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Quest Software aquires NetPro

By acquiring NetPro for $78.7 million, Quest aims to enlarge its offerings in products designed to integrate and manage Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.

Quest Software announced Friday it acquired NetPro Computing in a $78.7 million cash transaction.

With the acquisition, Quest Software aims to enlarge its offerings in such products designed to integrate and manage Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server.

Quest will continue to develop, market, and support NetPro products while it develops an integration plan and road map. The combined company expects to unveil a new technology roadmap around October 15.

Back in 1998, NetPro attracted the attention of Novell, which invested $1 million in the company.