[NEOCUG] FW: Citrix Ships MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: neocug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 11:05:21 -0400

And the 8.0 client is also out at:

Jim Kenzig

Citrix Ships MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0, Delivering Management
Infrastructure and SmoothRoaming for Consistent, Mobile Access That?s Always
New Versions of Suite Products Enhance Security, Mobility, Flexibility,
Productivity and Performance
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ? 4/27/2004 ? Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the
global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today introduced Citrix®
MetaFrame® Access Suite 3.0, the world?s most widely deployed software for
providing a single, secure and well-managed point of access to enterprise
applications and information on demand.  MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 delivers
usability improvements with SmoothRoaming, a new capability that ensures
consistent mobile access that is always on, and allows computing
environments to follow users across locations, devices and access outages.
A second key feature of the new release is a common management interface
that enables IT administrators to observe and measure access infrastructure
performance across the global enterprise.

The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 further delivers on the promise that
Citrix made just over a year ago, to provide customers with a complete and
integrated access infrastructure solution that transforms organizations into
productive, mobile and flexible on-demand enterprises.  This new version of
the MetaFrame Access Suite delivers unsurpassed security, mobility,
flexibility, productivity and performance. Specifically, it offers many new
capabilities including the comprehensive management of MetaFrame
Presentation Server, the mobility and flexibility benefits of MetaFrame
Secure Access Manager, the single sign-on (SSO) and password security
offered by MetaFrame Password Manager, and the collaborative resources of
MetaFrame Conferencing Manager.

?Beverly Healthcare is recognized as a nationwide leader in healthcare
services for the elderly. The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite is central to
our access strategy, providing our 57,000 nurses, clinicians and other
employees with easy and instant access to clinical applications and
information,? said David Valcik, vice president of technical services for
Beverly Enterprises. ?Secure access to timely, accurate patient data plays a
critical role in providing the highest level of service for our patients.
The SmoothRoaming capability of the MetaFrame Access Suite will give us the
ability to roam throughout our facilities and enables the teams to be more
productive, ensuring that our patients continue to receive the best care

The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite is the easiest way for organizations to
provide a secure, single point of access to enterprise applications and
information on demand, while ensuring a consistent user experience anywhere,
anytime, using any device, over any connection. Unlike costly ?point?
products that require extensive and expensive implementation, integration
and management, the MetaFrame Access Suite is an integrated infrastructure
that provides organizations the portfolio of access options they need to
execute on their access strategy. Each component product of the MetaFrame
Access Suite solves a particular access challenge for an organization, while
all of the products work together seamlessly to power the on-demand

Benefits and New Features of MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0

Enterprise single sign-on: Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager provides
password security and enterprise single sign-on access to any application or
information resource.

A secure platform for regulatory compliance: Citrix MetaFrame Presentation
Server raises the bar in IT administration, providing greater levels of
control over security and design capabilities that meet internal standards
and government regulations.  When an enterprise?s core business involves
sensitive information about its customers ? such as in the healthcare
industry ? customers can be confident about the privacy of their

SSL gateway protection: MetaFrame Secure Access Manager protects access to
application and information resources so that users can work securely from

Enabling the global on-demand enterprise: MetaFrame Access Suite enables
customers to optimize their IT environments and mobilize their
organizations.  With an access strategy based on Citrix solutions,
organizations can become on-demand enterprises, with the ability to generate
new business, reach new customers and drive new products and services with
efficiency and greater coordination.

Access email from anywhere:  MetaFrame Secure Access Manager enables mobile
workers to securely synchronize a locally installed Outlook application from
anywhere, whether connected over the Web or within the enterprise.

Maximize product license utilization: MetaFrame Presentation Server and
MetaFrame Conferencing Manager utilize On-Demand Licensing, the MetaFrame
Access Suite?s new centralized license-management architecture. This greatly
reduces the administration of license management and enables customers to
use each MetaFrame Access Suite license to its best advantage.  In addition,
it eliminates the need to install, activate, and manage individual licenses,
making it easier for customers to administer the MetaFrame Access Suite
across server farms from a single point of administration. The new licensing
management is also integrated with Citrix Subscription Advantage?, making it
easy to add additional licenses as an enterprise grows and its access needs

Integration with alternative user interfaces: MetaFrame Secure Access
Manager allows administrators to securely integrate existing intranets, Web
pages and enterprise portals into their access infrastructure while
leveraging MetaFrame Secure Access Manager?s role-based access control,
MetaFrame Presentation Server integration, and SSL-based secure

Authentication in heterogeneous environments:  MetaFrame Password Manager
supports an expanded list of operating systems, including Novell.
Additionally, administrators can increase authentication options with
support for certificate-based smart cards, allowing organizations requiring
the highest level of security to use these device-based authentication

Uninterrupted access: The SmoothRoaming capabilities of the MetaFrame Access
Suite allow a user to switch devices and move between locations
automatically and without interruption.  With this functionality users can
work in a wired or wireless environment, temporarily stop working on a
device and later securely pick up where they left off without having to
re-login and re-start applications on another device.  This persistent
access greatly increases user productivity by ensuring uninterrupted and
consistent access to the information they need to do their jobs.

Collaborative work environments: MetaFrame Conferencing Manager provides
intuitive application conferencing to eliminate the geographical distance
between team members, increase the productivity of meetings, and allow easy
collaboration. Now organizations can securely extend application
conferencing beyond employees to include customers, partners, suppliers and
other individuals that do not have access to the internal network.

Improved management and control of IT resources: The Management Console for
the MetaFrame Access Suite allows IT staff to perform administrative
functions for their MetaFrame Access Suite through a common, easy-to-use
interface.  MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 enhances the management of
large server farms, giving IT administrators in global enterprises the
ability to more efficiently manage their systems, and small and medium
enterprises the confidence that their architecture will grow with their
needs.  Administrators can now view applications, servers and zones in
multiple farms; manage sessions and perform searches across multiple farms;
monitor the performance of server farms and create reports to analyze
MetaFrame Presentation Server deployments, providing expanded insight into
their overall IT environment.  Organizations can now align business with IT
through expanded policy management, improve operational effectiveness
through delegated administration, and increase control of the IT environment
in the face of business continuity challenges.  MetaFrame Presentation
Server 3.0 also guarantees uninterrupted access to information, providing
more robust business continuity strategies for mobile, wired and wireless
users, and facilitating a more consistent and better-performing system
experience for users.

Multi-media performance: SpeedScreen? Acceleration greatly increases the
performance of multi-media applications and Web content such as audio,
video, image, and Macromedia Flash files.

?Citrix has broken an industry record by delivering an integrated access
infrastructure suite just over one year after we announced it,? said Tony
Marzulli, senior vice president of marketing at Citrix.  ?This milestone is
very significant for our on-demand enterprise customers who are seeking to
align IT with the rest of their business.?
Pricing and Availability

Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 ? For new Citrix customers who need
interoperable access infrastructure to manage, measure, and monitor user
access to IT services. This package includes Citrix MetaFrame Presentation
Server for Windows, Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager, Citrix MetaFrame
Password Manager, and Citrix MetaFrame Conferencing Manager.  It has a
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) of $599 per concurrent user.

Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0, Step-up Edition ? For existing MetaFrame
Presentation Server for Windows customers who wish to transform their
application access solution into an access infrastructure solution.  This
package includes MetaFrame Secure Access Manager, MetaFrame Password
Manager, and MetaFrame Conferencing Manager.  It has an SRP of $299 per
concurrent user.

Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0, Migration Edition ? For existing
MetaFrame Presentation Server customers who need to migrate to the most
complete access infrastructure solution available today.  This package
includes MetaFrame Presentation Server for Windows, MetaFrame Secure Access
Manager, MetaFrame Password Manager, and MetaFrame Conferencing Manager.  It
has an SRP of $399 per concurrent user.
The MetaFrame Access Suite is available for purchase under the Easy, Open
and Flex licensing models.  Prices include Citrix Subscription Advantage?,
which offers automatic, priority access to the latest product upgrades and
enhancements.  For more information on the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite
please visit http://www.citrix.com/accesssuite.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access
infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in secure access for
enterprises and individuals. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000
organizations around the world use Citrix every day.  Our software gives
people secure and well-managed access to business information wherever it
lives?on demand.  Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100
companies, 99% of the Fortune 500, and 92% of the Fortune Global 500.  Based
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more
than 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries.  For
more information visit http://www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934.  The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute
guarantees of future performance.  Those statements involve a number of
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including
risks associated with the company?s business involving the company?s
products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive
factors and the company?s key strategic relationships and other risks
detailed in the company?s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking
information contained in this press release or with respect to the
announcements described herein.


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