April 8, 2003

NetIQ Appoints Greg Drew as Senior Vice President of WebTrends

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the appointment of Greg Drew as senior vice president of Marketing and Sales for the Web Analytics business unit. Drew will report to Dan Meub, general manager of the Web Analytics business unit.


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the appointment of Greg Drew as senior vice president of Marketing and Sales for the Web Analytics business unit. Drew will report to Dan Meub, general manager of the Web Analytics business unit.

As senior vice president of Marketing and Sales, Greg Drew will be responsible for the worldwide sales and marketing of WebTrends® software and outsourced services. In addition, Drew will focus on WebTrends strategic alliances and go to market strategy to accelerate expansion of the Web analytics category.

"With more than 20 years of experience in building and operating businesses in the high-tech industry, and specifically his expertise with leveraging the Web channel, Greg Drew brings a wealth of knowledge to the company and the Web Analytics business unit specifically," said Dan Meub, general manager of the Web Analytics business unit at NetIQ. "His strong leadership skills and balanced background in marketing, sales and operations for fast-growing companies will be a tremendous asset to NetIQ. The addition of Greg Drew to the company is a sign of NetIQ's continued commitment to WebTrends solutions and the Web analytics category overall."

Drew's background includes five years as president, CEO and chairman of the board of 800 Electronics, where he established the company as the leading full service electronics retailer selling online with revenues in excess of $50 million and 250 employees. He also held leadership positions at leading high-tech companies such as NOW Software, CentralPoint, Clientele software and Hewlett-Packard.

About WebTrends

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 solutions for accurate and actionable insight into Web site activity and Web visitor behavior. WebTrends solutions offer multiple levels of insight to seamlessly accommodate increasing customer requirements, and it currently is the only line of Web analytics products that offers the choice of licensed software or outsourced services.

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 www.netiq.com, or call (888) 323-6768.

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