Citrix® MetaFrame® for the SolarisTM Operating Environment Earns Prestigious SunToneSM Certification Monday 24 September 2001 PDF Print Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment Application Server Software Meets SunTone Programme's Availability, Reliability and Performance Standards 24 September 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), a leader in application server and portal software solutions, announced today that its Citrix® MetaFrame® for the SolarisTM Operating Environment V1.1 application has achieved certification under the SunToneSM Certification and Branding Programme. Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment significantly enhances the performance, usability and management capabilities of a company's application serving solutions running on UNIX® technology-based systems. The SunTone programme, led by Sun Microsystems, Inc., is a collaborative industry effort to define best practices and audit solution provider infrastructure, operational practices, hardware, software, and overall service delivery. SunTone certification provides a quality "seal of approval," confirming that Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment meets stringent scalability, availability, reliability and performance standards necessary for deployment of high quality web-based services. Customers can be confident that Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment has met the programme's high quality standards. Citrix MetaFrame extends the functionality of the Solaris Operating Environment by providing key benefits including centralised, server-based management, rapid scalability and Web enablement of existing applications using Citrix NFuseTM application portal software. Citrix MetaFrame also provides flexible access to applications via the Internet, including through LANs, WANs, intranets and extranets. Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment helps organisations access information anywhere, anytime over any device. By providing secure, reliable, cost-effective access to the same applications and information available at the office, Citrix is creating a virtual workplace. "Receiving SunTone certification underscores our commitment to provide high-quality solutions, services and choices to our customers. The SunTone programme was built, in part, to identify companies that deliver reliable, scalable, business-critical services," said David Jones, senior vice president, corporate marketing and development for Citrix. "Achieving SunTone certification is a green light for customers seeking high-quality solutions for deploying UNIX technology-based applications via MetaFrame. Citrix is proud to be a member of the SunTone certified community. Our customers can be confident that MetaFrame's performance, security and scalability have met stringent industry-based standards for excellence." "By achieving SunTone Certification for Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment, Citrix has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality software to its customers," said Stans Kleijnen, vice president of market development engineering and SunTone Certification for applications at Sun. "Customers can be confident that Citrix's MetaFrame software is built and managed according to industry best practices and high-quality standards established by the SunTone programme." Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment is available from UNIX-authorised members of the more than 7,200 members of the Citrix Solutions NetworkTM (CSN). Citrix MetaFrame for the Solaris Operating Environment, along with Citrix's other products, will be demonstrated at the fourth annual Citrix iForum 2001 user conference to be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, October 29 through November 1, 2001. For more information on Citrix iForum 2001, visit http://www.citrixiforum.com For more information on Citrix's award-winning products, visit our Web site at http://www.citrix.com/products About the SunTone Certification and Branding Programme The SunTone Certification and Branding Programme is a collaborative effort, led by Sun Microsystems, Inc., to promote 7-by-24 service and reliability as a norm for consumer and business Internet-based services. Under the SunTone programme, service providers, independent software vendors and integrators have endured a rigorous review process which examines infrastructure, operational practices, hardware, software, and overall service delivery to help ensure that the services or products provided by a company meet the SunTone programme's best practices and high quality standards. Certification under the SunTone programme is designed to give customers the confidence that each aspect of the company's operations and infrastructure has been evaluated and judged to be reliable and of high quality based on industry-derived standards. Launched in May 1999, The SunTone programme currently has more than 1500 applicants for certification and more than 150 SunTone Certified solutions available to meet a variety of business needs. 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 application portal software, Citrix Extranet VPN 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 and portal software product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialize 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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