July 18, 2002

SQLcheck from NetIQ Wins SQLServerCentral.com Readers’ Choice Award

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that SQLcheckTM is the Readers’ Choice Award winner in the best freeware category from SQLServerCentral.com.


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that SQLcheckTM is the Readers’ Choice Award winner in the best freeware category from SQLServerCentral.com. SQLcheck, part of NetIQ® SQL Management SuiteTM, is available as a free download from NetIQ’s Web site http://www.netiq.com/sqlcheck. SQLcheck provides a diagnostic dashboard that quickly investigates, organizes and explains key performance metrics regarding the database server hardware, its operating system and SQL Server

With nearly 52,000 registered users, SQLServerCentral.com is a premier SQL Server portal on the Internet. Nominations for the Readers’ Choice Award were opened to all visitors of SQLServerCentral.com. Readers voted for the winner out of the top five nominees in each category.

 

“SQLServerCentral.com is dedicated to providing IT professionals a central location for information about SQL Server,” said Brian Knight, founder of SQLServerCentral.com. “We’re proud to recognize NetIQ for providing a free tool that helps our readers better manage their SQL Server databases.”

 

“We are very pleased that SQLcheck was voted best freeware,” said Kent Erickson, director of Database Products at NetIQ. “We have had over 18,500 downloads of SQLcheck to date demonstrating that database administrators (DBAs) are always looking for tools that allow them to optimize their SQL Server production environments. SQLcheck helps DBAs solve real-world problems and is an ideal introduction to our SQL Management Suite.”

About SQL Management Suite

NetIQ SQL Management Suite provides the critical tools SQL Server DBAs need to effectively address the challenges of their production SQL Server environment. NetIQ’s solution facilitates data recovery and helps you achieve increased availability and automated recovery. Along with reducing downtime, SQL Server DBAs can decrease the time and effort spent on preventable problems and needless restore processes.

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 http://www.netiq.com/ or call (888) 323-6768.

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