July 10, 2001

NetIQ and Siemens Business Services Announce Remote Service Provider-RSP-Agreement and a New Service Offering Built on NetIQ's Windows 2000 Migration Products

Siemens Business Services to Deploy NetIQ AppManager at Remote Network Monitoring Centers, SBS Adds Windows 2000 Migration Service Offering to Growing List of NetIQ Centric Solutions

Press Release


NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ) and Siemens Business Services, Inc. (SBS) today announced they have increased the breadth and depth of their commitment to enable corporations to easily monitor and manage their IT environment and effectively migrate to Windows 2000. As part of the agreement, SBS will deploy NetIQ's AppManager product at its remote network monitoring centers worldwide. This deployment will initially constitute over 500 AppManager seats. Customers will benefit from higher service levels and faster transactions.

"Our strategy is to increase productivity, reliability and availability for our customers, and collaboration with NetIQ will support this strategy," said Benno Zollner, senior vice president, SBS IT Infrastructure Consulting Services. "NetIQ's AppManager is the most comprehensive solution for improving the performance, availability and security of business-critical applications and systems in Windows NT and Windows 2000-based environments."

SBS also announced a packaged service offering aimed at customers migrating to Windows 2000. The Windows 2000 Migration service offerings are as follows:

  • Windows NT/ 2000 Systems Performance Assessment—Specific assessment of the monitored Server Infrastructure environment.
  • Windows 2000 Technology Workshop—Provides the customer direction and guidance on how to proceed with their Windows 2000 migration.
  • Windows 2000 Strategic Planning—Assesses the critical business and technology needs relevant to the deployment of the Windows 2000 platform throughout the customer's enterprise.
  • Windows 2000 Desktop Migration—Covers the entire project life cycle in the form of SBS' proven six-step migration methodology.

"NetIQ's relationship with SBS has grown over the past year to the point of true integration on many levels. We are expanding on several fronts, enabling SBS to provide the best in Windows technology service and implementation," said Steve Seminario, director of business development at NetIQ. "The combination of SBS' proven consulting and professional IT services and NetIQ's products, delivers a comprehensive offering that meets the dynamic needs of our clients."

SBS has been providing its clients with consulting and implementation services tied to the AppManager product, as well as other services revolving around NetIQ's products. Some of the services SBS provides include: Performance Management, Windows 2000 Migrations, Exchange 2000 Migrations, Windows 2000 Security and Managed Services. NetIQ's entire family of products help customers reduce the cost of operations and increase the security, availability and performance of e-business applications, directories, servers and networks in Windows NT and Windows 2000 data centers.

About Siemens Business Services

Siemens Business Services is one of the world's leading service providers in the area of electronic and mobile business. With its comprehensive expertise and specific sector knowledge, Siemens Business Services offers solutions and services from a single source—from consulting through system integration to responsibility for customers' entire business processes and management of IT infrastructures. Siemens Business Services is part of Information and Communications (I and C), a business segment of Siemens AG. Siemens is a global powerhouse in electrical engineering and electronics with more than $74 billion in sales. For more information, please visit Siemens Business Services on the Web at www.sbs-usa.siemens.com.

About Siemens AG

Siemens AG (www.siemens.com), headquartered in Munich, Germany, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. It employs over 460,000 people in 193 countries and reported worldwide sales in excess of $74 billion in fiscal 2000. The U.S. is Siemens' largest market, with over 73,000 employees and sales of more than $17 billion in fiscal 2000. Siemens is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions in the information and communications, medical, power, automation and control, transportation and lighting sectors, and leverages its global network of innovation and unparalleled technological heritage to deliver business results for Siemens' customers around the globe.

About NetIQ Corporation

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, Texas; Raleigh, N.C., Bellevue, Wash., and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site atwww.netiq.com or call (408) 856-3000.

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