June 21, 2006

NetIQ Security Manager 5.5 Wins Windows IT Media's Best of Tech ED 2006 Award for Security

NetIQ Security Manager 5.5 Recognized for Delivering Comprehensive Security Management Solutions to Cross-Platform Environments.

Press Release


NetIQ Corp. (Nasdaq: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced that Windows IT Media honored the NetIQ Security Manager™ 5.5 product with the Best of Tech Ed 2006 Award in the Security category at Tech Ed 2006 in Boston, June 11-16.

Judges Michael Otey, Karen Forster, Diana May, Amy Eisenberg, Jason Bovberg, and Blake Eno reviewed more than 200 products and services that were submitted for the awards program.

"The winners at Tech Ed 2006 each represent best-in-class technology products. After closely evaluating all entries, our team of editors chose winners based on the products' strategic importance to the market, competitive advantages, value to the customer, and value in the marketplace," said Mike Otey, Technical Director for Windows IT Media.

The selection of the NetIQ Security Manager 5.5 product for the Best of Tech Ed 2006 Awards was based on the solution's unprecedented capability in consolidating event management of best-of-breed security products into a central security console, thereby enabling real-time notification, automated response, and workflow management for suspicious activities.

"NetIQ is honored to receive such a prestigious and competitive award for our flagship security management product," said David Manks, sr. director, product marketing with NetIQ. "This recognition clearly validates our achievement in producing the most advanced security management solutions in the marketplace today, and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing software solutions to our customers that make their IT systems secure, available and performing optimally."

"NetIQ Security Manager 5.5 provides a comprehensive security solution for the heterogeneous enterprise," noted Mike Otey. "Security Manager 5.5 provides real-time intrusion detection response capabilities as well as security log management and forensics for all of the different platforms that comprise the enterprise, including Windows, UNIX and Linux servers and network firewall devices. The built-in comprehensive security knowledge base helps the administrator to quickly understand and respond to threats at all levels."

About Windows IT Media

Penton's Windows IT Media, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters, and a Web-site resource for more than 2.5 million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach into 160 countries. Windows IT Pro UPDATE, the group's flagship email newsletter, is the only e-newsletter to make BtoB Magazine's Media Power 50 list.

Windows IT Media also includes SQL Server Magazine and MSD2D. SQL Server Magazine has 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 250,000 web site visitors monthly, and three email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. MSD2D is a rich online information resource for IT professionals, with a focus on the software developer community. MSD2D has 200,000 email newsletter subscribers. The three publications' Web sites generate more than nine million page impressions. Their email newsletters have more than one million opt-in subscribers. Windows IT Media is the world's leading producer of custom roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals. For more information visit http://www.windowsitpro.com/pressroom, www.sqlmag.com, and www.penton.com

About NetIQ Security Manager

NetIQ Security Manager delivers comprehensive security information and event management (SIEM) for your organization's heterogeneous, cross-platform environment. Through a single, integrated platform that combines Security Event Management (SEM) for real-time enterprise event detection, correlation and response, along with Security Information Management (SIM) for log retention, historical analysis and reporting, NetIQ Security Manager reduces the time required by users to meet compliance requirements and identify, track and resolve security threats.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions that empower IT organizations with the knowledge and ability necessary to assure IT service. NetIQ's Knowledge-Based Service Assurance products and solutions include embedded knowledge and tools to implement industry best practices and to better ensure operational integrity, manage service levels and risk, and ensure policy compliance. NetIQ's 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. For more information about NetIQ, visit www.netiq.com or call (888)323-6768.

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