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IndustryComputer software
FateAcquired by The Attachmate Group (July 5, 2006 (2006-07-05))
FoundedSan Jose, California, United States (1995 (1995))
HeadquartersHouston, Texas, United States
Key people
Jay Gardner (President and GM)
  • Access Governance Suite
  • Access Manager
  • Access Review
  • Advanced Authentication Framework
  • Aegis
  • AppManager
  • Change Guardian
  • Cloud Manager
  • Directory and Resource Administrator
  • eDirectory
  • Identity Manager
  • Operations Center
  • PlateSpin Forge
  • PlateSpin Migrate
  • PlateSpin Protect
  • PlateSpin Recon
  • Privileged User Manager
  • Secure Configuration Manager
  • SecureLogin
  • Sentinel
ParentMicro Focus

NetIQ is an enterprise software company based in Houston, Texas. NetIQ is owned by Micro Focus International. The company provides products for identity and access management, security and data center management. The company’s flagship products include: NetIQ Access Manager, AppManager, Secure Configuration Manager, Sentinel and NetIQ Identity Manager.


NetIQ was founded by Ching-fa Hwang, Her-daw Che, Hon Wong, Ken Prayoon Cheng and Tom Kemp in September 1995. With an initial focus on performance-monitoring software, the company’s flagship product was AppManager.[1]

In July 1999, the company filed for IPO.[2] A merger with Mission Critical Software in February 2000 shifted the company to include systems management as well as performance.[2] In January 2001, NetIQ acquired Webtrends[3] — which they sold in 2005 to a private equity firm in order to solidify their focus on systems, security and performance management.[4]

In 2006, NetIQ was acquired by Attachmate.[5] After Attachmate acquired Novell in 2011,[6] NetIQ added identity and security products as well as data center and virtualization[7] to their offerings. It was the Attachmate acquisition that led to today’s alignment of NetIQ products into three categories: identity and access management, security management and data center management.[8]

In 2014, Attachmate merged with Micro Focus International.[9] The products were distributed by TriTech Distribution Limited in Hong Kong.[10]

Products and services[edit]

Identity and access management[edit]

Security management[edit]

  • Change Guardian[13]
  • Secure Configuration Manager[14]
  • Sentinel[15]
  • Privileged User Manager[16]

Data center management[edit]

  • AppManager[17]
  • Cloud Manager
  • PlateSpin Protect
  • PlateSpin Migrate
  • Operations Center

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dave Kearns (29 September 2003). "A look at NetIQ AppManager". Network World.
  2. ^ a b "NetIQ Corporation – Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on NetIQ Corporation".
  3. ^ "NetIQ's WebTrends: Host With the Most".
  4. ^ "Technology Briefing - Deals - NetIQ To Sell WebTrends Unit -". 29 March 2005.
  5. ^ Nancy Gohring (27 April 2006). "Attachmate buys NetIQ for $495 million". Network World. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Attachmate acquires Novell for $2.2 billion". CNET. CBS Interactive.
  7. ^ "Attachmate Splits Novell Acquisition into NetIQ, SUSE Divisions".
  8. ^ Jeff Cerny (1 February 2011). "Bending the failed expectations curve: 10 questions with NetIQ's Jay Gardner". TechRepublic.
  9. ^ "Proposed Merger between Micro Focus and the Attachmate Group to create a leading global infrastructure software company - Micro Focus". Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  10. ^ "tritech". Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  11. ^ a b c "NetIQ Declared a Leader in Identity and Access Management Suites". MarketWatch.
  12. ^ "NetIQ Identity Manager v4.0.2".
  13. ^ "NetIQ Bolsters Actionable Security Intelligence With NetIQ Change Guardian 4.0". Dark Reading.
  14. ^ "NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager".
  15. ^ "NetIQ Sentinel".
  16. ^ Spiceworks, Inc. "NetIQ Privileged User Manager".
  17. ^ "NetIQ AppManager 8 Simplifies Application and System Management".

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