Credit Suisse First Boston Initiates Coverage of Quest Software with a Strong Buy Rating

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Credit Suisse First Boston

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group analyst Wendell Laidley initiated
 coverage today of Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) with a STRONG BUY rating and
 12-month price target of $44.  EPS estimates for FY01 and FY02 are $0.27 and
 $0.49, respectively.
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     Quest Software provides infrastructure software and services that allow
 companies to manage the performance and availability of their mission critical
 systems.
     QSFT has rapidly emerged as a leading provider of database and application
 management software.  The company has a rich product portfolio addressing a
 full range of information and applications available with deal sizes ranging
 from a few thousand to over a million dollars that enables the company to
 penetrate large target markets.
     Laidley believes the Quest Product portfolio is the broadest in the
 industry and that the company has a proven track record of entering into
 synergistic, fast growing markets by exploiting their core competencies.
     "QSFT has the characteristics of a 'best in class' infrastructure software
 company (market products, management team, track record, financial model
 leverage and more)," says Laidley.  "We consider the shares a core growth
 holding."
 
     Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is a leading global investment banking
 firm serving institutional, corporate, government and individual clients.
 CSFB's businesses include securities underwriting, sales and trading,
 investment banking, private equity, financial advisory services, investment
 research, venture capital, correspondent brokerage services and retail online
 brokerage services.  It operates in over 97 locations across more than
 37 countries and 6 continents, and has some 28,000 staff worldwide.  The Firm
 is a business unit of the Zurich based Credit Suisse Group, a leading global
 financial services company.
 
     This communication is provided to you for informational purposes only.  It
 should not be used nor is it considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation
 of any offer to buy, any security or other financial instrument.  This is
 merely an announcement of a Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB") research
 report and neither is, nor is it intended to be a comprehensive summary of the
 report or recommendation.  The report referred to herein should be read in its
 entirety prior to making a decision to invest in any of the companies
 mentioned therein.  If you would like to obtain a copy of this report, please
 contact your CSFB sales representative.
 
     Credit Suisse First Boston is a member of the National Association of
 Securities Dealers, CRD number 816.
 
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    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group analyst Wendell Laidley initiated
 coverage today of Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) with a STRONG BUY rating and
 12-month price target of $44.  EPS estimates for FY01 and FY02 are $0.27 and
 $0.49, respectively.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000204/CSFBTECH )
     Quest Software provides infrastructure software and services that allow
 companies to manage the performance and availability of their mission critical
 systems.
     QSFT has rapidly emerged as a leading provider of database and application
 management software.  The company has a rich product portfolio addressing a
 full range of information and applications available with deal sizes ranging
 from a few thousand to over a million dollars that enables the company to
 penetrate large target markets.
     Laidley believes the Quest Product portfolio is the broadest in the
 industry and that the company has a proven track record of entering into
 synergistic, fast growing markets by exploiting their core competencies.
     "QSFT has the characteristics of a 'best in class' infrastructure software
 company (market products, management team, track record, financial model
 leverage and more)," says Laidley.  "We consider the shares a core growth
 holding."
 
     Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) is a leading global investment banking
 firm serving institutional, corporate, government and individual clients.
 CSFB's businesses include securities underwriting, sales and trading,
 investment banking, private equity, financial advisory services, investment
 research, venture capital, correspondent brokerage services and retail online
 brokerage services.  It operates in over 97 locations across more than
 37 countries and 6 continents, and has some 28,000 staff worldwide.  The Firm
 is a business unit of the Zurich based Credit Suisse Group, a leading global
 financial services company.
 
     This communication is provided to you for informational purposes only.  It
 should not be used nor is it considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation
 of any offer to buy, any security or other financial instrument.  This is
 merely an announcement of a Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB") research
 report and neither is, nor is it intended to be a comprehensive summary of the
 report or recommendation.  The report referred to herein should be read in its
 entirety prior to making a decision to invest in any of the companies
 mentioned therein.  If you would like to obtain a copy of this report, please
 contact your CSFB sales representative.
 
     Credit Suisse First Boston is a member of the National Association of
 Securities Dealers, CRD number 816.
 
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