February 15, 2005

Wipro to Broaden Managed Services Offering Using NetIQ’s Security Solutions

Offering provides deep security expertise, proven products


Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BANGALORE, India

NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of Systems & Security Management and Web Analytics solutions, and Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that Wipro Enterprise Security Solutions (ESS) will incorporate NetIQ Security Manager™ and NetIQ Vulnerability Manager™ as part of its Integrated Security Management Service.

A division of the ESS practice, Wipro's Integrated Security Management Service provides customers with a robust framework to protect businesses, e-commerce infrastructure and computer networks from unauthorized access. The service is a combination of skilled security specialists, best in class processes and best of breed technology.

NetIQ Security Manager and NetIQ Vulnerability Manager will provide Wipro with the ability to monitor and resolve real-time security threats as well as assess, audit and patch systems for their managed clients. The combination of Wipro's security expertise and NetIQ's Security Management solutions can help companies worldwide with the dual challenges of pervasive security threats that must be mitigated and scarce in-house security expertise to do so. In addition to Wipro's use of NetIQ's Security Management solutions for managed security services, Wipro has established a NetIQ Center of Excellence to enable the delivery of Wipro consulting services to support customer requirements with NetIQ technology.

"NetIQ's Security Management solutions provide our customers with insight into their security posture that they have not had before," said K.R Sanjiv, vice president of the eEnabling Group at Wipro Technologies. "Our relationship with NetIQ enables us to help secure our customers' most valuable information and also help ensure compliance with legal and corporate policies and standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley."

"With the increasing reliance upon technology across all facets of business today, the ability to proactively identify security incidents and vulnerabilities is an essential part of ensuring that mission-critical business systems are secure, available and performing," said Mike Ragusa, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at NetIQ. "The combination of Wipro's expertise and NetIQ's industry-proven solutions provide customers with the tools and the knowledge necessary to secure their environment."

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai and the National Stock Exchange, among others. More information is available at www.wipro.com.

About Net IQ

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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