November 14, 2002

NetIQ Wins Second Best of Show Award at Internet Telephony Conference

Vivinet Manager Honored for Innovation, Quality

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® Vivinet™ Manager, formerly known as VoIP Manager, was honored with a Best of Show award at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo held in San Diego, Oct. 1-3.

The Best of Show awards emphasize technologic innovation and product feature sets. Forward-looking products that will aid in the development of the next generation of VoIP solutions were also awarded. Each winner displayed and demonstrated their product on the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo show floor. The complete list of winners will be included in the December issue of Internet Telephony Magazine or can be found online at

"It has been an outstanding year for NetIQ's voice and video products," said Steve Joyce, vice president of Networking Technologies at NetIQ. "Not only is this the second time Vivinet Manager has been honored as a Best of Show winner by the judges at the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo, but this is the ninth award given to these products since their introduction in October of 2001."

Vivinet Manager is the only product in the IP Telephony market that provides comprehensive monitoring, management and reporting for IP PBXs, voicemail, unified messaging and call centers. Vivinet Manager increases uptime and ensures service levels through proactive network and system management. Rich, out-of-the-box functionality such as automated alerting, problem management and system maintenance, lowers support costs by identifying and resolving potential problems before end users are affected.

"NetIQ and their innovative product Vivinet Manager, are a standout indication of why so many enterprise buyers, developers and service providers flock to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & Expo," said TMC President and Conference Co-Chairman, Rich Tehrani. "Their innovation and commitment to quality attract serious prospects to their booth. Attendees know they'll find solutions in the NetIQ booth that can help them in their businesses today."

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 or call (888) 323-6768.

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