Citrix MetaFrame XP Ranks Among Education’s Most Valued Technology Products
Leading Education Industry Publication Recognizes MetaFrame XP for its Award-Winning Contributions to America’s Classrooms
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – June 17, 2002 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), a global leader in virtual workplace software and services, today announced that the company’s MetaFrame XPÃ¢â€ž? software was honored as one of the year’s top 100 technology products by District Administration, a leading education industry publication. The 15th annual “District’s Choice Top 100” award, which recognizes products that impact the way technology serves students, teachers and administrators, selected MetaFrame XP for its ability to assist schools in leveraging existing infrastructure, lowering IT administration and support costs, and simplifying access to applications. MetaFrame XP is featured in this month’s issue of District Administration.
By shifting all application processing to central servers, Citrix’s MetaFrame software gives schools the flexibility to use older, multi-platform computers in conjunction with inexpensive, thin-client terminals, thereby reducing the costs associated with upgrading the hardware every few years. Since Citrix® MetaFrame® makes application access hardware independent, students, teachers and administrators can now use the same applications regardless of age or type of their computing device. This includes fast and centralized access to applications such as special education software, reading enhancement programs and productivity tools from any location, even at home. Compared to a distributed computing environment, a server-based solution saves staff hours–or even days–every time a new administrative or instructional software application is deployed.
“A school environment is a demanding technological setting, requiring hardware, staff and resources that too often are in short supply,” said Ellen Minter, Citrix’s vice president of product and solutions marketing. “With MetaFrame XP, school systems can leverage existing IT investments regardless of hardware, while at the same time easing administration demands. Most importantly, a server-based computing model provides students with equal access to the applications and information they need in order to excel in the classroom.”
Winners were selected based on input from District Administration’s 75,000 readers, and final selections were made by a team of 10 editors and 25 members of the Board of Advisors. Products were selected in four categories – hardware, software, Internet and Books/Miscellaneous – and winning products had to have a significant impact on the education industry. Citrix MetaFrame XP won in the software category.
About District Administration
District Administration, formerly Curriculum Administrator, is a monthly publication targeted to superintendents, school board members, federal program administrators, technology directors and business officers.
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® Windows® 2000 Terminal Services and Windows NT® Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, as well as UNIX® operating systems including Sun SolarisÃ¢â€ž?, IBM AIX® and HP-UX®. It provides key benefits including centralized, server-based management, rapid scalability, Web enablement of existing applications using Citrix NFuse® portal software, and flexible access to applications via the full Net – LANs, WANs, Internet, intranets and wireless.
Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in virtual workplace software and services that provide access to applications, information, processes and people on any device, over any network, anywhere, anytime. Citrix makes today’s digital office completely virtual – instead of having to go to your office, the office follows you. Working with the world’s top industry, integration and consulting partners, Citrix delivers enterprise-ready solutions to business challenges including application deployment, remote office connectivity, workforce mobility and business continuity. More than 120,000 companies worldwide use Citrix Solutions for the Virtual Workplace to give users more mobility, give IT organizations more flexibility and reduce the cost of computing.
Citrix offers two families of products that enable virtual access to information: Application Server software, including MetaFrame XP, MetaFrame for Windows and MetaFrame for UNIX; and Access Portal software, including NFuse Elite and NFuse Classic. The company markets its products through a well-established indirect channel comprising more than 7,000 resellers, integrators and consultants. In fiscal 2001, the company had net revenues of $591.6 million. 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 planned product introductions, management’s plans, objectives and strategies, and management’s assessment of market factors, 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, acceptance of the company’s MetaFrame and portal software product line; the company’s product concentration and its ability to develop and commercialize new products and services; the company’s success in expanding into new geographic and vertical markets; the company’s ability to expand its core business in large enterprise accounts; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders and other revenue recognition changes; increased competition, including potential competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company’s new licensing programs; changes in the company’s pricing policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs and risks of developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to existing products; the risks associated with third party licensing arrangements; the company’s reliance upon its strategic relationships with Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth and higher operating expenses; the possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary technology; charges in the event of the impairment of assets; the maintenance of the company’s growth rate; 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.