October 28, 2002

Corliant Joins NetIQ VoIP Authorized Reseller Program as a Premier Reseller

Corliant to Leverage NetIQ VoIP Assessment and Management Products for Service Solutions

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that Corliant, a leading global innovator in networking professional services, has joined the NetIQ® Authorized Reseller Program for Voice over IP (VoIP) Management as a Premier Reseller. Corliant also has selected the Chariot® VoIP Assessor™ software and the NetIQ® VoIP Manager™ Suite to enable its customers to do critical pre-deployment VoIP readiness assessments and manage their VoIP systems after implementation.

"There are many challenges in upgrading to a VoIP network," said Jeevan Kumar, vice president of Architecture and Technology at Corliant. "However, with our expertise in network technology and NetIQ's VoIP assessment and management products, our clients will gain a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of their network, the quality they can expect once they deploy VoIP and a smoother, more effective and efficient VoIP deployment."

"We are very pleased that Corliant has joined the NetIQ Authorized Reseller Program," said Mark Marron, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales at NetIQ. "Corliant's customers can expect a total solution consisting of industry leading VoIP technology, high-quality experienced service, in addition to efficient VoIP deployments and the confidence of high call quality."

The Authorized Reseller Program enables authorized resellers of NetIQ VoIP products to offer a complete VoIP assessment and management solution. The program is designed to generate reseller revenues by providing a solution to accelerate their clients' VoIP implementations and enable their clients to efficiently manage the performance and availability of their VoIP infrastructure. VoIP Management resellers benefit from a comprehensive reseller support infrastructure that includes sales and technical enablement, co-marketing and co-selling programs and quarterly performance incentives.

About Corliant

Corliant is a leading network professional services firm offering solutions for Global Enterprise and Service Providers. With extensive experience in the architecture, design and implementation of complex IP Networks, Corliant offers total service solutions to its customers. Corliant's Enterprise Network Solutions allow core businesses and mission critical networks to function seamlessly. We focus on keeping our customer's IP Networks secure as well as saving them money. Our service portfolio for the Enterprise is comprised of: Enterprise Backbone Solutions, IP Convergence Solutions and Network Security Solutions. For more information, please visit Corliant on the WEB at http://www.corliant.com or call (866) Corliant.

About VoIP Manager Suite

VoIP Manager Suite is a highly scalable management platform and a series of modules for monitoring the health, performance and availability of VoIP installations, including key VoIP servers, applications and the underlying network. VoIP Manager delivers rich out-of-the-box functionality, including sophisticated alerting options and automated problem management to ensure the highest availability and quality of VoIP systems and networks. VoIP Manager helps network managers take full control of VoIP environments by identifying and resolving potential problems before end users are impacted.

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. Historically focused on the Windows management market, NetIQ now delivers cross-platform solutions that enhance business performance resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments. NetIQ products are sold across all continents directly and through a network of authorized NetIQ partners and resellers. 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 at www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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