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Quest Software Joins Affiliate Program

Internet2 announced today that its InCommon Affiliate Program welcomes Quest Software Public Sector as a new Affiliate.

Internet2’s InCommon provides a number of trust services for the research and higher education community, including the U.S. identity management federation, providing a secure and privacy-preserving method for single sign-on access to protected or licensed online resources. The Affiliate Program provides the research and education community with a way to safely and efficiently connect with partners that can help build the necessary underlying infrastructure to participate in this federation.

Quest Software, a global software company offering a broad and deep selection of products that target common IT challenges, works with education and research institutions across North America to improve and simplify IT management. The Quest One Identity Solution makes identity management and access governance more efficient and effective for public sector organizations, and allows them to focus on mission-critical priorities. Quest One dramatically simplifies access governance, privilege account management, identity administration, and user activity monitoring.

"Quest Software Public Sector is proud to join InCommon as an Affiliate", said Paul Christman, president and chief executive officer of Quest Software Public Sector.  “Quest is uniquely positioned to deliver the most comprehensive identity and access management solution on the market that enables organizations to save time, reduce costs and increase security.”

“Security, privacy, and managing costs continue to be of critical concern to higher education in general and identity and access management operations in particular,” said Jack Suess, chief information officer and vice president for information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and chair of the InCommon Steering Committee. “We believe Quest and its identity solution is a strong addition to the Affiliate Program as a way to help campuses manage these issues.”

InCommon serves more than 400 participating organizations, including research and higher education organizations and their sponsored partners. In addition to operating the U.S. trust federation for research and education, InCommon also provides the community-driven InCommon Certificate Service, the Assurance Program for enhanced identity management practices, and a Multifactor Authentication program for enhanced security.

For more information about the Affiliate Program, and a list of current affiliates, go to www.incommon.org/affiliate.

About Internet2
Internet2 ®, whose network is operated and led by U.S. research universities, is one of the worldʼs most advanced networking consortia for global researchers and scientists who develop breakthrough Internet technologies and applications, and spark tomorrowʼs essential innovations. Internet2 consists of more than 350 U.S. universities, corporations, government agencies, laboratories, higher learning, research and education networks, and other organizations.

About Internet2’s InCommon
InCommon ®, operated by Internet2, serves the U.S. education and research communities, supporting a common framework of trust services and operating the InCommon Federation, the U.S. trust federation for research and education, the community-driven InCommon Certificate Service, the Assurance Program for enhanced identity management practices, and a Multifactor Authentication program for enhanced security. The InCommon Federation enables scalable, trusted collaborations among its community of participants. The Certificate Service offers unlimited certificates to the U.S. higher education community for one fixed annual fee. For more information, see www.incommon.org.

About Quest Software
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to www.quest.com.

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