September 5, 2006

NetIQ VoIP Security Solution from Attachmate Named 2006 Readers' Choice Award Winner by Windows IT Pro

The NetIQ VoIP Security Solution from Attachmate was named a winner in the VoIP Solution category of the 2006 Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards. Kim Paulsen, Group Publisher of Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, announced the winners of the fifth-annual contest September 1, 2006.


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Houston, Texas

The NetIQ VoIP Security Solution from Attachmate was named a winner in the VoIP Solution category of the 2006 Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards. Kim Paulsen, Group Publisher of Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, announced the winners of the fifth-annual contest September 1, 2006.

“The 2006 Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards continue our tradition of honoring products that our readers tell us are most worthy of recognition,” said Paulsen. “These are the hardware, software, and services that measure up where it counts most--in the businesses, agencies, and institutions that rely on them to deliver what they promise.”

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 12 broad technology categories. More than 5,200 readers chose the best among more than 750 products and services.

“The IT pros who voted in this year's awards are tough, in-the-trenches critics,” Paulsen continued. “They demand solid value and performance from the products they use and put those products to the test day after day.” Paulsen concluded, “Readers' Choice award winners can feel proud that the products and services they develop have earned the respect and recognition of the IT world's most knowledgeable and exacting professionals.”

First Integrated Systems and Security Management Solution for VoIP

As voice and data networks converge and IP telephony becomes more prevalent, companies are facing new availability, service quality and security challenges resulting from a combined infrastructure. The NetIQ VoIP Security Solution from Attachmate is the first and only solution offering both performance and security management features to ensure that IP telephony installations deliver the consistent service levels that end users demand.

“We are thrilled to receive this award from Windows IT Pro magazine’s discerning readership as it firmly validates Attachmate’s vision and execution within the VoIP management market,” said Chris Pick, vice president at Attachmate. “Attachmate remains committed to driving VoIP innovation, using the same exacting standards employed for the NetIQ VoIP Security Solution when developing our entire VoIP portfolio so that enterprises can count on the highest quality of experience from current and future IP telephony environments.”

By integrating knowledge from NetIQ best-of-breed product suites, the award-winning NetIQ VoIP Security Solution provides customers real-time alerting to security breaches by monitoring for VoIP-specific security events. Security event data can be logged for future analysis, forensics and audit purposes. For more information and product details, please visit: http://www.netiq.com/solutions/voip/voipsecurity/default.asp.

About Attachmate

Attachmate, owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. In June 2006, NetIQ Corporation joined the Attachmate family of companies, offering leading solutions in host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management. Our goal is to empower IT organizations to deliver trusted applications, manage service levels, and ensure compliance by leveraging knowledge, automation and secured connectivity. For more information, visit www.attachmate.com.

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. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 110,000. 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, 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 a robust product mix that includes a vertical search engine, Web sites, partner directories, email newsletters, trade show programs and Web seminars.

The Windows IT Media network has 2.5 million unique visitors to its websites each month, and over one million (gross) subscribers who opt-in to one or more of our email newsletters. Windows IT Media is the world’s leading producer of custom roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.

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