Quest Software Named Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year; Quest Software Also Earns Winning Customers Award at Annual Microsoft Partner Conference

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2004
TORONTO--()--July 13, 2004--Quest Software (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and Windows management solutions, is pleased to announce its selection by Microsoft Corp. as its 2004 Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2004, where Microsoft also presented Quest Software with a Winning Customers Award in the category of Windows NT4 Migration for its work with the United States Army.

The Global ISV Partner award winner is selected each year from among Microsoft's Global ISV Partners, a select group of organizations committed to delivering exemplary Microsoft Windows-based solutions to worldwide customers. A panel of Microsoft judges evaluated the companies' achievements in customer solution delivery and service, go-to-market initiatives and partnership effectiveness, and selected Quest Software.

The Windows Management group at Quest Software works closely with the Microsoft field organization and Microsoft product development groups to build, market and sell solutions that enhance Microsoft's Active Directory, Exchange Server and Windows Server management and migration solutions, as well as products for managing the Microsoft SQL Server environment.

"We are very honored to accept this award and are pleased to be recognized by Microsoft for our focused efforts to support the worldwide Windows community," said Ratmir Timashev, general manager, Windows Management, Quest Software. "Microsoft is not only the source of our customer base, but is also a great partner to work with, from tactical customer engagement activities all the way to strategic product relationships. We share a common goal in the proliferation of the Microsoft platform and ensuring a positive customer experience for those who rely on it."

"This award recognizes Quest Software's outstanding work with our field and product groups and its innovative approach to delivering software solutions that enhance the manageability of the Windows environment," commented Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of Developer and Platform Evangelism for Microsoft. "Quest Software's dedication to quality is appreciated by our customers, and by Microsoft."

At the same conference, Microsoft also honored Quest Software with its Winning Customers Award in the category of Windows NT4 Migration Solution. This award recognizes Quest's work with the United States Army, a project that will migrate more than 500,000 users from Windows NT to Active Directory on Windows Server 2003. Army IT professionals turned to Quest Software for pre-migration planning and analysis, domain and user account migration, as well as for enhanced administration of the new Active Directory environment. With Quest's migration and management solutions, the U.S. Army will minimize end-user disruption during migration and maintain the security of its Windows infrastructure.

About Quest Windows Management

Quest Software, now including the people and products of Aelita Software, provides solutions that simplify, automate and secure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows, and Microsoft SQL Server environments. The Quest Windows Management group delivers comprehensive capabilities for secure Windows management and migration. For more information on Quest Software's Windows Management group, please visit http://www.quest.com/microsoft.

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc. provides software to simplify IT management to 18,000 customers worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500. Quest products for application, database and Windows management help customers develop, deploy, manage and maintain the IT enterprise without expensive downtime or business interruption. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.

Quest and Quest Software 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. Microsoft, Windows, Exchange and Active Directory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Quest Software, Inc.
Carrie Reber, 614-336-9223 X760
carrie.reber@quest.com

Contacts

Quest Software, Inc.
Carrie Reber, 614-336-9223 X760
carrie.reber@quest.com