March 7, 2002

NetIQ Announces WebTrends Live as Winner of E-Commerce Product of the Year Award From Datamation Magazine

WebTrends Live Hosted Service Enables Companies to Efficiently Manage High Volumes of Web Data and Understand Web Visitor Behavior


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that WebTrends Live is the winner of the "e-Commerce Product of the Year" Award from Datamation Magazine's annual Product of the Year survey. WebTrends Live 3.0, the real-time, hosted Web analytics service from NetIQ, garnered 40% of the votes cast in the e-commerce category. WebTrends Live was praised for its ability to efficiently manage high volumes of Web data and because the product helps organizations understand Web visitor preferences. To read the article please visit http://itmanagement.earthWeb.com/ecom/article/0,,11952_981321,00.html.

As the article highlights, Site 59, a last-minute online travel site, uses WebTrends Live to measure visitor behavior on its own Web site as well as its partners, such as Travelocity. "WebTrends Live is very easy to use, and makes it very simple to gather ranges of data, which is very important for us since we're a last-minute [travel] site and are typically looking at short windows of time," says Colleen Challenger, vice president of marketing and communications at Site 59.

"This award validates our commitment to helping customers maximize and improve the return on their e-business investment by recognizing our industry leading Web and e-commerce analysis solutions," said Rand Schulman, senior director of WebTrends product management at NetIQ. "Especially important in today's economic environment, WebTrends Live affordably and easily delivers critical insight into Web traffic analysis, on-line ad campaign and Web site performance tracking - and because it's a hosted service, customers can reap these benefits in real-time, with little up front investment costs and no additional hardware."

About WebTrends Live

WebTrends Live is a hosted service that provides real-time Web site traffic analysis and e-commerce transaction analysis for businesses of any size. This service enables organizations to analyze Web traffic, measure on-line advertising campaigns, monitor e-commerce revenue and track Web site performance. WebTrends Live requires minimal up-front investment and no additional hardware. The result is a fast, easy-to-implement solution to increase the return on an organization's e-business investment. WebTrends Live is available in multiple editions, with capabilities to match the demands of complex, enterprise sites, as well as small to mid-size businesses.

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 athttp://www.netiq.com/ or call (408) 856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visit http://www.Webtrends.com/ or call (888) WebTRENDS.

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