Quest Software Offers Freedom of Choice With Smart Agent Technology

Offers Enhanced User Interface Elements and Integrated Workflow Objects for Opalis


 

LAS VEGAS Microsoft Management Summit March 22, 2011 – Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today released an advanced version of Quest Management Xtensions (QMX). The latest version unveils new Smart Agent technology that gives IT organizations a choice of agent-based or agentless management of their heterogeneous environments with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

While QMX remains a leader in monitoring extensibility of System Center Operations Manager for heterogeneous environments, the new smart agents target asset management in System Center Configuration Manager. This provides the capability for agent and/or agentless management using the same code base, adding flexibility without creating complexity.

“We’re thrilled to be supporting our customers with the increased flexibility to manage their heterogeneous environments,” said Peter terSteeg, Director of Technical Strategy, Quest Software. “The integration with System Center and comprehensive coverage that we deliver here at Quest through our smart agent technology helps customers get deeper insight into their environment and reduce complexity.”

Whether you use QMX for Operations Manager or Configuration Manager, the updated configuration user interface adopts the core layout of Microsoft System Center. This new version enhances user experience within the QMX configuration tool, and extends it into Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager console for sub collections, enhanced utility management, and native and wizard-driven software distribution, saving users time and effort.

In addition to updates enhancing the QMX feature set – as well as its long history of Operations Manager and Configuration Manager integration – Quest now supports Microsoft Opalis, the latest System Center product.  Opalis is Microsoft’s automation platform for orchestrating and integrating IT tools to drive down the cost of datacenter operations. Quest offers a free Quest Opalis Integration Pack that provides customers with FTP, Telnet and HTTP workflow objects. Quest will release additional objects, including QMX controls, in the future.

Demonstrations of Quest Management Xtensions featuring the new smart agent technology, and a complete list of new features, are available at the Microsoft Management Summit today through March 25, in booth 130. For more information on Quest System Center solutions, or to download a free trial, visit: www.quest.com/system-center.

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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 www.quest.com.

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Editorial Contact:
Daphne Kent 
Quest Software, Inc.
614.726.4787
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