February 6, 2002

NetIQ Wins Editor's Choice Award from Network Computing Magazine

WebTrends Reporting Center Chosen for e-Commerce Analysis and Reporting Capabilities

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq:NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that WebTrends Reporting Center is the winner of an Editor's Choice Award from Network Computing Magazine.

WebTrends Reporting Center was chosen as the best product in a comparative review of web analytics products. To read the review please visit http://www.networkcomputing.com/1302/1302f4.html, for the article, "NetIQ Shows Analysis Smarts".

WebTrends Reporting Center, NetIQ's flagship web analytics reporting product, received praise for its easy-to-read graphs and reports and efficient browser-based interface. WebTrends Reporting Center also earned high marks for its visitor behavior analysis capabilities, such as the ability to qualify web site visitors and project earnings.

Network Computing Magazine tested the products with real-world log data and tracked traffic trends while looking for the level of detail in the final reports and the time needed to generate graphs and reports.

"We are pleased that our products continue to be recognized with awards. It's even more meaningful, however, when the products have been tested and compared to competing products in a real-world lab environment, as is the case with the Network Computing Magazine Editor's Choice Award," said Rand Schulman, senior director of WebTrends product management at NetIQ.

About WebTrends Reporting Center

WebTrends Reporting Center provides fast and comprehensive analysis of web site activity to multiple decision-makers throughout an organization via a browser-based interface, improving the effectiveness and return on investment across an organization's e-business initiatives. WebTrends Reporting Center is a scalable solution, designed to deliver the features and functionality required for customers that range from mid-market businesses to large enterprises and service providers.

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 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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