NetIQ Announces AppManager for Web Services, Integrates End-User Experience of Web Performance with Data Centre Monitoring Tuesday 30 January 2001 PDF Print Next Generation e-business Infrastructure Management Product Delivers 24x7 Availability For Critical Web Sites and Services NetIQ, a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, today announced AppManager® for Web Services, a new module in the NetIQ AppManager Suite of applications and systems management solutions. AppManager for Web Services is a powerful solution that verifies the availability and health of key Web sites and services from the end-user perspective by allowing Web administrators to "record" Web transactions, such as purchase of items via an on-line shopping cart, and continuously play the transactions back alerting for steps in the transaction that fail or have poor performance. Used in conjunction with other AppManager modules that monitor the performance of back-end servers, databases and Web-based applications, AppManager for Web Services delivers a holistic management solution for Web systems - correlating end-user experience with performance data from within the data centre. "End-users are setting increasingly high standards for availability and scalability of Web sites in today's high-growth e-business marketplace" said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products for NetIQ. "Online companies know that downtime can result in loss of revenue, loss of customers, and loss of market position. They need a solution to prevent site failures and achieve higher, more consistent performance levels in order to keep customers coming back and staying longer. NetIQ AppManager for Web Services offers the industry's most in-depth feature set for ensuring reliability of core Web operations." With AppManager for Web Services, IT personnel can not only record and play back Web transactions, such as purchasing a book or completing a stock trade, but also minimise catastrophic Web site down-time with automatic recovery procedures, assure site integrity by verifying all the links within a Web site, and optimise Web pages by visually tracking the download response time for individual objects within a Web page. Extensive reporting allows quick and easy diagnosis of Web-site performance problems, and custom, Web-based historical reporting provides extensive level of insight into Web site performance for service level reporting, trending analysis, and capacity planning. By combining AppManager for Web Services' powerful capabilities of monitoring the end user's experience on a Web site with the capabilities of a Web traffic and e-business analysis product an IT organisation can now correlate the business impact of a poorly performing IT infrastructure on their e-business investments. AppManager for Web Services and the new Pegasus Monitor 4.0 share the Web Transaction Recorder technology and both execute transactions against production Web servers for performance and availability monitoring. AppManager for Web Services also provides the extensive ability to react to performance problems by taking action directly on Web servers, while Pegasus focuses on key network infrastructure components. Data collected by AppManager for Web Services integrates seamlessly with other AppManager modules as well as network management frameworks and systems, such as Tivoli Enterprise, CA Unicenter TNG, HP OpenView VantagePoint Operations, and Cabletron Spectrum. Availability AppManager for Web Services is currently in beta testing. It is scheduled for general availability in Q2 2001. About NetIQ NetIQ is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management software, encompassing application, directory, server and network performance management. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston; Raleigh, N.C.; and Bellevue, Wash. European headquarters are based in Middlesex, Staines. For more information, please visit NetIQ's Web site at http://www.netiq.com/ This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, without limitation, statements about the features, functionality, capabilities and availability of future products of NetIQ. Our actual future results could differ materially from the results discussed herein. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the risks inherent in unanticipated costs associated with development and marketing activities, customer acceptance of new product offerings, pricing of new products, and competition in our various product lines. For a more complete discussion of risks and uncertainties relating to NetIQ's business, please read the discussions of these risks in the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2000. NetIQ, the NetIQ logo, AppManager and Pegasus are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetIQ Corporation. All other products mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. 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