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Citrix and Sequoia Ink NFuse Licensing Deal.

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Alliance Gives Joint Customers Fast and Easy Way to Deploy Citrix

MetaFrame Applications through Sequoia's XML Portal Server, XPS(TM)

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) and Sequoia Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQSW), the leading provider of XML-pure e-business software, today announced a software licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Sequoia can market and demonstrate Citrix(R) NFuse(TM) application portal software with its XML Portal Server, XPS(TM), for customers that are already running applications on the Citrix MetaFrame(TM) server. As part of the deal, Sequoia also has joined the Citrix Business Alliance(TM) (CBA) at the Premier level.

"This is a timely alliance for Sequoia, as we have recently gained several customers that will access their Citrix MetaFrame-based applications through XPS," said Mark Wesker, president and COO, Sequoia Software. "Based on our understanding of the market, Sequoia believes there are large numbers of MetaFrame customers that may seek XML-pure portals. By employing Citrix NFuse, Sequoia can offer these businesses a fast and effective solution for extending MetaFrame through XPS."

Citrix NFuse is an application portal product that enables Windows(R) and UNIX(R) applications running on a Citrix MetaFrame server to be accessed through a personalized Web portal by any group or user. Citrix NFuse provides organizations with greater manageability and lower costs through centralized deployment.

Sequoia Software's XPS is an XML-pure portal server that lets businesses streamline and automate even complicated business operations, providing a single window through which anyone in the enterprise can interact with partners, vendors, customers and fellow employees in real time, achieving results in seconds instead of days.

Sequoia will use NFuse to create XPS Content Delivery Agents (CDAs), which are individual, easy to use Web-based applications that snap directly into a portal users' homepage. The NFuse-based CDAs will appear alongside other work-related information and applications, allowing users to easily retrieve and assimilate information from MetaFrame-based applications directly from through XPS.

"Companies are looking at portals as a way to help them align business and technology strategies to compete in the Web world," said Mark Templeton, president of Citrix. "It's an exploding market that will help our customers leap frog their competition, strengthen customer and partner relationships, cut costs and create new business models. Our relationship with Sequoia will help more effectively reach this important market."

In addition to establishing joint enterprise marketing and sales opportunities, the Citrix/Sequoia agreement sets the stage for channel development and joint sales force education. Addressing the alliance Templeton added, "We are excited about Sequoia's decision to join our CBA program and believe they are among the leaders in the market for XML-powered e-business software. Like us, Sequoia recognizes there are a lot of enterprise applications in the world deployed on MetaFrame, and a lot of our customers want to deploy those applications through a portal."

About Sequoia Software

Sequoia Software Corporation (Nasdaq:SQSW) is a leading provider and innovator of XML-powered e-business software. Sequoia's flagship product, XPS, drives the evolution of business to toward true e-business, helping companies link systems and people, automate critical processes, and strengthen relationships throughout the value chain. Sequoia's customers and partners include Baylor Health Care System, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, General Electric Power Systems Division, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Lehman Brothers, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, and Software AG. For e-business solutions that let you do more in less time visit or call Sequoia toll free (888) 820-7917.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and services that offer "Digital Independence(TM)" - the ability to run any application on any device over any connection, wireless to Web. Citrix's solutions enable organizations of all types, from major enterprises to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users, with more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater speed and predictability, and lower costs. Its products, including MetaFrame application server software, NFuse application portal software, and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA(R)), a core application-server technology, have been widely adopted by the corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through value-added resellers, system integrators and OEM licensees, is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Citrix is traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(SM) under the symbol CTXS and is part of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at

About the Citrix Business Alliance Program

The Citrix Business Alliance program is a growing coalition of industry-leading companies from across the technology spectrum that are working closely with Citrix to broaden the scope and effectiveness of server-based enterprise computing solutions. The program provides members with new revenue opportunities, enhanced technical support and training, joint marketing programs, and compatibility testing of vendors' products with Citrix application server software.

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 product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialize 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 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 branding campaign will not enhance the company's business or results in the manner anticipated; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically, and risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures 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 in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

Citrix(R), NFuse(TM), MetaFrame(TM), Citrix Business Alliance(TM), Digital Independence(TM)and ICA(R)are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. XPS(TM)is a trademark of Sequoia Software. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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