April 22, 2009

NetIQ Wins 2009 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award

Security Professionals Vote NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager as the Best Policy Management Solution

Press Release


NetIQ, an Attachmate business, has been recognized with an SC Magazine 2009 Reader Trust Award, earning recognition for NetIQ® Secure Configuration Manager™ as the Best Policy Management Solution. The announcement was made yesterday at the exclusive SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, California.

SC Magazine readers represent IT's most knowledgeable security professionals, and they have selected NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager from among the industry's leading solutions as the top honoree for policy management. The annual SC Awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry. With almost 700 entries submitted in thirty categories, the 2009 SC Awards was the most competitive yet in the program's twelve year history.

"SC Magazine readers have voted for NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager as the Best Policy Management Solution from among hundreds of high quality, competitive entries," said Illena Armstrong, editor in chief, SC Magazine. "The Reader Trust Award is a true recognition of the leadership and success of NetIQ in IT security."

"Receiving the Best Policy Management Solution award from the readers of SC Magazine is truly an honor," said Geoff Webb, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "Sustaining policy compliance and effectively managing IT risks can often be an enormous drain on enterprise resources, including time, money and staff. With NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager, enterprises can automate compliance with multiple regulations, standards and risk objectives in order to better focus their security team's resources where they can most effectively reduce risks, especially those to critical data and systems."

NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager provides the ideal platform to establish a defensible posture for internal and external auditors by delivering critical documentation that IT controls are in place and enforced. Designed to assess system configurations against defined standards, based on industry best practices or compliance mandates, NetIQ offers a risk-based approach for managing configuration weaknesses, patches and other host-level vulnerabilities before they result in security breaches, failed audits or costly downtime.

For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazineus.com/awards.

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 SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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