April 13, 2002

NetIQ Increases Ranking on the San Francisco Chronicle 200 and the Silicon Valley 150

NetIQ Listed Among Companies with the Biggest Sales Gains by Percent with a 121.21% Increase over Last Year on Chronicle 200


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that two leading Bay area publications have listed NetIQ among the top revenue and market cap growth companies in the Bay area.

NetIQ is ranked #108 in market capitalization on the San Francisco Chronicle 200, and is also listed by the publication among companies with the biggest percentage gains in sales with a 121.21% increase over last year. For its May 6 issue, the San Francisco Chronicle ranked Bay Area companies by market capitalization. NetIQ moved from #132 last year to #108 this year with a market capitalization of $1.2 billion. To see the complete list please go to http://www.sfgate.com/business/pages/2002/chronicle200/

NetIQ also announced that the company is listed on the SiliconValley.com Silicon Valley 150 annual ranking at #97 compared to #179 last year. The Silicon Valley 150, which was published online on April 15, ranks public companies headquartered in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, southern San Mateo and southern Alameda counties on the basis of worldwide revenues for the most recent four quarters available. To see the complete list please go to http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/business/special_packages/silicon_valley_150/3067391.htm.

"To increase our ranking on these influential listings year after year is an honor especially in such a challenging economic environment," said Chuck Boesenberg, CEO and president of NetIQ. "NetIQ is in the business of solving customers' systems management, security and web analytics problems and these rankings are proof that we are providing products that are necessary to do just that."

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions 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.com or call 408/856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visit www.webtrends.com or call 888/WEBTRENDS.

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