Dell has completed the acquisition of Quest Software to add its identity and access management (IAM) and data protection software to its portfolio.

As reported by SC Magazine in July, the acquisition sees Dell offer even more security solutions its previous acquisitions of network security vendor SonicWall and managed security service provider SecureWorks last year.

The deal sees more than 100,000 customers, 5,000 channel partners, 1,500 software sales and marketing experts and 1,300 software developers added to the Dell Software Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

John Swainson, president of Dell Software, said: “The close of the Quest acquisition is a tremendous milestone in Dell's journey to strengthen our end-to-end IT capabilities, empowering our customers to unlock greater value in their Dell technology investments, as well as their overall IT environments.

“The addition of Quest Software into Dell's software portfolio will extend our industry-leading suite of solutions to a broader range of customers and partners, while simplifying operations, maximising workforce productivity and delivering faster results.”

Alan Fudge, SVP of worldwide sales and marketing at Quest Software, said: “Quest is a strong strategic fit with Dell's software group and our products extend their existing capabilities in systems management, security and business intelligence.

“Dell and Quest share a similar view on emerging trends, believing that customers need to be able to quickly scale and adapt in order to meet changing needs and market dynamics. Together, we will enable IT organisations to simplify operations, maximise productivity and deliver faster results - and the entire Quest team is excited about joining Dell.”