December 8, 2003

NetIQ Announces WebTrends Solutions Again Ranked #1 in Worldwide Web Analytics Market Share

WebTrends Solutions Continue to Lead Overall Market Due to Fast Growing ASP Service and Continued Strong Software Demand

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that its WebTrends® solutions continue to be the worldwide market leader in Web Analytics by a wide margin, according to a recent study conducted by leading market intelligence firm, IDC.

According to the worldwide Web analytics forecast and analysis report put forth by IDC in November 2003, WebTrends solutions from NetIQ lead the highly fragmented Web analytics market with 19.4 percent market share. WebTrends’ continued market leadership in Web analytics is due to its fast-growing ASP services offering, WebTrends® Reporting Service, along with the continued strong market demand for software.

“WebTrends from NetIQ holds the strongest 2002 license and maintenance revenue position in the market and is growing faster than the overall Web analytics market,” stated Robert Blumstein, research director for CRM Analytics and Marketing Applications at IDC. “Customer requirements for Web analytics vary, and WebTrends solutions offer both software and ASP services to a broad customer base on a unified, extensible platform, which contributes to its market position.”

“WebTrends pioneered the market eight years ago, and we have maintained that overall market leadership position,” said Greg Drew, senior vice president and general manager of the Web Analytics Business Unit at NetIQ. “We are relentless about ensuring our customers’ successful use of Web analytics and we will continue to raise the bar to provide customers with the critical metrics that answer their unique business questions.”

About WebTrends Solutions

As the market leader for Web analytics, WebTrends solutions from NetIQ provide timely answers enabling customers to improve their return on investment from Web-based initiatives. More than half of the Fortune and Global 500 companies rely on WebTrends for accurate and actionable insight into Web site activity and Web visitor behavior. WebTrends solutions uniquely provide both licensed software and a hosted ASP offering as well as multiple levels of insight to seamlessly accommodate increasing customer requirements.

About NetIQ

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, or call (888) 323-6768.

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