October 26, 2004

NetIQ Awarded Patent for Distributed Windows Administration Technology

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, has been granted Patent No. 6,792,462 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.SAN JOSE, Calif.


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, has been granted Patent No. 6,792,462 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent relates to distributed-delegation technology found in NetIQ’s award-winning Directory and Resource Administrator™ and Exchange Administrator™ products. More than 1,200 companies today manage some 12 million user accounts with Directory and Resource Administrator and Exchange Administrator.

The patent describes the products’ unique ability to provide flexible and dynamic delegation of Windows user, group, and resource-management tasks using a combination of rules and roles. Using business views of the Windows environment, delegated administrators can be restricted to managing within their realms of responsibility.

“The ability to delegate administrative duties to IT staff, the help desk, business owners, or even to end users is one of the primary benefits that Directory and Resource Administrator and Exchange Administrator offer to our customers. This functionality saves customers both time and money while providing secure access to objects in the Active Directory,” said Matt Dircks, vice president of Security and Administration Products at NetIQ. “This patent is a testament to the fact that NetIQ continues to produce innovative technology that helps to make our customers’ jobs easier.”

About NetIQ’s Directory and Resource Administrator and Exchange Administrator

Directory and Resource Administrator provides advanced delegation and robust, policy-based administration capabilities that dramatically reduce ongoing workload and costs while enhancing the security of Microsoft Windows environments.

Exchange Administrator is a powerful add-on to NetIQ's Directory and Resource Administrator, which provides single-point, policy-based administration for Exchange mailbox management across the enterprise.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (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 www.netiq.com or call 1-888-323-6768.

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