February 28, 2002

NetIQ Extends Reach of Security Management Products with New Authorized Reseller Program

Extends Reach of Industry-Leading Security Management Solutions Through Enterprise Resellers

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced the addition of its Security Management Solution to the new NetIQ Authorized Reseller Program.

Part of the NetIQ Partner Network, the Authorized Reseller Program is designed to provide incremental revenue and market opportunities to qualified security resellers. The program provides products, continuing education, training and support designed to enable partners to successfully deliver and implement the NetIQ Security Management Solution. The program also offers resellers proven execution and expertise in the security industry, the opportunity to increase the competitiveness of their solutions portfolios by providing a comprehensive security management solution, including real-time security monitoring and incident management, vulnerability analysis, firewall reporting and security administration.

"Our reseller program enables us to expand our presence in the security management marketplace and provides significant opportunity for both NetIQ and our channel partners," said Mark Marron, senior vice president of worldwide sales at NetIQ. "By providing our resellers with a compelling value proposition and the means to increase their business revenues, we are able to demonstrate our commitment to the channel and our channel partners."

Resellers interested in learning more about the NetIQ Authorized Reseller Program should visithttp://www.netiq.com/partners/channel/

Voice of Our Partners

Tony Bailey
Program Manager

"The NetIQ Security Management Suite gives our customer the tools they need to further protect themselves from intrusions and attacks," said Tony Bailey, program manager at Microsoft. "The new Authorized Reseller Program will equip resellers with a higher level of expertise to successfully implement and manage a complete infrastructure security management solution for the end user."

Drew Koellmer
Business Development Manager 
Rutter Networking Technologies

"NetIQ Security Management products allow us to meet the demands of our customers' security requirements while maintaining our focus on providing secure, flexible and easy-to-manage security solutions," said Drew Koellmer, business development manager at Rutter Networking Technologies, an end-to-end technology-based business solution provider. "With NetIQ's channel partnership program, we are able to offer their well-proven and highly regarded security products combined with our proven expertise of enterprise security deployments."

Heath Tow
Account Executive
Subject, Wills & Company

"NetIQ's security products are a welcome addition to the services we currently offer our customers," said Heath Tow, account executive for Internet/Network Security at Subject, Wills & Company, a leading provider of e-business security solutions. "Our partnership with NetIQ allows us to provide our customers with access to a broad range of security management solutions. Additionally, this new channel program supports our focus on building customer loyalty and confidence."

About NetIQ Security Management Solution

NetIQ is the leading provider of Windows security management and administration solutions. The NetIQ security solution delivers real-time security monitoring, event consolidation, automated response actions, security configuration and incident management, host-based intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment and comprehensive security reporting—including in-depth analysis of firewall activity. The NetIQ Administration Suite delivers highly secure and automated administration for Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000/Active Directory—including group policies— Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000 and Windows resources, such as printers, shares and file systems. The powerful combination of our security and administration solutions enable IT and security professionals to establish a secure enterprise infrastructure and minimize internal and external security threats.

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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