October 3, 2001

NetIQ Announces Executive Management Changes

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced a number of executive management changes.

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced a number of executive management changes. Leading the changes, NetIQ announced the resignation of Eli Shapira, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of WebTrends Corporation and current chief strategy officer at NetIQ and the retirement of Dr. Her-daw Che, co-founder of NetIQ and current senior vice president of UNIX Technology. Shapira will continue as a member of our board of directors. NetIQ also announced today that Ted Trimble has joined the company as vice president of Engineering, focused on overseeing the development of our security management products. Trimble joins NetIQ from BMC Software where he was vice president of Product Development.

Shapira was instrumental in the growth of WebTrends and was also a driving force behind the merger with NetIQ. Shapira has also been key in defining the combined companies' product strategy. Shapira's responsibilities have been transitioned to Tom Kemp, senior vice president of Products. Tom will be responsible for the companies' merger and acquisition strategy and product strategy moving forward.

Che was instrumental in defining and developing NetIQ's UNIX products, which include the Extended Management Pack solutions for UNIX (XMP solutions) scheduled to enter into beta test this week. Che's responsibilities will transition to Flint Brenton, senior vice president of Engineering. The UNIX development team will join the NetIQ Operations Management organization, led by Ken Prayoon Cheng, creating one engineering organization led by Flint. Cheng has worked with Che closely for the last six years on both UNIX and Windows product development, and has previously led development organizations focused on delivering both UNIX and network management products.

"Eli spearheaded the development of our product strategy and roadmap since March and was instrumental in successfully completing the integration of WebTrends with NetIQ, and Her-daw has developed and delivered beta versions of our XMP solutions for UNIX," said Ching-Fa Hwang, president and CEO of NetIQ. "I would like to express my appreciation for their tremendous contributions—it has been a pleasure working with them. I wish them both well and I look forward to Eli's continuing contribution as a board member."

"I am pleased to welcome Ted to NetIQ and congratulate Tom, Flint and Prayoon on their expanded roles," continued Hwang. "Combining Ted's considerable talents with the strong executive management team at NetIQ further positions us to realize the opportunity in the security management space."

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, 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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