June 4, 2004

NetIQ Security Manager Wins 2004 SC Magazine Global Award

NetIQ Takes Home Top Honors in Security Management Category

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ Security Manager™ is the winner of a SC Magazine Global Award in the Security Management category. As part of NetIQ’s Security Management Suite, NetIQ Security Manager employs a holistic, proactive incident management approach to mitigating risk across the entire infrastructure while leveraging existing investments in operating systems, databases, web servers and security point products.

With over 900 nominations in the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004 and over 300 individual companies participating, this is the world’s leading awards program for the information security industry. Recognizing achievement and technical excellence across 32 different product and service categories, the SC Awards is a truly global program with participation from developers and users around the world.

“To be recognized by the SC Magazine readership – the security practitioners and managers - is a true testament to the value NetIQ provides to this community,” said Matt Dircks, vice president of Security Management Products at NetIQ.

The complete list of winners can be found online at http://www.scawards.com/winners/2004.asp

About NetIQ Security Manager

NetIQ Security Manager is the only product currently on the market that provides a closed-loop approach to incident management by uniting intrusion protection, event management and correlation, as well as log archival and analysis capabilities, into a single, integrated solution. NetIQ Security Manager includes a powerful set of capabilities that enables organizations to detect and protect themselves from intrusions, centralize events from many different security point products and correlate all this information to identify blended threats and reduce noise, while integrating real-time incident response with long-term forensics and trending across all areas of the IT infrastructure. In addition, NetIQ Security Manager continues to combine an out-of-the-box Knowledge Base with the ability to create and track organization-specific security knowledge, thus improving overall security knowledge in the organization.

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 www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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