Bangalore, India (PressExposure) September 16, 2008 -- Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT) today announced that it has acquired NetPro Computing, Inc. in a cash transaction valued at approximately $78.7 million. The acquisition of NetPro, a leading provider of Microsoft infrastructure optimization solutions, allows Quest to further extend its product portfolio to deliver a comprehensive set of products to manage complex Microsoft infrastructures. The combined product offering is expected to provide robust solutions to better migrate, manage and secure Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server environments.
âThe Windows infrastructure is mission critical for almost every organization today,â said Vinny Smith, chairman and CEO, Quest Software. âCompanies want products that help them get more performance and productivity from their Windows infrastructure. Our acquisition of NetPro, with its award-winning products and talented Microsoft experts, will allow us to deliver solutions our customers need to feel confident in the reliability, availability and security of their Microsoft systems.â
Executive leadership teams from both companies have collaborated on a preliminary plan for the strategic integration of the two companiesâ products and employees. Key members of NetProâs management team will remain with Quest as the two companies work to consolidate operations.
A phased integration plan to consolidate the two companiesâ Microsoft development, sales, marketing and services organizations to best serve Quest and NetPro customers is being implemented. Products from both companies will continue to be developed, marketed, supported and sold while technology roadmaps and product integration points are further defined. It is expected that the technology roadmap will be disclosed on or around October 15, 2008.
âNetPro is excited to be joining Quest Software,â said Kevin Hickey, CEO of NetPro. âQuest and NetPro share the common goal of helping customers solve complex problems for better Identity Management, as well as Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server management, compliance and security. In addition, we look forward to leveraging NetProâs Gil Kirkpatrick, and other experts from NetPro and Quest, to expand the technology scope and topics of next yearâs The Experts Conference, historically produced by NetPro.â
Quest Software will discuss details of the NetPro acquisition on its Q3 earnings conference call for financial analysts, investors and the news media. Information concerning date and time of the call will be posted on Quest Softwareâs Web site in the Investors/IR Events section at http://www.quest.com.
About Quest Software, Inc. Quest Software, Inc., a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 90,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest provides customers with client management as well as server and desktop virtualization solutions through its subsidiaries, ScriptLogic and Vizioncore. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at http://www.quest.com