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Quest Software Releases Toad for Oracle Version 9.0.

New Release Offers Developers, DBAs and Analysts Increased Automation and Improved Reporting

SAN FRANCISCO -- Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT) today announced the release of version 9.0 of its award-winning Toad[TM] for Oracle. Toad 9.0 for Oracle enables developers to implement database development best practices (see related release) through increased automation and reporting, ensuring application code is of the highest quality and performance prior to deployment. The newest version provides high-level reports that help developers, database administrators (DBAs), analysts and IT management objectively verify coding practices and standards, as well as automating code reviews, SQL optimization and scalability QA testing.

"Automation can typically save 15 percent or more in costs by way of reduced administration efforts," wrote Noel Yuhanna, a senior analyst at Forrester Research1. "Automation makes DBAs more productive by relieving them of trivial and routine tasks and allowing them to focus on other critical tasks that often receive little attention, such as capacity planning, database hardening, real-time integration, and finding ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency."

"Through its new automation capabilities and reporting features, Toad for Oracle 9.0 helps ensure application code conforms to the standards set out by managers and industry experts," said Billy Bosworth, director of product management, Quest Software. "This is a major new release of Toad, and we believe the hundreds of thousands of Toad users around the world will appreciate the database expertise we have embedded in the product."

Toad for Oracle 9.0 has many enhanced capabilities, including:

* Reporting - provides IT management with detailed insight into development practices through customizable reports that document team code quality.

* Code Xpert and Code Quality Repository - enable SQL development best practices through automated code reviews to ensure the highest code quality.

* Integrated Editors - simplify coding and increase productivity through a new single editor for application and database code with the ability to work offline.

Quest also announced the release of three additional tools in the Toad Suite of products: Toad Data Modeler, Benchmark Factory([R]) 5.0 for Databases and the Quest Code Tester.

* Toad Data Modeler - enables designers, developers and DBAs to easily create and maintain database structures across more than 20 database platforms by building entity relationship diagrams, generating SQL (DDL) scripts, reverse engineering databases, generating detailed HTML and RTF documentation, building data flow diagrams, and exporting to XML and other popular formats.

* Benchmark Factory - allows organizations to validate database performance and scalability as user loads increase, application changes are made and platform changes are implemented. The 5.0 release includes enhanced Oracle RAC scalability testing, new stored procedure scalability testing, advanced benchmark object creation, reporting enhancements and support for the TPC-H standard benchmark.

* Quest Code Tester - constructs comprehensive regression tests easily and quickly for PL/SQL programs, dramatically improving the quality and maintainability of applications.

Toad for Oracle version 9.0 is being unveiled at the same time as Toad World, Quest's newest online portal for Toad users. Toad World ( was created by Quest to help users explore a best-practices approach to development, to share ideas with other Oracle technologists, and to further their own professional development. Toad World includes community interaction, expert blogs, podcasts, user forums, tips and tricks, and more. Currently Toad World is offering an exclusive download of Quest Code Tester, the new unit sting product for Oracle developers.

Pricing and Availability

Toad 9.0 for Oracle is expected to be released at the end of October, with North American pricing starting at $870 (USD) per seat. More information on Toad for Oracle can be found at Toad Data Modeler is generally available now, and can be purchased as part of the Toad Suite or as a standalone product. North American pricing begins at $479 (USD) per seat. More information on Toad Data Modeler can be found at Benchmark Factory for Databases 5.0 is available now with North American pricing starting at $865 (USD) per seat. More information on Benchmark Factory can be found at:

Quest Software is a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 17,700 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer to their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

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. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps thousands of customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. 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

(1)Automating Database Administration Can Improve Efficiency and Lower Costs, Forrester Research, August, 2005.

Quest, Quest Software, the Quest logo Benchmark Factory and Toad are trademarks of Quest Software, Inc. in the U.S.A. and certain other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the 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 our new version of Toad for Oracle, Benchmark Factory and Toad Data Modeler. 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 adverse changes in general economic conditions on our relationships with customers, strategic partners and vendors; reductions or delays in information technology spending; variations in demand or the size and timing of customer orders; competitive conditions in our various product areas; rapid technological change; risks associated with the development and market acceptance of new products and product strategies; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies and/or technologies; fluctuating currency exchange rates and risks associated with international operations; the need to attract and retain qualified employees; and other risks inherent in software businesses. 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.
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