Citrix Launches First Feature Release of its MetaFrame XP(tm) Family for Microsoft® Windows®, Further Extending the Capabilities of Citrix's Virtual Workplace Solutions Monday 1 October 2001 PDF Print Enhanced management capabilities, coupled with improved web and security features, combine to advance Citrix's mission of making information access simple for anyone, anywhere, any time 1 October 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today announced the immediate availability of MetaFrame XP(tm) for Windows®, Feature Release 1. MetaFrame XP, the company's most powerful application serving and management platform, offers entire organisations exceptional growth and management capabilities for large-scale application serving implementations - designed to support as many as 100,000 users on 1,000 or more servers. Feature Release 1 builds on the already powerful MetaFrame XP product family and now offers customers such additional features as SSL Encryption, Content Publishing, support for Computer Associates Unicenter®, Auto Client Reconnect, Citrix Web Console and the Citrix Universal Print Driver, all designed to ease the administrative burden for Citrix administrators while maintaining simple, yet flexible information access any time, anywhere, from any device. With this new Feature Release for MetaFrame XP, Citrix is delivering on its promise to more frequently deliver capabilities that extend the virtual workplace. In September 2000, Citrix began a modular software delivery process for its MetaFrame family of application server software. Based on customer input and market feedback, Citrix has segmented product releases into Feature Releases and Platform Releases. This separation of Feature Releases, which consist of customer-focused upgrades and enhancements, and Platform Releases, which entail more significant architectural changes, enables Citrix to more quickly respond to enterprise market requirements and also allows an organisation to integrate new functionality more quickly. METAFRAME XP PRODUCT FAMILY DESCRIPTION As a product family, Citrix MetaFrame XP takes into account customers' unique computing needs and offers three levels of product functionality that add capabilities as business growth and change dictate. Feature Release 1 includes enhancements for all three levels of the MetaFrame XP family: * MetaFrame XPe: This enterprise application serving edition provides the infrastructure for Net-based Windows 2000 environments requiring extensive scalability, rapid application delivery and robust management - enabling unparalleled command and control. * MetaFrame XPa: This advanced application serving platform for Windows 2000 Servers is designed for growing organisations that need to maximise application availability and manageability across the Net - all from a single point. * MetaFrame XPs: This application serving system is designed for departmental workgroups to extend the reach of Windows 2000 Servers. "For our mutual Windows 2000 Server customers, Feature Release 1 is an enhancement to the already powerful MetaFrame XP family, which adds value to Windows Terminal Server in many customer solutions," said Mark Aggar, lead product manager, Microsoft Corporation. "We appreciate Citrix's continued commitment to our joint customers and to enhancing the value of Windows-based applications across the enterprise." "The integration between Unicenter and MetaFrame XP provides our mutual customers with highly automated and intelligent management of their entire network and mission-critical MetaFrame systems," said Mike LaTorraca, vice president, Computer Associates solutions partner programme. "Citrix's support for Unicenter marks their commitment to a high-performance infrastructure that delivers unmatched performance and anywhere, anytime access to information." "Our first MetaFrame XP Feature Release is at the forefront of application serving and management, with unmatched flexibility and security," said Matt Dircks, director of product management at Citrix. "New features such as the Citrix Universal Print Driver, Content Publishing and SSL Encryption will enable our customers to simplify their server-based computing architecture; these features also make it easier to move toward a more Web-centric computing platform, allowing end users to work from anywhere, over any device, at any time." "The State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services' network runs on Novell, and because MetaFrame XP for Windows, Feature Release 1 now supports Novell Directory Services, we can load-balance MetaFrame XP servers, running on Microsoft Windows 2000, without the need for multiple account authorities. There is no longer a need to run two separate network directories, significantly reducing the amount of time we would have spent training employees and managing the system," said Corey Warrington, network analyst, State of Oregon. "The new Citrix Universal Print Driver feature enhances our remote users' printing capabilities and saves administrators time by eliminating the need to manage multiple drivers on our servers." "Vancouver School District has 40 schools and support facilities with a variety of workstation and network platforms, such as Novell, Macintosh, and Microsoft. MetaFrame's NFuse 1.6 component will reduce the need to configure each individual computer, and could eventually enable over 3,000 end users to access a variety of applications via any standard Web browser," stated Steven Bratt, communications services manager of Vancouver School District. "Moreover, MetaFrame's enhanced support for Novell Directory Services enables administrators to bypass the tedious task of synchronising users between the Novell and Microsoft Directories. By simplifying network administration and support, Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows could save our district a significant amount of time and money." MetaFrame XP for Windows, Feature Release 1 is available immediately. Current Subscription Advantage members are entitled to this Feature Release at no cost. Non-members can purchase the Feature Release from the more than 7,200 members of the Citrix Solutions Network(tm) (CSN). These enhanced products will be demonstrated at the fourth annual Citrix iForum 2001 user conference held at the Walt Disney 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 these new features releases and versions, visit our Web site at http://www.citrix.com/4ofakind About Citrix iForum 2001 Now in its fourth year, Citrix iForum 2001 is an intensive knowledge exchange that brings together Citrix customers, resellers and partners from around the world. The conference, which will take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., from October 29 - November 1, will focus on Citrix's vision of a virtual workplace that extends access to applications and information anywhere, at any time. Citrix iForum includes a variety of speakers, roundtable discussions and product demonstrations. Online registration is available at http://www.citrixiforum.com About Citrix Metaframe Citrix MetaFrame application server software is helping organisations deliver a virtual workplace to users everywhere - on any device or network connection - by providing secure, reliable, cost-effective access to the same applications and information available at the office. Citrix MetaFrame extends the functionality of Microsoft Windows 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT® Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, as well as UNIX® operating systems including Sun Solaris(tm), IBM AIX® and HP-UX®. It provides key benefits including centralised, server-based management, rapid scalability, Web enablement of existing applications using Citrix NFuse(tm) application portal software, and flexible access to applications via the full Net - LANs, WANs, Internet, intranets and extranets. 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 Solutions Network(tm), XPS(tm) and NFuse(tm) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. Key Features of MetaFrame XP(tm) for Windows®, Feature Release 1 1 October 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today announced the immediate availability of MetaFrame XP(tm) for Windows®, Feature Release 1. MetaFrame XP, the company's most powerful application serving and management platform, offers entire organisations exceptional growth and management capabilities for large-scale application serving implementations - designed to support as many as 100,000 users on 1,000 or more servers. Citrix MetaFrame XP, Feature Release 1 increases the manageability, flexibility and security of MetaFrame XP with the following new features: * SSL Encryption brings added security to Citrix MetaFrame XP administrators and users by passing content through a company's firewall using the HTTPS port and leveraging the inherent 128-bit encryption of Internet-standard SSL technology. * Connection Control preserves valuable server resources and helps to ensure that maximum application license usage is not exceeded by limiting the number of concurrent user and/or application connections. * CPU Prioritisation ensures top performance for mission-critical applications by providing greater CPU priority to more strategic Windows 2000 applications. * ICA Session Monitoring ensures proper bandwidth allocation to remote users and offices by providing network usage data. * Computer Associates Unicenter® Plug-in - Through integration with CA's market-leading Unicenter, MetaFrame customers now have superior management of the health and performance of their entire network infrastructure as well as automated monitoring and management of their MetaFrame server farms. * Universal Print Driver reduces print driver administration burdens by consolidating print driver requirements into one universal print driver. * Citrix Program Neighborhood® Agent allows administrators to centrally control access to Windows applications and content from a single point by pushing application icons to the Windows client's Start button or desktop without the requirement of a user-configurable ICA Client. * Citrix Content Publishing feature accesses dispersed applications and content through a convenient Web portal, thus centrally locating applications and content, such as audio, video, Web pages and files, in one place. * Citrix Web Console, a browser-based management console, provides a simple, easy-to-use Web interface to access frequently used Citrix MetaFrame XP administration functions. * Novell Directory Services (NDS) support allows MetaFrame XP administrators to publish applications and content to NDS users and groups while supporting seamless NDS authentication for users. * Support for Citrix NFuse 1.6 application portal software is provided by Feature Release 1, enabling organisations to personalise applications and associated content, and publish them into a single portal view without application rewrites. Citrix NFuse allows the Web to be utilised as an application infrastructure while retaining the features and benefits of MetaFrame application serving software. In addition, Citrix NFuse enhances corporate Web portal solutions by enabling inclusion of full-function, interactive applications along with Web content, tools and technology for integrating Intranet content. * Auto Client Reconnect automatically attempts to reconnect a user to a temporarily disconnected, yet still-active user session, thus saving the user time and effort. Jenny Holt AxiCom UK Direct: +44 (0)20 8600 4651 Mob: +44 (0)7730 438 762 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.axicom.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of AxiCom in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.