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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.


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

For more information on
these new features releases and versions, visit our Web site at

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

Online registration is available at

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


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.


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

* 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

* 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


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