December 3, 2009

NetIQ Aegis Named 2009 Editors’ Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

NetIQ today announced that NetIQ® Aegis® was named as a silver medal winner of the "2009 Editor's Best Awards" in the IT Automation category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine.

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NetIQ today announced that NetIQ® Aegis® was named as a silver medal winner of the "2009 Editor's Best Awards" in the IT Automation category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine.

"The 2009 Editors' Best Awards are an accumulation of our editors', contributors' and authors' subject matter expertise, in service of identifying the year's most significant products in the market," said Michele Crockett, editorial strategy director. "We believe that our editorial experts' annual tradition of selecting winners based on a product's strategic importance to market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer is particularly significant to the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities this year, as we call out exceptional products in a highly competitive market.

"Our Editors' Best Awards allow us to take advantage of our contributing editors' in-the-trenches expertise in the Windows and SQL Server markets to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards. We're proud to now share this invaluable insight with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this honor of recognition from our editorial experts."

"We are thrilled that the editors and authors at Windows IT Pro have awarded NetIQ Aegis with a silver medal in the IT Automation category," noted Travis Greene, service management strategist at NetIQ. "This recognition endorses our delivery of a unique IT process automation solution that focuses on improving the performance, availability and security of business applications, and eliminates time-consuming operational processes to provide an immediate cost-reduction impact for our customers."

NetIQ Aegis, a software platform that models, automates, measures and improves run books and ITIL-based processes, brings both control and automation to IT operations. By leveraging a platform that captures organizational knowledge and allows IT operations to design and execute workflows that are consistently repeatable with less manual effort, NetIQ Aegis intelligently automates the mundane, repetitive tasks that routinely plague IT organizations.

With NetIQ Aegis, organizations have the following capabilities:

  • A visual designer that enables the creation of workflow logic through drag and drop placement of activities from the provided activity library.
  • An embedded correlation engine that independently looks for matching criteria from multiple tools to determine whether a sympathetic event should be suppressed or trigger a new workflow.
  • Integration with an ever-expanding set of management tools to automatically execute processes in accordance with the pre-defined workflows, whenever a set of trigger conditions is met.
  • A rich reporting interface with templates for reports that are useful for managing and improving processes such as manual activities avoided, process bottlenecks, processes that are running too frequently and more.

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.

About Windows IT Pro

Windows IT Pro is the leading and largest independent voice in Windows IT, with more than 2.5 million visits per month, and consists of a multitude of print and online channels. In addition to the flagship Windows IT Pro magazine, the Windows IT community includes SQL Server Magazine, Office SharePoint Pro, and Windows Dev Pro. Other online channels include blogs, forums, podcasts, RSS feeds, webinars, virtual events, white papers, newsletters, classes and more. IT professionals get objective, "direct from the trenches" information about Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions and gain essential insight for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. For more information, visit or

About Penton Media

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the United States, serving more than 6 million business professionals every month. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 websites, 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 about the company and its businesses, visit

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