November 30, 2010

NetIQ AppManager Recognized for Management Excellence by Windows IT Pro Magazine

Systems and Application Management Suite Named a 2010 Editors’ Best and Community Choice Award Winner


Press Release

HOUSTON

NetIQ today announced that its systems and application management suite, NetIQ® AppManager®, earned two awards in the Management Suite category from Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine: a silver medal in the "2010 Editor's Best Awards" and a bronze medal in the "2010 Community Choice Awards".

"The 2010 Editors' Best Awards-presented in conjunction with our 2010 Community Choice Awards-are a recognition of our editors', contributors', and authors' favorite products of the year," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro. "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 an economically tight and highly competitive market."

NetIQ AppManager delivers comprehensive systems monitoring and management, including monitoring, reporting, analysis, diagnostics and resolution. It is designed to monitor and manage a variety of components—from physical hardware to business applications to end-user response time—to help IT organizations:

  • Reconcile system and application events with the impact to end-user services and improve the prioritization of response
  • Minimize risk when extending the use of technologies such as VMware, Unified Communications, Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange Server, Citrix XenApp and others
  • Keep pace with constant changes in a dynamic environment
  • Cost-effectively deliver tailored services
  • Gain greater control over IT assets and costs

Combined with NetIQ Aegis®, which earned a silver 2010 Community Choice Award in the Best Task Automation category, NetIQ AppManager also enables IT operations to convert manual, time-intensive processes into automated tasks to improve efficiency and reallocate resources to higher-value activities.

"It is truly an honor for the readers, editors, contributors and authors of Windows IT Pro to recognize NetIQ AppManager with an Editors' Best Award and a Community Choice Award for management excellence," noted Ron Hardy, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "Time and again, customers look to NetIQ to help them solve immediate management pains while providing greater strategic value through both long-term business improvement and cost savings. NetIQ AppManager and NetIQ Aegis are foundational to managing the increasingly complex, dynamic, and distributed nature of business applications and services. These awards are a testament to the value of our technology, service and relentless focus on customer success."

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, our technology network includes SQL Server Magazine, SharePointPro Connections and DevProConnections. 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 www.windowsitpro.com.

About Penton Media, Inc.

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. For additional information about the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio for managing Security & Compliance, Identity & Access, and Performance & Availability helps organizations cost-effectively tackle information protection challenges such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and manage the complexity of dynamic, highly-distributed application environments. For information on how our solutions yield greater strategic value, business improvement and cost savings, contact us.

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