August 4, 2008

NetIQ AppManager Named 2008 Editor’s Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, today announced that NetIQ® AppManager® software was named a bronze medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the Systems Management category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine.

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NetIQ, an Attachmate business, today announced that NetIQ® AppManager® software was named a bronze medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the Systems Management category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine.

"The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor's Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

As the core technology for the NetIQ AppManager Suite, AppManager delivers heterogeneous systems management, including comprehensive monitoring, reporting and analysis, diagnostics and resolution of system issues. AppManager ensures that enterprises are better able to meet the ever-increasing demands of dynamic business services, virtualized environments and unified communications while reducing the overall cost of technology ownership.

AppManager provides enterprises with the ability to:

  • Gain Greater Control over the IT Environment: AppManager features such as task automation, performance monitoring, policy exception management and secure delegation, help establish a solid systems management foundation to further align IT with enterprise business objectives.
  • Improve IT Productivity and Visibility: Event impact assessment, response prioritization and corrective actions allow for faster event resolution while end-to-end service visibility vastly reduces and pre-empts business service downtime.
  • Maximize Return on IT Investment: Extensive out-of-the-box functionality, flexible integration with existing IT infrastructure, extensible platform and easy customization ensure that enterprises benefit from the broadest coverage at the lowest operational cost possible.

"The editors of Windows IT Pro are charged with delivering timely, accurate information and analysis to their readers, and for AppManager to be selected as an Editor's Best Award is a true honor," said Chris Pick, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "This distinction validates our efforts to deliver practical and powerful enterprise systems and application management solutions that fully support the needs of our customers. As business demands increase and IT is challenged to meet them, AppManager is an essential component of how enterprises bridge the gap between technology management, IT service delivery, and ultimately, the automation of processes they depend upon to ensure business performance."

About Windows IT Pro

Penton Media's Windows IT Pro, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, has Windows IT Pro as its flagship print publication. Windows IT Pro also includes SQL Server Magazine and Office SharePoint Pro. The Windows IT Pro network has 2.5 million unique visitors to its Web sites each month, and more than one million subscribers who opt-in to one or more email newsletters. Windows IT Pro is the world's leading producer of custom road shows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT and developer professionals. For more information visit: or

About Penton Media, Inc.

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a global leader in systems and security management. With more than 12,000 customers in over 60 countries, NetIQ solutions maximize technology investments and enable IT process improvements to achieve measurable cost savings. For more information on NetIQ’s portfolio of award-winning products for IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Audit and Control, Enterprise Administration and Unified Communications Management, please contact us.

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