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New Citrix ICA Client will provide high-performance application access
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®
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
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
member of the Citrix Business Alliance(tm). In addition to the ICA Client
for OS/2, Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) software for UNIX Operating Systems
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

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
ICA separates application logic from the user interface and executes 100%
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
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
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

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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
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

Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame(tm), NFuse(tm), Digital Independence(tm) and
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

For further information contact:

Matt Campbell/Jenny Holt, AxiCom Tel: +44 (0) 20 8600 4600

Fax: +44 (0) 20 8600 4620


Jane Rimmer, Citrix Systems Tel: +44 (0) 1494 684 900

Fax: +44 (0) 1494 684 999


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