November 30, 2010

NetIQ Security Manager Wins Gold in Windows IT Pro Magazine 2010 Community Choice Awards

NetIQ Recognized with Awards across Security, Compliance and Active Directory Management

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that readers of Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® magazine recognized NetIQ® Security Manager with a gold "2010 Community Choice Award" in the Best Security Product category. Additionally, NetIQ Directory/Group Policy products earned a silver award in the Best Active Directory/Group Policy Product category, and NetIQ Security/Compliance products earned a bronze in the Best Auditing/Compliance Product category. Receiving such distinction from IT and security practitioners validates the NetIQ commitment to customer success and is a testament to the reputation of NetIQ security, compliance and Active Directory management solutions within the Microsoft community.

"Thousands of IT pros nominated and voted for their favorite products in our 2010 Community Choice Awards," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Windows IT Pro. "Our Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Magazine and DevProConnections communities showed unprecedented enthusiasm in their voting this year, calling out their favorite products based on top-tier performance and service. And with three separate surveys this year, each magazine offers a uniquely beneficial collection of top products for readers to consider in their environments."

"As always, we counted only those votes accompanied by a valid and unique email address, thereby preventing multiple entries per person. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards," noted Bovberg.

NetIQ security, Active Directory and compliance management products integrate with NetIQ Aegis®—which earned a silver 2010 Community Choice Award in the Best Task Automation category—to automate security tasks, better define risk and compliance processes, and improve security operations efficiency, enabling:

  • Faster security incident response and resolution
  • Fully integrated enterprise IT incident management
  • Converged and automated assessment and remediation (enforcing auditability with segregation of duties)
  • Enterprise policy compliance and business exception management

"NetIQ uniquely delivers the technology, expertise and services that customers need to help successfully protect critical data where it resides and enable compliance programs," said Ron Hardy, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to customers and their success with these Windows IT Pro Community Choice Awards. A long-time Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we will continue to provide best-of-breed security, compliance and identity management solutions that help customers protect their heterogeneous environments and realize greater strategic value from their Microsoft system and application investments."

About Windows IT Pro

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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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