Dell and Quest Software have entered into a definitive
agreement for Dell to acquire Quest, an IT management
Dell recently announced the formation of its Software Group
to build upon its existing software expertise. The Dell
Software Group will add to Dell's enterprise solutions
capability, accelerate strategic growth and increase Dell's
solutions portfolio with Dell-owned intellectual property.
Quest's family of software solutions and key technologies
are aligned with Dell?s software strategy. The acquisition
provides critical components to expand Dell?s software
capabilities in systems management, security, data
protection and workspace management. In addition, Quest?s
software portfolio is complementary to Dell's scalable
design approach. For example, the Quest One Identity and
Access Management solution family adds to Dell's set of
security assets with SonicWALL and Secureworks. Quest's
Performance Monitoring solutions for applications, networks
and databases address a need for Dell's customers. Quest's
Windows Server Management solutions complement Dell
Services' application modernization practice with recently
acquired Clerity Solutions and Make Technologies. Last but
not least, Quest's Database Management capabilities offer a
complement to Dell's enterprise offering.
Quest supports heterogeneous and next-generation
virtualized environments across various platform vendors.
The addition of Quest, including its 1,500 software sales
experts and 1,300 software developers, to Dell's existing
software expertise in systems management, security and
cloud integration, is the foundation of a $1.2 billion
software business, based on annual revenue.