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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



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