February 12, 2002

NetIQ Wins Product Achievement Award at COMNET Conference & Expo 2002

VoIP Assessor Recognized as Best New Product in the Telephony/Fax/Conferencing Category


Press Release

HOUSTON, TX

NetIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced that Chariot® VoIP Assessor™ 1.1 (VoIP Assessor) received a New Product Achievement Award in the Telephony/Fax/Conferencing category at COMNET Conference and Expo 2002, which was held January 29-31, 2002 in Washington, D.C.

The New Product Achievement Awards recognize products making their public debut at COMNET 2002. A panel of nine judges, including leading members of the trade and business press, industry research firms and academia, evaluated entries based on innovation, industry contribution and integration with current product lines, migration capabilities, support provided and return on investment.

VoIP Assessor 1.1, available this month, will support up to 2,500 calls per assessment. Through the use of a new SQL database engine, VoIP Assessor has even greater capacity, improved extensibility and improves usability when conducting very large VoIP Readiness Assessments.

"We are very pleased that VoIP Assessor has been chosen as a COMNET New Product Achievement award winner by a team of respected industry leaders," said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of Products at NetIQ. "This award validates the fact that VoIP Assessor is an innovative product providing a high return on investment by offering customers the ability to assess whether their networks will be able to handle VoIP traffic before investing in expensive equipment or pilot programs."

"When the going gets tough, the tough produce great technology," said Darrell Baker, vice president of event services for IDG World Expo, which produces COMNET Conference & Expo. "IDG World Expo is very proud to recognize NetIQ for doing its part to make users' lives better with VoIP Assessor."

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, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's web site atwww.netiq.com or call (408) 856-3000.

COMNET Conference & Expo 2002

COMNET Conference & Expo, produced by IDG World Expo, is the premier event for companies focusing their IT initiatives on building or growing a "smarter network." COMNET attracts top executive decision-makers, buyers and users of networking and communications infrastructure within organizations and government agencies. ESPWorld and Enterprise Application Summit, featured at COMNET Conference & Expo 2002, will provide additional insight and solutions for a range of issues faced by network and business leaders, such as handling in-house enterprise issues, assessing new applications and working with service providers. For more information, please visit www.comnetexpo.com.

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