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Company Provides Critical Functionality Enhancements to Expand Performance
and Management of Customers' UNIX Environments

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of an Early Access
Version of Feature Release 1 for Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) for UNIX® Operating
Systems that significantly enhances the performance and usability of the
company's application serving solutions for UNIX systems. This early
version provides Citrix customers with access to the most sought after
features targeted for the full Feature Release for Citrix MetaFrame for
Operating Systems and is scheduled to be available later in 2001. With the
addition of capabilities such as multi-monitor displays and greater colour
support, MetaFrame for UNIX is now even more responsive to UNIX
deployment requirements.

The Early Access Version of Feature Release 1 for Citrix MetaFrame for
enhances the performance, usability and management capabilities of Citrix
MetaFrame 1.1 for the Solaris Operating Environment, Citrix MetaFrame 1.1
for the HP-UX Operating System and Citrix MetaFrame 1.1 for the AIX
Operating System. Features include the latest compression techniques and
persistent caching, as well as the ability to connect to applications
very high resolutions, multiple monitor set-ups and up to 16.7 million
colours. This is essential in many key UNIX application markets including
investment banking, engineering design, geographical information systems
telecommunications. To help its customers better manage their enterprise
UNIX environments, Citrix is making the early access version available at
additional cost for a limited time as a download from the Citrix web site.

"Being able to continuously offer customers enhancements to their
deployments is an important aspect of our product delivery and customer
service strategies," said Matt Dircks, director of product management for
Citrix. "Improving the performance and application deployment capabilities
of MetaFrame for UNIX strengthens the value it brings to customer
deployments, enhancing their use of the UNIX applications essential to

With the announcement of the Early Access Version of Feature Release 1 for
Citrix MetaFrame for UNIX, Citrix is continuing its commitment to deliver
enhancements of its products more frequently to customers. Last year,
announced a new application delivery system under which the company will
periodically offer its Subscription Advantage customers new MetaFrame
Feature Releases, consisting of user-focused upgrades and enhancements,
Platform Releases that entail architectural changes. Feature Releases are
aimed at meeting customer needs more quickly through frequent releases,
where the timely delivery of business-critical features could enable
customers to gain a competitive edge. The Early Access Version of Feature
Release 1 for MetaFrame for UNIX represents close co-operation between
Citrix and its customers, and the company is making the most hotly
features available earlier than the full Feature Release for Citrix
MetaFrame for UNIX to enrich their MetaFrame for UNIX deployments.

"We use MetaFrame for UNIX with our SunGard trading systems around the
world, for trading desks using applications spread across two, three or
monitors," said Andy Wicks, Head of IT for Standard Chartered's Global
Markets business. "The increased resolution and multi-monitor support in
Feature Release 1 is vital to providing our traders with critical
information in real-time, even across WAN links across thousands of

"Between 1998 and 1999, software revenues in the virtual user interface
(VUI) serverware market grew over 117% and Citrix was the leading supplier
of software in this market," said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president for
software research for IDC. "IDC believes that the interest in
computing, which is dependent on VUI software, will increase rapidly over
the next few years. With offerings such as the early version of Feature
Release 1 for MetaFrame for UNIX, Citrix continues to demonstrate its
commitment to providing customers with continuous enhancements that allow
users to access UNIX applications with improved performance and

Key Features

* Greater Screen Resolution - Support for screen resolutions up to
32767x32767, enabling users to access applications requiring large amounts
of screen real estate, from any location.

* Greater Colour Support - Support for up to 24 bit colour depths
sharper images and subtle colour graduations. Ideal for high-end graphical
applications that represent detailed information using many colours.

* Multi-monitor support - Support for displays that span multiple monitors
attached to a single device. Essential in environments where users require
two, three, four or more monitors to view applications and data.

* Improved Performance - Performance enhancements include the latest
compression techniques and persistent caching, taken from Citrix'
SpeedScreen 3 technology, reducing bandwidth requirements and improving
response for users on thin connections.

* HTTP-Based Client-Server Browsing - With the HTTP-based ICA® Browser,
Client devices no longer need to use UDP (universal data packet) to locate
Citrix servers; removing the need for insecure open UDP ports on a

Pricing, Packaging and Availability

For a limited time only, Citrix is providing a free download of the Early
Access Version of Feature Release 1 for Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris
Operating Environment from the Citrix web site at
The web download will be available until the full Feature Release for
MetaFrame for UNIX Operating Systems is released later in 2001. At that
time, only existing Subscription Advantage customers will receive a free
copy of Feature Release 1. Early Access Versions of Feature Release 1 for
Citrix MetaFrame for the HP-UX Operating System and for Citrix MetaFrame
the AIX Operating System are also available upon request from the same web

About Citrix MetaFrame

Citrix MetaFrame application server software is enabling organisations to
achieve "Digital Independence*" from the high cost and complexity of
traditional computing by transforming the way they deploy, manage and
business applications across the extended enterprise. MetaFrame extends
functionality of Microsoft* Windows NT* Server 4.0, Terminal Server
and Microsoft Windows* 2000 Terminal Services, as well as UNIX* operating
systems including Sun Solaris TM, IBM AIX® and HP-UX®. It provides
enterprise application management for increased scalability, rapid
deployment and simplified application support, web enablement of
applications via Citrix NFuse* application portal software, and
high-performance access to applications by users in any location, on any
device, over any network connection - wireless to web.

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. Citrix offerings, including MetaFrame
application server software, NFuse application portal software, Management
Services products 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, Fla. Citrix is traded on
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

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute
guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements
in this press release which are not strictly historical statements,
including, without limitation, statements regarding current or future
financial performance, management's plans and objectives for future
operations, product plans and performance, management's assessment of
factors, as well as statements regarding the strategy and plans of the
company and its strategic partners, constitute forward-looking statements.
Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, risks associated with the following: the success of the
company's MetaFrame product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA
protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialise new products
and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic
markets, the company's ability to expand its core business in large
enterprise accounts, the company's ability to succeed in the transition to
paper/electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of
revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including
competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the
iBusiness and other new licensing programs; the rate of growth of the ASP
market; and the company's ability to continue to develop and market
to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues
from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's
policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of
developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to
existing products; the company's reliance upon its strategic relationships
with Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth; the
possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary
technology; risks that the company's branding campaign will not enhance
company's business or results in the manner anticipated; as well as risks
downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry
specifically, and risks associated with competition and competitive
pressures and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to
any forward-looking information in this press release or with respect to
announcements described herein.

Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame(tm), Digital Independence(tm), NFuse(tm) and
SpeedScreen(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems,
Inc. in the United States and other countries. UNIX® is a registered
trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.
Sun(tm) and Solaris(tm) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows NT® are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. AIX® is a registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation. HP-UX® is a registered
trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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