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Quest Recovery Manager OnDemand for Active Directory provides backup and object-level recovery of Active Directory data. It is designed to enable flexible, scheduled backups without manual intervention, facilitating quick and scalable recovery of Active Directory data. Quest InTrust OnDemand securely collects, stores, reports, and alerts on event data from Windows systems, helping organizations comply with external regulations, internal policies and security best practices. Both products are expected to be generally available in Q1 2010 on a subscription basis without requiring on-premises deployment and maintenance.
In addition, Quest will roll out a Windows Azure-based SharePoint site report solution, Quest Site Administrator Reports OnDemand for SharePoint, which will give administrators the ability to run overview reports on an unlimited number of sites across their organizations. This solution will be available at no cost.
"Quest has been a long-time partner and leader in Windows management solutions. The evolution of adopting its on-premises solutions to SaaS proves once again that Quest is committed to leveraging the latest technology to proactively lead their customers to the next level of IT efficiency," said John Chirapurath, director of the Microsoft Identity and Security Business Group at Microsoft. "The fact that the Quest OnDemand solutions are built upon the Microsoft technologies such as WIF, ADFS 2.0 and Windows Azure demonstrates the company's focus on the importance of business-ready identity and security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the in cloud computing (1) Running applications in or from network servers. Computing "in the cloud" may refer to a company's own network, but often refers to the Internet and the use of Web browser-based or rich client applications. ."
Quest OnDemand solutions leverage the Windows Identity Foundation for all identity management, authentication and authorization and are hosted on the Windows Azure platform for secure storage of customer data. In addition, ADFS 2.0 enables authentication by creating a federation between a customer's on-premises Active Directory and the Quest OnDemand solutions. The combination of these technologies provides customers with secure and seamless service.
"Quest has helped IT manage on-premises Windows environments for more than a decade, and now many of our customers are making the strategic decision to manage these environments with cloud-based services," said Dmitry Sotnikov, manager of new product research, Quest Software. "Adapting to SaaS solutions will give them the security and management capabilities they need, while eliminating on-premises maintenance and minimizing upfront costs."
During the Professional Developers Conference, Kim Cameron, chief architect of Identity at Microsoft, will present "Security + Services Identity Roadmap Update" on Nov. 17 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Quest's Dmitry Sotnikov will demonstrate the Quest OnDemand framework and Recovery Manager OnDemand solution during this session.
Organizations can register to participate in the OnDemand betas and find more information at www.quest.com/OnDemand.
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.
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