September 7, 2004

WebTrends 7 Wins PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award

WebTrends, the web analytics market share leader and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), today announced that its WebTrends® 7 Enterprise solution received the Editors' Choice award from PC Magazine.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.

WebTrends, the web analytics market share leader and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), today announced that its WebTrends® 7 Enterprise solution received the Editors' Choice award from PC Magazine. In a product review to be published in PC Magazine's September 21st issue, WebTrends 7 received a perfect score, making it the only web analytics solution to receive both a 5 out of 5 star rating and the magazine's coveted Editors' Choice award. The review can be found online now at,1759,1631831,00.asp.

According to its web site, "PC Magazine defines technology for e-business and is the only magazine with in-depth reviews and accurate, repeatable testing from PC Magazine Labs placed in the unique context of today's business technology landscape."

August 5, 2004
WebTrends 7 Enterprise

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The review describes WebTrends 7 as "sophisticated yet easy-to-use Web-traffic analysis" and further cites that "reports will appeal to everyone in your organization, from the developer to the CEO." Editors also noted that the unique ability to offer WebTrends as a hosted service or installed software, in addition to its broad product line, make web analytics accessible to a wider range of businesses.

Additional reasons PC Magazine cited for selecting WebTrends 7 include:

  • "WebTrends 7 makes intelligent use of a series of highly visual and intuitive Web analysis reports, with immediate payoffs for site managers."
  • Tight integration with Microsoft Excel - citing the ability to "obtain a gross-margin analysis and determine how much profit you make from each sale."
  • WebTrends SmartView feature is "a very easy and intuitive way to determine the effectiveness of link placement, how it influences the navigation path, and the average amount of time each user spends on a page."

"Our core goal with WebTrends 7 was to make the solution broadly accessible to a wide range of business users, making it easier, simpler and faster than before," said Greg Drew, senior vice president and general manager of the WebTrends business unit of NetIQ. "We're pleased to be recognized for our accomplishments and our unique leadership position in the marketplace." About WebTrendsAs the worldwide leader and trusted standard for web analytics, WebTrends delivers award-winning solutions that help marketing executives improve their return on investment. From campaign performance and search engine marketing to web site conversion and customer retention, WebTrends provides marketers a complete solution to accelerate their web results. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune and Global 500 companies, rely on WebTrends everyday to measure and optimize their results. Offering both an On Demand service and software solutions, WebTrends uniquely provides customers with complete choice and control to ensure the solution can adapt with their dynamic business needs. WebTrends is a business unit of NetIQ Corporation. For more information, visit About NetIQNetIQ 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 or call (888) 323-6768.

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