March 14, 2005

WebTrends Continues Reign as Market Share Leader for Web Analytics

Market Share Report from Leading Analyst Firm Establishes WebTrends #1 Ranking Based on Total Revenue for On Demand and License-Based Software Solutions


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SAN JOSE, Calif.

According to an IDC report released last week, WebTrends, the leading provider of on-demand and software web analytics solutions and a business unit of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), continues to lead the web analytics market by revenue. The report titled, "Worldwide Web Analytics Software Applications Forecast and Analysis, 2004-2008: 2004 Shares and Current Outlook," (IDC # 32917) ranks WebTrends #1 in worldwide web analytics market share by a wide margin.

WebTrends' strong market leadership position is a result of having large enterprise customer bases across both its software and On Demand web analytics solutions. Last quarter WebTrends achieved its highest quarterly bookings in the last four years and experienced record software maintenance renewals, building off of strong growth in Q1 FY 2005 when it doubled its year-over-year bookings for WebTrends® On Demand.

"WebTrends continues to lead the web analytics software market by revenue," said Robert Blumstein, Research Director for CRM Analytics and Marketing Applications at IDC. "This market is vital to successful ecommerce, and offering both on-premise and on-demand solutions positions WebTrends to take advantage of growth opportunities in both environments."

IDC also highlighted WebTrends search analytics and its recent acquisition of and integration with the WebPosition® Search Engine Optimization solution, as a logical and timely extension of web analytics. By leveraging WebTrends SmartReports™ for Microsoft® Excel®, marketers can quantify the relationship between organic and paid search positions, revenue and ROI within a single report, allowing them to focus on attaining the most profitable search positions.

"WebTrends is able to continuously sustain its market leadership position by focusing first and foremost on helping our customers improve their business results through easy-to-use solutions and a full range of business consulting services and training," said Greg Drew, general manager of the WebTrends business unit. "With our rapidly growing, award-winning On Demand offering and our reputation for providing industry-leading web analytics software, we continue to serve the widest range of customer needs, from fast deployment with our hosted service, to lower total cost of ownership and the highest standards in the industry for data privacy and control with WebTrends software."

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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