June 9, 2005

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP Awarded VARBusiness Magazine's Midmarket ‘Product of the Year’

-NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that NetIQ® MailMarshal™ SMTP was named a midmarket "Product of the Year" by CMP Media's VARBusiness Magazine. NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is featured and profiled in the special


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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® MailMarshal™ SMTP was named a midmarket "Product of the Year" by CMP Media's VARBusiness Magazine. NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is featured and profiled in the special May 2 VARBusiness "State of the Midmarket" issue found online at http://www.varbusiness.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=161601604

NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is an enterprise scalable, fully integrated and managed e-mail content security solution for Spam detection and virus/threat protection. It also provides features that assist a company to enforce acceptable use or compliance-related policies in their messaging environment.

VARBusiness, a biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators, solicited input from information-technology (IT) vendors and solution providers to determine which products and services were best for midmarket customers - companies with between 100 and 999 employees. Entries were considered and reviewed by VARBusiness editors who selected only 100 of the more than 400 nominated products.

"Our readers tell us that the middle market is one of the fastest-growing IT categories today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, publisher of VARBusiness. "NetIQ MailMarshal SMTP is a product that best meets that segment's needs."

"It is an honor to be recognized by the editors at a publication such as VARBusiness, as it is a publication that is valued by the reseller channel," said Michael Ragusa, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at NetIQ. "NetIQ strives to provide customers of different sizes with integrated, best-of-breed Systems and Security Management solutions that ease their pain and also offer the most bang for their buck."

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the solution-provider community. VARBusiness provides unique strategic business and technology insight for solution providers through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available on the magazine's Web site at www.varbusiness.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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