April 15, 2004

NetIQ Wins MSD2D.com People's Choice Award

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP Singled Out by Readers as Best in E-mail Content Security

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that NetIQ® MailMarshal™ SMTP won the MSD2D.com People’s Choice Award in the Email Content Security category.

The MSD2D.com 3rd Annual People’s Choice Awards recognize the best products and companies in the security industry. Readers vote on products in more than 40 categories to determine the winners. The full list of winners can be found online at http://www.msd2d.com/PeoplesChoice_Winners2004.aspx?section=server.

"It’s gratifying that readers of MSD2D.com recognize that a comprehensive approach to content security goes beyond simple spam management,” said Matt Dircks, vice president of Security Management and Administration Products at NetIQ. “MailMarshal solution’s policy driven approach to content security enables organizations to block harmful content and ensure compliance with e-mail security and privacy policies such as HIPAA."

About MailMarshal SMTP

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is a fast, easy-to-use e-mail filtering solution that ensures a safe and productive working environment by enforcing organizational Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and protecting against spam and viruses. The product boasts a 97 percent spam detection rate with less than 0.1% false positives, all while performing up to four-times faster than the competition. Suspect e-mail messages are deleted, quarantined or simply monitored based on the needs of the organization. Administrators can generate meaningful reports depicting e-mail usage and security concerns while the company receives a significant return on investment (ROI) as workplace productivity increases, corporate assets are protected and the potential for corporate liability is diminished.

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.; Galway, Ireland and Auckland, New Zealand. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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