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Quest Software Announces Latest Edition of Foglight for Application Performance Monitoring

Industry-leading Solution Offers Multiple Enhancements Toward Simplifying APM

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 10, 2011 – Quest Software, Inc.  (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced the general availability of new features to Foglight®, its flagship application performance monitoring (APM) product. The availability of these new features is part of Quest’s ongoing industry leadership as a recognized innovator of solutions that simplify APM.


“Quest recognizes that performance monitoring solutions must support the rapid adoption of modern virtual and cloud-based application architectures without creating additional complexity,” said Carl Eberling, vice president and general manager, virtualization and monitoring business unit, Quest Software. “As a result, Foglight easily adapts to support the needs of both novice and sophisticated monitoring stakeholders, while providing the ability to proactively identify and fix problems before they impact the business and end users.”


According to Julie Craig, research director, Enterprise Management Associates, Quest takes a commonsense approach to simplifying APM:


“Quest has focused on developing an easily consumable product that is robust enough for the enterprise but simple enough for SMBs. The majority of today’s companies are seeking to recover 100% ROI on product investments in less than one year. Making APM easily consumable is a significant value-add that makes this goal more realistic,” she said.


The enhancements to Foglight provide an array of features for the benefit of improving the application performance monitoring process, including:


  • Integration with Foglight Network Management System (NMS): Network component alerts flow seamlessly into Foglight so you can quickly see their impact on SLAs and end users. Built-in workflows allow quick isolation and resolution of problems.
  • Enhanced user experience monitoring visibility: New performance SLA reports for IT executives and content delivery network-compatible instrumentation for before/after comparisons that simplify management of the end user experience.
  • Java single trace enhancements: Low overhead Java traces can be triggered using HTTP parameter matching, while workflows trace slow Java code back to affected web users.
  • Cross-platform database views: New global displays allow viewing of high level details on any database without the need for drilldown.
  • Expanded single sign-on support: Allows access to Foglight without authenticating beyond your initial Windows credentials. Sharing performance monitoring views with others on your network just got easier.

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About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to

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