Quest Software Unveils Newest Version of MessageStats, Giving Businesses New Email Intelligence Capabilities

  Quest Software Unveils Newest Version of MessageStats, Giving Businesses New
  Email Intelligence Capabilities

Enhanced insight into email intelligence enables better business decisions and
improved security

Business Wire

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- November 27, 2012

Quest Software, Inc. (now a part of Dell) today announced the release of
MessageStats® 7.0, which includes MessageStats Business Insights, a new
solution providing IT managers and business users with enhanced insight into
email data. Because email is a primary tool of choice for collaboration and
communication in enterprises today, it is increasingly essential for
organizations to understand employee email communication trends, and make
informed decisions to ensure protection of internal information. MessageStats
Business Insights is built on Quest’s 12-year heritage as an industry leader
in email migration.

News Facts:

  *MessageStats Business Insights transforms data in messaging systems into
    intelligence, enabling IT managers to understand email communications, and
    use that knowledge to make informed decisions and take any necessary steps
    for remediation.

       *Includes an HTML5 front-end to a communications big-data back end,
         and requires no data analyst or professional services to support it
       *Enables IT Managers to detect, analyze and investigate inappropriate
         use of corporate email as outlined by organizations’ corporate email
         use policies, including excessive personal usage and social
         networking, as well as communication with competitors

  *MessageStats Business Insights enables IT and line-of-business managers to
    mine insights from data in the Exchange store by:

       *Transforming data into intelligence: Enables business managers to tap
         into the wealth of information in the Exchange store to answer
         questions like: Which members of my team are communicating with top
         tier clients? How often? What innovative ideas are being discussed in
         the organization and by whom?
       *Providing an easy-to-use dashboard: Puts the intelligence in the
         hands of managers, enabling them to easily configure useful insights
         without extensive technical training, thereby reducing the burden on
         IT admins for one-off requests
       *Producing exactly what is needed when it’s needed: Users can see
         messaging trends in a familiar dashboard that provides an overview of
         insights grouped into categories, is customizable, and can be refined
         on the fly to reflect the changing priorities of a business.
       *Supporting on-premises or hybrid deployment: IT organizations can
         continue to use the solution whether they stay on-premises with
         Exchange or move to a hybrid environment

Pricing and Availability:

  *MessageStats Business Insights is included in MessageStats 7.0 at no
    additional fee.

Supporting Quotes:

Michael Tweddle, senior director of product management, Quest Software

“Today, businesses run on email. It is the communication tool of choice for
employees, partners and customers. This evolution has brought significant new
challenges for people managing and delivering email services such as
compliance, archiving, and e-discovery. As businesses continue to steadily
increase their reliance on and use of email, the ensuing vast intelligence
store will be a gold mine representing the thoughts, actions and
communications of the business. MessageStats Business Insights provides smart
and simple ways to understand, measure, investigate, and improve
communications and processes with customers, partners and internal groups.”

Michael Osterman, president, Osterman Research, Inc.

“As data mining technology becomes more sophisticated and intuitive, a new
world of business data is being unlocked and examined, all in the hope of
driving better business performance. By examining the hidden information in
email, both IT and the business can gain valuable insights into the health of
their company and employee collaboration, all while ensuring that sensitive
data located in email remains protected.”

Jon Orton, Group Manager, Product Marketing - Exchange, Microsoft Corporation

"As we enter the era of the 100 gigabyte mailbox, Exchange admins need to be
fully equipped to pull ‘big data’ insights out of messaging data, to better
understand how their businesses use email. Customers who deploy Microsoft
Exchange today, and in the future, have the ability to unlock data that
resides in email and use it to drive more value for the business.”

Scott Bueffel, lead Unified Communications engineer, Cambia Health

“Cambia Health is a long-time user of MessageStats, and the addition of
Business Insights is a welcome step in monitoring email communications. The
solution enables us to forecast growth and report efficiencies back to the
organization quickly and easily, all by mining email data for insights. Also,
because the product is a self-driven service accessed via a single console, a
wide range of people inside our organization can use it, which has helped us
save valuable resources in both time and personnel. “

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About Quest Software (now a part of Dell)

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Quest, now a part
of Dell’s Software Group, provides simple and innovative IT management
solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and
money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex
IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and
access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows
management. For more information, visit or

About Dell Software

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and address organizational challenges to grow their businesses and remain
competitive. For more than a decade, Dell has been making strategic software
acquisitions and partnering in the industry to support and enable the hardware
and services solutions it provides to customers. In 2012, Dell formed a
dedicated software division to extend its capabilities in software IP and
total solutions offerings. Dell security, systems management, business
intelligence and application software draw on the strength of Dell’s
distribution capabilities and reputation to help clients in every industry
achieve better business outcomes.

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