November 4, 2004

WebTrends Ranked #1 in Market Suitability and Cited as Leader in JupiterResearch Constellation Report

WebTrends, the web analytics market share leader and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), today announced it was recognized as the Market Suitability leader in JupiterResearch's "Web Analytics: Spending, Staffing and Vendor Selection" report, published on October 27, 2004.


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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 it was recognized as the Market Suitability leader in JupiterResearch's "Web Analytics: Spending, Staffing and Vendor Selection" report, published on October 27, 2004. WebTrends beat out 14 other web analytics vendors to claim the top score in market suitability, which was based on penetration in high-volume/high-visibility accounts, client retention rates, quality and satisfaction of reference accounts, market tenure and presence, reputation and appropriate industry partnerships.

"WebTrends was the original analytics market leader. An organization credited with guiding the web analytics market through its infancy, it continues to drive innovation in the market," the JupiterResearch report states. "In part, because of its extensive customer base and industry-leading international sales and support organization, WebTrends achieved the top score for market suitability."

The report evaluates 14 web analytics vendors based on Market Suitability, Business Value and Breadth of Functionality and plots each company accordingly. The report recommends that web site operators selecting an analytics vendor focus on companies providing medium to high business value and market suitability-which is exactly the "sweet spot" WebTrends occupies on the included vendor constellation.

During the same week, WebTrends received the distinction of being the only vendor dedicated to web analytics to be included in the DM Review 100, a prestigious award recognizing the top 100 providers serving the business intelligence community. Like JupiterResearch, DM Review based its decision on criteria including product quality, customer satisfaction and retention, and market presence. Recognition from JupiterResearch and DM Review comes on the heels of three recent awards in which WebTrends® solutions won Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice Awards from both marketing and IT audiences, making it the most award-winning web analytics solution on the market.

"WebTrends has led the industry since the market's inception, and with our strong current product offering, WebTrends® 7, combined with company attributes such as high customer retention, strong international sales, and global availability of services, we are enjoying our unique leadership position as the top analytics vendor for market suitability," said Greg Drew, general manager of the WebTrends business unit. "As recent analyst reports, awards and product reviews reflect, WebTrends will continue to provide the leadership and innovation to help our clients reach their full potential-both today and into the future."

About WebTrends

As 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 www.webtrends.com.

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: NTIQ) is a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions. In addition to managing Windows-based applications, NetIQ delivers cross-platform solutions that enhance business performance resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments. NetIQ products are sold worldwide, directly and through a network of authorized NetIQ distributors 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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