Quest Software Partners with MokaFive to Deliver Local VDI Solution

Enhances vWorkspace Solution Set to Provide the Most Efficient and Complete Coverage for all User Types and Desktop Virtualization Models



ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 14, 2011
Quest Software, Inc.  (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced the immediate availability of Quest® vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite, a local Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that manages, secures and delivers virtual desktops to Windows and Mac laptops and desktops. This remarkable solution brings the benefits of desktop virtualization to a wider range of users, especially those who are not always connected to the network or even members of a traditional security domain. It extends a new level of efficiency and security across and beyond the enterprise, and uses the power of local computing resources to deliver an outstanding user experience.


“After exhaustively reviewing VDI solutions – from both big and small players – we found Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite to be the only solution that consistently achieved all of our core virtualization objectives,” said Michael Schnabel, CIO, Gateway Business Bank. “Leveraging this solution will allow us to securely deliver a unified platform to our mobile workforce with minimal overhead, while conservatively reducing our support expenses by 45 percent.  Most importantly, the ease of platform delivery will ensure quick adoption across our enterprise.”


Complete Coverage of the Virtual Desktop Continuum


A typical organization is made up of users across a continuum of worker types. At one end of the continuum, task workers are always connected and require a limited number of applications and relatively low computing power for their work. At the opposite end of the continuum, traveling engineers and experts are frequently offline, loosely-managed, and need highly mobile computing power with a centrally maintained and secured working environment on whatever device they choose. With the addition of vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite, Quest has expanded its vWorkspace product line to deliver the most optimal desktop virtualization technology to each class of user.


“We are excited to see endorsement of our best-of-breed technology by a major, worldwide software vendor like Quest, and we are working closely with them to deliver tighter integration and more unique functionality,” said Purnima Padmanabhan, VP of Products at MokaFive. “Together, our technologies deliver the security and efficiencies of desktop virtualization to all user types.”


“Desktop virtualization is not a one-size-fits-all undertaking. It requires multiple delivery models deployed across many device types to match a variety of user roles and responsibilities,” said Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “By extending its desktop virtualization portfolio, Quest is now able to deliver a broader range of solutions that match top business requirements.”


Total Choice of Computing Device – BYOC or Tablet!


Quest vWorkspace delivers Windows desktops and applications to virtually every computing device – from iPads, Android tablets and thin clients, to Windows workstations and Mac laptops – with a secure, high quality user experience. The addition of Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite enables a true Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) model, allowing employees to literally use any recent PC or Mac computer and work in a secure, protected environment. With Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite there are no Hardware Compatibility Lists or restrictions on graphics subsets, and support is available for both PCs and Macs.


“Employees in today’s enterprises demand a wider choice of computing devices and must remain productive within a range of connectivity levels and locations,” said Jon Rolls, vice president, product management, Quest Software Desktop Virtualization Group. “While some vendors offer ‘offline VDI’ as a solution for these needs, Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite provides a less expensive and more flexible ‘local VDI’ alternative. Used in conjunction with the rest of the Quest vWorkspace family, it delivers an enhanced user experience at a far lower cost, with simplified management and the widest choice of access devices.”


Quest Software and MokaFive also announced a preliminary roadmap for tight integration between the components of the vWorkspace family. In particular, using Quest vWorkspace Connector technology, customers can deploy and update base Windows XP or Windows 7 users to both hosted and local VDI users, and enjoy remote access to hosted and local VDI sessions from a wide range of devices including iPad and Android tablets. For more information, visit www.quest.com/vWorkspace/ .


Quest also offers a free VDI assessment product to determine which desktop virtualization technology will best meet users’ needs. Quest® VDI Assessment takes a platform-agnostic approach, and allows organizations to weigh the suitability of different types of desktop virtualization technology, including VDI and Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Session Host).


Availability


Quest vWorkspace – MokaFive Suite, developed in conjunction with MokaFive of Redwood City, Calif., is available for evaluation from http://www.quest.com/vworkspace/download.aspx, and is sold and supported worldwide by Quest Software and its network of distributors, resellers and systems integrators.



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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