May 16, 2005

NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center Wins Well-Connected Award from Network Computing Magazine

At NetConnect™ 2005, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that its VigilEnt™ Policy Center is the winner of the CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Award in the Policy Management Systems category.


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ORLANDO, Fla.

At NetConnect™ 2005, NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that its VigilEnt™ Policy Center is the winner of the CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Award in the Policy Management Systems category. In awarding VigilEnt Policy Center, the editors noted that the product was “the most mature, full-featured policy-management application tested this year,” and went on to say that the product “shines in creating and managing policy documents and quizzes, and overcomes less advanced archiving and rich-content features.”

The Well-Connected Awards honor the year’s outstanding technology products and services. They represent the best products and services the technology industry has to offer in networking. The winners are chosen by Network Computing technology editors from products that have been tested and evaluated in their labs. The complete list of winners can be found online at http://www.nwc.com/showitem.jhtml;jsessionid=00XJBCQPPLJKEQSNDBGCKH0CJUMEKJVN?docid=1608wcasec1

“The Well-Connected Awards are the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world product testing and evaluation,” said Fritz Nelson, vice president and group publisher of the Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group. “These awards take the pulse of the technology industry and reflect the best of what IT has to offer. This is an important distinction from any other award program - the products selected in the Well-Connected Awards are unique because they have been graded with the same criteria IT professionals use to make purchasing decisions - truly the most outstanding products and services available.”

“Recognition based on real-world evaluation gives customers a true feel for the quality of a product,” said Michael Steinmetz, senior director of Professional Services and Field Support at NetIQ. “We are so pleased that the first-class technologists at Network Computing realized the tremendous value that NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center offers customers who are creating and rolling out policies in their organizations.”

NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center received the Tester’s Choice award in a comparative review of Policy Management solutions in the July 21, 2004 issue of Network Computing Magazine, which qualified the product for the Well-Connected Awards. The article can be found online here http://www.nwc.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22104080&pgno=1

About NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center

NetIQ’s VigilEnt Policy Center automates policy management best practices by enabling customers to create security policies, distribute them online, educate employees and track and report compliance. This web-based solution addresses the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and many other policy compliance and awareness concerns including HIPAA, GLBA, CFR 21 Part 11, and VISA PCI by utilizing libraries containing over 5,000 policy statements based on ISO17799, ITIL Services, and CobiT frameworks.

About Network Computing

For IT, By IT, Network Computing (http://www.networkcomputing.com), published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions. In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions that empower IT with the knowledge and ability to assure IT service. NetIQ's Knowledge-Based Service Assurance strategy embeds knowledge and best practices to ensure operational integrity, better manage service levels and risk and ensure policy compliance. Our modular, best-of-breed solutions for Performance & Availability Management, Security Management, Configuration & Vulnerability Management, and Operational Change Control integrate through an open, service-oriented architecture allowing for common reporting, analytics and dashboards. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., NetIQ has offices and development facilities in 16 countries worldwide. For more information about NetIQ, visit www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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