February 8, 2005

NetIQ and REALTECH announce advance SAP Management with NetIQ AppManager

AppManager Users Can Now Deeply Manage SAP Availability, Performance, Error detection, and Service Levels using theGuard!

Press Release


REALTECH, a leading provider for SAP Application-, System- and Network Management and NetIQ (San Jose, Calif.), today announced that REALTECH has developed the "theGuard! Module for SAP" and will deliver this product and related professional services to NetIQ customers who want to extend the strong management capabilities of NetIQ's AppManager® Suite to their SAP applications.

A core element of the integration is a central server that can store comprehensive information for an enterprise landscape of multiple SAP applications in a single location. The REALTECH theGuard! Solution is seamlessly integrated into the AppManager Suite, so that AppManager users will be able to view and manage SAP availability, performance, error detection, and service levels from the same AppManager console that they use to manage other systems and applications in their enviornment. The REALTECH theGuard! Solution is available today and supports a variety of operating and database platforms.

Rudolf Caspary, CTO of REALTECH: "Our joint customers will benefit from REALTECH's well-known experience of managing SAP and the richness of information provided by theGuard!. We believe that they will also be pleased with the deep level of integration we have reached for SAP management within AppManager".

"REALTECH is a market leader in SAP monitoring and we are delighted that they have developed a robust solution for managing SAP with our AppManager Suite. We recommend that customers who need great depth and breadth for managing SAP to evaluate this new offering from REALTECH," said Matt Dircks, vice president and general manager of System & Security Management Products at NetIQ.


REALTECH AG is an international player, offering powerful, SAP-related solutions that help companies to improve the manageability, reliability and performance of their IT landscapes and data centers. REALTECH's Technology Consulting Busi-ness Line focuses on IT optimization/harmonization and Web technolo-gies/innovations. It advises customers on how to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while meeting the increasing demands on their IT environments. The core product of REALTECH's Software Business Line is theGuard! System Management Suite. This portfolio of systems and network management tools helps companies with medium to large IT infrastructures to ensure high availability for their SAP systems, databases, operating systems and networks. Founded in 1994 in Walldorf, Germany, REALTECH has been listed on the German stock exchange since 1999 (Prime Standard, ISIN: DE0007008906, ticker symbol: RTC). More than 1,500 enterprises worldwide have opted for REALTECH's cross-industry IT solutions. Today, REALTECH has four offices in Germany, as well as subsidiaries in Europe, the Asia/Pacific region, and North and South America. In fiscal 2003, the group posted revenues of 55.3 million euros, and employed a workforce of 595 worldwide on the day of 31st of December 2003.

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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