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Quest Software Solutions Selected as Best in Breed by Microsoft Users and Experts

Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced it is the recipient of numerous editors’, readers’ and community choice awards from Redmond Magazine, SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro, for its Windows and database management products. The awards, totaling 15 in all, are a testament to Quest’s commitment to provide Microsoft customers with innovative solutions, and underscore the products’ impressive reputation within the Windows and SQL Server communities.

In Windows It Pro’s Community Choice Awards, Quest received a gold for Authentication Services (Best Interoperability Product), a silver for Group Policy Manager/GPOAdmin® (Best Active Directory and Group Policy Product), and a bronze for ChangeAuditor® (Best Auditing and Compliance Product).

Quest’s database management solutions received SQL Server Magazine Editors’ Best Awards recognition in two categories:

Quest also was recognized by the editors at Windows IT Pro in the following categories:

Quest’s Windows management products also received nods from the readers of Redmond and SQL Server Magazine. In the Redmond Readers’ Choice Awards, Quest Migration Manager received both the “ISV Winner” and “Preferred Product” in the Best Migration Product category. Quest Defender was recognized as a “Preferred Product” in the Best Smart Card/Biometric/Two-Factor Authentication System category. SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro’s Community Choice Awards named Site Administrator for SharePoint the gold award winner for Best SharePoint Product.

SQL Server Magazine’s Community Choice Awards gave Quest’s Foglight® Performance Analysis for SQL Server the silver for Best Database Monitoring and Performance Products, and the company’s Spotlight® on SQL Server Enterprise was named a “Preferred Product” by Redmond Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Providing innovative solutions and top-notch technical support and services that help our customers streamline their business operations is Quest’s number one priority,” said Aggie Haslup, vice president of worldwide marketing, Quest Software. “We’re delighted to have our hard work recognized by both the editors and readers of Redmond, SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro. As our industry gears up for 2010, it’s clear that Quest is the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner of choice for organizations looking to simplify, automate, secure and extend their Microsoft environments.”

About Quest Software, Inc.

Now more than ever, organizations need to work smart and improve efficiency. Quest Software creates and supports smart systems management products—helping our customers solve everyday IT challenges faster and easier. Visit www.quest.com for more information.

Quest, Quest Software, LiteSpeed, Toad, GPOAdmin, PowerGUI, ChangeAuditor, Foglight, Spotlight, and the Quest logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Web Links Referenced in this Release:

Quest Software, Inc.: www.quest.com

Authentication Services: www.quest.com/authentication-Services

Group Policy Manager/GPOAdmin®: www.quest.com/gpoadmin

ChangeAuditor®: www.quest.com/landing/?id=4463

LiteSpeed® for SQL Server: www.quest.com/litespeed-for-sql-server

Toad® for SQL Server: www.quest.com/toad-for-sql-server

PowerGUI: www.quest.com/powershell/powergui.aspx

GPOAdmin®: www.quest.com/gpoadmin

Migration Manager: www.quest.com/migration-manager-for-active-directory

Defender: www.quest.com/defender

Site Administrator for SharePoint: www.quest.com/site-administrator-for-sharepoint

Foglight® Performance Analysis for SQL Server: www.quest.com/Foglight-Performance-Analysis-for-SQL-Server

Spotlight® on SQL Server Enterprise: www.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise

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