April 24, 2003

NetIQ AppManager Suite Earns Certification for Windows Server 2003

NetIQ Continues to Take Leadership Role in Delivering Microsoft Windows-Certified Solutions


Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO

At the Windows Server 2003 launch, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that its NetIQ® AppManager® Suite has earned certification for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. AppManager 5.0.1 is the first systems management solution to be certified for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition.

“We applaud NetIQ for being one of the first systems management solution vendors awarded the Certified for Windows Server 2003 logo,” said Bob Ellsworth, director in the Windows Server Product Management Group, Microsoft Corp. “The Windows Server 2003 logo certification demonstrates that NetIQ provides the highest level of assurance and application experience to customers by providing reliability, security, availability and supportability through rigorous requirements and third-party independent testing.”

The Windows Server 2003 logo certification indicates that applications and solutions meet technical standards established for reliability, security and manageability on the Windows Server 2003 platform. It includes testing for features that make applications more robust, easier to use or work with the latest technologies. AppManager passed stringent compliance testing requirements set by Microsoft Corp. in their Application Specification for Windows Server 2003. The testing was performed by VeriTest Labs, the sole authorized certification lab for the Certified for Microsoft Windows program.

“NetIQ’s mission is to provide systems and security management solutions to assure, analyze and optimize the performance, availability and security of our customers’ IT infrastructure,” said Rick Schell, executive vice president of products in the Systems and Security Management business unit at NetIQ. “Achieving Windows Server 2003 certification is a testament to that mission and furthers our leadership role in delivering the best solutions that customers require today and in the future.”

About NetIQ AppManager Suite

NetIQ AppManager Suite assures the performance and availability of mission-critical servers and applications across Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms through proactive monitoring and quick diagnostics and recovery. It also helps optimize the utilization and productivity of IT resources through advanced reporting, analysis and automation. In addition to delivering the broadest and deepest management view into the IT infrastructure, AppManager provides a robust architecture that is easy to use, quick to deploy and capable of scaling to thousands of servers

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

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