Mediapps and Citrix Align to Address European Enterprise Information Portal Market Tuesday 24 July 2001 PDF Print 24 July 2001 - Mediapps, a leader in the European Enterprise Information Portal market, and Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving software and services, today announced a software licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Mediapps can market, demonstrate and distribute Citrix® NFuseTM application portal software with its Net.Portal product for customers running applications on Citrix MetaFrame®. As a part of the agreement, Mediapps has joined the Citrix Business Alliance(tm) (CBA). "Mediapps is facing increasing demand from large accounts and ASPs who wish to be able to provide their users with the possibility of remotely launching and accessing centrally managed applications via an enterprise information portal," said Laurent Binard, president of Mediapps. "As a worldwide leader in application serving and portal software, Citrix's products were the logical choice for Mediapps to integrate and actively support." Citrix NFuse is an application portal product that provides organisations with the ability to integrate and publish interactive client/server Windows® and UNIX® applications to any Web portal instantly. Working in conjunction with Citrix MetaFrame software, Citrix NFuse provides organisations with greater manageability and lower costs through centralised deployment. "Mediapps is a leader in the European market for Enterprise Information Portals, a strong growth market where Citrix sees important demand for portal software and services," said Barry Davis, vice president, Business Development for Citrix. "We will actively support this partnership, which represents an important business opportunity for Citrix in Europe." About Mediapps Mediapps is uniquely positioned on the enterprise information portal market in Europe. The company's flagship product, Net.Portal, allows companies to create their Intranet, Extranet and Internet portals. Mediapps is also an Infomediary and provides, out of the box, more than 30,000 sources of business information in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch. These information sources have been organised into more than a hundred information channels segmented by industry sector and job function. Mediapps' software thus allows companies to create their portal and then rapidly integrate internal and external information and applications. Customers can pre-configure profiles at a group and user level and dynamically target information to them. Mediapps explicit personalisation functionality allows for even greater personalisation of information sources via the portal. Mediapps is used by more than 250 large accounts across Europe today (Carl Zeiss, EDF, France Telecom) and the company has established subsidiaries in Germany, Spain and the U.K. About the Citrix Business Alliance The Citrix Business Alliance (CBA) is a growing coalition of industry-leading companies from across the technology spectrum that are working with Citrix solutions to broaden the scope and effectiveness of server-based enterprise computing solutions. The programme provides members with access to Citrix products for compatibility testing with Citrix® MetaFrame application server software, new business opportunities with other Citrix solution providers, access to joint marketing programmes and enhanced technical support. 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(tm) 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. 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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 and portal software 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 an 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 programmes; 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 enhancement to existing products; the risks associated with third party licensing arrangements; the company's ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies, including Sequoia Software Corporation; the company's ability to maintain or further develop Sequoia's customer and employee relationships following 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; 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. 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