February 3, 2003

NetIQ Extends Content Security Solutions to Enhance Microsoft Exchange and Web Environments

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the availability of two products, NetIQ® MailMarshal™ version 5.0 for Exchange and NetIQ® WebMarshal™ version 3.0.


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the availability of two products, NetIQ® MailMarshal™ version 5.0 for Exchange and NetIQ®WebMarshal™ version 3.0. These products are specifically designed for ease-of-use in the administration and enforcement of corporate e-mail and Internet usage policy through the elimination of spam and other objectionable content that infiltrates company networks.

Acting as a plug-in to Microsoft Exchange 2000, NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange allows only approved content while objectionable or dangerous content — such as viruses, malicious files and spam — is managed according to company policy. This server-based tool permits organizations to transparently enforce acceptable use policies with little or no disruption to users. The many new enhancements in this version include scheduled activation and de-activation of policies, and the ability to find and change text in any e-mail header field and direct incoming e-mail to a specific server based on rule criteria. In addition, NetIQ MailMarshal is the only content security product that has received Windows DataCenter Server certification from Microsoft.

NetIQ WebMarshal eliminates unproductive browsing by allowing users to view approved Web sites, while blocking access to offensive and unproductive sites. New enhancements to this product include simplified administration and intuitive help access through extensive deployment of Task Pad technology. NetIQ WebMarshal also provides administrators with a built-in proxy server, allows policy management by workstation or user and also fully integrates with the Microsoft ISA Server architecture.

"As employees rely more and more on e-mail and the Internet as communications and research tools, it is vital to implement a secure environment and establish policies in an easy to use, simplified package that prevents breakdowns and other challenges associated with network bandwidth consumption," said Tom Polk, divisional manager of Wabash Electric Information Technology Division, a division of the Indiana-based company focused on designing, developing, configuring and implementing cutting-edge network solutions. "NetIQ WebMarshal and NetIQ MailMarshal provide both Wabash Electric Supply and our external clients with the ability to set tailored, pre-defined policies to provide this functionality thereby delivering a full employee management solution to protect users and control access from inside and outside the network."

NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange is part of NetIQ's complete solution for e-mail scanning and delivers comprehensive e-mail content security. Similarly, NetIQ WebMarshal is an employee Internet management solution designed to promote responsible Web use while providing protection from viruses and other dangerous content, confidentiality breaches and the downloading of non-business material.

"We were using a competitive product that wasn't providing us with the information we needed to understand the firm's Web usage. Since we were already happy NetIQ MailMarshal users, we decided to purchase NetIQ WebMarshal," said Paul Grulke, director of Information Services at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, a Georgia law firm providing innovative legal counsel to entrepreneurial and growing businesses. "We needed to better understand bandwidth utilization levels and needed help maximizing our resources by throttling access based on time of day and user function. Also, we needed to monitor who was doing what, when and why. NetIQ WebMarshal provides this functionality and much more in a highly intuitive, scalable solution."

This level of scalability is critical to effectively deal with today's spam and content security problems. According to the META Group, medium-size companies are routinely getting 20,000 daily spam messages, putting significant burden (e.g., bandwidth and storage consumption) on mail relays, SMTP gateways, and internal mail servers.

In addition to high levels of resource usage, spam can also expose the network to potential security violations. However, most e-mail policies in use at organizations today do not effectively address the problem of spam and other objectionable content.

"Acceptable use is about much more than just blocking Web sites and monitoring e-mail use only at the gateway," said Chris Williams, director of Product Management at NetIQ. "NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange allows administrators to focus on the e-mail that originates and circulates behind the gateway, providing complete content security protection. In addition to addressing complex policy management, both NetIQ WebMarshal and NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange offer the simplicity of configuration and reconfiguration on the fly while boasting speed advantages of more than 200 percent over the competition.

"Both products are crucial to the implementation, management, monitoring of Internet use policies required by today's interconnected business," said Williams.

Pricing and Availability

NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange is priced by the number of users in an organization and is available as a Small Business Server License for up to 75 users for $1,295 or as an Enterprise version including a four-Server License for $2,000 plus $750 per 100 users. NetIQ WebMarshal is priced by the number of users in an organization and is available as a Small Business Server License for up to 75 users for $1,295 or as an Enterprise version including a four-Server License for $2,000 plus $750 per 100 users.

For more information about NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange or NetIQ WebMarshal, please contact your local NetIQ sales representative or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.

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

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