November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

NetIQ Extends Award Winning AppManager Suite to Manage VMware Virtual Infrastructures

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- NetIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: NTIQ), a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions, today announced it has entered the server virtualization management market with the availability of the NetIQ® AppManager® for VMware module. NetIQ AppManager for VMware is licensed to NetIQ on an exclusive basis by AK Computer Services Limited (AKCSL), a NetIQ channel and development partner and a technology partner of VMware, Inc.

NetIQ AppManager for VMware allows VMware customers to integrate the management and monitoring of their VMware infrastructure with NetIQ AppManager® systems management solutions. Customers using both NetIQ AppManager and VMware ESX Server or GSX Server can monitor multiple elements of their virtual and physical IT infrastructures simultaneously using the same tools, services, procedures and personnel by installing a single agent on the VMware VirtualCenter Server. By incorporating the management of VMware environments into the NetIQ® AppManager® Suite, NetIQ continues to deliver on its Knowledge-Based Service Assurance strategy of providing management solutions that help its customers decrease the cost and complexity of assuring IT services across their organizations.

"Virtualization is a key opportunity for IT organizations to increase flexibility, reduce risk, and control cost," said Kent Erickson, senior director of product management at NetIQ. "With NetIQ's unified management of both physical and virtual servers, VMware customers will be able to rapidly take advantage of these benefits without investing in new management processes."

"We are pleased to make Gestio technology available to NetIQ," said Peter Stevens, Managing Director of AK Computer Services Ltd. "The VMware module allows customers to deploy and manage some of the latest virtual technologies and extend their AppManager investment into the virtual environment."

Availability and Pricing

The standard suggested list price for the VMware module is $4000 per managed host. NetIQ is offering a special introductory suggested list price of $2,500 per virtual host monitored through December 31, 2005. For more information about NetIQ AppManager for VMware, please contact your local NetIQ sales representative or call NetIQ at (888) 323-6768.

About AK Computer Services

AK Computer Services Ltd is a software development company and NetIQ channel and development partner. AKCSL differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on consulting, design, implementation and integration of NetIQ AppManager within a customer's business. By providing an integrated, consultative approach to Systems Management, AKCSL assists customers in ensuring that NetIQ AppManager integrates with a business's work practices and processes. In addition to the technology AKCSL has licensed to NetIQ, it also markets a range of management modules for NetIQ AppManager under the Gestio brand. For more information about AKCSL, visit or for specifics on the Gestio modules go to

About NetIQ

NetIQ is a leading provider of integrated systems and security management solutions that empower IT organizations with the knowledge and ability necessary to assure IT service. NetIQ's Knowledge-Based Service Assurance products and solutions include embedded knowledge and tools to implement industry best practices and to better ensure operational integrity, manage service levels and risk, and ensure policy compliance. NetIQ's modular, best-of-breed solutions for Performance & Availability Management, Security Management, Configuration & Vulnerability Management, and Operational Change Control integrate through an open, service-oriented architecture allowing for common reporting, analytics and dashboards. For more information about NetIQ, visit or call (888) 323-6768.

NetIQ and AppManager are registered trademarks of NetIQ Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. Gestio and Powered by Gestio are trademarks or registered trademarks of AK Computer Services Ltd. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarked or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Tricia Morley
    NetIQ Corporate Communications
    (713) 418-5094
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    Christina Sarracino
    Access Communications for NetIQ
    (415) 844-6219
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    Greg Klaben
    NetIQ Investor Relations
    (408) 856-1894
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    Peter Stevens
    AK Computer Services Ltd.
    +(44) 1489-897760
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