March 20, 2003

NetIQ Vivinet Manager Selected to Support Internet Telephony Network at Cisco Networkers 2003

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® Vivinet™ Manager has been selected to manage the Cisco IP Telephony network at Cisco's annual Networkers conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, from March 11 to 13, 2003.


Press Release

Brisbane, Australia

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems Management, Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® Vivinet™ Manager has been selected to manage the Cisco IP Telephony network at Cisco's annual Networkers conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, from March 11 to 13, 2003. ComMetrics, NetIQ's Australian distributor for the Vivinet™ suite of products, is responsible for the implementation of the system.

More than 1,000 of Cisco's customers, systems integrators and resellers from across Australia are expected to attend the Cisco event, where Vivinet Manager will be used to manage the entire IP Telephony system, displaying live management data from the IP Telephony network at the NetIQ stand.

According to Pascal Fanton, Asia Pacific and Japan Sales Director for, NetIQ, "Selection by Cisco for use at such a high profile event is testament to the trust the company has in the NetIQ Vivinet platform to assure voice quality and protect against downtime."

"Successful implementation of Voice over IP and IP Telephony requires detailed and in-depth information on the data networking environment and the various IP Telephony elements," said Sam Athanasios, technical director at ComMetrics. "Vivinet Manager allows Cisco to confidently maintain a high degree of service assurance, by proactively monitoring and managing Cisco's entire Voice over IP and IP Telephony system," he said.

Vivinet Manager actively monitors VoIP call quality, network performance and the availability of critical IP Telephony servers such as Cisco CallManager, all from a central console. This increases uptime and ensures service levels through proactive network and system monitoring and automatic alerting. For more information, please contact ComMetrics at 1300 880 227 or www.commetrics.com.au, or visit the NetIQ website at www.netiq.com.

Editor's Notes: NetIQ Vivinet Manager 2.1 has been tested in accordance with interoperability criteria set by Cisco Systems, Inc. and is compatible with Cisco CallManager 3.0(8) - 3.0(11) MCS and 3.1(1) - 3.1(4b) MCS, Unity 3.0(2) - 4.0, and Personal Assistant 1.3.

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., Portland, Ore and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please visit NetIQ's web site at http://www.netiq.com/ or call (888) 323-6768.

About ComMetrics

ComMetrics is NetIQ's Network Performance Divison Master Distributor in Australia and provides a comprehensive range of premium network testing and monitoring services. This enables any technology company to deploy and maintain network hardware in a cost effective manner. ComMetrics provides a broad range of test capabilities for any LAN, WAN network type, link or topology.

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