides backup and data recovery tools for computers and cell phones. Paraben was founded in 1999 and quickly established itself as a leader in specialized computer forensic software in early 2002. Paraben's line of computer forensic tools for PDA, email analysis, and other computer related investigations lead to the release of the first commercial tool for performing cell phone forensics in 2004. Paraben Consumer Software continues to innovate with its line of data recovery and backup tools for mobile devices and Windows based computers. In 2015, Paraben Consumer Software branched off from Paraben Corporation to focus on advanced data recovery and backup tools designed for everyday users.