Quest Software Announces Release of QDesigner(TM) to Round-Out Comprehensive Development Suite of Products

QDesigner Provides Efficient Database Analysis, Design and Construction



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Quest Software, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   QSFT), a leading provider of application management solutions, today
 announced the release of QDesigner(TM), an innovative database design tool
 that enables users to efficiently manage the process of application design
 from data and object modeling to code generation, resulting in an enormous
 time savings for the designers.
     QDesigner accelerates database design and construction processes through
 the use of advanced Entity/Relationship (ER) modeling techniques that include
 the ability to "draw" database models, displaying an actual diagram of the
 design before it is applied.  QDesigner also allows designers, developers and
 DBAs to visualize database components, so they can collaborate and share ideas
 on how the database should be structured while it is being designed.
     "Recently, customers have been asking for more functional database design
 solutions," said Marshall Senk, vice president of marketing for Quest
 Software.  "With QDesigner, we are ready to meet that demand.  We believe the
 technology that QDesigner provides will allow IT resources to be more
 efficiently deployed in the database design function.  It not only rounds-out
 Quest's development suite of products, but also provides users with an
 advanced design and modeling tool."
     QDesigner automates the process of creating and changing the application
 components and underlying database structures and is especially useful in
 environments where applications are utilized by many business units and
 developed and supported by different portions of the IT organization.
     "I've been a database administrator and data architect for ten years and
 have used other design tools, but QDesigner is the first ER tool I've found
 that provides such comprehensive design and analysis capabilities," said Donna
 Maser, database administrator for the Celltech Group, one of Europe's largest
 biopharmaceutical companies(1).  "QDesigner delivers all the positive features
 of its competitors and more.  It is the first product of its kind that can
 provide me with usable code directly from the model I lay out."
     QDesigner joins Quest Software's solutions for SQL developers, SQL
 Navigator and TOAD, which have been designed to enhance the productivity of
 users and their applications by providing tools for designing, developing,
 testing and impact analysis.  QDesigner is now generally available with
 pricing starting at $995 per server.
 
     About Quest Software, Inc.
     Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions
 designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions
 and maximize the performance of enterprise applications.  Businesses and
 consumers alike have come to expect instant access to information and Quest
 Software provides solutions to ensure this availability.  Based in Irvine,
 Calif., Quest Software has offices worldwide and over 1,600 employees.  For
 more information, visit www.quest.com.
 
     QDesigner is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc.  All other trademarks and
 registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
     (1) The opinions expressed are that of the individual, those opinions do
         not necessarily reflect the opinions of Celltech Group, PLC.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that
 might be considered forward-looking statements.  These statements are based on
 current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties.  Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result
 of various factors, including the impact of economic conditions on our
 customers, variations in the size and timing of customer orders; competitive
 products and pricing; rapid technological change; risks associated with the
 development and market acceptance of new products; disruptions caused by
 acquisitions of companies and/or technologies; risks associated with
 international operations; and the need to attract and retain qualified
 personnel.
     For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our
 recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2000.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
 these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  We
 undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events
 or circumstances after the date hereof.
 
     For further information please contact Nicole Makos of Quest Software,
 Inc., 949-754-8536, nicole.makos@quest.com.
 
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000920/QSFTLOGO )
 
 

SOURCE Quest Software, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Software, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   QSFT), a leading provider of application management solutions, today
 announced the release of QDesigner(TM), an innovative database design tool
 that enables users to efficiently manage the process of application design
 from data and object modeling to code generation, resulting in an enormous
 time savings for the designers.
     QDesigner accelerates database design and construction processes through
 the use of advanced Entity/Relationship (ER) modeling techniques that include
 the ability to "draw" database models, displaying an actual diagram of the
 design before it is applied.  QDesigner also allows designers, developers and
 DBAs to visualize database components, so they can collaborate and share ideas
 on how the database should be structured while it is being designed.
     "Recently, customers have been asking for more functional database design
 solutions," said Marshall Senk, vice president of marketing for Quest
 Software.  "With QDesigner, we are ready to meet that demand.  We believe the
 technology that QDesigner provides will allow IT resources to be more
 efficiently deployed in the database design function.  It not only rounds-out
 Quest's development suite of products, but also provides users with an
 advanced design and modeling tool."
     QDesigner automates the process of creating and changing the application
 components and underlying database structures and is especially useful in
 environments where applications are utilized by many business units and
 developed and supported by different portions of the IT organization.
     "I've been a database administrator and data architect for ten years and
 have used other design tools, but QDesigner is the first ER tool I've found
 that provides such comprehensive design and analysis capabilities," said Donna
 Maser, database administrator for the Celltech Group, one of Europe's largest
 biopharmaceutical companies(1).  "QDesigner delivers all the positive features
 of its competitors and more.  It is the first product of its kind that can
 provide me with usable code directly from the model I lay out."
     QDesigner joins Quest Software's solutions for SQL developers, SQL
 Navigator and TOAD, which have been designed to enhance the productivity of
 users and their applications by providing tools for designing, developing,
 testing and impact analysis.  QDesigner is now generally available with
 pricing starting at $995 per server.
 
     About Quest Software, Inc.
     Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions
 designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions
 and maximize the performance of enterprise applications.  Businesses and
 consumers alike have come to expect instant access to information and Quest
 Software provides solutions to ensure this availability.  Based in Irvine,
 Calif., Quest Software has offices worldwide and over 1,600 employees.  For
 more information, visit www.quest.com.
 
     QDesigner is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc.  All other trademarks and
 registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
     (1) The opinions expressed are that of the individual, those opinions do
         not necessarily reflect the opinions of Celltech Group, PLC.
 
     Forward-Looking Statements
     This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that
 might be considered forward-looking statements.  These statements are based on
 current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties.  Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result
 of various factors, including the impact of economic conditions on our
 customers, variations in the size and timing of customer orders; competitive
 products and pricing; rapid technological change; risks associated with the
 development and market acceptance of new products; disruptions caused by
 acquisitions of companies and/or technologies; risks associated with
 international operations; and the need to attract and retain qualified
 personnel.
     For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our
 recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
 ended December 31, 2000.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
 these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  We
 undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events
 or circumstances after the date hereof.
 
     For further information please contact Nicole Makos of Quest Software,
 Inc., 949-754-8536, nicole.makos@quest.com.
 
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000920/QSFTLOGO )
 
 SOURCE  Quest Software, Inc.