Dell’s Quest Software Placed in a Challengers Position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity Access and Governance

  Dell’s Quest Software Placed in a Challengers Position in Gartner’s Magic
  Quadrant for Identity Access and Governance

Business Wire

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- January 17, 2013

Dell Software  today announced that  Quest Software, now a part of Dell, is
positioned in the Challengers quadrant of the2012 Gartner Magic Quadrantfor
Identity and Access Governance (IAG). Dell Quest’s position in the quadrant is
based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute for Identity and
Access Management and the current IAG functionality incorporated into Quest®
One Identity Manager, part of Quest One Identity Solutions.

The report, issued on December 17, 2012, evaluates a vendor’s ability to
execute, including the ability to enable IT providers’ and business users’
performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively
impact revenue, retention and reputation. Vendors also are judged on their
ability and success in capitalizing on their vision. Quest One Identity
Solutions enable access governance, privileged account management, identity
administration, and user activity monitoring — today’s most pressing identity
and access challenges.

“We believe our position in the Challengers quadrant underscores our evolving
mission to provide our customers with exceptional quality, user experience,
and service levels, as well as low cost of ownership and business value,” said
John Milburn, vice president and general manager, Quest Identity and Access
Management, Dell Software. “We will continue to innovate while we execute on
our vision to deliver solutions that will change the face of the security
industry.”

The new IAG market reflects industry changes brought about by the nexus of
forces — cloud, mobile, social and information. According to Gartner, IAG as a
discipline within enterprises continues to evolve. The competitive
differentiator for Quest One Identity Solutions is that it empowers the
business owner (not IT) to govern employees’ access to business-critical
information by providing the right users with the right access for just the
right amount of time, while ensuring the organization continues to operate in
a secure and compliant manner.

News Facts:

  *Quest Software continues to innovate in the creation of a compelling
    Identity and Access Management-related product set, and has capitalized on
    its vision with a significant number of customer wins.
  *Quest One Identity Manager protects the organization by giving access
    control to the business owners who actually know who should have access to
    which sensitive data.
  *In addition to helping data owners (not IT) determine who should have
    access, Quest One Identity Manager automates the request-and-approval
    workflow, keeping the sensitive data secure, while reducing the burden on
    IT.
  *Quest One Identity Manager enables organizations to integrate with other
    Quest One solutions,  including Quest ActiveRoles® Server, Quest Password
    Manager, Quest Webthority, Quest Defender® and Quest One Quick Connect, to
    add additional IAM functionality.

Supporting Resources:

  *Quest Software, Inc.: http://www.quest.com/
  *More Quest news: http://www.quest.com/newsroom/
  *Twitter: http://mobile.twitter.com/quest
  *Facebook: http://www.quest.com/facebook
  *LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
  *Quest TV: http://www.quest.com/tv/

About the Magic Quadrant:

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fitness for a particular purpose.

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