February 4, 2002

NetIQ Partners with Lumigent Technologies to Deliver RecoveryManager for SQL Server

SQL Database Management and Repair Capabilities Added to NetIQ SQL Management Suite


Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla.

At NetConnect™ 2002, NetIQ's User Conference, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced a technology licensing partnership with Lumigent Technologies, Inc., a developer of high-availability database tools for the SQL Server platform.

As part of this agreement, NetIQ will deliver RecoveryManager™ for SQL Server, based on Lumigent's Log Explorer software, and integrate the product into the NetIQ SQL Management Suite™. NetIQ's RecoveryManager for SQL Server delivers robust data recovery capabilities and granular transaction log analysis. In addition, as part of this partnership NetIQ has made a $2.8 million cash investment in Lumigent.

"We are very excited about the value that this relationship will provide to SQL Server database administrators," said Michael Grabscheid, vice president of marketing at Lumigent. "The increasing deployment of SQL Server as the database of choice in mission-critical environments highlights the need for tools like RecoveryManager."

A key component of the NetIQ SQL Management Suite, RecoveryManager for SQL Server makes direct use of the Microsoft SQL Server transaction log to audit database activity. Capabilities include the ability to quickly and selectively recover data online, as well as salvage data when traditional recovery techniques fail. Other products that comprise the NetIQ SQL Management Suite include AppManager® for SQL Server, ConfigurationManager™ for SQL Server and DiagnosticManager™ for SQL Server, along with SQL Check™, a free downloadable utility. For complete details and separate announcements distributed today, please see our SQL Management Suite overview.

"The incorporation of Lumigent's award winning technology into our SQL Management Suite provides a powerful one-stop shopping for SQL Server DBAs," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products at NetIQ. "We are extremely pleased to be partnering with such an innovative company."

Pricing and Availability

NetIQ's RecoveryManager for SQL Server is scheduled to be available within 60 days. Pricing will be announced at availability. AppManager for SQL Server and SQLCheck are available today. The entire SQL Server Management Suite will be available within 60 days. Suite pricing will be announced at availability.

About Lumigent

Lumigent Technologies Inc. is dedicated to helping businesses protect the integrity and availability of corporate data. The company is privately held and is based in Concord, Mass. For further information, please contact Lumigent toll-free at 866/ LUMIGENT (866/586-4436) or visit www.lumigent.com.

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.comor call 408/856-3000. For more information about WebTrends, the e-business intelligence product line from NetIQ, please visitwww.webtrends.com or call 888/WEBTRENDS.

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