May 19, 2003

Espiria To Offer NetIQ VigilEnt Integrated Security Management Software

Espiria To Offer NetIQ VigilEnt Integrated Security Management Software

Press Release

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Espiria, a leading provider of information security programs, today announced it has joined the NetIQ® (Nasdaq: NTIQ) Authorized Reseller Program for Security Management products, and can now offer its customers the full suite of VigilEnt software from NetIQ, a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions.

By offering NetIQ® VigilEnt™ solutions Espiria can compete in the security management market, the fastest growing segment of the security software industry. Together, Espiria and NetIQ offer a solution for designing, marketing, selling, installing and supporting an integrated security management infrastructure that protects customers’ corporate data and critical business information technology assets.

"The need is there for organizations of all sizes and industries to coordinate, control, centralize and manage policies," said Hugh K. Voigt, president and CEO of Espiria. "With NetIQ, that ability is provided, and it all fits perfectly into Espiria's security program design offering. At Espiria we’re proud and very protective of our reputation for customer satisfaction, we believe offering NetIQ solutions will further reinforce that reputation."

"We're pleased to welcome Espiria to the NetIQ Authorized Reseller Program for Security Management products," said Mark Marron, senior vice president of worldwide sales at NetIQ. "Since 1995, Espiria's commitment and sole focus has been to offer the best services to provide information security to global businesses. We're happy to help them continue to fulfill that commitment."

About NetIQ VigilEnt Integrated Security Management Solutions

NetIQ VigilEnt Integrated Security Management solutions help optimize security management in four key functional areas: Policy & Compliance Management, Administration & Identity Management, Vulnerability & Configuration Management and Incident & Event Management. VigilEnt Integrated Security Management solutions are designed to address each of these functional areas with best-of-breed management software that is integrated within and across functions. Unmatched in the security industry, NetIQ's solutions enable administrators to coordinate, centralize and control security management as never before.

About Espiria®

Espiria® is a leading information security business focused on designing, implementing and managing information protection and security programs. Vendor neutral, and product and platform independent, we maximize your security investment with proven processes and methodologies. With Espiria, organizations achieve a higher level of security more quickly, with better, measurable results, all at less cost. Espiria is privately held, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Espiria can be found on the World Wide Web at

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