November 20, 2001

WebTrends Log Analyzer 7.0 Named Editors' Choice by PC Magazine

NetIQ's Web Analytics Solution For Small Businesses Wins Roundup For Second Straight Year

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that WebTrends Log Analyzer 7.0 was named Editors' Choice in PC Magazine's Nov. 27, 2001 roundup of Web site traffic analysis tools for small businesses. The article is available online at PC Magazine. The Editors' Choice award is Log Analyzer's second consecutive win in a PC Magazine roundup, and third in recent years.

WebTrends Log Analyzer, the small business solution in NetIQ's comprehensive line of Web analytics products and hosted services, is designed for small business owners ready to gain insight into their Web visitors' behavior to improve overall site performance. Configured for single-server Web sites, Log Analyzer produces up to 60 essential reports on Web site visitor patterns, referring sites, visitor paths, demographics and much more.

"Its highly polished interface, excellent reports, and extremely flexible scheduler make WebTrends the best all-around choice for keeping tabs on your web site," wrote Greg Steen of PC Magazine. "Though its accuracy, automation, and performance will please even seasoned Web traffic analysts, the application is also eminently suited to beginners, from a simple installation to great start-up features like Professor WebTrends."

WebTrends products address the web analytics needs of every business, regardless of size, complexity of Web operations, or breadth and depth of reporting required. Log Analyzer is part of the WebTrends Analysis Series, the classic WebTrends analysis tools designed for small and medium businesses. Other WebTrends products include:

  • WebTrends Reporting Center, which provides advanced reporting of web activity - including marketing and shopping cart analysis - to multiple decision-makers in any organization. WebTrends Reporting Center comes in three editions designed to deliver the features and functionality required for customers ranging from mid-size businesses to large enterprises and service providers.
  • CommerceTrends is NetIQ's most advanced web analytics and reporting solution, providing organizations with a complete view of visitor activity on their web site. Offering multiple levels of analytics and reporting based on an open and extensible web data warehouse, CommerceTrends enables business managers to measure and maximize their return on investment by measuring user experience, marketing performance, e-commerce activity and customer service programs.
  • WebTrends Live is a hosted web analytics service for businesses that want real-time traffic analysis and revenue tracking without the upfront expense of additional hardware and software.

"WebTrends established the Web analytics space with Log Analyzer back in 1995, and it's gratifying to see that our technology continues to outpace the competition and address the needs of businesses of all sizes and intensity of Web operations," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products at NetIQ Corporation. "We will continue to listen to our more than 55,000 Web analytics customers and provide them with the industry's most sophisticated yet easy to use Web analytics solution, enabling businesses to offer the best Web visitor experience and convert more visitors to customers."

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, Raleigh, N.C., Bellevue, Wash., and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at www.netiq.comor call (408) 856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please or call (888) WEBTRENDS.

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