February 1, 2005

WebTrends Achieves Highest Quarterly Bookings in Last Four Years

Accelerated growth in enterprise sales and record software maintenance renewal bookings demonstrate expanding customer commitment to WebTrends 7


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif.

WebTrends, the web analytics market share leader and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), today announced that in FY Q2 2005 it achieved the highest quarterly bookings for WebTrends® web analytics solutions in the last four years. As in recent quarters, customers selecting the Enterprise editions of WebTrends® 7 On Demand and WebTrends 7 software fueled most of the growth, including leading organizations such as Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, McAfee, PFSWeb, Priceline.com and TD Canada Trust.

WebTrends also experienced record software maintenance renewals during FY Q2 2005, demonstrating strong endorsement from, and retention of, existing customers ranging from government agencies to retailers.

In addition to its strong sales in North America, WebTrends' international business also continues to rapidly expand, adding more enterprise-class European customers in FY Q2 2005 such as Credit Lyonnais, Media Saturn, MG Rover, Sunrise, Telecom Italia and Virgin Atlantic.

"The milestone performance we achieved last quarter speaks to customers' recognition of the industry-leading flexibility, ease-of-use and comprehensive analytics that WebTrends 7 offers," said Greg Drew, general manager of the WebTrends business unit. "We are committed to empowering our customers to improve and accelerate their business results by providing solutions and services that help business users leverage web analytics both across their organizations, and across their multiple web initiatives."

Most Award-Winning Solution

WebTrends 7 continues to outpace the market in product awards and accolades, winning four awards over the past four months and achieving leadership recognition from a top independent industry analyst firm.

  • Finalist for Codie Awards Best eCommerce Solution: On January 19, 2005 WebTrends 7 On Demand was chosen as a finalist for Best eCommerce Solution in the Software & Information Industry Association's 20th Annual Codie Awards. Winners will be announced May 25 at the Codie Awards Gala. "The 20th annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards finalist is a significant achievement."
  • Most Suitable Product on the Market: WebTrends was recognized as the vendor with the highest rating in Market Suitability, in a report published by independent industry analyst firm, JupiterResearch, on October 27, 2004. The criteria was based on penetration in high-volume/high-visibility accounts, client retention rates, quality and satisfaction of reference accounts, market tenure and presence, reputation and appropriate industry partnerships.
  • Top Business Intelligence Vendor by DM Review: On October 29, 2004 WebTrends was named to the DM Review 100, a prestigious award recognizing the top 100 vendors serving the business intelligence community, for the third consecutive year. WebTrends is the only organization dedicated to web analytics to be included in the DM Review 100.
  • WebTrends 7 Small Business edition wins Best Web Analytics Product of the Year: On January 25, 2005 readers of SmallBusinessComputing.com recognized WebTrends 7 Small Business edition as Best Web Analytics Product of the Year for the publication's 2005 Excellence in Technology Awards.

About WebTrends

As the worldwide leader and trusted standard for web analytics, WebTrends delivers award-winning solutions that help marketing executives improve their return on investment. From campaign performance and search engine marketing to web site conversion and customer retention, WebTrends provides marketers a complete solution to accelerate their web results. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune and Global 500 companies, rely on WebTrends every day to measure and optimize their results. Offering both an On Demand service and software solutions, WebTrends uniquely provides customers with complete choice and control to ensure the solution can adapt with their dynamic business needs. WebTrends is a business unit of NetIQ Corporation. For more information, visit www.webtrends.com.

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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