March 20, 2002

NetIQ Security Manager Streamlines Network Defense for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP

Enables Law Firm to Define Best Practices, Set Security Policies and Automatically Enforce Compliance from a Single Central Console

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP (Paul Hastings), which provides comprehensive legal services to corporate clients, has deployed NetIQ® Security ManagerTM to secure its network system from unauthorized access, define and automate security policies and collect and manage security events from a single, centralized console.

With more than 785 attorneys in nine offices across the U.S. and in London and Tokyo, Paul Hastings has over 2,000 users who are generating, accessing and using data housed in more than 200 servers. Securing this global network is critical to protecting the law firm's assets and the client information contained on its servers and workstations. Maintaining and protecting client confidentiality is their number one priority.

Wilson Ye, whose title is "security manager" for Paul Hastings, fulfils multiple job functions within his organization. Like many of his peers he is strapped for time and resources, so tracking who was logging in to the domain and edge devices, such as Web and critical application servers, was a time consuming chore. And fears of unauthorized users getting into the network were a primary concern. "It was important for me to determine who was logging in and at what time, and as well as pinpointing which accounts have unusual login attempts. Security Manager's real-time alerts, tied to its automated response actions, and flexible notification options has significantly increased our overall security and audit levels," Ye said. "I also chose NetIQ over another product because it allowed me to consolidate and analyze our security events and firewall logs from a centralized console."

NetIQ Security Manager was also easy to install and deploy without requiring a re-boot when deploying Windows 2000 or a Windows NT system. "The ease of installation and deployment was a great time saver. It installs on the fly, and we were able to use all of the features and rules that come with it. Very little customization was done to meet our initial requirements," continued Ye.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker has a security policy in place and a technology committee that is proactive in using technology to provide its clients with increased efficiency. In 2001, the firm's use of innovative technology earned them a CIO 100 Award, which honors companies that exemplify the integrated enterprise.

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 or call 888/WEBTRENDS.

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