October 1, 2001

Sybari and NetIQ Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Protection and Management to Microsoft Exchange 2000

Companies to Integrate Support for Antigen and NetIQ Performance and Availability Solutions

Press Release

Orlando, Florida

Sybari Software, Inc., the premier developers of Antigen, an anti-virus, content-management, and e-mail security solution for Microsoft Exchange environments and NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced a technology partnership agreement to integrate support for Sybari's Antigen for Microsoft Exchange with NetIQ's award-winning Performance and Availability Solutions.

NetIQ and Sybari will combine their technologies to create real and valuable solutions for their joint customers and Exchange 2000 users.

The initial partnership will focus on enabling customers to centrally manage Sybari Antigen from the NetIQ Performance and Availability Solutions. Recent virus attacks have made evident the interdependency of security and availability measures. When a virus spreads via email, Exchange servers' availability can be affected. By integrating Antigen with NetIQ's Performance and Availability Solutions, customers will now have a solution for both eliminating the threat of virus attacks, as well as keeping their Exchange 2000 servers available and performing at peak capacity.

"We are pleased to partner with a well respected company such as NetIQ," said Tom Buoniello, vice president of product management for Sybari Software, Inc. "This partnership reaffirms our commitment to the Exchange community in offering them Antigen supported solutions from NetIQ, an industry leader in management utilities for Exchange," added Buoniello.

"Customers rely on NetIQ for industry-leading, secure, scalable solutions for the enterprise," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of Products at NetIQ Corporation. "Entering into this agreement with Sybari enables our mutual customers to streamline the management of their distributed Exchange-based server environment and protect the integrity of their data and mission-critical systems."

"NetIQ and Sybari are well positioned to form an alliance which will provide Exchange users the ability to use NetIQ's Performance and Availability Solutions and Sybari's server-level security for Exchange," said Kevin McCuistion, Exchange Group Product Manager.

About Sybari

Since 1995, Sybari has the led the market in providing innovative solutions to groupware-based virus and security threats. Today, over 5 million Microsoft Exchange/Outlook and Lotus Domino/Notes seats are virus-free as a direct result of Sybari's Antigen technology. Sybari's Antigen is unsurpassed in providing protection of corporate messaging environments. Antigen's unique architecture institutes a preemptive line of defense from viruses and malicious code. Antigen for Microsoft Exchange and Antigen for Lotus Domino are distributed in more than 50 countries through Sybari's worldwide locations and distribution network. Sybari is headquartered in East. Northport, New York with an EMEA headquarters in Madrid, Spain and an Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. Sybari's clients include IBM, Amazon.com, Cable & Wireless, Compaq, Con Edison, Dell, Deloitte & Touche, Eastman Chemical, Getronics, JD Power, Lufthansa, Mayo Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Nortel, Pirelli, Reckitt Benckiser, Sony, Target, Texaco, Tosco, Union Pacific, US Federal Government, and Visa. Sybari's many strategic partners include Lotus Development (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Computer Associates (NYSE:CA), Compaq (NYSE:CPQ), and Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW).

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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