Citrix Secure Gateway Provides Simple and Secure Access to Business-critical Applications Across the Internet
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 17, 2001–
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Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today announced the immediate availability of the company’s latest product, Citrix Secure Gateway (CSG). Using CSG, Citrix(R) MetaFrame XP(TM) for Windows(R) or MetaFrame(R) for UNIX(R) customers can achieve simple and secure delivery of Windows and UNIX applications across the Internet via Citrix NFuse(TM) application portal software. CSG secures all MetaFrame traffic traveling across the Internet via industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) between MetaFrame clients and servers. CSG makes firewall traversal easier, provides heightened security with SSL encryption, simplifies application deployment and enables tight integration with MetaFrame and NFuse.
With CSG, the following benefits are achieved:
— Provides secure remote access – anywhere
— Lowers cost of ownership – leverages the Internet
— Protects your MetaFrame investment
— Integrates employees, customers, suppliers around the world
“As business continues to become more global and mobile, our customers need to provide users with secure access to business-critical applications regardless of their location or device,” said Larry Ritter, director and general manager, client server products, Citrix Systems. “With Citrix Secure Gateway, our customers can quickly and easily provide secure, Internet-based access to vital Windows and UNIX applications, thereby lowering operational costs while providing ubiquitous access for users.”
“Citrix Secure Gateway enables us to access all of our essential applications with only the standard SSL port open to firewalls, and with the benefit of SSL authentication and encryption,” said Corey Warrington, network engineer for the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. “This added security, combined with CSG’s seamless integration with NFuse, gives us peace of mind, allows for easy Internet traversal, and eliminates the hassle of multiple program modifications. Another impressive feature is CSG’s ease of deployment. We were able to have it up and running on our network in less than 15 minutes. It’s that simple.”
Citrix Secure Gateway integrates seamlessly with third-party access control products such as SafeWord(TM) PremierAccess(TM) from Secure Computing, a Citrix Business Alliance(TM) (CBA) partner. SafeWord PremierAccess provides role-based access control to Web, VPN and network applications with powerful capabilities including the Universal Web Agent, user self-enrollment, and multiple authentication options.
“Citrix Secure Gateway, in combination with SafeWord PremierAccess, provides a personalized access control solution with strong authentication to MetaFrame published applications using any combination of one-time password tokens, digital certificates, smart cards or biometric devices,” said Jay Goldlist, vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Security Division at Secure Computing (Nasdaq:SCUR). “In addition to providing the assurance of positive identification to MetaFrame users, organizations also gain the benefit of single sign-on and role-based access control, ensuring authorized access to published applications with the minimum amount of user input.”
For more information about the integrated SafeWord PremierAccess and Citrix Secure Gateway solution, see the Solutions Brief and Application Note on Secure Computing’s Web site at http://www.securecomputing.com/goto/citrix/papers.
Citrix Secure Gateway is available immediately at no cost for MetaFrame XP or MetaFrame for UNIX customers who have a valid Subscription Advantage contract. Qualifying customers can visit the Citrix Secure Portal Web site at www.citrix.com/mycitrix for Subscription Advantage benefit fulfillment. More information about CSG is available at www.citrix.com/products/securegateway. Customers can also contact one of the more than 6,800 members of the Citrix Solutions Network(TM) (CSN).
About Citrix MetaFrame
Citrix MetaFrame application server software is helping organizations deliver a virtual workplace to users everywhere – on any device or network connection – by providing secure, reliable, cost-effective access to the same applications and information available at the office. Citrix MetaFrame extends the functionality of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT(R) Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, as well as UNIX operating systems including Sun Solaris(TM), IBM AIX(R) and HP-UX(R). It provides key benefits including centralized, server-based management, rapid scalability, Web enablement of existing applications using Citrix NFuse(TM) application portal software, and flexible access to applications via the full Net – LANs, WANs, Internet, intranets and extranets.
About the Citrix Business Alliance
The Citrix Business Alliance(TM) (CBA) is a growing coalition of industry-leading companies from across the technology spectrum that are working with Citrix solutions to broaden the scope and effectiveness of server-based enterprise computing solutions. The program provides members with access to Citrix products for compatibility testing with Citrix MetaFrame application server software, new business opportunities with other Citrix solution providers, access to joint marketing programs and enhanced technical support.
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalized 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 personalized information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers.
Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame application serving software, NFuse application portal software, XPS(TM) portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA(R)), 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 customization 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 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 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 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 risks associated with third party licensing arrangements; the company’s ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies; 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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