[thinnews] HP Integrates Citrix Access Infrastructure into New Compaq Thin Clients

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 18:43:01 -0400

HP Integrates Citrix Access Infrastructure into New Compaq Thin Clients
Citrix Software Enables Secure, Easy and Instant Access ? On Demand ? to
Enterprise Information and Applications From Any Device
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ? 9/16/2003 ? Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the
global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that
Citrix client software for the Windows® CE platform will be embedded in the
all-new, enterprise-ready HP Compaq t5000 series thin clients. The
incorporation of Citrix software will allow users of the new thin clients to
access full-featured Windows, Web and legacy applications running in a
Citrix® MetaFrame® Access Suite environment on demand ? anytime, anywhere,
using any device, over any connection. Citrix software enhances the
capabilities of the new thin clients by providing standards-based data
security over the Internet, optimized bandwidth utilization for high
performance across all network connections, and centralized application
deployment, monitoring, measurement and management.

?HP offers enterprise-class functionality with the new HP Compaq Thin Client
t5300 and t5500 and integrates Citrix client software, providing customers
the benefits of an adaptive enterprise where users can securely access
full-featured applications and minimize deployment and support costs,? said
Tad Bodeman, director, thin client and software marketing, HP Personal
Systems Group. ?The enhanced power, greater reliability and manageability
offered by the new HP Compaq thin clients makes now the time enterprise
customers should really take a closer look at how a thin client computing
model could increase technology ROI for their company.?

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, the foundation of the MetaFrame Access
Suite, embraces Microsoft® Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server? 2003 and
extends their value in several important areas. Citrix MetaFrame
Presentation Server instantly Web-enables existing Windows applications
without reprogramming and provides secure, high-performance, browser-based
access to the full functionality of applications. Citrix enables centralized
management and monitoring of servers, applications, licenses, users and
printers from a single point ? including configuration of server load
criteria ? and provides universal printing capability.  Applications can be
deployed securely over the Internet, using standards-based encryption,
without the need for pre-installed client security software.

?With HP integrating Citrix access infrastructure into its Windows CE-based
thin clients more of our joint customers can experience the benefits of
secure, easy and instant access to full-featured applications with minimal
cost,? said David Jones, senior vice president of corporate development.  ?
Citrix software is already provided with HP?s Windows XP-based thin clients,
and support for the new t5000 series underscores our commitment to
customers: making it easy for them to access information on-demand from any
device.?

Citrix and HP are longstanding business partners. Citrix is a member of the
HP business partners program and OpenView Alliance, and HP is a Premier Plus
member of the Citrix Business Alliance? and a global systems integrator.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access
infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in enterprise access.
Citrix software enables people in businesses, government agencies, and
educational institutions to securely, easily and instantly access the
on-demand enterprise, from anywhere, anytime, using any device, over any
connection.  Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organizations
rely on the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite to do their jobs.  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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