Citrix® Expands Support for the Emerging Wireless Market with New ICA® Client for the Symbian Platform Thursday 22 March 2001 PDF Print Citrix ICA to Deliver Full-function Access to Business Applications on Next-Generation Mobile Devices Citrix Systems Inc., a global leader in application server software and services, today announced it is strengthening support for wireless information access with a new Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®) Client for Symbian. The Symbian platform, which is a fully open, flexible and complete operating system for next-generation Wireless Information Devices (WID), has been adopted by many leading manufacturers, including Ericsson, Kenwood, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Philips, Psion, Sanyo, Sony and Siemens. At CeBIT, Citrix will demonstrate the new ICA Client with the Nokia 9210 Communicator, one of the upcoming mobile information devices that run on the Symbian Platform, on Stand B07 in Hall 3. The Citrix ICA Client for the Symbian Platform, which will be available later this year, provides high-performance access to mission-critical applications and information on next-generation Symbian-based WIDs. The Citrix application serving model, which installs, manages and processes applications on central servers and provides high-performance access on virtually any device using ICA, eliminates the need to develop special versions of applications for WIDs of different sizes and configurations. The Citrix approach also enables wireless users to access Web content via ICA without the limitations imposed by small form factors. "In today's increasingly mobile workplace, businesses are continually looking for the best ways to extend the reach of their IT investments to employees on the move," said Jeremy Copp, vice president of Business Relationships at Symbian. "The Citrix ICA client for the Symbian platform opens up real-time wireless access to a huge variety of existing and future business applications. Organisations can now quickly and effectively push applications and data to Symbian-based devices over all generations of networks.""Demand is growing rapidly for mobile devices that combine voice communication with full application-access and data-manipulation capabilities," said Keith Turnbull, vice president, Product Development for Citrix. "Symbian's new platform is an emerging standard in this space that has been adopted by many of the industry's leading players. The addition of Citrix application serving capability to Symbian-based devices will be compelling for organisations looking to quickly and easily extend business-critical applications to workers on the move." The upcoming Citrix ICA technology for the Symbian Platform will allow users of the latest mobile computing devices to experience the same level of performance from Windows®, UNIX® and Java(tm) applications as they would from their desktops. As a result, organisations using Symbian-based devices will be able to rapidly provide mission-critical applications beyond the enterprise to workers on the move, on any network, anywhere in the world. The Symbian Platform is optimised for a wide range of Smartphones and Communicators, delivering integrated mobile phone technology with Bluetooth, email, SMS, WAP, HTML and other messaging and browsing capabilities to suit all types of end users. It provides powerful and robust services including the multi-tasking kernel, data management, communications, graphics, multimedia, security, application engines, Java runtime environment, and support for data synchronisation and worldwide locations. About Citrix ICA With more than 24 million users worldwide and 6 million concurrent user licenses since its introduction in 1995, Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) is an 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 less than 5 kilobits-per-second of network bandwidth. On the client, users see and work only with the application's interface. 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, Florida. Citrix is traded on The Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS and is part of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. 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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 a paper/electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including potential competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company's 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 products to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues devised from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's pricing 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 the company's business or results in the manner anticipated; risks associated with the company's hedging programs; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically; and risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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