October 29, 2003

Arrow Electronics' Support Net Division to Distribute NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries to North American Channel

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that the Support Net Division of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW)


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that the Support Net Division of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), one of the largest value-added distributors of IBM enterprise products and integration services, will now distribute NetIQ® Security Solutions for iSeries to the North American Channel.

“There’s no question that to succeed in today’s environment, companies have to accomplish more with fewer resources. This type of environment demands a high level of expertise along with powerful technology to maximize IT investments,” said Eric Williams, executive vice president of Arrow’s Support Net Division. “Our relationship with NetIQ combines a deep knowledge of IBM iSeries servers with a comprehensive security solution enabling resellers to arm their clients with the tools they need to prevent serious security breaches.”

With powerful vulnerability assessment, system hardening, security auditing, real-time monitoring and user/object management, NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries can more easily eliminate risks and maintain business continuity across business systems. NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries delivers powerful centralized security management that proactively secures systems by assessing policy compliance, identifying security vulnerabilities and helping customers correct exposures before they result in failed audits, security breaches or costly downtime.

“Support Net’s extensive experience in the iSeries market truly compliments our iSeries security solution making this a valuable relationship for IBM solution providers and their clients,” said Paul Murray, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at NetIQ. “The end result of this agreement is that IBM solution providers are now able to offer their clients the confidence that their iSeries systems are secure from the ever increasing threat of security breaches due to intrusions, weak policy and open vulnerabilities.”

About NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries

NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries provides powerful auditing analysis, access control and event detection products designed to simplify and automate iSeries security tasks. NetIQ Security Solutions for iSeries consists of the following products:

  • PSAudit™ for iSeries – Identifies system, user and object security vulnerabilities using any of approximately 200 easy-to-understand reports
  • PSSecure™ for iSeries – Prevents unauthorized remote access via commonly used remote servers by utilizing “exit points” to track and control who can access an iSeries and how they gain access.
  • PSDetect™ for iSeries - Provides immediate notification for critical security and other system events with customized alerts via pager, cellular phone, email and SNMP traps to designated personnel.
  • PSPasswordManager™ for iSeries - Checks for compliance with existing OS/400 password composition rules and uses customizable predefined word lists beyond OS/400 native capabilities to enforce the use of well-constructed passwords that are not easily guessed.

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq:NTIQ - News) is a leading provider of Systems & 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.; Auckland, New Zealand; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at http://www.netiq.com or call 888/323-6768.

About The North American Computer Products group of Arrow Electronics

The North American Computer Products group of Arrow Electronics, Inc. [NYSE: ARW] is a leading provider of enterprise and embedded computing systems to resellers and OEM customers in North America. Based in Englewood, CO, the group is comprised of four divisions that make up Enterprise Computing Solutions (Support Net, SBM, MOCA, Enterprise Storage Solutions) and OEM Computing Solutions, which serves complex and industrial OEM customers.

Arrow Electronics is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of services to the electronics industry. Visit us at www.arrownacp.com.

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