January 26, 2012

NetIQ Positioned by Top Analyst Firm in Leaders Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Press Release


NetIQ Corporation today announced that it is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning based on evaluation of the its Identity and Access Management solution 1.

The Gartner User Administration/Provisioning Magic Quadrant report was created based on research conducted by analysts Perry Carpenter and Earl Perkins. The 2011 report "focuses on of ease of deployment, ongoing operations, and maintenance and vendor management as a sign of maturity. It also evaluates marketing vision and execution, and analyzes sales and advertising execution as part of the overall experience – [h]ow do the user administration vendors deliver core user-provisioning capabilities as an enterprise management system in support of an ongoing, changing business environment?"

"As recent events have demonstrated, the inability to properly provision – and more importantly, de-provision – employee access to sensitive corporate data introduces business, security and compliance risks to the organization," commented Ron Hardy, vice president of Products and Marketing at NetIQ. "With cost-effective and easy-to-implement user provisioning solutions that can manage identities and their attributes across systems and applications spanning physical, virtual and cloud resources, organizations can protect themselves against unnecessary risk."

NetIQ Identity and Access Management solutions allow trusted users to connect with the vital resources they need while maintaining control over a wide range of network environments, users, role changes and entitlements. With a single user-provisioning framework, organizations can manage their physical, virtual and cloud environments both accurately and intelligently. By utilizing roles, policies, and user self-service, employees are granted appropriate access to applications and Web-based content. NetIQ Identity and Access Management solutions enable employees to rapidly begin contributing to their organization, no matter where they are working.

"Our Identity and Access Management portfolio delivers the foundation and intelligence capabilities needed to ensure that access is closely controlled and monitored to secure critical data and adhere to regulatory compliance requirements," continued Hardy. "We are thrilled to be named a leader in this Gartner Magic Quadrant, as we believe it further confirms NetIQ's ongoing vision and focus on delivering solutions that yield successful outcomes for our customers."

For more information about NetIQ's position in the Leaders Quadrant for User Provisioning, please visit our website.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for User Magic Quadrant for User Administration/Provisioning" by Perry Carpenter and Earl Perkins, December 22, 2011.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Leveraging its WorkloadIQ approach, NetIQ helps customers cost-effectively tackle complex information protection challenges such as FISMA, FDCC/SCAP, PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. For information on how our solutions yield reduced cost, complexity and risk, contact us.

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