May 13, 2008

NetIQ Recognized in Leaders Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

2008 Report Evaluates Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision


Press Release

HOUSTON

NetIQ Corporation, an Attachmate business, today announced that Gartner Inc. positioned NetIQ in the "Leaders" quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

Gartner's Magic Quadrant report evaluates vendors on their ability to execute, as well as their completeness of vision. Overall viability, sales execution and pricing were some of the criteria evaluated for the vendors' ability to execute. Criteria related to completeness of vision included market understanding and sales strategy.

In the recently released report¹, Gartner asserts that "an optimal solution will support the real-time collection and analysis of log data from host systems, security devices and network devices; will support long-term storage and reporting; will not require extensive customization; and will be easy to support and maintain."

"We are thrilled to be recognized within the 'Leaders' quadrant, said Chris Pick, vice president of Products and Marketing, NetIQ. "NetIQ views this distinction as further validation that our vision of extending traditional SIEM capabilities with user and resource access monitoring is addressing the needs of the market. As compliance programs necessitate additional layers of host and data protection, Security Manager is uniquely positioned to meet these demands, while serving as the foundation for security management best practices."

NetIQ® Security Manager™ provides superior data protection for the enterprise, combining security event management, privileged user management, and sophisticated log analysis in one console. With an integrated, scalable architecture, NetIQ Security Manager uniquely satisfies numerous enterprise compliance mandates while enabling the automation of security activity reviews, log preservation, change auditing and incident response. For more information, please visit: http://www.netiq.com/products/sm.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation 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 Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. 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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