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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. Citrix
assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in
this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.


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Jenny Holt
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