May 27, 2003

NetIQ Steps Up In Spam Fight with MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP

Anti-Spam Technology Helps Ensure Safe, Productive Work Environment


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the availability of NetIQ® MailMarshal™ 5.5 SMTP, a robust e-mail scanning solution designed to help companies stop spam.

NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP reinforces network continuity and uncompromised levels of e-mail security through the complete integration and management of anti-spam, anti-virus, confidentiality protection, legal liability protection, security reports and e-mail archiving for a safe and productive working environment.

Employees and organizations are increasingly battling spam, and Gartner Inc. predicts that by 2004, unless an enterprise takes defensive action, more than 50 percent of corporate email message traffic will be spam.*

NetIQ's innovative filtering technology and ease-of-use also protects against employee harassment and misuse of corporate resources by eliminating the circulation of inappropriate or offensive material in the workplace. NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP reduces volumes of unwanted and non-business e-mail by as much as 95 percent, providing an increase in employee productivity and generating additional bandwidth availability.

"Due to NetIQ MailMarshal solution's outstanding performance and endlessly customizable rules, we are able to detect and block more than 90,000 spam messages per month," said Greg Hatch, network administrator at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Florida. "As a practice we don't immediately erase our e-mails and NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP provides a very efficient way to store and quarantine messages for later review."

NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP works with all SMTP mail systems, including but not limited to SendMail, Novell Groupwise, Lotus Domino, Linux mail servers and Microsoft Exchange to scrutinize all components of an e-mail message, including text, attachments and embedded content. Using both lexical and weighted contact scanning, NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP is transparent for end users and provides organizations with the tools they need to effectively enforce policy with little or no disruption of business activities.

"Our strategic approach to policy-based e-mail management enables companies like H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center to enforce and administer all elements of e-mail and Internet usage with a swift return on investment," said Matt Dircks, vice president of Security Management Products at NetIQ. "NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP has been engineered with the administrator in mind, and requires little training to support the scanning solution’s dramatic reduction in exposure to viruses and spam."

NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP is the only e-mail scanning solution to be Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Certified, the highest and most stringent Microsoft certification available.

NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP is part of NetIQ’s complete suite of Internet content security offerings for the management and protection of business Internet resources. A full range of content security solutions complement NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP, including NetIQ® imMarshal™ for MSN, NetIQ® MailMarshal™ for Exchange and NetIQ® WebMarshal™. When combined with other NetIQ solutions such as VigilEnt™ Policy Center and AppAnalyzer™, customers get a solution for Acceptable Usage Policy enforcement and Exchange management that is unmatched in the industry.

Pricing and Availability

NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP is priced by the number of users in an organization and is available as a small business server license for up to 75 users for $1,295 or as an Enterprise version including a four-server license for $2,000 plus $750 per 100 users. For more information about NetIQ MailMarshal 5.5 SMTP, please contact your local NetIQ sales representative or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.

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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