November 18, 2011

NetIQ Aegis Earns 2011 Editors' Best and Community Choice Award Recognition from Windows IT Pro Magazine

Workflow Automation Delivers Higher Quality IT Services and Drives Efficiency Across the Enterprise

Press Release


NetIQ today announced that its workflow automation platform, NetIQ® Aegis®, earned two awards in the Task Automation category from Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine: a silver medal in the "2011 Community Choice Awards" and a bronze medal in the "2011 Editor's Best Awards." The Windows IT Pro award programs honor companies that have innovative products in the market that are helping IT professionals in their day-to-day jobs.

"We are very excited about the continued recognition of NetIQ Aegis by the Windows IT Pro editors and readers," noted Ron Hardy, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "By fully integrating workflow automation with systems and security management solutions, NetIQ Aegis helps our customers improve the performance, availability and security of their business applications and services. With NetIQ Aegis, customers can best meet the computing challenges of the 21st century – balancing risk, managing costs, and ensuring compliance across multiple environments."

Designed with business users in mind, this powerfully simple workflow automation solution models, automates, measures and improves the execution of IT processes to enable higher quality IT services and ensure consistent execution across the enterprise. Users can easily design workflows via a Visio-like interface without requiring scripting skills like other solutions, allowing organizations to define processes, enforce security policy and audit controls and provide comprehensive reporting to business stakeholders.

NetIQ Aegis enables automated:

  • Provisioning and de-provisioning to quickly on-board new employees, adjust access needs and retire user accounts that no longer require access to critical data
  • Self-service password reset to empower end users to handle menial tasks and free up Help Desk resources for more critical activities
  • Exceptions management to identify out-of-compliance systems, enable business acceptance of risk, and document exceptions for audit purposes
  • Incident response lifecycle support, including event correlation, auto-populating tickets, and escalation, to reduce mean time to resolution

"Our awards programs let us leverage our contributing editors' expertise to provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. "As we did last year, we've also added valuable, in-the-trenches insight from our reader community about the winning products. We're proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. They should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts and our readers."

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

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

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Leveraging its WorkloadIQ approach, NetIQ helps customers manage dynamic, highly-distributed business application environments across hybrid physical, virtual and cloud environments. For information on how our Application & Service Management and Virtualization & Cloud Management solutions yield reduced cost, complexity and risk, contact us.

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