July 18, 2005

NetIQ AppManager Suite Wins Most Valuable Product Award from Redmond Magazine

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that NetIQ® AppManager® Suite has been awarded Redmond magazine's Most Valuable Product award.


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that NetIQ® AppManager® Suite has been awarded Redmond magazine's Most Valuable Product award. The AppManager product received an overall product rating score of 9.4 on a scale of 10, with 10 being "exceptional." AppManager is a key component of NetIQ's Knowledge-Based Service Assurance strategy, which provides customers with systems and security management solutions that empower IT organizations with the knowledge to assure service.

"We award the Redmond Most Valuable Product (MVP) designation to products that earn a review rating of 9.0 or higher," said Lafe Low, the executive editor of Reviews at Redmond Magazine. "Products that have earned MVP status have had to score consistently high in all areas - documentation, installation, features, performance - it's a tall order. Congratulations to NetIQ for their MVP award for AppManager. Our reviewer clearly saw consistent value and performance across all of those categories."

"We are very pleased that the first-class technologists at Redmond magazine have confirmed the tremendous value that AppManager Suite provides to organizations looking at better aligning IT operations with critical business services," said Matt Dircks, senior vice president of Product Management at NetIQ. "Recognition based upon real-world evaluations is further validation of the significant power and value that have always been the hallmark of the AppManager Suite."

The product review can be found in the July 2005 issue of Redmond magazine or online at http://redmondmag.com/reviews/article.asp?EditorialsID=510

About Redmond magazine
Originally founded in 1995 as Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine, the magazine was re-launched as Redmond in October 2004 to reflect an evolution and increasing level of responsibility among the readership. Redmond magazine provides cutting-edge product, business and how-to information to network professionals, IT managers and IT directors focusing on the Microsoft Windows platform. For more information, visit http://redmondmag.com.

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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