December 21, 2004

NetIQ and Norman Announce Antivirus Technology, Distribution Agreement

Norman Antivirus Solution to Enhance NetIQ’s Suite of Content Security Products

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Norman ASA, a Norwegian-based data security company specializing in antivirus and Internet security technologies, announced today a technology and distribution agreement.

Under the agreement, NetIQ will include Norman's proactive antivirus solution into a future version of NetIQ's suite of Content Security products, which includes NetIQ MailMarshal™ SMTP, NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange and NetIQ WebMarshal™. By incorporating Norman Virus Control with NetIQ's suite of Content Security products, customers will be able to guard against viruses and malicious software, along with other unwanted email, from entering their organization at the gateway with an integrated solution. Norman was selected by NetIQ due to Norman Sandbox, its innovative zero day attack technology, and its proven track record for consistently detecting, blocking and removing new viruses as they are discovered.

"Norman's award-winning antivirus technology makes the company's product a perfect complement to NetIQ's suite of Content Security products," said Urvish Vashi, senior product manager at NetIQ. "Our agreement with Norman will expand our commitment to our customers to provide a complete security solution that will tackle today's toughest security issues."

"Attacks on the enterprise are constantly changing and evolving particularly when it comes to e-mail," said Henning Hansen, president and CEO at Norman. "The combined NetIQ-Norman solution helps companies block attacks at the perimeter today and protect their businesses for the future."

About NetIQ's suite of Content Security products

NetIQ's suite of Content Security products (NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP, NetIQ MailMarshal for Exchange and NetIQ WebMarshal) deliver a complete email and Web security solution for Internet risks. NetIQ's suite of Content Security products intuitively filter out common email security threats such as spam, viruses and malicious code. These products offer a high degree of versatility and flexibility, and offer easy customization to ensure a seamless fit with customers' unique policy requirements. In addition, the products enable customers to manage confidential information, minimize legal liability exposure and reduce Internet misuse.

NetIQ's suite of Content Security products is part of NetIQ's Security Management offering, which also includes incident management, security policy management and vulnerability management.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. In addition to managing Windows-based applications, NetIQ delivers cross-platform solutions that enhance business performance resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments. NetIQ products are sold worldwide, directly and through a network of authorized NetIQ distributors 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.

About Norman

Norman is one of the world's leading providers of virus protection tools. Through its Norman SandBox technology, Norman leads the way with regard to proactive antivirus solutions. While focusing on its antivirus technology, the company has formed alliances which enable Norman to supply a complete range of data security services.

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