August 1, 2005

SEI Investments Deploys NetIQ AppManager ResponseTime for Web

Solution monitors Web availability and performance, allowing customers to manage and track investments at any time

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that SEI Investments (Nasdaq: SEIC), a leading provider of asset management and investment technology solutions, has chosen the NetIQ® AppManager® ResponseTime for Web module to monitor critical Web applications.

"At SEI, we help corporations, financial institutions; financial advisors and families create and manage wealth. We currently have hundreds of institutional clients who use SEI-hosted Web sites to manage and track investments and related transactions. Our company needed a process through which we could verify that the Web sites we host for our clients are functioning properly," said Walter Marshall, product specialist at SEI. "By using the NetIQ AppManager ResponseTime for Web module along with the AppManager Suite, we can now better supervise the functionality of those Web sites and backend databases."

Monitor Web Site Availability and Performance

With multiple Web offerings for more than 450 servers, it was essential that SEI have one management solution perform a wide variety of functions for all of the applicable Web sites and corresponding infrastructure. With AppManager ResponseTime for Web and the AppManager Suite, SEI can determine if clients' Web sites and backend databases are up and running, in part, by recording sample transactions exactly as a client would. SEI then uses AppManager to play back the transaction to monitor for availability and performance issues. As SEI offers various products to its different clients and each Web site product is coded with unique page setups, offerings and pop-ups, the ability of AppManager to easily handle dynamic Web sites is extremely important.

"The AppManager ResponseTime for Web module is a natural product extension for AppManager Suite for assuring performance and availability of key infrastructures," stated Matt Dircks, senior vice president of Product Management at NetIQ. "For a customer like SEI, using AppManager to manage Web and database servers from the datacenter perspective and response time of Web sites from the end user perspective gives them a complete picture of the levels of service they are providing to their clients."

Rich Feature Set and Functionality

The NetIQ AppManager ResponseTime for Web module provides an industry-leading solution for managing the performance and availability of simple Web pages or complete business scenarios on any critical Web site-including intranet and externally hosted e-business sites. This module is designed to help organizations determine the root cause of performance problems to Web applications, thereby saving valuable time and resources. It enables IT administrators to quickly determine if the network is responsible for performance issues, monitors end-to-end application performance and automatically forwards data to network monitoring tools, using AppManager connectors.

About SEI

SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of asset management and investment technology solutions. The company's innovative solutions help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth. As of the period ending June 30, 2005, through the subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI administers $312.0 billion in mutual fund and pooled assets, manages $130.7 billion in assets, and operates 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information, visit

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 or call (888) 323-6768.

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