Esteem Chooses Citrix® MetaFrame® for Solaris to Deliver Applications to 100 Users on Sun Ray(tm) Appliances Monday 8 October 2001 PDF Print Leading reseller to move to Web-based application access with Citrix application serving 8 October 2001 - Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced that Esteem Systems plc, a Platinum member of the Citrix Solutions Network(tm) (CSN) channel program, has implemented an application server computing solution based on Citrix® MetaFrame® for Solaris software and Sun Ray(tm) appliances from Sun Microsystems. The Citrix implementation is part of Esteem's strategic plan to design a complete IT architecture based on its suppliers' technologies and is an extension to its Windows 2000 and MetaFrame server farm. Esteem has more than 100 employees across four offices in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Amersham. The company is using Citrix MetaFrame for Solaris to deploy Unix applications to these workers from a central server farm; as well as MetaFrame for Windows to deploy office productivity applications. Employees access the application on Sun Ray thin clients; in addition, Esteem provides mobile workers with Compaq iPAQs or Dell laptops so they can access e-mail and a CRM application, and carry out demonstrations at customer sites. In addition, Esteem has implemented Citrix NFuseTM application portal software to allow all applications to be accessed via a standard Web browser. "Our organisation has grown quickly - recently we have almost doubled in size," said Alastair Kitching, Director, Esteem. "Citrix technology has enabled us to roll out applications almost instantaneously, so expansion was easy and painless. Considering over 50 percent of our employees are field-based, delivering applications to any location is vital." Esteem turned to Citrix MetaFrame for Solaris to provide broader access to UNIX® applications from any device, without requiring an extra software tier or terminal emulation. Citrix MetaFrame for Solaris delivers UNIX applications to users anywhere, via any network connection or device - be it a Sunray or PDA. Citrix technology minimises bandwidth, enabling Esteem to save money on communications lines, and the use of Sun Ray thin clients has kept hardware expenses low. "We are pleased to see members of our Citrix Solutions Network taking advantage of the application server computing model for their own operations," said Jane Rimmer, Marketing Director, Northern Europe, Citrix Systems. "Citrix products help all types of organisations reduce computing costs while enabling them to immediately deploy new applications for a competitive advantage." About Esteem Esteem Systems plc has divisions operating in three key market sectors. These are the Sun Microsystems Division, the Server-based Computing Division and the Electronic Document Management Division. Founded in 1985, Esteem has experienced rapid yet sustained, division wide growth. For the last three years, the company has been included in the Deloitte and Touche Technology Fast 50 Awards. Key partners include Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Citrix Systems, Oracle, Wyse, Compaq and Dell Corporation. For further information please visit our website at http://www.esteem.co.uk 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 server software, NFuse application portal software, XPSTM 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 Market 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. 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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 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 a paper/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 programs; 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 enhancements to existing products; the company's ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies; the company's ability to develop new products, extend existing products, and maintain or develop such company's customer and employee relationships as a result of 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; risks that the company's portal strategy will not succeed in the manner anticipated; 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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