Quest Software’s Releases No-Cost Toad; Enhances MySQL Databases

Toad for MySQL 2.0 simplifies code editing and features advanced administration capabilities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 8, 2006 -- Quest Software, Inc. today announced the release of Toad for MySQL version 2.0 now available at no charge. As MySQL is increasingly adopted for mission-critical applications, the new version of Toad for MySQL offers advanced administration and security capabilities, as well as more reporting options. This gives MySQL developers and administrators better manageability and more flexibility, resulting in better performing and more scalable MySQL databases.

In addition to being available at no charge, Toad for MySQL version 2.0 includes new features such as:

  • Version Control Integration allows users to quickly check-in and check-out code from within the editor, reducing the risk of errors

  • Database Security Manager enables the administrator to permit or restrict user access to specific features of Toad, providing better control over the system

  • Macro Record and Playback gives users the ability to record and play back keyboard commands, enhancing usability and reducing manual effort

"I have looked hard at competing products for managing MySQL," said Boyd E. Hemphill, a MySQL consultant for Live Oak Interactive, Round Rock, Texas, "and only Toad stands up to the pounding I give it with very large databases (50 GB data, 100+ tables). As MySQL moves to the enterprise, I believe Toad and the MySQL Query Browser are the only viable GUI options."

User Communities

Quest Software provides two user communities designed to support Quest solutions for MySQL and to help acclimate MySQL users to the platform. The Toad community (http://www.toadsoft.com) is a forum that offers users direct communication with Quest developers and product managers. Additionally, the Quest Pipelines community (http://www.quest-pipelines.com) brings together more than 12,000 users sharing database development and administration information and expertise.

Pricing and Availability

The full production version of Toad for MySQL 2.0 is available now at no cost. Users can purchase a supported version for $170 per seat. More information for both products can be found at: http://www.quest.com/toad_for_mysql

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, and Windows infrastructure. More information is available at http://www.quest.com.

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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 Toad for MySQL version 2.0. 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, 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.