[THIN] Press Release: Citrix Garners Broad Industry Support From Microsoft, HP and Others for Its New Product Strategy

  • From: Jim Kenzig <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:04:36 -0500

Citrix Garners Broad Industry Support From Microsoft, HP and Others for Its
New Product Strategy
Customers and Partners Endorse Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite, a Broad Set of
Access Infrastructure Products That Extend the Trusted MetaFrame Brand
NEW YORK, NY ? 3/18/2003 ? In conjunction with the launch of its new product
strategy, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in access
infrastructure solutions, today announced broad industry support for the
initiative (see related news release, Citrix Expands Into Multi-Billion
Dollar Access Infrastructure Market with Citrix® MetaFrame® Access Suite).

Cingular Wireless
?Cingular has been part of the Citrix Customer Advisory Council for several
years, and it?s clear from today?s announcement that Citrix has taken the
council?s suggestions and acted on them in a really positive way,? said
Brent Alexander, senior IT manager for Cingular Wireless. ?Our current
MetaFrame implementation helps manage several customer-facing applications
that would be almost impossible to support outside of the Citrix
environment. Customer service is the key to our business, and we value the
flexibility that Citrix gives us to succeed.?
Ohio Valley Supply
?We?ve had tremendous success using Citrix technology, providing our
traveling sales force with personalized access to sales applications and
data through a Web-based browser and allowing our customers and suppliers to
view up-to-date information on their accounts at any time,? said Ken Shear,
president of Ohio Valley Supply, a leading distributor of DuPont® brand
Corian® and Zodiac® surfaces. ?With its new integrated suite approach,
Citrix is offering us even more options to keep our employees, customers and
partners securely connected. In particular, Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access
Manager has the potential to further enhance the efficiency of our business
and relationships with our partners and customers.?
Rainbow Media Holdings
?By offering a secure way to quickly disseminate information to employees
over the Web, MetaFrame Secure Access Manager can dramatically enhance
employee efficiency and productivity,? said David Kline, vice president of
IT at Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. ?Employees will no longer have to waste
time searching and sifting for information.?
Fujitsu PC Corporation
?As workforce mobility becomes a standard for many of our customers, secure
access to corporate applications and data becomes increasingly important,?
said Sara Nelson, vice president of marketing, Fujitsu PC Corporation. ?We?
re confident that the integrated suite approach from Citrix will continue to
enable Citrix and Fujitsu to deliver reliable mobile solutions for enhancing
productivity and addressing customer demand.?
?We applaud Citrix?s move to a product suite strategy and believe it will
help bring the company?s future products to the forefront of the
marketplace,? said Ron Eller, vice president, Solutions, HP Industry
Standard Servers. ?Their comprehensive series of offerings available on
industry-standard HP ProLiant servers complements HP?s adaptive
infrastructure strategy, providing our joint enterprise customers worldwide
with enhanced flexibility and agility as their business requirements
?Citrix has always added value to the Microsoft Windows platforms, providing
joint customers the world over with universal application access to their
most vital line of business systems,? said Graham Clark, general manager,
.NET Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft. ?Citrix is a strong
proponent of the Microsoft .NET Framework and a platinum launch partner for
the upcoming release of Windows Server 2003. Citrix is a valued Microsoft
partner, and the combined solutions allow enterprise customers to reduce the
cost and complexity of corporate computing by enabling secure access to
applications and information.?
Neoware Systems, Inc.
?Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite builds on the core infrastructure that Citrix
has established over the past decade. Extending the power of server-based
computing through the MetaFrame Access Suite will drive an entire new class
of enterprise solutions,? said Howie Hunger, executive vice president of
marketing and customer support for Neoware Systems, Inc. ?Citrix has been a
strong partner of Neoware?s and the MetaFrame Access Suite will provide the
platform for future successes with Windows Server 2003 support, real-time
document sharing, and secure remote access.?
Panasonic Computer Solutions
?Customers implement Panasonic Toughbook solutions to enhance wireless
communications and lower costs which, combined with Citrix, create a dynamic
offering that delivers maximum value,? said Kevin Martin, Wireless Business
Development Manager for Panasonic Computer Solutions. ?We expect that the
Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite will give mutual customers additional
functionality to further improve their productivity.?
RSA Security
?Citrix has been a long-standing RSA Security partner, and with the new
products and security enhancements Citrix announced today, the two companies
ensure joint customers a seamless and transparent solution for their
security needs,? said John Worrall, vice president of worldwide marketing at
RSA Security. ?Working with strategic security solutions from Citrix and RSA
Security can present organizations with real business value and an
opportunity to achieve competitive advantage.?
Sierra Wireless
?Sierra Wireless and Citrix continue to work closely on delivering the tools
mobile users need to gain instant access to information. We believe the new
Citrix product strategy will help fulfill this commitment to customers and
offer real advantages for the mobile professional,? said Jason Cohenour,
senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Sierra Wireless. ?
Combining secure mobile access with products that offer anywhere, anytime
wireless access is the ideal solution for enterprises that want to gain a
competitive edge. Powered by a Citrix - Sierra Wireless mobile solution
means that mobile employees can enjoy the true benefits of wireless freedom
while traveling or working away from the office.?
?Wyse Technology has worked closely with Citrix over the years to deliver
the most secure, and easily manageable server-centric computing solutions
available for a wide variety of customers, ranging from Fortune 1000
enterprises to growing small businesses,? said George Skaff, vice president
of worldwide marketing for Wyse. ?Today?s announcement promises to further
elevate the security, performance and convenience of server-centric
computing, and ensures our large base of Citrix MetaFrame customers the
maximum ROI from their combined Winterm thin client, MetaFrame solution.?
DataLan Corporation
?The MetaFrame Access Suite provides a unique combination of capabilities
for constructing enterprise access solutions,? said John Arnold, president
of DataLan Corporation. ?In particular, MetaFrame Secure Access Manager?s
new Secure Gateway integration and MetaFrame Password Manager provide a
secure, seamless enterprise access environment for all applications, systems
and data. With the addition of MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, Citrix rounds
out the access suite by adding a valuable element that enables people to
collaborate on documents and applications. We see an exciting opportunity
for partners to build new solutions for customers that solve real business
challenges and produce clear, measurable ROI.?
Gotham Technologies
?The Citrix vision for secure, robust application access is exciting to
Gotham and its clients,? said Ken Phelan, CTO of Gotham Technology Group,
LLC. ?Citrix has owned this market space for years with the MetaFrame
platform. The new additions to the MetaFrame Suite now claim new ground in
functionality, technology, security, and business return. The MetaFrame
Suite redefines the boundaries and expectations of the access market.?
Entisys Solutions
?MetaFrame is the foundation for all Citrix brand recognition - our
customers associate the name with reliability and value,? said Mike Strohl,
president of Entisys Solutions. ?The Citrix integrated product suite and
streamlined naming convention will allow us to develop packaged solutions
that are more immediately accepted and understood by the customer,
ultimately creating a winning situation for everyone.?
Integration Technologies
?Citrix technology is an inseparable part of a perfect network
infrastructure,? said Roger Gallego, director of sales for Integration
Technologies. ?All of the Citrix products have traditionally grown out of
the core MetaFrame infrastructure. The integrated suite approach embodies
this, while continuing to extend the MetaFrame platform and deliver a mature
set of solutions.?
Vector ESP
?The power behind building access infrastructures comes from utilizing all
of the technology Citrix has to offer, so this new strategy will simplify
the issue and draw on the value brand that MetaFrame has established within
the marketplace,? said Tom Flink, chief operating officer of Vector ESP,
Inc. ?In particular, we?ve had customers asking for single sign-on,
user-level shadowing, secure communications and application sharing
capability for years, and the combination of products within the MetaFrame
Access Suite delivers these resources in one integrated package from a
trusted vendor.?
About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access
infrastructure solutions. The most trusted name in enterprise access, the
Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite enables people to easily and securely access
the enterprise on-demand, from anywhere, anytime, using nearly any device
over any connection. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000
organizations around the world use Citrix every day. Citrix customers
include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 95% of the Fortune 500 and 95% of
the FT European 100. 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 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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