About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software's quest is to make its customers' quests for smooth-running IT operations successful without question. The company's products are designed to simplify application installation and improve performance; manage transitions to new software platforms; and monitor the delivery of data over corporate networks and the internet. Its applications are used for data center and cloud management, data protection, information management, security, and mobile workforce management. Quest's software is available in on-premise, cloud, and as-a-service versions. The company's brands include Toad, Kace, Quest, and Foglight. Quest was spun out of Dell Technologies in 2016 and is owned by private equity firms.

Change in Company Type

Quest Software was spun out of Dell Technologies in 2016. Dell had bought the company in 2012 and combined it with other acquisitions and internal assets to create Dell Software. As Dell was in the process of acquiring EMC for some $67 billion, it sold Quest to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management for about $2 billion.


Quest Software's database management products, include Toad for Oracle and cloud databases; benchmark factory for databases for replay and testing; Toad Data Modeler; and Stat for Oracle E-Business suite. Other products are KACE, Foglight, Vroom, Change Auditor, Remote Scan, and Recovery Auditor.

Another Quest business is OneIdentity, which helps companies with identity governance, access management and privileged management, and identity as a service.

Sales and Marketing

Quest Software counts about 100,000 customers, which include Fortune 500 companies. It has sales offices throughout the world. Its customer roster includes Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Amway, Bodybuilding.com, Super Selectos, and NIRIX.

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Quest Software, Inc.

4 Polaris Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5356
Phone: 1 (949) 754-8000


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • Chairman and CEO: Vincent C. Smith
  • Chairman and CEO: Vincent C. Smith
  • Emea Support Director: Gordon White
  • Employees: 3,850

Major Office Locations

  • Aliso Viejo, CA

Other Locations

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Swampscott, MA
  • Woburn, MA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Dublin, OH
  • Eugene, OR
  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Round Rock, TX
  • Lindon, UT
  • Reston, VA
  • Seattle, WA
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