February 19, 2008

NetIQ Receives "Positive" Rating in Analyst Firm's IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management MarketScope

NetIQ Corporation, an Attachmate business, today announced that it received a "Positive" rating in Gartner's "MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management, 2008"ยน (IT GRCM) report released earlier this week.


Press Release

HOUSTON

NetIQ Corporation, an Attachmate business, today announced that it received a "Positive" rating in Gartner's "MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management, 2008"¹ (IT GRCM) report released earlier this week. NetIQ was one of eight vendors evaluated in Gartner's in-depth review of the IT GRCM market.

According to the report, "IT GRCM solutions have a repository; basic document management; good workflow, survey and reporting functions; and dashboarding, with policy content that is specific to IT controls, and support for the automated measurement and reporting of IT controls...IT GRCM products provide functions that address needs expressed by 75% of the Gartner client base. Gartner estimates that software license revenue for vendors that meet our criteria for inclusion in the IT GRCM MarketScope was $73 million for 2007, and we project a growth rate of 70% for 2008."

"We have been focused on serving our customers' needs to achieve the benefits now associated with enterprise IT GRCM, and NetIQ is excited to have Gartner rate us positive in this report," said Chris Pick, vice president, Products and Marketing, NetIQ. "We believe that IT GRCM is a critical objective for enterprises first looking to better manage compliance and risk with security technologies. NetIQ solutions further link these technologies to IT Operations functions and ultimately processes so that they can be automated within and beyond these individual disciplines."

To more rapidly achieve the benefits of IT GRCM, organizations are looking to implement solutions that cross functional boundaries and utilize process automation to increase operational efficiencies. NetIQ's IT GRCM solution includes:

  • NetIQ® Secure Configuration Manager is a policy-based enterprise-class security configuration and vulnerability management solution designed to provide a review, inventory, and audit of the IT infrastructure for compliance with SLAs, OLAs, and policies as well as vulnerabilities and exposures.
  • NetIQ Risk & Compliance Center is a dashboard for executive and managerial compliance and risk management. It communicates compliance and risk metrics through a web-based portal enabling users to access and analyze the metrics provided by the underlying compliance and risk management products (e.g., NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager). Additionally, it provides daily monitoring and administration to meet policies, including detecting and responding to service problems, security breaches, and unauthorized or potentially damaging changes.
  • VigilEnt™ Policy Center solution deployed to ensure people have read and understood the policies that apply to them. VigilEnt Policy Center is critical step in delivering an IT GRCM framework for the implementation of preventive or corrective controls to mitigate the risks of compliance exceptions or security breaches. In addition, VigilEnt Policy Center records users' agreement to abide by the policies, providing crucial evidence of compliance.

About the Gartner MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted February, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About NetIQ

NetIQ, an Attachmate business, is a leading provider of comprehensive systems and security management solutions that help enterprises maximize IT service delivery and efficiency. With more than 12,000 customers worldwide, NetIQ solutions yield measurable business value and results that dynamic organizations demand. NetIQ's best-of-breed solutions help IT organizations deliver critical business services, mitigate operational risk, and document policy compliance. The company's portfolio of award-winning management solutions includes IT Process Automation, Systems Management, Security Management, Configuration Control and Enterprise Administration.

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