Quest Software offers SaaS Windows management solutions

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Quest Software has announced the launch of its first set of software

as a service (SaaS) Windows management solutions. Quest OnDemand will be hosted

on Windows Azure, securely managing IT environments by leveraging Microsoft's

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

2.0. The first solutions are currently available in beta.


Quest Recovery Manager OnDemand for Active Directory provides backup and

object-level recovery of Active Directory data. It is designed to enable

flexible, scheduled backups without manual intervention, facilitating quick and

scalable recovery of Active Directory data. Quest InTrust OnDemand securely

collects, stores, reports, and alerts on event data from Windows systems,

helping organizations comply with external regulations, internal policies and

security best practices. Both products are expected to be generally available in

Q1 2010 on a subscription basis without requiring on-premises deployment and


In addition, Quest will roll out a Windows Azure-based SharePoint site report

solution, Quest Site Administrator Reports OnDemand for SharePoint, which will

give administrators the ability to run overview reports on an unlimited number

of sites across their organizations. This solution will be available at no cost.

Quest OnDemand solutions leverage the Windows Identity Foundation for all

identity management, authentication and authorization, and are hosted on the

Windows Azure platform for secure storage of customer data. In addition, ADFS

2.0 enables authentication by creating a federation between a customer's

on-premises Active Directory and the Quest OnDemand solutions. The combination

of these technologies provides customers with secure and seamless service.