September 15, 2004

WebTrends Wins Third Industry Award in Under Two Months

WebTrends On Demand Named Best Site Analysis Service by Readers of Windows IT Pro


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

WebTrends, the web analytics market share leader and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), today announced its WebTrends® On Demand was named the Best Site Analysis Service by the third annual Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards. Today's news marks the third award that WebTrends has won in under two months from both Marketing and IT audiences, demonstrating the strength and breadth of its product leadership and innovation. WebTrends solutions also recently won the ClickZ Marketing Excellence Award for Best Enterprise Analytics Solution and a perfect 5 out of 5 star product review and Editors' Choice Award from PC Magazine.

For the Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards, readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 16 broad technology categories. More than 2000 readers chose the best among more than 700 products and services.

"The fact that WebTrends has received three awards from customers and experts in just two months is validation that our focus on making web analytics easier and smarter is paying off," said Greg Drew, senior vice president and general manager of the WebTrends business unit of NetIQ. "But we aren't resting on our laurels, as we are committed to continual investment in delivering not only the easiest and smartest, but also the most secure and reliable solutions in the marketplace."

With more enterprise-class customers than any other hosted web analytics service, WebTrends On Demand delivers intuitive answers that improve business results with the convenience of a hosted service. Combining unmatched depth of analysis and customization with an easy to implement, real-time solution, WebTrends On Demand delivers a complete view of results for all web initiatives.

"Recognition from peers in the industry is an honor and is the ultimate 'seal of approval' for the products that won," said Kim Paulsen, Group Publisher, Windows IT Pro. "The third-annual Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards were started as a way for readers to choose and recommend the best technology products in the industry. The awards program gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions and for leading technology companies to receive the recognition they deserve."

About Windows IT Pro

First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field. Since its inception it has grown into an information network that includes the magazine, three print newsletters, 14 direct-request email newsletters, Web sites and in-person events such as Web seminars, road shows, trade shows and conferences. The magazine has a paid subscription base of 100,000; more than two million IT professionals are reached through the Windows IT Pro Web site every month. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries.

About Penton Media

Penton Media (www.penton.com) is a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to the following industries: business technology/enterprise IT; aviation; design/engineering; electronics; food/retail; government/compliance; leisure/hospitality; manufacturing; mechanical systems/construction; health/nutrition and natural and organic products; and supply chain. Founded in 1892, Penton produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences and online media, and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide. For more information visit www.winnetmag.com/pressroom/ and www.penton.com.

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

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