New Citrix Access Essentials? Makes Access Simple, Secure, and Cost-effective for Small and Midsized Businesses Resellers Get First Look at New Citrix Product at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, July 8-10 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ? 7/6/2005 ? Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced the general availability of Citrix Access Essentials?, the latest addition to Citrix?s expanding product portfolio specifically developed, packaged and priced to bring secure remote access and efficient centralized management of information resources within easy reach of small and midsized businesses (SMBs). The new product, which will be unveiled to value-added resellers at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., July 8-10, marks Citrix?s first move to adapt the proven secure access technologies that the company has developed over the past 15 years to the pricing and simplicity needs of the SMB market. SMBs face continuous challenges in managing the growth and expansion of their organizations, particularly when accommodating the needs of branch offices and remote staff. Furthermore, industry analyst research indicates that more than 65 percent of North American midsized businesses have mobile workers, requiring significant updates to their networks to support them effectively. With Citrix Access Essentials, Citrix now brings secure and instant access to centralized information for any organization with up to 75 Microsoft® Windows® users. At less than $250 per seat, including Windows Terminal Server Client Access Licenses, it provides customers a cost-effective, secure access point based on Microsoft Windows Server? 2003 for client/server applications, files and internal Web sites, allowing system administrators to control who gets what and when. ?After taking a more conservative approach to IT investments during the dot-com boom, small and midsized businesses are eager to take advantage of the growing array of technologies tailored to their needs,? said Mika Yamamoto Krammer, vice president, Gartner Research. ?SMBs are facing increasing customer demands for timely and accurate access to information, continual pressures to do more with less and must take advantage of proven technology to make their operations more efficient.?1 Citrix Access Essentials combines innovative technologies from Citrix and Microsoft that allow programs to run centrally and securely on the server while appearing to run on the user?s local, remote or mobile computer. Users experience the same responsiveness and protection as if they were on the local network, even if they?re actually across town or on the other side of the world. Smaller organizations eager to roll out their CRM, order-entry, inventory systems and other online resources to their branch offices and remote or mobile users will find all the necessary features in this tightly integrated package. Access Essentials provides fast, easy access to corporate information from any location while reducing the time, expense and resources needed to manage their systems. Citrix Access Essentials will be sold entirely through Citrix?s channel of highly experienced resellers. The software gives resellers the opportunity to quickly capture smaller accounts eager to access centralized line-of-business applications, such as order processing and sales force automation, with the required urgency and security from multiple, often remote, locations. It further enables resellers to swiftly fulfill the customer?s critical access needs, providing compelling value at an unprecedented price point. Additionally, Citrix will expand its channel by recruiting new SMB resellers through the Microsoft?s Partner Channel Builder tool available at http://www.microsoft.com/partner, as well as through its extensive roster of ISV alliances, such as SAP. ?We are pleased to see Citrix Systems continue to deliver customer-focused access solutions based on the Windows Server 2003 platform,? said Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Windows Server Division at Microsoft. ?By providing the SMB market with a cost-effective secure access solution, Citrix Access Essentials can enable more customers and partners to extend access to users from more locations.? The Information Management Group (IMG), a business engineering consultancy for SAP?s SMB solutions, is among one of the first resellers to preview the product. Dr. David Smith, IMG practice manager, noted that Citrix has listened to channel partners? needs and responded with Access Essentials. ?Citrix gives our SMB customers the ideal access solution to get them up and running quickly, as well as the tools for remote support,? said Smith. ?Access Essentials helps us expand our market and further deliver on Citrix?s value proposition of anytime, anywhere access to business-critical applications and information.? Citrix Access Essentials will be available as of today exclusively through authorized Citrix® Solution Advisors in 5-user packs through the Citrix easy licensing program. About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure and the most trusted name in secure access. More than 160,000 organizations around the world use the Citrix Access Platform to provide secure, 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 97% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of smaller businesses and individuals. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries and approximately 6,200 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 revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company?s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as 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. ### 1 Source: Gartner Report, ?SMBs to Spend More on IT in 2006 Than During Dot-Com Boom?, May 11, 2005. Citrix®, Citrix® Solution Advisors and Citrix Access Essentials? are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. 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