Quest Software Wins Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Award; Quest MessageStats Named Best Capacity Planning/Trend Analysis Software

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Sept. 15, 2004--Quest Software Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and Windows management solutions, is pleased to announce that its Quest MessageStats(TM) product for Microsoft Exchange usage analysis has been named 'Best Capacity Planning/Trend Analysis Software' in this year's Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards.

"This award was created to give our readers the opportunity to voice their opinions about products they feel are the best in the industry," explained Kim Paulsen, group publisher, Windows IT Pro. "This recognition of excellence from those who actually do the buying on behalf of their organizations is an honor, and we consider it the ultimate 'seal of approval.'"

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 2,000 readers chose the best among more than 700 products and services.

Quest MessageStats empowers executive management, IT managers and Exchange administrators to perform business-critical analysis and reporting on their Exchange e-mail infrastructure. Relevant, easy-to-use reports and graphs summarize e-mail traffic and volume. Decision-makers can leverage Exchange usage information to confirm operational success, justify budgets, focus investments, distribute expenses and reduce overall costs. MessageStats is used to analyze nearly three million mailboxes worldwide.

About Windows IT Pro

First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field. Since its inception it has grown into an information network that includes the magazine, three print newsletters, 14 direct-request e-mail newsletters, web sites and in-person events such as web seminars, road shows, trade shows and conferences. The magazine has a paid subscription base of 100,000; more than two million IT professionals are reached through the Windows IT Pro web site every month. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries.

About Penton Media

Penton Media (www.penton.com) is a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to the following industries: business technology/enterprise IT; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; health/nutrition and natural and organic products; and supply chain. Founded in 1892, Penton produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences and online media, and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.

About Quest Windows Management

Quest Software, now including the people and products of Aelita Software, provides solutions that simplify, automate and secure Active Directory, Exchange and Windows environments. The Quest Windows Management group delivers comprehensive capabilities for secure Windows management and migration. Quest has been honored as Microsoft's FY04 Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year. 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 for 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

Penton Media, Inc.
Mary Abood, 216-931-9551
or
Quest Software, Inc.
Carrie Reber, 614-336-9223 x760
carrie.reber@quest.com

Contacts

Penton Media, Inc.
Mary Abood, 216-931-9551
or
Quest Software, Inc.
Carrie Reber, 614-336-9223 x760
carrie.reber@quest.com