April 8, 2003

NetIQ Management Solution for Oracle Now Includes UNIX Support

Provides Comprehensive Management and Optimization of Distributed Oracle Environments


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

(Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that its management solution for Oracle relational database management system (RDBMS) server now supports UNIX. With this announcement, the NetIQ® module for Oracle RDBMS provides comprehensive management and optimization of distributed Oracle environments across UNIX and Windows platforms.

"As more and more business-critical applications feed off databases in the enterprise, assuring data availability and application performance becomes even more critical," said Simon Hansford, vice president of client and service management at Attenda which designs and delivers secure Microsoft and Sun infrastructure management services. "The new Oracle agent for UNIX enable us to capitalize on our investments in our monitoring platform and easily extend our Oracle service offerings from Windows to the UNIX platform."

Delivering UNIX support for the NetIQ module for Oracle further extends NetIQ's cross-platform solutions to address the complexity and scale of managing Web-based application infrastructures. From a central, easy-to-use console, NetIQ's management solution for Oracle RDBMS provides performance reporting, proactive event management and automation. In addition to optimizing database performance and running prepackaged service level agreement (SLA) reports, the NetIQ module for Oracle ensures availability through automated event detection and correction.

"Databases are the backbone of every IT infrastructure today, especially those connected to the Web," said David Giannini, director of cross-platform products in the Systems and Security Management business unit at NetIQ. "It is vital that these databases and the applications that are connected to them be effectively managed to prevent downtime. With NetIQ, enterprises can assure performance and availability of their Web-application infrastructures."

NetIQ's management solution for Oracle is shipping now. Price starts at $1,500 per Oracle RDBMS server.

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.; Auckland, New Zealand and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at http://www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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