Quest acquires Binary Tree, bringing together decades of Microsoft environment experience

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What you need to know

  • Quest Software announced the acquisition of Binary Tree today.
  • Both companies have decades of experience helping customers managing and migrating to Microsoft environments.
  • Quest will continue to sell and support Binary Tree products as it integrates Binary Tree into Quest.

Quest Software announced its acquisition of Binary Tree today. Both companies work to help enterprises manage and migrate to Microsoft's cloud, including helping businesses work with Active Directory, Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Exchange. With Quest Software acquiring Binary Tree, two of the market leaders in the industry come together.

"I see tremendous opportunity by uniting two market leaders, each with strong capabilities that – when brought together—will offer best-in-breed solutions for customers modernizing their Microsoft environment," said Patrick Nichols, CEO of Quest Software. He added that "With the integration of our technologies and vast experience with their Power365 Active Directory and Power365 Tenant-to-Tenant solutions we are able to deliver more value faster to our customers and partners which is increasingly important as the market and business continues to evolve."

Quest's Microsoft Platform Management has been around for 30 years, and Binary Tree has worked in the industry since 1993, so the companies bring decades of experience with Microsoft environments together. In a press release, Quest Software explained that the acquisition of Binary Tree will help customers manage and secure Microsoft environments in addition to helping customers migrate to them.

"Now Binary Tree customers can continue their modernization efforts with access to core products like Change Auditor and Quest On Demand that take securing and managing their environment to a new level," said Michael Tweddle, President of Quest's Microsoft Platform Management business unit.

While Quest Software works through integration and organization of Binary Tree's technology, it will continue to sell and support Binary Tree products. A goal of the acquisition is to provide customers with a suite of management tools for planning and preparing Microsoft environments, covering both before and after migration. As part of this, customers will have access to reporting, disaster recovery, and auditing solutions.

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