November 10, 2009

NetIQ Wins Virtualization Review Readers’ Choice Award

NetIQ AppManager Deemed Best Virtual Management and Optimization Solution

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that NetIQ® AppManager® for VMware was selected by the readers of Virtualization Review as the Readers' Choice Award winner in the Virtual Management and Optimization category. Virtualization Review's Readers' Choice Awards enable virtualization professionals to acknowledge the products used to address the daily challenges they face. This year marks the first annual survey, in which feedback was gathered on more than 125 products in 11 categories, ranging from application virtualization and virtualization security to standards and training.

Given the chance to select one of 27 products in the Virtual Management and Optimization category, 11.9 percent of 235 respondents selected NetIQ AppManager for VMware as their virtualization management solution of choice. According to Virtualization Review, "there's no real virtualization without management. Because VMs are so easy to create, they can easily proliferate in the data center, leaving administrators wondering what they have on their network. In addition, virtualization adds another layer of complexity, making troubleshooting and lifecycle management more challenging than ever."¹

NetIQ AppManager for VMware enables organizations to monitor, manage and report on their entire VMware virtual infrastructure—including vCenter servers, host servers and virtual machines—from a single location. With a "360° view," NetIQ AppManager for VMware provides administrators with the ability to:

  • Visualize their entire enterprise's hybrid physical-virtual environment.
  • Apply the same levels of control, escalation, reporting, and service-level agreements across the physical-virtual infrastructure.
  • Proactively address business-impacting issues with end-user experience data.
  • Report across multiple hosts and vCenter servers, providing them with valuable, consolidated metrics easily consumed by various stakeholders.

"We are honored that NetIQ AppManager for VMware was selected by the readers of Virtualization Review as the market's premium Virtual Management and Optimization solution, particularly as virtualization is rapidly becoming the infrastructure standard in today's data center," said Criss Scruggs, senior manager of Product Marketing at NetIQ. "Achieving this recognition among industry professionals illustrates the value that NetIQ AppManager for VMware provides to its customers with an end-to-end solution for monitoring, management, reporting and automation across the hybrid data center."

About Virtualization Review

Virtualization Review, a publication from the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group (ECG), is the independent guide to the products, vendors, issues and techniques that are transforming IT through virtualization. Virtualization Review leads the industry as the only print publication specifically targeting IT professionals embracing virtualization technology.

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.

¹Schultz, Beth. (2009). The 2009 Readers' Choice Awards. Virtualization Review. Retrieved from:

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