Quest Announces Open Distribution Partner Model

North America Partners Can Purchase Quest Solutions Through Any Quest Authorized Distributor

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. – September 10, 2018 – Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection and security software provider, today announced that effective immediately, the company has moved from a closed distributor model to an open model in North America. This shift makes it simple for partners to purchase Quest data protection, unified endpoint management, Microsoft platform management and information management solutions through any Quest Authorized Distributor. The open source distributor model, specific to commercial transactions and excluding public sector/federal transactions, ensures greater partner flexibility, making it even easier to do business with Quest.  

“We are committed to the success of our partner ecosystem as they play a pivotal role in ensuring our customers’ biggest technology challenges are addressed with great products, excellent service, and through an easy to work with business model,” said George Karabatsos, Software Channel Sales Director, Quest.  “An open distribution model across North America allows for better flexibility and management of resources so our partners can focus on what they do best – addressing the need of their customers.”

With the new open distributor model, partners no longer have to align with one distributor and now have the flexibility to purchase from any Quest authorized commercial distributor, including Arrow Electronics, Lifeboat Distribution and Tech Data Corporation. For existing Quest reseller partners, all rights and privileges of the Quest Partner Circle program are unaffected. Partners can remain with their current Quest Authorized Distributor or purchase Quest solutions through different Authorized Distributor partners.

Existing Quest Partners can access FAQs surrounding the Quest Distribution Partner Model here.

To learn more about the Quest partner program, go here.

About Quest Software
Quest helps solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. With Quest solutions, companies of all sizes can reduce the time and money spent on IT administration and security, so they have more time to focus on and invest in business innovation. Quest has more than 100,000 customers worldwide across its portfolio of software solutions spanning information management, data protection, endpoint systems management, identity and access management, and Microsoft platform management. For more information, visit

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