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Quest Software Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for J2EE Application Server Management, 2005.

IRVINE, Calif. -- Quest Software Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application, database and Windows management solutions, today announced that it has been listed in the leaders quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for J2EE Application Server Management, 2005(a). According to Gartner, the vendors listed in the leaders quadrant possess a large, satisfied installed base and have a high degree of visibility within the market.

Gartner Magic Quadrants evaluate vendors on their completeness of vision and their ability to execute. Leaders offer highly scalable, robust and increasingly intelligent applications, and they have the strategic vision to address evolving enterprise requirements in the form of J2EE application lifecycle management.

"As Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition application servers become increasingly key for strategic business purposes, demand is growing for maintaining robust levels of performance and availability for this platform,"(b) said Cameron Haight, research vice president at Gartner Inc., in the evaluation criteria for the report.

Quest Software products that provide J2EE Application Server Management include Quest Foglight(R), Quest Spotlight(R), Quest PerformaSure(TM) and the Quest JProbe(R) Suite, which make up the Quest Application Performance Management Suite for the J2EE platform.

--Foglight is a powerful performance management console that maps business objectives to both system and application-specific performance information across each tier of the application stack.

--Spotlight provides real-time performance diagnostics by displaying a visual representation of application, service and resource usage.

--PerformaSure uses an exclusive Tag-and-Follow(TM) technology to trace issues through all J2EE system components and code to pinpoint problems in context of the end-user experience.

--JProbe is a complete Java profiling and debugging tool for J2EE and J2SE applications that helps development and test teams identify performance, memory, threading and code coverage issues down to the line of code.

"We feel our position in the leaders quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for J2EE Application Server Management underscores our commitment to delivering superior lifecycle support and product depth, which are the strengths of the Quest Application Performance Management Suite for the J2EE platform," said Larry Humphries, vice president, application management solutions, Quest Software. "We are very proud to receive this confirmation for a market in which we are heavily investing."

About Quest Application Management Solutions

Quest Software's proven application management products help organizations get more performance from both packaged ERP and custom J2EE Web applications. Covering the entire application lifecycle, Quest delivers innovative products that provide code quality and optimization, performance and availability, and change and configuration management. Quest Application Management solutions help IT reliably manage their application infrastructure and access the information required to make informed business decisions while supporting business goals.

About Quest Software Inc.

Quest Software Inc. delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases and infrastructure. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 18,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest Software, with headquarters in Irvine, can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.

Quest, Quest Software, Foglight, Spotlight, PerformaSure and JProbe 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.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted April 4, 2005, by Gartner Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. For more information on the Gartner J2EE Application Server Management Magic Quadrant, please visit www.gartner.com.

(a) Gartner Magic Quadrant for J2EE Application Server Management, 2005; April 4, 2005 ID G00126083

(b) Gartner Evaluation Criteria for the 2005 J2EE Application Server Management Magic Quadrant; April 4, 2005 ID G00126121
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