October 21, 2002

NetIQ Wins Four W2Knews Target Awards

Readers, End Users Pick NetIQ Products as Best-in-Breed

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that four NetIQ® products have been awarded W2Knews Target Awards in their respective categories:

  • Domain Management — NetIQ® Directory and Resource Administrator™
  • Exchange Management — NetIQ® Exchange Administrator™
  • Active Directory Management — AppManager® for Active Directory
  • System/Application Monitoring — AppManager® Suite

The Fourth Annual Target Awards are given to top Windows NT/2000 utilities in 23 different categories through an online reader poll. W2Knews readers are asked to go to a special voting site where they are presented with a list of categories and finalists. The W2Knews editor-in-chief creates the lists of categories and finalists to reflect real-world solutions. A complete list of this year’s W2Knews Target award winners can be found at http://www.sunbelt-software.com/targetawards/2002/2002a.cfm

"NetIQ is in business to create solutions for managing, securing and analyzing all key components of our customers' enterprise computing infrastructure," said Rick Pleczko, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing at NetIQ. "It's an honor for so many of our products across these disciplines to be chosen by end users as best-of-breed in the W2Knews Target awards."

"The Target Awards represent our attempt to highlight real-world, best-of-breed solutions in a number of categories," says Stu Sjouwerman, editor-in-chief of W2Knews. "We congratulate this year's winners and finalists."

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. Historically focused on the Windows management market, NetIQ now delivers cross-platform solutions that enhance business performance resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments. NetIQ products are sold across all continents directly and through a network of authorized NetIQ partners and resellers. 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 www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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