Citrix XPS Portal Software to Leverage SharePoint Portal Server Friday 13 July 2001 PDF Print Companies to benefit from improved user productivity July 13, 2001 - At Microsoft Fusion 2001, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced an agreement with Microsoft enabling Citrix to leverage Microsoft® SharePoint(tm) Portal Server functionality with Citrix® XPS(tm) portal software. As part of the agreement, Citrix has joined Microsoft SharePoint Developer Community Partner Program. "Making SharePoint Portal Server's search and document management functionality part of our portal solutions will improve user productivity through more efficient use of information sources. SharePoint Portal Server's functionality nicely complements the broad capabilities of our XML-based portal software," said Paul Hahn, director of corporate development for Citrix. "We look forward to continuing a long, fruitful relationship with Microsoft as we evolve our portal offerings and support important Microsoft initiatives like .NET." XPS is an XML-based portal software product Citrix acquired when the company purchased Sequoia Software Corporation earlier this year. XPS enables businesses of all sizes to streamline and automate complicated business operations, and provides a single window through which anyone in the enterprise can interact with partners, vendors, customers and fellow employees in real time, achieving results in seconds instead of days. Built upon an XML server that provides support for massive numbers of users and volumes of data, XPS combines flexibility and significant functionality, easing adoption and deployment. SharePoint Portal Server is a flexible portal solution that allows companies to easily find, share and publish information. Each standalone server offers enterprise-level search functionality (developed by Microsoft Research) and integrated document management tools. SharePoint Portal Server provides a focal point for finding relevant information stored across multiple data sources, including SharePoint Team Services websites, Exchange data stores, file shares, Notes databases, and Internet sites. "Citrix is providing its customers with powerful XML-based products and technologies that enable them to easily use any device to find and get connected to information from anywhere," said Gytis Barzdukas, group product manager of the SharePoint Portal Server Business Unit at Microsoft. "SharePoint Portal Server as part of XPS will help customers build a more complete portal solution with a way to organise, find and share information created with Microsoft applications." About Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalised access to any application or information source - whether Windows®, UNIX® or Web-based - through any device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets, WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency, productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to leverage existing IT resources and extend personalised information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers. Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame® application serving software, NFuse(tm) application portal software, XPS portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customisation they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at 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. 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 market 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 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 derived 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 ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies; the company's ability to develop new products, extend existing products, and maintain or develop such company's customer and employee relationships as a result of such merger or acquisition; 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 portal strategy will not succeed in the manner anticipated; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically, 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. - ends - Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame®, NFuse* and XPS* are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX® is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft®, Windows®, and SharePoint(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. 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