January 7, 2004

NetIQ Promotes Marc Andrews to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Systems and Security Management Business

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the promotion of Marc Andrews to senior vice president and general manager of the Systems and Security Management business unit.


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced the promotion of Marc Andrews to senior vice president and general manager of the Systems and Security Management business unit. Andrews, who has been with NetIQ since 2002 and successfully led the company's expansion throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will report directly to Chuck Boesenberg, NetIQ chief executive officer and chairman.

As senior vice president and general manager, Andrews will oversee product strategy and development, marketing, support and services for NetIQ's Systems and Security business line. Andrews has more than 15 years' experience in the information technology industry, specifically focused on enterprise software, distributed systems management and networking. He previously held executive and managerial positions at BMC Software, Computer 2000 and Novell Inc. While at BMC, Andrews held the dual positions of vice president of Enterprise Systems Management and vice president of Marketing for the EMEA region, where he was responsible for defining, building and executing the overall go-to-market strategies for the company's systems management products.

"As vice president of EMEA at NetIQ, Marc has played a key role in our ability to increase international revenue from 27 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2003 to 39 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2004," Boesenberg said. "He shows superior insight into evolving market demands and an ability to understand customer needs. I am pleased to have Marc bring his proven capabilities to bear on a global level."

NetIQ also announced today that Rick Schell, who had guided operations of the Systems and Security Management products, will now assume a part-time role as executive vice president of Products, reporting to Boesenberg. As EVP of Products, Schell will provide guidance on NetIQ's next-generation technology vision and roadmap and work closely with the management, product and sales teams to coordinate the solutions and customer value that NetIQ will offer in the years ahead.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (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; Portland, Ore; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; Galway, Ireland and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.netiq.com or call 1-888-323-6768.

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