July 14, 2003

NetIQ No. 1 in Market Share for Microsoft Active Directory

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that it is the market leader for Microsoft Active Directory management technologies.


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 the market leader for Microsoft Active Directory management technologies.

According to Giga’s May 27, 2003 report Market Overview 2003: Active Directory Management Technologies, NetIQ leads with 16 percent share. Active Directory management technologies include all products that help to migrate from a legacy network operating system (NOS) to Active Directory, assist in Active Directory change management, ease Active Directory administration tasks and monitor, detect and correct abnormal Active Directory behavior. Giga projects the Active Directory management technologies market to grow to $165 million in 2003 and to $235 million in 2004.

“We are very pleased with our leadership position and our continued success in the Active Directory management space,” said Rick Schell, executive vice president of products at NetIQ. “Our growth can be attributed to our Windows management leadership and our deep understanding of Active Directory technologies. We look forward to further delivering the most complete solution that meets our customers’ Active Directory management needs.”

NetIQ provides solutions that address all three phases of the Active Directory lifecycle. They include:

  • Migration/Change
    • NetIQ Migration Suite helps assure smooth and efficient transitions from Windows NT and Exchange 5.5 to Active Directory, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2000 platforms
  • Administration
    • Directory & Resource AdministratorTM reduces administrative costs with delegated user account provisioning, task automation, and policy enforcement while ensuring greater control of Active Directory contents
    • Directory Security AdministratorTM simplifies the configuration and control of the native Active Directory security model and provides powerful permissions reporting and analysis of Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • NetIQ Group Policy AdministratorTM protects Active Directory environment by providing desperately needed Group Policy Object (GPO) change and release management, version control, rollback and health-checking across Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows XP
  • Monitoring
    • AppManager® for Active Directory optimizes Active Directory performance and ensures availability through automated event detection and correction
    • NetIQ Group Policy GuardianTM helps protect Active Directory integrity by providing real-time monitoring and detailed reporting of Group Policy changes, answering the question “who made what changes and when did they occur?”

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

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