October 1, 2001

NetIQ Wins Best Management Tool or Utility in MEC Awards 2001

NetIQ's AppAnalyzer is Recognized as the Most Useful and Fully Functional Tool for Managing and Maintaining Exchange 2000 Server

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that AppAnalyzer has been named Best Management Tool or Utility in the MEC Awards 2001. AppAnalyzer, a Web-based analysis and reporting tool for Microsoft Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 Server, was honored because it extends the value of Exchange 2000 to solve real business problems for customers.

The awards were given to companies that built innovative business solutions using Exchange 2000's built-in services and its support for Web-standard protocols, including Extensible Markup (XML) language and WebDAV.

"The honor of winning the MEC Awards 2001 for Best Management Tool or Utility confirms that NetIQ solutions offer valuable features and functionality deemed necessary to Microsoft Exchange administrators," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products for NetIQ. "We are pleased that AppAnalzyer's reporting and analysis capabilities have been recognized among leading industry experts who served as judges for this event."

AppAnalyzer provides messaging administrators and IT managers with a unified view of correlated data from across the enterprise including message traffic analysis, message delivery times, historical and current mailbox and public folder storage data, chargeback information and message content filtering.

"Microsoft is pleased to honor NetIQ as the MEC Awards 2001 winner for Best Management Tool or Utility," said Kevin McCuistion, Exchange Group product manager at Microsoft Corp. "When combining Exchange 2000 and products like AppAnalyzer, customers can automate their business processes and empower their employees to improve productivity."

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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