Quest Software Consolidates View of Multiple Microsoft SQL Server Instances

Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise provides better problem detection and resolution

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 8, 2006 -- Quest Software Inc., a leading provider of application, database, and infrastructure management solutions, today announced the availability of Spotlight™ on SQL Server Enterprise, the newest member of Quest’s award-winning Spotlight family. At the same time, the company announced other updates and additions to enhance the breadth and depth of its solutions for managing Microsoft SQL Server, with extensive support for SQL Server 2005.

Quest Spotlight on SQL Server is used by thousands of customers worldwide to provide a graphical display of real-time SQL Server performance with one-click drill-down to diagnose and resolve performance problems. While this capability is extremely valuable, many SQL Server database administrators (DBAs) are responsible for dozens of SQL Server instances. Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise provides consolidated at-a-glance visibility of performance across multiple instances of SQL Server, with the ability to drill down on any item for fast problem resolution.

New capabilities and Quest’s extensive support for SQL Server 2005 include:

  • Capacity Manager for SQL Server: This new product offers a single consolidated view of storage consumption, growth rates, and trends at all levels, including the instance, database, and object

  • Quest Central for SQL Server: Now SQL Server 2005 compatible, Quest Central is an integrated performance management solution for SQL Server DBAs. Working with Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise, Quest Central provides DBAs with the ability to diagnose difficult performance issues on any server, perform historical problem analysis, and resolve problems through advanced automated tuning.

  • Benchmark Factory for Databases: Quest now offers a freeware version of its advanced database stress testing product, which allows database code to be tested in isolation from the application, providing a true view of database issues.

  • Toad for SQL Server and LiteSpeed for SQL Server: As announced last quarter, these well-known Quest products are fully compatible with SQL Server 2005. Toad improves SQL code quality and enhances DBA and developer productivity. LiteSpeed reduces the time and cost of SQL Server backup and recovery by compressing data up to 95 percent.

Pricing and Availability

North American pricing for Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise begins at U.S. $2,160. The product is generally available now, and more information about Quest’s full line of products for SQL Server is available at http://www.quest.com/sql_server/index.asp.

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, and infrastructure. Quest Software helps organizations deliver, manage, and control complex database environments through award-winning products for Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase, and MySQL. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at http://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. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Forward Looking Statements: 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 Quest Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise. 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 the Current Report on 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 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.