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ScriptLogic Branches Out

I talked to my old pal Nick Cavalancia, vice president of Windows management for ScriptLogic, about a new direction for the company. This is a little complicated so bear with me.

Quest Software last year bought a company called PacketTrap, which does network monitoring. Now, years earlier, Quest had bought ScriptLogic, though many don't know this because ScriptLogic is run pretty much as an independent company with its own brand, salesforce, product line, executive staff and development team. This is a smart move as ScriptLogic is known by thousands upon thousands of IT managers and admins.

Now, Quest is selling PacketTrap technology to managed service providers and as a free suite. Meanwhile, ScriptLogic is selling PacketTrap as Perspective, a premises-based management and network monitoring tool for small and medium-size businesses. The software monitors core Microsoft products such as SQL Server and Exchange, as well as VMware. It also works with network gear from Cisco and Juniper, which together own a vast swath of the network market. Perspective, by integrating with Desktop Authority, is a true member of the ScriptLogic family.

I hope Oracle learns a lesson from Quest and ScriptLogic and leaves Sun alone.

Third parties are welcome to share their news with me and the Redmond Report readership by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/03/2010 at 1:17 PM


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