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Quest Software Wins Record 11 Readers' Choice Awards

  • 31 August, 2005 10:19

<p>Readers Strongly Endorse the Value of SQL Server Management Products from Quest</p>
<p>IRVINE, Calif., August 30, 2005 – Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and infrastructure management solutions, announced today that it won a record 11 Readers’ Choice Awards from SQL Server Magazine. The SQL Server Magazine 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards were developed for IT buyers to evaluate and recommend the best SQL Server technology products in the industry. Quest Software solutions enable DBAs to increase their productivity and the performance of the SQL Server databases they manage.</p>
<p>“Few people know more about the best values in SQL Server-related products and services than SQL Server Magazine readers—the people who actually use the products and buy them on behalf of their organizations,” said Dawn Cyr, senior associate editor, SQL Server Magazine, and coordinator of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards program. “By voting for their favorite products and services, our readers have recognized excellence in the SQL Server market.”</p>
<p>Top 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards in the categories of Best Software and Best Service and Support went to Imceda Software, recently acquired by Quest Software. Additional 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards include:</p>
<p>• Quest Central for SQL Server Performance Analysis won in the categories of Best Database Monitoring/Analysis Software and Best New Product (Rookie of the Year)
• LiteSpeed for SQL Server won in the categories of Most Innovative Product; Best Database Backup/Recovery/Archive Software and Best Data-Encryption Tool</p>
<p>Quest Software (now including Imceda) also won in the categories of: Best Integrated Development Environment (IDE); Best Change and Configuration Management Tool; Best Comparison and Synchronization Tool; and Best Database Performance Tuning Tool.</p>
<p>“Companies relying on the performance of SQL Server have turned to Quest for the solutions necessary to ensure peak performance from design through production,” said Juli Ackerman, vice president, database management solutions, Quest Software. “Capturing 11 SQL Server Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards is a testament to Quest’s commitment and ability to offer quality, reliable solutions for managing SQL Server databases. The SQL Server community has spoken and we are honored that they have high confidence in our SQL Server products.”</p>
<p>In related news, Quest Exchange Migration Wizard recently won a 2005 Reader’s Choice Award from Windows IT Pro (sister publication to SQL Server Magazine) in the category of Exchange Migration Solution. Exchange Migration Wizard has helped hundreds of organizations, including some of the largest in the world, migrate from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000/2003 environments. It ensures 24/7 coexistence between migrated and unmigrated users through real-time synchronization of calendars, distribution lists and public folders -- easing the movement of massive amounts of data while minimizing business disruption.
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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, Brisbane and Sydney and at www.quest.com.</p>
<p>Quest, Quest Software, Quest Central and LiteSpeed are registered trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Editorial Contact:
Shannon Neat
(03) 9811 8020
Shannon.neat@quest.com</p>

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