Quest Software Expands Presence in Desktop Virtualization Market by Acquiring RemoteScan
Market Leader with 20,000 Customers for Scanning and Imaging in Virtual Desktop Environments Complements Quest vWorkspace Solution
Quest Software, Inc. has announced that it has acquired the assets of RemoteScan®, a privately held software manufacturer specializing in solutions for scanning and imaging applications in virtual desktop environments. RemoteScan is the recognized worldwide leader in software solutions for scanning and imaging device connectivity in Windows® Terminal Server, Quest vWorkspace, Citrix® XenDesktop and XenApp, and all other virtualized RDP, ICA and LAN network environments. Quest® vWorkspace is one of the industry’s leading virtual desktop management and access solutions. Together, the complementary strengths of RemoteScan and vWorkspace will offer expanded choice, flexibility and functionality to both sets of customers.
RemoteScan’s software is the leading solution for supporting scanners and imaging devices in virtualized Windows desktop environments, critical to the workflow in paperless office, document management, and electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) software systems. Available since 2003, RemoteScan products have become the gold standard in providing driver support for scanners and imaging devices in desktop virtualization, especially in the healthcare and finance markets.
“The addition of RemoteScan’s technology to the Quest desktop virtualization portfolio significantly increases our strategic importance in this market,” said Doug Garn, president and CEO, Quest Software. “As the leading provider of scanning and imaging solutions for virtual desktop environments, RemoteScan has an impressive base of over 20,000 customers. Also, their successful high volume, online sales model gives Quest new, high speed routes into the desktop virtualization marketplace.”
Quest vWorkspace offers unified management of multiple desktop virtualization technologies, allowing organizations to deliver the lowest cost solution for each class of users, with a wide choice of client access devices and connectivity types including iPads, Android tablets, PCs and Macs, operating on 3G/4G, LAN, WAN and VPN. RemoteScan extends the scanners and imaging devices supported by all desktop virtualization platforms, including vWorkspace, accelerating the adoption and increasing the value of desktop virtualization investments.
Customers considering desktop virtualization implementation or expansion can use Quest’s free VDI Assessment tool to determine which flavor of desktop virtualization is best suited to each class of user and their workflow. This lets them minimize the average cost of delivering virtualized Windows desktops and applications to each user. Powered by technology from Liquidware Labs, Quest VDI Assessment is available free of charge.
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About Quest Software, Inc.
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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Forward Looking Statements:
This press release includes predictions, statements and other information relating to our acquisition of RemoteScan that might be considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate, but are not limited, to the combination of RemoteScan’s technologies with Quest product offerings, the capabilities of such technologies and offerings and future benefits to Quest customers. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including: risks that the transaction or related integration activity may disrupt current plans, projects and operations, and our ability to recognize the benefits of the acquisition; reductions or delays in information technology spending; adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; our ability to successfully integrate RemoteScan’s personnel, products and technologies into Quest product offerings; competitive factors, including industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into markets occupied by RemoteScan’s products, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; our ability to retain existing personnel and recruit and retain qualified personnel; and other risks described from time to time in Quest’s filings with the SEC. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.