Citrix Enhances Its Virtual Workplace Solution with Over 50 New Features for its Family of Software Products Monday 1 October 2001 PDF Print Comprehensive Set of Feature Enhancements Make it Easier to Work Anywhere, Any Time, on Any Device 1 October 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today unveiled a comprehensive set of additional features for its application serving and portal software families. Collectively, Citrix has added more than 50 new customer-driven features to enhance Citrix MetaFrame XP(tm) for Windows®, Citrix MetaFrame® for UNIX®Operating Systems, Citrix NFuse(tm) and Citrix Extranet(tm). With these solution updates, Citrix is delivering on its promise to more frequently add features and functions to enable information access any time, anywhere, over any device. The updates announced today are designed to improve an entire organisation's productivity and user experience by enabling IT departments to bridge Windows and Web applications as part of creating a virtual workplace for end users. 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 its 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. "Citrix is delivering on its promise to more frequently add features and functions that allow our customers to effectively grow their application serving platforms as the business world becomes more Web-centric," said Bob Kruger, senior vice president, product development, and chief technology officer for Citrix. "In these challenging economic times, when IT budgets are being squeezed, Citrix is meeting customers' needs for a simple, cost-effective yet powerful computing architecture that delivers rapid application deployment, lower computing costs, and device, network and application flexibility." Product enhancements include new features for MetaFrame XP for Windows and MetaFrame for UNIX Operating Systems application serving software, as well as new versions of Citrix NFuse application portal software and Citrix Extranet VPN software. (See separate news release dated 1 October 2001 for additional details.) Improved Flexibility and Usability Citrix MetaFrame XP for Windows, Feature Release 1 makes MetaFrame XP more powerful and manageable with enhancements such as the Citrix Universal Print Driver, which consolidates print driver requirements into one print driver. A new browser-based management console enables Web-based monitoring of the MetaFrame XP server farm and provides basic session control and shadowing capabilities. Other important features, such as SSL Encryption and Novell Directory Services (NDS) support, provide customers greater flexibility and reduce administrative burdens. Richer User Experience Citrix MetaFrame 1.1 for UNIX, Feature Release 1 includes an array of new features that help deliver flexible access to UNIX and Java(tm) applications, combined with enterprise-class management tools. Enhanced resolution and color support enrich the user experience - applications look and function as if they were running locally regardless of user location, network or device. Other enhancements include client drive mapping and multiple-monitor support, providing additional alternatives for accessing and viewing applications and data. Total Net Leverage Citrix NFuse 1.6 application portal software, included in both MetaFrame XP for Windows, Feature Release 1 and MetaFrame for UNIX Operating Systems, Feature Release 1, enables companies to leverage the Internet for simplified application access. Citrix NFuse enables users to securely integrate and publish applications into corporate portals for access via any standard Web browser. Users can connect to applications in their native forms, bypassing the arduous and costly task of rewriting application code. NFuse 1.6 enhancements include an improved user interface and added fault tolerance, whereby Citrix NFuse contacts back-up servers automatically if the system registers a failed request. Enhanced Security for Web Application Access Citrix Extranet 2.5 is Virtual Private Network (VPN) software that allows customers to securely deploy business-critical applications to users worldwide via the Internet - all while maintaining manageability, scalability, reliability and control. A variety of new clients are supported in this enhanced version, including the zero-install Java client and Windows XP client, as well as server support for Windows 2000 and Microsoft's upcoming Windows.NET Server. A new Web-based administration console makes administering Citrix Extranet easier than ever. "New applications are increasingly Web centric," said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president, system software research, IDC. "Users need the ability to access these new applications without losing access to the client/server and server-centric applications that run the business today. Citrix is offering software that allows organisations to make the best of their current portfolio of applications while adopting new Web-centric approaches." These enhanced products will be demonstrated at the fourth annual Citrix iForum(tm) 2001 user conference 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 these product updates, 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, Florida, from 29 October - 1 November, 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 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, 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. 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