May 27, 2003

NetIQ Integrates Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine into NetIQ Marshal Content Security Solutions

Leading Content Security Management Products and Symantec Antivirus Technology Combine to Provide Enhanced Network Security and Protection


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that the NetIQ® Marshal™ content security products – NetIQ® MailMarshal™, NetIQ® WebMarshal™ and NetIQ® imMarshal™ for MSN – now support the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine 4.0 for virus scanning and repair services. Seamless integration with the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine significantly increases the level of network protection by providing users with enhanced anti-virus protection as well as automated updates.

"By connecting to the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine, NetIQ Marshal users can defend their networks against viruses, worms and Trojan horses in all major file types, including mobile code and compressed file formats," says Matt Dircks, vice president of Security Management Products at NetIQ. "Symantec's AntiVirus Scan Engine complements our NetIQ Marshal content security solutions by providing award-winning technologies that are optimized for speed, reliability and currency."

Because NetIQ Marshal content security solutions connect directly with Symantec's NAVEX and LiveUpdate technologies, virus engines and definitions are updated and deployed automatically with no interruption in virus scanning. To ensure highly scalable virus protection, the integrated solution easily accommodates growing traffic volumes with automatic load balancing across multiple servers. Backed by Symantec Security Response, the industry's largest team of security experts, Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine is an effective solution for detecting and eliminating viruses and imposes minimal resource demands on existing network infrastructure.

"Symantec is pleased to work with NetIQ to deliver a solution that provides customers with effective, scalable virus protection," said Greg Gotta, vice president, Product Delivery at Symantec, the world leader in Internet security. "NetIQ customers can work with more confidence knowing that they have the seamless integration of the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine providing best-of-breed antivirus and content security solutions for their networks," he said.

Availability

The latest versions of NetIQ Marshal content security solutions that directly connect to the Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine may be downloaded from the NetIQ web site at www.netiq.com. Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine is available through Symantec's worldwide network of value-added resellers, distributors and systems integrators. Organizations seeking a reseller or distributor should contact Symantec at http://www.symantec.com/corporate/.

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corporation (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.; Portland, Ore; and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.netiq.com or call 1-888-323-6768.

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