November 14, 2001

Consumer Electronics Association Selects NetIQ Chariot Software for Performance Testing

New Version of Chariot Drives Greater Data Traffic for More Effective Gigabit Network Performance Evaluation


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has standardized on Chariot 4.2 for its power line testing. The CEA will use Chariot to conduct extensive field tests of electric power line carriers in an effort to establish a performance standard that will one day allow computer products to communicate over common electrical wiring.

"CEA selected Chariot as the tool of choice for power line testing all over the United States," said Virginia Williams, director of the Technology and Standards Division, Consumer Electronics Association. "These tests are important as they help provide the basis for a new form of electronic communication, one that will use the wiring already in millions of homes today."

Chariot evaluates the performance of network applications; tests network devices and predict networked application performance prior to deployment. This new version is capable of driving larger volumes of data traffic without requiring additional lab resources, making it easier to test at gigabit speeds. Chariot pushes 25 percent more traffic between endpoints, at up to 940Mbps on a gigabit network. Chariot is often used by hardware and software vendors in product testing, by service providers in client engagements and by IT personnel within mid-size and large enterprises.

"We hope that customers and vendors alike are able to use Chariot to optimize the power of the Windows operating system," said David Hamilton, director of product marketing for management technologies at Microsoft Corp. "We're pleased to see that Chariot now uses Microsoft's advanced performance APIs to offer even higher-performance testing capabilities."

NetIQ also announced today that it has strengthened its VoIP Test Module for Chariot with support for more classes of Voice over IP (VoIP) implementations. Chariots ability to test multiple protocols and applications made it popular early on in VoIP implementations. The specialized VoIP Test Module for Chariot (VoIP Test Module) makes it easy to troubleshoot network problems and tune network performance—before or after actual VoIP deployment—to ensure a high quality voice transmission. Today NetIQ adds support for the G. 726 codec and the ability to test with or without packet loss concealment (PLC). Because there are a variety of VoIP transmission specifications regulating the transmission of data, NetIQ will continually strengthen the VoIP Test Module to meet specific customer requirements.

Pricing and Availability

Chariot 4.2 is available now. Pricing begins at $20,000. For more information please contact your local sales representative or NetIQ at 888-323-6768.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence for all the components of an organization's e-business infrastructure—from back-end servers, networks and directories to front-end web servers and applications. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston, Raleigh, N.C., Bellevue, Wash., and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at www.netiq.comor call (408) 856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visitwww.webtrends.com or call (888) WEBTRENDS.

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