July 13, 2005

NetIQ Wins W2KNews Target Awards for Intrusion Detection and System/Application Monitoring for Second Year in a Row

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that NetIQ Security Manager™ and NetIQ® AppManager® Suite won W2KNews Target Awards in the Intrusion Detection and System/Application Monitoring categories, respectively.


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that NetIQ Security Manager™ and NetIQ® AppManager® Suite won W2KNews Target Awards in the Intrusion Detection and System/Application Monitoring categories, respectively. NetIQ Security Manager and AppManager are central to 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.

The Target Awards aim to highlight best-of-breed, real-world solutions in multiple categories of systems management tools. The lists of categories and finalists are created by the W2KNews editor-in-chief to reflect real-world solutions. The complete list of winners was announced at Microsoft TechEd and in the June 20, 2005 issue of W2KNews found online at http://www.sunbelt-software.com/targetawards/2005/2005.cfm

"We are pleased that readers of W2KNews once again chose NetIQ Security Manager and AppManager as best-of-breed in their categories," said Matt Dircks, senior vice president of Product Management at NetIQ. "Systems and security management solutions are an essential part of a comprehensive IT strategy that ensures critical services are highly available, secure, and in compliance with industry best practices and regulatory mandates." "The fact that our readers have chosen NetIQ as the best solution in Intrusion Detection and System/Application Monitoring for two years in a row is a testament to the loyalty of NetIQ customers and the strength of their solutions," said Stu Sjouwerman, editor-in-chief of W2KNews.

About NetIQ Security Manager
NetIQ Security Manager is the most comprehensive security incident management solution for today's heterogeneous enterprise environments. By consolidating security data from across the enterprise and utilizing advanced correlation, intrusion protection, powerful visualization, and advanced reporting (including trending and forensics capabilities for log analysis), NetIQ Security Manager enables the identification and response to key security incidents - all through a central security console.

About NetIQ AppManager Suite
AppManager enables IT organizations to meet their service level commitments while maximizing staff efficiency, with extensive monitoring, deep diagnostics, advanced analysis and automation across Windows, Unix and Linux systems and applications. In addition to delivering one of the broadest and deepest management views into the distributed IT infrastructure, AppManager provides a robust architecture that is easy to use, quick to deploy and capable of scaling to thousands of servers.

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.

About W2KNews
With a circulation to over 300,000 email addresses, W2KNews is the world's first and largest online newsletter designed for NT/2000/2003 system administrators and power users who need to keep Windows networks up and running. Every week readers get pragmatic, from-the-trenches news regarding NT/2000/2003 and third party system management tools.

W2KNews is an operating unit of Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of anti-spam and Windows infrastructure management solutions. Sunbelt Software is part of the Sunbelt International Group, which includes Sunbelt Software and Sunbelt System Software in Europe. The Sunbelt System Software group has offices in the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany.

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