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Citrix Garners Widespread Support from Customers, Partners and Resellers for Two New Products.

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2003

ChevronTexaco, DHL Worldwide, EMC, Lexmark, Microsoft, RSA

Security and Others Rally Support for New MetaFrame Software

As part of its global launch, Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced widespread industry support for its MetaFrame XP(TM) Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 and MetaFrame(R) Conferencing Manager (See related releases: Citrix Launches MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 to Improve Flexibility, Manageability and Security of Windows Server 2003; Citrix Launches MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, Newest Addition to Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite; Citrix Supports Microsoft's Worldwide Launch of Windows Server 2003).

MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 - Customers

ChevronTexaco

"As one of the world's largest integrated energy companies with employees across the globe, its essential that we have access infrastructure software in place that allows us to easily manage and deploy business-critical applications regardless of our employees' location," said Brad Guss, Systems Engineer at ChevronTexaco. "With Citrix as our primary solution for enterprise-wide remote access and application publishing, we're able to do just that. The enhanced security, manageability and administration built into Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 along with the new printing options provide an additional level of usability and scalability that will allow us to better manage our 70 server farm and provide our 10,000 users with access to the applications they need, enhancing workforce productivity while eliminating the need for additional IT expense."

Steelpoint

"As a leading provider of hosted solutions for many of the largest Global 2000 compliance and litigation projects, one of our main concerns was protecting highly sensitive information delivered to corporations and law firms over the Internet," said Mark Jesser, vice president for Steelpoint. "MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will enable us to provide our clients with the highest level of security, as well as optimize the performance of our Introspect eCM application that manages tens of millions of pages of content. In addition, MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 enhances the management capabilities of Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services, allowing us to efficiently administer remote users at different locations, and on different client platforms, from a single point."

UPM-Kymmene Forest

"Citrix technology has helped to make our organization much more efficient, and our extensive test of the new Windows Server 2003 and Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 has shown great results," commented Juha Rautiainen, IT Manager of UPM-Kymmene Forest. "It will allow us to better manage our installed server base and easily add new users to the system. MetaFrame Secure Access Manager will also vastly improve the security and allow for a more extensive end use of our resources."

VZR

"With our new Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server infrastructure, our users will be able to access records and applications at any time, which is essential in a healthcare environment where having the right information is critical to decision making," said Cor Robbertsen, director of ICT at VZR. "Our plan is to foster a more flexible but highly productive work environment and empower our staff with the right information tools. Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 has made it possible for us to dramatically advance our services and to do this within a highly cost- and resource-effective infrastructure."

MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 - Partners

EMC

"Through our alliance with Citrix, mutual customers can benefit from integrated tools to simplify information access," said Paul Brown, senior director of global alliances at EMC. "MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 - when combined with EMC Automated Networked Storage - allows businesses to centralize IT services with uncompromised access to applications and information, while driving down IT costs."

Lexmark

"Lexmark is committed to providing our customers with robust, high-quality products and software that solve a company's information-access challenges," said Paul Rooke, president of the Printing Solutions and Services Division of Lexmark International, Inc. "When combined with Lexmark's unique distributed printing capabilities, the enhanced manageability and usability of Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 gives our customers additional flexibility to maximize the value of their IT investments."

RSA Security

"Our strategic partnership with Citrix is built on the premise that seamless, transparent security is essential in today's complex IT environments," said Stu Cohen, director of partner development at RSA Security. "The support that Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 provides for our RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution is the latest manifestation of our joint commitment, delivering an additional level of security and interoperability to users who access MetaFrame-enabled applications from the Web."

MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 - Resellers

Integration Technologies

"In delivering MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 in step with the Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Citrix is continuing to demonstrate its value add to the Microsoft platform," said Casper Zublin, president of Integration Technologies. "Feature Release 3 will provide our customers with security and manageability enhancements that benefit both administrator and end-user experiences."

Vector

"The introduction of Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3 builds upon and improves the administration and manageability inherent in MetaFrame environments, ensuring that our customers will continue to reap the benefits of deploying Citrix access infrastructure software enterprise-wide," said Shawn Patterson, vice president, corporate development at Vector ESP. "The compatibility between Microsoft's new server platform and Citrix technology is important as our customers continue to leverage both Citrix and Microsoft as core elements of their technology infrastructure."

MetaFrame Conferencing Manager - Customers

St. Vincent Healthcare System

"We've standardized our enterprise on Citrix, in part due to the company's demonstrated commitment to customer support," said Greg McKinney, systems analyst for St. Vincent Healthcare System. "We've already seen the value MetaFrame Conferencing Manager can bring to our Citrix environment - our physicians and nurses will benefit from intuitive application conferencing and real-time collaboration that greatly increase productivity. We look forward to rolling out this new product in a full environment in order to give our end users unparalleled access and interaction with enterprise applications."

DHL Worldwide

"The volume of projects that keep our company competitive in today's market demands additional meetings to build strategies, coordinate workloads, and work through obstacles. A solution that eases scheduling while quickly and securely disseminating information is essential for this process," said Philip Johannsen, Citrix engineer for DHL Worldwide. "We rely on MetaFrame XP Presentation Server to provide users with uncompromised access to their applications and information - it's a natural fit to extend our existing environment to include MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, allowing users to interact with their applications in a collaborative environment."

MetaFrame Conferencing Manager - Partners

LINQware, Inc.

"Today's businesses require a sophisticated access architecture to best optimize their business critical applications and information, and with today's announcements, Citrix continues to be the leader in deploying, managing, monitoring and measuring enterprise applications," said Tod Turner, CEO of LINQware, Inc. "The MetaFrame Access Suite provides a tremendous environment for our joint customers to leverage Collabrix, our secure instant messaging and collaboration application. Coupled with MetaFrame Conferencing Manager, Collabrix provides presence awareness, secure instant messaging and on-the-fly application sharing to compliment the capabilities of MetaFrame Conferencing Manager."

Microsoft

"The collaboration and application sharing capabilities of Citrix MetaFrame Conferencing Manager will allow our joint customers to leverage Microsoft Outlook for interactive meetings in which team members can work concurrently and collaboratively on the same applications and documents within their Citrix environments," said Jim Hebert, general manager of the Windows Server product management group for Microsoft. "As a platinum sponsor of the Windows Server 2003 Launch and a long-standing partner, Citrix has once again demonstrated its commitment to developing technologies that work in tandem with Microsoft's platforms and products, ensuring that our enterprise customers continue to reap the benefits of our solutions."

MetaFrame Conferencing Manager - Resellers

IntraSystems

"MetaFrame Conferencing Manager offers a compelling opportunity for our customers to improve and extend their communications within the MetaFrame environment," said Paul Kunze, president of IntraSystems. "With real-time application sharing, organizations can drive application access to the next level, giving them the potential to improve productivity while reducing both IT and travel costs."

DataLan Corporation

"Citrix MetaFrame Conferencing Manager is a great addition to the MetaFrame suite of products," said John Arnold, president, DataLan Corporation. "MetaFrame Conferencing Manager enables today's busy professionals to share and work collaboratively on enterprise applications in a familiar environment on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis, thus enhancing team work capabilities and improving employee productivity. The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite is DataLan's key platform for constructing collaborative enterprise solutions that solve real business challenges and produce clear, measurable return on investment."

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions for businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. The most trusted name in enterprise access, the Citrix(R) MetaFrame(R) Access Suite enables people to easily and securely access the on-demand enterprise, from anywhere, anytime, using nearly any device over any connection. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organizations around the world use Citrix every day. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 95% of the Fortune 500 and 95% of the Financial Times European 100. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more than 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. For more information visit 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. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company's business involving the company's products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships 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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