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Colorado-Based Healthcare System Employs Citrix Software for Enterprise
Portal to Enhance Delivery of Care and Reduce IT Costs

28 August 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in
application serving and portal software and services, today announced that
Centura Health, Colorado's largest healthcare system, is creating an
enterprise portal based on Citrix® XPS(tm) portal software, MetaFrame XP(tm)
application serving software and NFuse(tm) application portal software. The
portal is designed to allow Centura Health to reduce IT support and
administration costs, and enhance the delivery of care by providing secure
browser-based access to information resources for 13,000 physicians and
staff, within a 12-month rollout period.

According to Elaine Callas, Centura Health's chief information officer, the
portal will give physicians immediate and secure remote access to patient
information. In addition to its physicians, the portal also will benefit
Centura associates, giving them remote access from home or any other
location with an Internet connection.

"In the healthcare industry, it is critical to be able to securely access
the information you need, when you need it, no matter where you are," said
Callas. "By implementing Citrix XPS and MetaFrame software, our portal will
be able to provide our physicians and staff with the fastest and most
efficient way to access information and applications that will help them
best serve our patients, residents and their families."

Physicians using the portal gain secure access to network resources, such as
lab results, coding, drug interaction software and, in the near future,
order entry capabilities, streamlining processes and enhancing the delivery
of care. For example, a clinical messaging system will provide over 4,000
physicians with encrypted patient information from any browser, replacing
the current fax-based process.

"Centura Health's adoption of Citrix's application serving and portal
software products reflects our strategy of providing customers with a suite
of products and services that lets them carry forward the applications and
content they have today, while they take advantage of all the great things
coming from Web computing," said David Jones, senior vice president of
marketing and corporate development for Citrix.

Citrix XPS portal software gives users a single, personalised and secure
point of access to the applications, information and business processes they
depend on to do their jobs and interact with peers within and beyond the
enterprise, whether they are customers, suppliers or partners. For IT
administrators, XPS provides command and control over these resources
through a central management interface.

By implementing XPS, MetaFrame application serving and NFuse application
portal products, Centura is able to securely deploy all of its
business-critical applications - whether Web, Windows or UNIX - to any
number of users across its organisation, regardless of the client device
being used.

About Centura Health

Centura Health is Colorado's largest healthcare system, serving the Denver
metro area, Summit County, Colorado Springs, Cañon City and Pueblo. It
encompasses 10 hospitals, four full-service medical/surgical centres, 10
senior living facilities and a home care and hospice division. Centura
Health was established in 1996 through a joint operating agreement between
Catholic Health Initiatives and the PorterCare Adventist Health System.
Centura employs more than 12,000 workers throughout Colorado.

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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

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company's MetaFrame and portal software product line and the acceptance of
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