Citrix to Offer Native Client Support for OS/2 Thursday 4 January 2001 PDF Print New Citrix ICA Client will provide high-performance application access from OS/2 devices Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of a native 32-bit Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) client for the IBM OS/2® operating system, further strengthening Citrix's strategy of enabling access to any application, from any device, over any connection - wireless to Web. The availability of a Citrix® ICA® client for OS/2 extends the performance, reliability and cost benefits of Citrix server-based application access to the more than eight million OS/2 desktops in Europe, which are especially prevalent in the financial and telecommunications industries. "OS/2 remains a popular operating system in companies around the world," said Derek Duerden, head of Technical Strategy for EMEA Financial Services Sector at IBM. "Therefore, the ability to access server-based Windows and UNIX applications from an OS/2 desktop is an attractive proposition. The new Citrix ICA Client enhances this ability, allowing our financial services customers increased ease in accessing a broad range of business and productivity software." IBM has been a strategic partner of Citrix since 1996 and is a Premier Plus member of the Citrix Business Alliance(tm). In addition to the ICA Client for OS/2, Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) software for UNIX Operating Systems supports IBM's AIX® Operating System. "We are pleased to be able to offer the highest level of performance with this ICA Client release, enabling enterprises to deploy applications quickly, securely and cost-effectively to OS/2 desktops," added Martin Duursma, vice president of Product Development, Citrix Systems. "A significant number of businesses will now be able to easily deploy mission-critical applications company-wide to a more diverse range of client devices." About Citrix ICA With more than 24 million users worldwide and 6 million concurrent user licenses since its introduction in 1995, the Citrix* Independent Computing Architecture (ICA*) is an emerging industry standard for server-based computing. Citrix ICA technology includes a server software component, a network protocol component, and a client software component. On the server, ICA separates application logic from the user interface and executes 100% of the application on the server. The ICA network protocol transports keystrokes, mouse clicks and screen updates over standard protocols to the client, typically consuming 10-15 kilobits-per-second of network bandwidth. On the client, users see and work only with the application's interface. About IBM Software IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Software offers the widest range of applications, middleware and operating systems for all types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. The fastest way to get more information about IBM software is through the IBM Software home page at http://www.software.ibm.com More information on the OS/2 family of products is available at htttp://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer "Digital Independence*" - the ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wireless to Web. Citrix' solutions enable organisations of all types, from major enterprises to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed and predictability, and lower costs. Its products, including MetaFrame* application server software, NFuse* application portal software, and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA*), a core application-server technology, have been widely adopted by the corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through value-added resellers, system integrators and OEM licensees, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Citrix is traded on The Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS and is part of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at http://www.citrix.com Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame(tm), NFuse(tm), Digital Independence(tm) and Citrix Business Alliance(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. IBM®, AIX® and OS/2® are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. 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