U.S. Army Taps Quest for Windows Management Tools
Published: August 30, 2006
by Alex Woodie
Getting a handle on Windows infrastructure is a top priority at many Windows shops these days, including the Army, the largest branch of the American military. To that end, the U.S. Army has tapped Quest Software to help it manage and secure its Windows infrastructure, including an Active Directory implementation that governs almost 1 million users, the Southern California software company announced last week.
The contract between the Army and Quest will last three years and is valued at $4 million. According to Quest, it will implement a solution that reduces the time, cost, and complexity of managing its Windows infrastructure and managing its 1-million-person Active Directory implementation.
Several Quest products will be used as part of the solution, including Quest Reporter, which will provide reporting on Active Directory domains; ActiveRoles Direct, which will streamline user administration in Active Directory through role-based delegation; and various migration tools to reduce the cost of migrating non-Microsoft user accounts to Active Directory.
Quest, which had previously supplied software to the Army, was awarded the contract as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI).