September 29, 2003

NetIQ Extends Web Infrastructure Management Solution with New AppManager Web Console and Modules for Linux and UNIX Environments

Comprehensive Portfolio Addresses Complexities of Managing Web-based Applications

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that it is further extending its Web Infrastructure Management solution by delivering an update to the NetIQ® AppManagerTM sole and new modules to manage Linux and UNIX environments. NetIQ’s Web Infrastructure Management solution enables IT organizations to assure high availability, optimize resources and secure their business-critical Web applications and supporting infrastructure.

The updated AppManager Web Console provides a unified Web interface that allows administrators to centrally manage Linux, UNIX and Windows platforms and applications from Netscape or Internet Explorer. Support for Mozilla is expected to be available by December 2003.

Key features of the AppManager Web Console include:

  • HTML Job Wizard which provides users with a step-by-step guide through the creation, deletion and management of monitoring jobs
  • Java-based real-time charting of live performance information from Linux, UNIX or Windows servers and applications
  • Command line interface support to drive AppManager with scripts for lights out management
  • One-click maintenance mode to block out service level agreement data collection for servers that are down due to scheduled maintenance

With the AppManager Web Console, management of distributed infrastructures is greatly simplified because systems administrators can monitor systems and application performance from any Linux or UNIX workstation. It also increases IT staff productivity by eliminating the need to switch between numerous management consoles.

NetIQ already offers AppManager modules designed to address the complexity and scale of managing Web-based application infrastructures including:

  • Application Servers
    • BEA WebLogic
    • IBM WebSphere
    • Sun ONE Application Server
  • Web Servers
    • Apache
    • IBM HTTP Server
    • Sun ONE Web Server
  • Messaging Servers
    • IBM WebSphere MQ
  • Infrastructure
    • Sendmail
    • Veritas NetBackup
    • Sun ONE Portal Server
    • Sun ONE Direct Server
    • WebTrends Reporting Center

Today, NetIQ is announcing the general availability of the following modules:

  • BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 – updated support for version 8.1
  • IBM WebSphere 5.0 – updated support for version 5.0
  • Oracle RDBMS
  • Tivoli Storage Manager

Cox Target Media, provider of Valpak network products, is using AppManager to monitor application performance and server utilization on Sun Solaris servers that host both their Web infrastructure as well as their back-office SAP implementation. Cox is also using AppManager to manage their Windows and Exchange infrastructure. “AppManager allows us to measure and monitor the performance of a variety of applications running on multiple operating systems,” said Chris Cate, director of data systems at Cox Target Media. “This results in increased satisfaction among our end-users and lower systems costs than what we used to receive from our previous systems management solution.”

“In managing today’s complex and highly distributed Web infrastructures, companies need comprehensive and automated management that enables them to meet end-user expectations regarding overall service performance which comprises many different technology components,” said David Pann, vice president of product management in the Systems Management Group at NetIQ. "With AppManager and our new Web console, our customers can centrally manage their Linux-, UNIX- and Windows-based systems and applications from a unified interface."

Pricing and Availability

The NetIQ AppManager Web Console is shipping now and priced at $2,500 for five concurrent users. Modules for NetIQ’s Web Infrastructure Management solution are priced starting at $750 per server.

About NetIQ AppManager Suite

NetIQ AppManager Suite assures the performance and availability of mission-critical servers and applications across Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms through proactive monitoring and quick diagnostics and problem resolution. 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 distributed 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 or call (888) 323-6768.

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