November 10, 2003

WebTrends Reporting Center Wins Technology Innovator Award from VARBusiness Magazine

Flagship Web Analytics Solution from NetIQ selected out of 400 entries

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, has been recognized by VARBusiness magazine for outstanding achievement in technology innovation. NetIQ’s WebTrends Reporting Center solution was selected as the “Choice” in the Web Services category of the VARBusiness Tech Innovators award competition.

VARBusiness magazine, which covers the business of technology integration, honored NetIQ at an awards event held on Oct. 27, 2003, in Scottsdale, Ariz. WebTrends Reporting Center was among more than 400 entries submitted by nearly 250 companies in eight technology categories. A combination of VARBusiness editors and judges from the top solution-provider businesses across the country judged the entries on a variety of metrics, including newness, potential suitability for VARs and overall coolness.

"Innovations like those we've seen from NetIQ demonstrate the vibrancy and vitality of the technology industry,” says VARBusiness Editorial Director Robert C. DeMarzo. “They represent breakthroughs for our solution-provider readers."

WebTrends Reporting Center delivers actionable insight into Web visitor behavior to effectively acquire, convert and retain visitors for the lowest cost. WebTrends Reporting Center 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 more effectively retain visitors and customers. WebTrends Reporting Center is the software solution of WebTrends Reporting Series, which is also available as a hosted ASP service called WebTrends Reporting Service.

"We are honored that the VAR community selected WebTrends Reporting Center out of hundreds of solutions for the Technology Innovators award,” said Greg Drew, senior vice president and general manager of the Web Analytics Business Unit at NetIQ. “Our partners feel confident selling WebTrends Reporting Center, our flagship Web analytics solution, as it provides the insight to help businesses make smarter decisions that will measurably improve ROI. In addition, NetIQ has the expertise and resources to ensure that our VAR partners succeed in delivering complete solutions for their customers."

The company will be recognized in the VARBusiness December 15 “State of Technology” issue, which will include profiles, features and in-depth explanations of the technologies and products.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 16 years, VARBusiness’ strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for Solution Providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine’s Web site at

About WebTrends Solutions

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 for accurate and actionable insight into Web site activity and Web visitor behavior. WebTrends solutions uniquely provide both licensed software and a hosted ASP offering as well as multiple levels of insight to seamlessly accommodate increasing customer requirements.

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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