May 13, 2003

WebTrends Reporting Center by NetIQ Wins 2003 Codie Award for Best eCommerce Solution

WebTrends Recognized by Industry Peers as a Superior Web Analytics Solution

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced its WebTrendsâ Reporting Center won the prestigious 2003 Codie Award for Best eCommerce Solution by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). WebTrends Reporting Center is the industry-leading software product within WebTrendsâ Reporting Series, which delivers the same insight and functionality as both software and an outsourced service.

The 2003 Codie Awards showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services. The 18th Annual Codie Awards remain the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in the industry. The Codie Awards are the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to vie for the praise of their peers and other industry leaders.

"This 18th Annual Codie Awards continues our tradition of celebrating the best of the best in the software and information industry," said Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. "SIIA congratulates NetIQ on its 2003 Codie Awards win. Winning this award confirms that WebTrends is a leader in the eCommerce market."

WebTrends Reporting Series delivers actionable insight into Web visitor behavior, to effectively acquire, convert and retain visitors for the lowest cost. WebTrends Reporting Series includes custom dashboards, allowing business users to focus on their most relevant information in a single view, and Segmentation Analysis, offering the ability to segment their most valuable visitors to encourage repeat business and determine the most effective ways to retain visitors and customers.

"NetIQ is pleased to have won a Codie Award, particularly because it is the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry," said Jeff Seacrist, WebTrends group product manager for NetIQ Corporation. "We are honored that our customers continue to select WebTrends as their preferred Web analytics solution, and that industry leaders recognize our commitment to providing superior Web analytics solutions."

This is the second time NetIQ has been honored with a Codie Award. WebTrends® Firewall Suite was presented the award for Best Security Solution in 2002.

For more information about the 2003 Codie Awards, please visit

About WebTrends

As the market leader for Web analytics, WebTrends solutions from NetIQ provide timely answers enabling customers to improve their return on investment from Web-based initiatives. More than half of the Fortune and Global 500 companies rely on WebTrends solutions for accurate and actionable insight into Web site activity and Web visitor behavior. WebTrends solutions offer multiple levels of insight to seamlessly accommodate increasing customer requirements, and it currently is the only line of Web analytics products that offers the choice of licensed software or outsourced services.

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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