September 13, 2004

NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center Wins Tester’s Choice Award from Secure Enterprise Magazine

NetIQ Wins Review for Industry-Leading Policy Creation, Publishing Functionality


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, today announced that VigilEnt™ Policy Center has been honored with the Tester’s Choice award from Secure Enterprise Magazine citing it has the “best features for creating, maintaining and publishing policy documents.” NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center automates policy management best practices by enabling users to create security policies, distribute them online, educate employees and track and report compliance.

In a comparative product review in Secure Enterprise Magazine, VigilEnt Policy Center was reviewed against two other policy manager products and was described as “the most mature, full-featured application in this roundup.” VigilEnt Policy Center scored 4.28 out of 5 points and beat out in the competition in features, reporting and quizzes and received a perfect score of 5 in pricing. The review can be found in the July/August print edition of Secure Enterprise Magazine or online at http://www.nwc.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22104080&pgno=1

“Most companies are faced with either legal or industry compliance standards, such as GLBA, HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley, which place an emphasis on corporate policy, awareness training and technical compliance,” said Kelly Trammell, managing director of NetIQ Global Services. “Now part of NetIQ Global Services offerings, VigilEnt Policy Center helps companies comply with regulations by simplifying policy development, implementation, training and reporting. We are pleased that VigilEnt Policy Center has been named a Tester’s Choice by Secure Enterprise Magazine after being tested in real world conditions against the competition.”

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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