May 10, 2004

NetIQ and Idera Form Alliance to Deliver SQL Server Management and Administration Solutions

Exclusive Technology Licensing, Development Partnership, Distribution and Support Agreements Highlight Alliance

Press Release


NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, today announced a strategic alliance highlighted by an exclusive technology licensing, distribution and support agreement. As a NetIQ technology partner, Idera will collaborate with NetIQ in identifying opportunities to further integrate Idera's SQL Server management tools with NetIQ’s systems management products.

Under the agreement which is effective today, Idera will license the source assets of NetIQ® DiagnosticManager for SQL Server and NetIQ® ConfigurationManager for SQL Server, and provide ongoing development, distribution and support, including the development of a release compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Yukon). Idera will also develop and provide updates and new products, expanding the breadth of its management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server.

“Idera's deep expertise in SQL Server management and administration is impressive,” said David Pann, vice president of product management and product marketing for the Systems Management Group at NetIQ. “We are confident that this relationship will provide significant benefit to our mutual customers. In particular, users of DiagnosticManager and ConfigurationManager will benefit from Idera’s focus on SQL Server management and administration as well as the breadth of its solutions for SQL Server.”

“We are very pleased to enter into this alliance with NetIQ,” said Rick Pleczko, president and CEO of Idera. “The addition of DiagnosticManager and ConfigurationManager to our portfolio, our focus on the enterprise and our planned integration with NetIQ’s systems management products enable us to provide a comprehensive solution for DiagnosticManager users, Configuration Manager users and SQL Server database administrators as a whole.”

DiagnosticManager for SQL Server is designed for use by database administrators to monitor the performance and availability of Microsoft SQL Server and to provide faster time-to-recovery from database problems.

ConfigurationManager for SQL Server monitors SQL Server database server hardware, operating system (OS) and SQL Server instance configuration, providing automated change notification and comprehensive change reporting.

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for managing and administering the world’s fastest growing database management system – Microsoft SQL Server. Battle-proven and engineered for the enterprise Idera’s solutions include: Web-based Administration, Job Management, Performance and Availability Management and Data Migration and Transformation. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera’s products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. For more information, please visit or call 877.464.3372.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. Historically focused on managing Windows-based applications, 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; Portland, Ore; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash. and Galway, Ireland. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at or call (888) 323-6768.

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