[THIN] Press Release: Citrix Launches MetaFrame Secure Access Manager For Secure Internet Access

  • From: Jim Kenzig <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:03:29 -0500

Citrix Launches MetaFrame Secure Access Manager For Secure Internet Access
First New Product In Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite Makes Access to
Applications over the Internet Easy, Secure and More Cost-effective Without
the Need for a VPN
NEW YORK, NY ? 3/18/2003 ? Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global
leader in access infrastructure solutions, today introduced Citrix®
MetaFrame® Secure Access Manager, infrastructure software that provides
secure, single-point access over the Internet to virtually any internal and
external information resources, including applications, data sources,
documents, Web content and services.
With little-to-no programming, IT administrators can provide the entire
?on-demand enterprise? to users in a Web browser and through a secure
Internet connection, giving employees the flexibility to access virtually
any information source from their own personal computer, a customer site, an
Internet kiosk or any other public access point. Building on technology from
Citrix® NFuse® Elite, the new product improves security with
SSL/TSL-encrypted secure access over the Internet ? similar to that of a
virtual private network (VPN) but without the cost and time of building such
a network ? and with user authentication technology and connections that
allow easy traversal of firewalls without custom configuration. In addition,
with MetaFrame Secure Access Manager IT administrators can tailor content to
an employee?s role, and end users can securely view and work with
personalized information from multiple sources in a familiar browser-like
interface, from anywhere, using any device, over any connection.
?If you like the Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server for the simplicity
and power it brings to enterprise application access, you?re going to love
Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager for the enhanced security it
provides,? said Bob Kruger, Citrix senior vice president of development and
chief technology officer. ?The speed with which customers can build secure
access solutions - we?ve seen customers do this in under four weeks - makes
it a compelling secure access infrastructure for cash-strapped and
overworked IT staffs.?
Customers and Analysts Show Keen Interest in Enhanced Security Solution
Interest in the Citrix customer base of more than 120,000 organizations for
the new Citrix MetaFrame Access Manager is strong. In a recent survey of
Citrix customers, nearly 60 percent of respondents cited a remote access
need or pain point as the motivator for increasing their purchase levels of
Citrix products. Roughly half of the customers polled (49 percent) have
employees working outside the office, almost half (44 percent) said they
have more than five offices, and nearly a third (30 percent) have 10 or more
offices that they need to keep linked using application infrastructure.
Moreover, of the customers we polled, 14 percent indicated that they use our
SSL encryption technology today and 17 percent plan to use Citrix SSL
technology in the future to provide secure access to the on-demand
?Citrix has helped us save significant resources by successfully managing
our legacy and Web applications,? said Darren Dworkin, chief technology
officer for Boston Medical Center. ?With the HIPAA privacy deadline
approaching, the security of patient information is more of a concern. The
integration of the security features into MetaFrame Secure Access Manager
will give us the peace of mind that confidential data will remain so,
regardless of how or where it is accessed.?
?A top priority for today?s enterprise software buyers is leveraging
existing application resources to enable collaboration and move work to the
Web,? said Nathaniel Palmer, vice president and chief analyst of Delphi
Group. ?Citrix?s new MetaFrame Secure Access Manager provides a platform for
unlocking packaged application resources with secure, role-based access from
virtually any Web access point. This moves beyond content viewing, by
allowing enterprise IT to offer true on-demand access to software as a
Key Features of Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager
Secure Internet access ? SSL/TSL-encryption for HTTP/HTTPS traffic combined
with user authentication technology enables users to securely connect over
the Internet to virtually any application or information resource.
Integrated information from multiple sources ? With a powerful set of
easy-to-use, wizard-driven configuration tools, IT administrators can enable
browser-based access to the entire enterprise personalized to each user?s
needs. With secure, single-point access across the Internet to virtually any
internal and external information resources, including applications, data
sources, documents, Web content and services, combined with the ability to
search across these sources for desired information and to index and
organize views of applications and information sources, users can always
have the information they need readily available and easy to find in a
familiar interface.
International support ? With single-bye support for international character
sets, Citrix MetaFrame Access Manager extends the available information
sources not only across the firewall but also across international
Pricing and Availability
Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access Manager Starter will be available in Q2 at a
special promotional SRP price of $109 per concurrent user and includes
Citrix Subscription Advantage?, which offers automatic, priority access to
the latest product upgrades and enhancements. For more information, contact
a member of the Citrix Solutions Network? or visit the Citrix Web site at
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.
Citrix®, MetaFrame®, MetaFrame XP?, NFuse®, Citrix Subscription Advantage?
and Citrix Solutions Network? are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX® is a registered
trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
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