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Quest Software Acquires Externalized Authorization Management Vendor BiTKOO

Published: 25 January 2012

ID: G00230042

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins

Summary

Quest Software's acquisition of externalized authorization management firm BiTKOO underscores the growing importance of EAM to enterprises and Quest Software's desire to participate in its delivery.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Impact: The BiTKOO Acquisition Establishes Quest Software as an EAM Player and Brings EAM Capability to the Midrange Enterprise, Particularly for Microsoft-Dominant Infrastructures
  • Impact: Quest Software Will Now Offer an Alternative to Microsoft's Strategy of Tight EAM Integration With Enterprise Applications and Operating Systems
  • Impact: The BiTKOO Acquisition Highlights an Increasingly Active and Volatile EAM Market and Will Awaken Interest by Enterprise and Acquiring Vendor Alike as the Technology Improves

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