April 15, 2003
NetIQ and Unisys Expand Relationship to Deliver Exceptional Systems Management Solutions for Windows Enterprise Customers
Unisys to Offer NetIQ AppManager Suite as Element of Its Sentinel Initiative
SAN JOSE, Calif. and BLUE BELL, Pa.
NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that they have expanded their relationship to deliver systems management solutions for Windows enterprise customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will offer NetIQ® AppManager® Suite within its Sentinel Initiative which includes Server Sentinel and Application Sentinel—software that simplifies server and application management of Unisys ES7000 platforms and ClearPath Servers running on Windows. This combination of software delivers proactive monitoring, quick diagnostics and self-healing of the physical hardware, operating system and business-critical server applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server. In addition to using AppManager as an element of its Sentinel Initiative, Unisys can also sell the entire NetIQ product line through its sales and professional services organizations worldwide.
AppManager technology has been part of ES7000 server management since Unisys and NetIQ first announced their alliance in 2000. With the expanded agreement, standard AppManager components will now be included with Server Sentinel to enhance the self-managing capabilities for the Unisys platforms. Together, Unisys Application Sentinel and NetIQ AppManager extensions will offer broadened manageability including performance monitoring, application optimization and application discovery and management. In addition, AppManager provides compatibility to more than 50 cross-platform application management modules.
"Our Sentinel products are built upon proven systems management capabilities for scale-up environments and reflect Unisys's commitment to delivering superior self-managing technologies at the mission-critical server, database and application levels," said Kevin McHugh, vice president and general manager, S&T Platform Marketing at Unisys. "NetIQ is a recognized leader in Windows management and we're pleased to expand our agreement with them. NetIQ's products are very complementary to Unisys Sentinel products, allowing us to provide a highly scalable and available platform that meets our clients' needs."
"NetIQ and Unisys have a long-standing and rewarding relationship," said Rick Schell, executive vice president of Products in the Systems and Security Management business unit at NetIQ. "We continue to expand our relationship to offer enterprise customers with management solutions that simplify Windows server and application environments."
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. Our people combine expertise in systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, server technology and consulting with precision thinking and relentless execution to help clients, in more than 100 countries, quickly and efficiently achieve competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) 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 www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.
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