Nimda Worm Underscores the Need for A Comprehensive End-to-End Security Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 20, 2001–

NetIQ Security Analyzer Enables the Detection and

Elimination of the Vulnerabilities That the Nimda Worm

Exploits; Provides On-Going Protection

In the aftermath of the Code Red worm, and now the rampant infliction of the Nimda worm on corporate e-business infrastructures, NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIQ), a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence solutions, today announced a free 14-day trial license of NetIQ Security Analyzer 4.0. Security Analyzer, part of NetIQ’s end-to-end security solution, enables IT administrators to detect the vulnerabilites that the Nimda worm exploits and apply corrective action. The product may be downloaded from NetIQ’s corporate Web site at┬«type=Trial%20Install. For more information on the Nimda worm and patches needed to protect corporate assets, visit

“The recent attacks of the Code Red and Nimda worms further emphasizes the importance of deploying an automated, integrated, security solution that maintains currency and provides automated protection of critical systems,” said Tom Kemp, senior vice president of products at NetIQ. “NetIQ’s End-to-End Security solution helps you administer, assess, secure and protect your corporate systems and networks by administering access controls within your organization, assessing vulnerabilities, enforcing security audit policies and providing real-time monitoring and automated responses to protect your e-business infrastructure.”

Security Analyzer is an award-winning multi-platform vulnerability scanning and assessment product that discovers and identifies fixes by providing more than 2,300 tests for Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux. Systems are analyzed on demand or at scheduled intervals. The results are used to generate comparative reports, recommend security fixes and prioritize responses. For more information about NetIQ Security Analyzer, please go to

About NetIQ’s End-to-End Security Solution

NetIQ offers a comprehensive security management solution that addresses security at multiple layers of the computing infrastructure. Its products allow administrators to proactively manage security incidents, assess vulnerabilities, enforce organizational security policies and protect computing resources against invasions or unintended use. Products in the security management solution include: Security Manager, Security Analyzer, Firewall Suite, Directory and Resource Administrator and File and Storage Administrator. For more information about NetIQ’s End-to-End Security Solution, please go to

About NetIQ

NetIQ Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIQ) is a leading provider of e-business infrastructure management and intelligence for all the components of an organization’s e-business infrastructure — from back-end servers, networks and directories to front-end Web servers and applications. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with development and operational personnel in Houston; Raleigh, N.C.; Bellevue, Wash.; and Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit NetIQ’s Web site at or call 408/856-3000.

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