February 19, 2003

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP Wins Best Buy Award from SC Magazine for E-mail Filtering

NetIQ Singled Out As ‘Impressive and Powerful’ Compared to 13 Other E-mail Content Security Vendors


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® MailMarshal™ SMTP has been honored with a Best Buy award from SC Magazine for its ease of use, scalability and powerful functionality. NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP provides protection from viruses, spam and loss of confidential data by acting as a gateway between an organization and the Internet. It allows organizations to restrict, block, copy, archive and automatically manage the sending and receiving of e-mail messages.

In a comparative product review in SC Magazine, NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP was reviewed against 13 other e-mail security products and was described as "stunning" in the published review. NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP was chosen for the award because of its ease of use and installation, the "comprehensive set of security features" and "ample" documentation and support. The review can be found in the February print edition of SC Magazine or online at http://www.scmagazine.com

"Companies are increasingly being bombarded with spam and other e-mail content that is not business related and can hurt employee productivity as well as consume network resources," said Chris Williams, director of Messaging Management at NetIQ. "NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is a proven e-mail filtering tool that has helped many companies successfully implement and enforce their e-mail usage policies. We are pleased that NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP has been named a Best Buy by SC Magazine after being tested in real world conditions against the competition."

About NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP offers policy-based e-mail content security combined with high message throughput and low server capacity requirements. NetIQ MailMarshal products support advanced features such as real-time notification of policy breaches, detailed reporting, the ability to place legal disclaimers on e-mails, message archiving and the flexible application of filtering rules based on the sender, recipient, time of day or message content. They also help protect against e-mail-borne viruses with high-speed support for the leading anti-virus tools. As an option, versions of NetIQ MailMarshal can be purchased with a fully integrated McAfee anti-virus engine for an all-in-one e-mail content security solution.

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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