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Quest Software Expands Breadth of Toad® For Oracle with New Functionality for Database Developers and DBAs.

  • 01 June, 2005 10:58

<p>With Version 8.5, Quest Toad for Oracle Now Extends Support for Oracle Auditing, Oracle 10g, Oracle RAC, and Citrix and Terminal Server Environments</p>
<p>IRVINE, Calif., June 1, 2005 – Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and Windows management solutions, today announced version 8.5 of Quest Toad® for Oracle, a highly configurable database development and administration product that is considered the de-facto standard among the developer and database administrator (DBA) community. Version 8.5 of Toad for Oracle allows users to exploit the latest functionality of the Oracle 10g database, and helps them work more efficiently within Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC). In addition, Citrix and Terminal Server environments are now fully supported.</p>
<p>"In the demanding energy marketplace, it is important for Constellation Energy to maintain a secure environment that enables us to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements without unnecessarily straining resources," said Jeffrey Johnson, manager IT corporate applications, Constellation Energy. "We began leveraging Toad for Oracle years ago and realized significant productivity gains soon after. With the organizational improvements and new Oracle auditing interface found in Toad for Oracle 8.5, we look forward to realizing further benefits and improved functionality in our development environments."</p>
<p>Toad for Oracle is available in four editions: Toad for Oracle, Toad for Oracle Professional, Toad for Oracle Xpert and the Toad for Oracle Suite – optional add-on modules, including the DBA Module, are also available. Version 8.5 of Toad for Oracle1 offers additional new advancements, including:</p>
<p>• Auditing Interface, which allows users to administer Oracle’s auditing capabilities, including the ability to view audit trails when compliance is imperative;</p>
<p>• Enhanced Project Management, which helps users load and run scripts and SQL statements against multiple databases simultaneously;</p>
<p>• Export File Browser, a unique technology that gives users the ability to parse and browse the contents of Oracle export files without importing the files into the database, allowing the user to select the particular content they need;</p>
<p>• Integrated Windows Task Scheduler Interface, which allows users to schedule any DDL task from within Toad for Oracle;</p>
<p>• Code Expert, which has been enhanced with SQL Scanning and a matrix for reporting script and PL/SQL data access issues based on five categories – code correctness, efficiency, maintainability, program structure and readability; and,</p>
<p>• Just-in-Time Debugger to help developers and administrators debug PL/SQL code that is written and run from any client server application by directly connecting to the application, to facilitate multi-tier application debugging in real time.</p>
<p>Please see the Quest website at www.quest.com/toad/ for additional information on these advancements and support within specific Toad for Oracle editions.</p>
<p>“We are proud to deliver another robust release of Toad for Oracle, with a choice of functionality tailored to the needs of developers and DBAs,” said Juli Ackerman, vice president, database management solutions, Quest Software. “IT organizations are focused on improving the speed and reliability of the development process, while minimizing the learning curve related to new technologies. As a leader in the database management solutions market, Quest is committed to rapidly embracing new platform technologies, so that users may take advantage of new capabilities quickly and easily.”</p>
<p>Toad Communities</p>
<p>Quest Software provides a Toad community of developers and DBAs that openly discuss the industry, the product and development techniques. This community contributes product ideas to Toad for Oracle as well as other products. In addition to Oracle, this community of users has expanded to include MySQL and SQL Server. Quest’s Toad communities are available at www.toadsoft.com. The Quest Pipelines, at www.quest-pipelines.com/index.asp, are also a resource for database developers and administrators.</p>
<p>About Quest Database Management Solutions
Quest Software is a leading provider of heterogeneous database management solutions for distributed systems. Quest delivers award-winning products that simplify and automate the management of Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase and MySQL database platforms.</p>
<p>About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 18,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest Software, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., can be found in offices around the globe including Melbourne and Sydney and at www.quest.com.</p>
<p>1 Select enhancements are only available in specific editions of the Toad for Oracle product family. Please see the Quest Web site at www.quest.com/toad/ for further details.</p>
<p>Quest, Quest Software and Toad are registered trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. The Quest Software logo and all other Quest Software product or service names and slogans are registered trademarks or trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Forward Looking Statements</p>
<p>This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that might be considered forward-looking statements, including statements concerning the availability and market acceptance of our new release of Toad for Oracle. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including the impact of economic conditions on our customers, variations in the size and timing of customer orders; competitive products and pricing; rapid technological change; risks associated with the development and market acceptance of new products; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies and/or technologies including risks relating to integration of the combined companies; risks associated with international operations; and the need to attract and retain qualified personnel. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and our Quarterly Report on form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 21, 2005. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.</p>
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<p>For further information contact:
Shannon Neat
(03) 9811 8020
Shannon.neat@quest.com</p>

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