Quest Software, also known as Quest, is a privately held software company headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, United States with 53 offices in 24 countries. The company was founded in 1987.
The company is known for Toad, a database management product, in addition to other offerings for Microsoft Azure cloud management, software as a service, security, workforce mobility, and backup and recovery.
Quest Software was acquired by Dell in 2012, for $2.36 billion, to form Dell Software. In June 2016, Dell announced the sale of their software division, which included the Quest, SonicWall, and One Identity businesses, to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation. On October 31, 2016, the sale was finalized.
On November 1, 2016, the sale of Dell Software to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation was completed, and the company re-launched as Quest Software. On June 1, 2017, One Identity was announced as an independent brand, but still remains part of the Quest family of businesses.