March 3, 2003

NetIQ Delivers Application-Based Storage Area Network Management

AppManager for Brocade and XMP for Brocade Provide Granular Performance and Availability Monitoring of Storage Networking Environment

Press Release


At NetConnect™ 2003, NetIQ's User Conference, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the release of two products—a NetIQ® AppManager® Suite module and a NetIQ Extended Management Pack™ (XMP™) for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)—to manage the Brocade SilkWorm® family of fabric switches. NetIQ AppManager for Brocade and NetIQ XMP for Brocade provide granular monitoring of the storage-networking environment for both Windows and UNIX enterprise customers.

Faced with the task of storing, managing, administering and providing access to an ever-increasing amount of business-critical data with limited resources, companies are looking to storage networks to help them keep pace with data growth while at the same time reducing the costs of their storage environments.

"Centralized management is critical as companies scale their storage area networks. Solutions like those from NetIQ that enable management of Brocade fabrics from a central console help companies reduce the cost of managing their storage environments," said Jay Kidd, vice president of product marketing for Brocade. "The new products from NetIQ expand the management options for Brocade customers using solutions such as AppManager and MOM."

As a Brocade Fabric Access Partner, NetIQ leverages the rich fabric management information and features available through the Brocade Fabric Access Application Programming Interface. AppManager for Brocade provides integrated storage, hardware, system and application data by displaying all performance and availability information to effectively diagnose and analyze the status of Brocade switches in the context of key mission critical applications. XMP for Brocade extends the management capabilities of MOM by enabling users to collect events and statistics on the health of their Brocade switches.

"Storage resources must be managed as an integral part of the IT infrastructure particularly when looking at application-related performance issues," said David Pann, vice president of product management and marketing in the Systems Management business unit at NetIQ. "With AppManager for Brocade or XMP for Brocade, customers can proactively manage their storage networks together with their applications and systems to ensure the delivery of their service level and business objectives. This not only improves end-user productivity but also helps to reduce storage-related and IT support costs as well."

Pricing and Availability

AppManager for Brocade and XMP for Brocade are shipping now. The modules are priced starting at $2,400 per 8- or 16-port Brocade SilkWorm switch.

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems Management, 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.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at or call (888) 323-6768.

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