December 10, 2001

NetIQ's WebTrends Web Analytics Helps Power B2E Solution Set from PwC Consulting

Enables Organizations to Intelligently Track User Activity and Measure the Return on Their Portal Investment

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, and PwC Consulting™, a business of PricewaterhouseCoopers, today announced that NetIQ has been selected to provide critical Web analytics functionality in PwC Consulting's B2E (business-to-extended enterprise) portal solution.

WebTrends Web analytics products will be an integral part of B2E engagements. As part of PwC Consulting's B2E solution set, NetIQ's WebTrends Web analytics ensures that an organization's investment in a B2E portal achieves maximum return and optimal total cost of ownership by measuring portal user activity, providing easy-to-use browser-based charts, graphs and reports, as well as in-depth analytics capabilities. This critical information enables business leaders to report on the growth and value of the portal to the organization. It also enables them to make informed decisions over time, ensuring usage expectations are met, budgets are being invested wisely and functionality of the portal is meeting the needs of its users.

"As budgets shrink and spending decreases, companies want to understand the specific return on business actions," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products at NetIQ Corporation. "We are pleased that PwC Consulting included our Web analytics offering with their B2E solution set, which will provide organizations with a report card on the use of B2E, empowering businesses to quickly and efficiently identify what's working and what's not, ultimately optimizing the value of the portal."

Some sources estimate that the enterprise portal market may grow to over $100 billion by 2003; others suggest that by 2004-2005, over 75% of Global 2000 corporations will adopt enterprise portal solutions. B2E unleashes the power of information and applications within an organization to provide a common, personalized interface from which employees; customers and suppliers can meaningfully communicate and collaborate to fulfill their unique responsibilities more efficiently than ever before. In a new area when companies across all major industries are struggling for profitability, making the most of existing resources has never been more important.

"PwC Consulting is on the front lines of global business, where our clients will fundamentally change the way they operate today, to truly thrive in the future. B2E is one path toward meaningful business transformation," commented Robin Lissak, a PwC Consulting partner and the global leader for B2E. "By understanding and measuring user activity, NetIQ provides a key component to the B2E solution set, enabling organizations to intelligently measure their return on B2E."

About PwC Consulting

PwC Consulting™ ( is a leading global provider of services that transform the businesses of established and emerging enterprises around the world. With an extensive network of global alliances, deep industry-specific knowledge, and broad capabilities in strategy consulting, process improvement and technology integration, PwC Consulting practitioners place innovative ideas into bold, meaningful actions that can help realize a strategic vision, drive business success, and enhance enterprise value for our clients.

PwC Consulting™ refers to the management consulting services businesses of the member firms of the worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.

PricewaterhouseCoopers ( is the world's largest professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 150,000 people in 150 countries, we help our clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability to build value, manage risk and improve performance in an Internet-enabled world. PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the member firms of the worldwide PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions 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 or call 408/856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visit or call 888/WEBTRENDS.

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