September 10, 2003

NetIQ Vivinet Assessor 3.0 Expands Breadth of Assessment Capabilities

Drills Down into Assessment Data and Generates Customized Charts

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced Vivinet™ Assessor 3.0—NetIQ's award-winning solution for determining how well Voice over IP (VoIP) will perform on a particular network.

New features in the latest release of Vivinet Assessor include:

  • A quick check of voice quality by running a single set of simulated calls and receiving results in minutes
  • An Analysis Console for drilling down into detailed assessment data and generating customized charts to identify trends and anomalies in performance metrics
  • The ability to add TCP background traffic to VoIP assessments to better assess the impact of various traffic loads on overall call quality

Vivinet Assessor is designed to accelerate VoIP deployments by identifying problem spots in the data network prior to the purchase and deployment of VoIP equipment. This new release expands on existing capabilities by allowing greater access to the detailed metrics collected during the assessment and by providing even greater flexibility to the user when defining assessments.

"After working closely with NetIQ to define the requirements for Vivinet Assessor 3.0, we are excited to see the new functions that have been added," said Matthew Michels, senior consulting engineer at Nortel Networks. "With release 3.0, Vivinet Assessor has the functionality and graphics capabilities we require to perform VoIP Network Health Checks and troubleshoot call quality problems."

"Successful VoIP implementations require in-depth information about the data networking environment," said John Steigerwald, vice president of voice & video management solutions and engineering for systems management products at NetIQ. "NetIQ is committed to making Vivinet Assessor the tool of choice for anyone planning a VoIP deployment."

Pricing and Availability

Vivinet Assessor 3.0 is shipping now. Short-term licenses start at $1,295, and perpetual licenses are available for $12,000. A free trial download is available at

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 or call (888) 323-6768.

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