Centura Health Selects Citrix® XPS(tm), MetaFrame XP(tm) and NFuse(tm) Software to Provide Access to Applications and Information for its Physicians and Staff Tuesday 28 August 2001 PDF Print 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. For more information see http://www.centura.org 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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