April 26, 2002

NetIQ Wins 17th Annual SIIA Codie Award

Peers Vote NetIQ's WebTrends Firewall Suite Best Security Solution

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) awarded WebTrends® Firewall Suite™ a Codie Award for Best Security Solution. The announcement was made at the 17th annual member conference.

The SIIA 2002 Codie Award is the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, where companies drop the day-to-day rivalry and vie for the praise of their competitors. The Codie Awards feature the software and information industry's finest products and services and honor excellence for corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.

"Peer recognition is very gratifying," said Flint Brenton, senior vice president and general manager of Security Management and Administration solutions at NetIQ. "The Codie Award, which results from our peers evaluating solutions from across the industry, validates our commitment to provide customers with best-in-class solutions to manage their security infrastructure across the entire enterprise."

"Firewall Suite is especially noteworthy because it offers mid-size companies the security management capabilities one often finds exclusively within the realm of the larger enterprise," said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. "NetIQ has demonstrated its commitment to continually advancing the cause of enterprise security - for all enterprises, from small business to Fortune 500."

About NetIQ's WebTrends Firewall Suite

NetIQ's award-winning Firewall Suite leaves nothing to chance by capturing and analyzing all activity, incoming and outgoing, across a company's firewall. With dozens of analytical capabilities to assess events and traffic, Firewall Suite allows Webmasters, IT managers, and security professionals to efficiently manage firewalls providing immediate alerts and over 200 reports on activity around their firewalls, proxy servers and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

In addition, Firewall Suite runs on Windows environments with support for more than 40 of the industry's most popular firewalls, proxy servers, and VPNs. Firewall Suite also provides proactive security protection with comprehensive bandwidth analysis and employee Internet usage monitoring.

You can find out more about NetIQ's WebTrends Firewall Suite, at http://www.webtrends.com/products/firewall/fws.htm

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corp. 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, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's web site at http://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.

About Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principle trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For more information, http://www.siia.net.

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