September 15, 2003

NetIQ Security Manager Wins Two Windows & .NET Magazine Readers' Choice Awards

NetIQ Wins Best Intrusion Detection Software and Best Password Auditing Software Categories


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® Security Manager™ is the winner of the Windows & .NET Magazine Readers' Choice Award in two categories—Best Intrusion Detection Software and Best Password Auditing Software.

"Over the past year, NetIQ has become a formidable player in the Security Management market and this award is a testament to that," said Chris Smith, senior director of Field Marketing for security and administration management products at NetIQ. "We're proud that readers and essentially end users chose Security Manager as the Best Intrusion Detection and Password Auditing solution of choice."

The second annual Windows & .NET Magazine Readers' Choice Awards were developed as a way for IT buyers to evaluate and recommend the best technology products in the industry. Few people know more about the best values in Windows IT products and services than Windows & .NET Magazine readers—the IT buyers.

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 7,700 readers chose the best among more than 950 products and services. The complete list of winners can be found in the September issue of Windows & .NET Magazine and online at http://www.winnetmag.com/Issues/Index.cfm?IssueID=666

"We know that peer recommendations are important to our readership," said Dave Bernard, custom media editorial director, Windows & .NET Magazine. "The second annual Windows & .NET Magazine Readers' Choice Awards were developed as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. Receiving this award is an industry seal of approval."

About the NetIQ Security Management Solutions

Focused on providing the competitive advantage necessary to survive and thrive in today's real-time business environment, NetIQ offers security management solutions that deliver rapid time-to-value for managing risk and protecting IT infrastructures. NetIQ's VigilEnt™ Security Management solutions help assure compliance with security policies, government regulations and audit requirements; enable real-time detection, analysis, and response to internal and external threats; and deliver better efficiency through process automation and task delegation.

About NetIQ

Founded in 1995, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq:NTIQ - News) 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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