Citrix and Entrust Team Up to Enable Enhanced Security for Remote Access and Server-Based Applications Tuesday 31 July 2001 PDF Print Using MetaFrame XP(tm), Citrix Extranet(tm) and Entrust Software, Customers Can Access Enhanced-Security Applications From Any Location 31 July 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), a leader in application server and portal software solutions, and Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), a leading global provider of Internet security and managed services, today announced interoperability of Citrix® MetaFrame XP(tm) and Citrix Extranet(tm) software with recently released Entrust Entelligence(tm) 6.0 software and Entrust Authority(tm) 6.0 software. These enhanced security products are now supported by and can be deployed in Citrix® MetaFrame® environments, extending the reach of Entrust software to more desktops through these Citrix solutions. By integrating with the Citrix MetaFrame XP environment, Entrust and Citrix are extending the virtual workplace by providing enhanced security for applications operating in server-based computing architectures. Citrix MetaFrame XP provides centralised management of applications on the server enabling Entrust-secured applications to be rolled out quickly and easily on a mass scale. In turn, MetaFrame XP and Citrix Extranet are bolstered by the secure authentication Entrust provides through digital signatures. Mutual customers of Entrust and Citrix can now gain secure access to highly-sensitive documents located on the server by first authenticating to Citrix Extranet, and then obtaining access to applications using MetaFrame with a digital signature for secure authentication. Entrust Authority 6.0 and Entrust Entelligence 6.0 feature enhanced identification, verification, privacy and security management to provide a transparent "electronic handshake" between the sender and receiver to ensure online security and privacy for e-mails, files and documents. "Our relationship with Citrix demonstrates the commitment of both companies to securely deliver Internet applications with enhanced security that includes identification, privacy, verification and security management," said Ian Curry, vice-president, product management and strategy, Entrust, Inc. "With the Citrix server-based model, which eliminates the need to install applications on local desktops, remote access users and IT personnel will benefit from expedited deployment of enterprise desktop security." "The interoperability with Entrust enables us to offer our mutual customers an additional option for enhancing security of Web applications," said David Weiss, vice president, marketing, for Citrix. "Organisations that require multiple security levels to protect sensitive employee, corporate or financial information over the Internet can rely on MetaFrame, Citrix Extranet and Entrust to provide a secure environment." Customers with elevated security priorities, such as those in finance and government, have expressed the need for Entrust Entelligence to interoperate with Citrix. Citrix MetaFrame provides faster and easier deployment of Entrust security solutions because IT managers deploy them through the MetaFrame server. There is no need for IT managers to download client applications on the desktop since applications are installed, processed, administered and deployed on the server, thus enabling a quicker return on investment. Using Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA®) technology, keystrokes and mouse clicks on the desktop are processed at the server. This makes applications very easy to control and operate in a secure manner. "Having Entrust Entelligence* 6.0 interoperate with Citrix makes deployment of enhanced security easier and faster," said Gabe Long, Perot Systems. "This integration is welcome news for customers." Enhanced security enables users to have the confidence to conduct higher value transactions and deliver more sensitive information over the Internet with today's new Internet applications such as tax filing, government procurement, medical information submission, payroll expenses and other business processes. The risks of not implementing enhanced Internet security can range from dispute or repudiation of transactions, breach of privacy of sensitive customer or enterprise information, to access of protected resources by unauthorised individuals. The implications of these breaches may be dramatic, ranging from direct financial loss and legal implications due to non-compliance with regulations to a loss of trust and brand equity as security breaches become public. "Server-based computing and PKI are very complementary," said Mark Bouchard, analyst with META Group, Inc. "The former provides flexible access to applications from diverse computing devices while the latter delivers comprehensive services to secure that access. Both pieces are essential given the continued trend toward mobilisation of company workforces." About Entrust Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) is a leading global provider of Internet security solutions and services that make it safe to do business and complete transactions over the Internet. Entrust has the industry's broadest set of identification, entitlements, verification, privacy and security management capabilities. Major corporations, service providers, financial institutions and government agencies in more than 40 countries rely on the privacy, security and trust provided through Entrust's portfolio of award-winning technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.entrust.com 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, Citrix Extranet(tm) VPN 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. 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 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. 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®, MetaFrame XP(tm), Citrix Extranet (tm), NFuse(tm) and XPS(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Technologies Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks of Entrust. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 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