Neoteris Announces Appliance-Based Solution For Secure Access To Citrix MetaFrame Applications

Joint Customers Can Reduce Cost and Complexity through Clientless Access to Citrix Applications via the Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – April 29, 2003 – Neoteris, the leading instant secure application access vendor and a Premier member of the Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) Citrix Business Alliance(tm) (CBA), today announced a cost-effective, highly secure appliance-based solution for accessing applications running on Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Servers, as well as files and other Web-based and client/server applications, without the need for a traditional virtual private network (VPN). The award-winning Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) appliance effectively eliminates the need for businesses to deploy and maintain public-facing servers that can expose corporate networks to unknown security vulnerabilities found in Web servers and operating systems.

Neoteris and Citrix will work together to provide access infrastructure solutions, including Neoteris’ appliance-based offering, to joint customers. This announcement is being made at the NetWorld+Interop 2003 Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., where Neoteris is exhibiting in Booth No. 7075 this week.

“For Citrix customers who wish to securely deploy specific MetaFrame applications over the Internet using an appliance, Neoteris helps reduce costs and complexity,” said Thomas Craig, senior director of Business Development, Citrix Systems. “The Neoteris IVE offers a best-in-class appliance solution that makes it easier for enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively deploy secure access to Citrix MetaFrame applications without having to worry about managing VPN clients, hardening the server operating system, or deploying additional servers in a custom extranet or DMZ.”

As a greater number of organizations turn to the Internet for deployment of business applications and users increasingly work remotely, there are heightened sensitivities about information security. This is particularly true in customer verticals with a high volume of mobile knowledge workers who deal with sensitive information, such as in the healthcare and financial services verticals.

“Catholic Health System has reduced its complexity of remote access, and uses the Neoteris IVE for clientless secure access to such information as cardiology and fetal monitoring, and Physician Net Access, a program for viewing lab and radiology results, and patient and payer information,” said Doug Torre, Director of Networking and Technical Services, Catholic Health System. “With the combination of Citrix MetaFrame and Neoteris IVE, we have flexible, Web-based access to even more information, such as our entire radiology information system and executive-level access into financial data. Utilizing Citrix meets our goal of having more information readily available for improved patient care. Using Neoteris for secure access and granular access controls aligns well with the HIPAA privacy regulations. The combined solution promises to also significantly reduce our costs, enabling us to focus on health system initiatives other than remote access problems.”

Gartner Inc. and In-Stat/MDR acknowledge Neoteris as a leader in the SSL-based remote access space, and the vendor with the leading market share, respectfully. Frost & Sullivan also named Neoteris as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in 2003.

The Neoteris IVE reduces the cost and risk of deploying secure remote access through its appliance-based secure access solution for Citrix. The Neoteris appliance utilizes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology found in Web browsers to enable secure access to enterprise resources over the Internet at the application layer, rather than at the network layer, eliminating network exposure to such threats as viruses, Trojans, or hackers. Unlike other traditional application-layer access solutions, such as custom extranets or vendor-specific add-ons, the Neoteris appliance dynamically transforms multiple types of content so that the end user’s experience is identical to the desktop. With numerous security features, cost benefits, and a user-friendly interface, the Neoteris IVE offers enterprises a compelling secure access solution to satisfy a variety of access needs from any location. By deploying the Neoteris IVE to enable secure remote access to Citrix MetaFrame applications, enterprises leverage their investment in both systems, and they can deploy more applications to more users more securely.

“Neoteris and Citrix are committed to helping our mutual customers around the world address security in a manner that reduces the cost and complexity of SSL-enabling applications and systems that are accessed over the Internet,” said Jason Matlof, Neoteris vice president of Marketing and Business Development. “Neoteris is proud to be a Premier business partner of Citrix. Together, we offer the most powerful SSL-based access solution on the market today.”

About the Citrix Business Alliance
The Citrix Business Alliance (CBA) program is designed to help technology and business partners succeed in the access infrastructure marketplace by creating innovative solutions for the enterprise. CBA members work with Citrix to jointly market, sell and integrate solutions. The multi-tier program, comprising Charter, Premier and Premier Plus levels, provides members with a range of benefits, including access to Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite software for compatibility testing with their solutions, new business opportunities with other Citrix solution providers, joint marketing programs and enhanced technical support.

About the Neoteris Technology Partner Program
The Neoteris Technology Partner Program provides a forum whereby today’s leading enterprise applications, security infrastructures and networking technologies are tested for interoperability with Neoteris’ IVE, ensuring enterprises can deliver access to their most critical information resources to employees, customers and partners. Neoteris and its technology partners support the secure information access needs of their customers. For more information or to join the program, see
http://www.neoteris.com/partners/tech_partners.html.

Neoteris IVE Secure Access Appliances
The Neoteris Access(tm) Series provides enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers, and partners. Contrary to traditional access technologies, there is no client software to install because Neoteris leverages SSL for secure, controlled access to resources via any Web browser. The Access appliances also eliminate the need to secure or harden servers or make changes to existing infrastructure. The result is a more cost-effective, secure access solution that is easy for customers to deploy and simple for end users to operate.

Neoteris Access appliances provide application-layer access, stringent access controls, and granular auditing and reporting capabilities to further minimize IT headaches and security concerns. Additionally, the IVE platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale without worrying about user downtime, lost productivity, or network performance. Neoteris IVE appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation; Cryptography Research, Inc.; and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer. The products have also won numerous awards as an innovative and compelling access solution, helping enterprises increase efficiency and productivity.

About Neoteris
Neoteris, Inc. is the leading instant secure application access vendor. With its Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, Neoteris delivers innovative, best-of-breed security products, including the award-winning Neoteris Access Series of security appliances. Founded in May 2000, Neoteris is a privately held company backed by Jim Clark, The Barksdale Group, New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures, and individual investors. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has international offices in London, Frankfurt, and Hyderabad, India. Go to www.neoteris.com for more information.

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