January 8, 2003

NetIQ Vivinet Diagnostics Wins Product of the Year Award

NetIQ Honored For Vision, Leadership and Technologic Innovation

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ's newest addition to the Vivinet™ family of voice and video products, Vivinet™ Diagnostics, is the winner of the Internet Telephony Magazine 2002 Product of the Year award.

Editors from Internet Telephony Magazine reviewed more than 150 applications for the honor before selecting the companies, which in their view demonstrate the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of Product of the Year award winners. The complete list of winners can be found in the January print edition of Internet Telephony Magazine or online athttp://www.tmcnet.com/enews/121002a.htm

"Vivinet Diagnostics is truly the first VoIP management tool to go one step further and helps users of video and voice over IP locate a problem and determine next steps in order to solve the issue," said Steve Joyce, vice president of Network Technologies at NetIQ. "We introduced Vivinet Diagnostics a little less than two months ago, and we are delighted that it has already been honored with such a prestigious award."

NetIQ® Vivinet products have won a total of 10 awards since October 2001 when the products were introduced.

About the NetIQ Vivinet products

NetIQ's Vivinet family of products for every stage of voice and video management provides the most comprehensive solution available on the market today. Vivinet products accelerate your overall return on investment by quickly performing VoIP Readiness Assessments, managing ongoing implementations and troubleshooting voice quality problems. Vivinet products let you predict expected call quality and call volume prior to deployment, diagnose VoIP problems, monitor call quality, manage critical voice and video servers and optimize network performance.

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.; and Portland, Ore.

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