April 19, 2005

NetIQ and FullArmor Deliver End-to-End Automation for Managing Desktop Policies

Integration of Leading Group Policy Administration Products Reduces Cost and Complexity of Enforcing Desktop Standards

Press Release


Today, at the Microsoft Management Summit, FullArmor Corp., the leader in enterprise policy management, and NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, announced that they have expanded their relationship to provide end-to-end automation for managing desktop policies. As part of the extended strategic partnership, FullArmor announced the availability of the IntelliPolicy Connector, which connects FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients to NetIQ Group Policy Administrator v4.6. In addition, NetIQ will market and resell FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients as part of NetIQ's Group Policy Suite, which also includes NetIQ Group Policy Administrator and NetIQ Group Policy Guardian.

The integration of IntelliPolicy for Clients with NetIQ's Group Policy Suite will enable enterprises to:

  • Leverage existing Active Directory and Group Policy investments to provide comprehensive desktop management
  • Increase internal security controls and ensure compliance with both corporate and legal policies
  • Manage the extended capability of Group Policy through proven change management processes

"By teaming up with FullArmor and offering this new end-to-end solution, we are able to provide customers with the most comprehensive solution on the market to manage Group Policy settings," said Jim McGrath, senior director of Security Management and Administration Products at NetIQ. "Together, NetIQ Group Policy Administrator and IntelliPolicy for Clients address two of the most common concerns facing today's IT departments: regulatory compliance and the standardization of corporate policies across the Active Directory environment."

"We are pleased to extend our strategic partnership with NetIQ and to provide customers with a complete solution for managing the life cycle of Group Policy," said Robert Almond, chief operating officer for FullArmor Corp. "Our long-standing alliance with NetIQ provides customers the confidence of knowing that the integration of our products and support will be seamless."

Pricing and availability

NetIQ's Group Policy Suite will be available within the next 30 days and pricing starts at $20 per user. The IntelliPolicy Connector is available now with FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients. Pricing for IntelliPolicy for Clients starts at $7 per managed machine.

About NetIQ Group Policy Suite

With NetIQ's Group Policy Suite customers can automate and centralize the creation, enforcement, monitoring, management and auditing of Group Policy settings. NetIQ's Group Policy Suite integrates NetIQ Group Policy Administrator, the industry's leading solution for planning, managing, troubleshooting and reporting on Group Policy settings, with FullArmor IntelliPolicy for Clients, which provides centralized desktop management. Also part of the Suite, NetIQ Group Policy Guardian automates and simplifies the change management process to Active Directory Group Policy Objects by reporting what changes were made and by whom. The combined solution reduces administration costs while increasing security.

About FullArmor

FullArmor Corporation is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner focused on extending the capabilities of Microsoft Group Policy and Active Directory infrastructures. The company develops software that helps organizations manage their IT environment more securely and effectively while leveraging their investments in Group Policy and Active Directory. More than 5 million users and 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on technology developed by FullArmor. For more information visit us on the web at www.fullarmor.com or call 800.653.1783.

About NetIQ

NetIQ (Nasdaq: NTIQ) is a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions that empower IT with the knowledge to assure service. NetIQ offers integrated, modular products that give users the ability to ensure operational integrity, better manage services and risk, and ensure policy compliance. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices and development facilities in 16 countries worldwide, NetIQ employs 1,200 people and has more than 3,000 enterprise customers. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.netiq.com or call (888) 323-6768.

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