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Citrix Powers Any-Location, Any-Device, Any-Connection Access to the Microsoft Office System

  • 22 October, 2003 11:42

<p>Citrix has announced its support of the Microsoft Office System, released today at Microsoft’s global launch event in New York City. With the Microsoft Office System, Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite is the easiest way for organisations to provide a secure, single point of access to enterprise applications and information on demand, while providing a consistent user experience regardless of device, location, network or the underlying IT heterogeneity. The suite centralises applications and information and enables IT staffs to deliver, manage, monitor and measure enterprise IT resources more efficiently and cost-effectively.</p>
<p>For further information please contact Skye Eggleton or Hilda Herterich on +61 2 9904 4533 or pr@howorth.com.au.</p>
<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>Citrix Powers Any-Location, Any-Device, Any-Connection Access to the Microsoft Office System</p>
<p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., – 22 October 2003 – Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced its support of the Microsoft Office System, introduced today at Microsoft’s global launch event in New York City. By using the CitrixÒ MetaFrameÒ Access Suite with the MicrosoftÒ Office System, organisations can enable their workers to more securely, easily and instantly access the information they need from anywhere, at anytime, using any access device, over any network connection.</p>
<p>The Microsoft Office System includes all Microsoft Office branded programs, servers services and solutions and allows users to access, integrate and use information from disparate sources and other people directly within the familiar applications they use every day. Developed to address the productivity challenges in today’s enterprises, the Microsoft Office System can enhance users’ visibility into business information so they can gain deeper insights, make better decisions, improve their ability to effectively collaborate, respond to change faster and increase their personal impact to make businesses more productive and successful.</p>
<p>“As a Microsoft Global Gold Certified Partner for Software Products – as well as Microsoft’s Global ISV Partner of the Year – Citrix congratulates Microsoft on the evolution of this comprehensive and integrated system of programs and business solutions,” said David Jones, senior vice president of corporate development for Citrix. “The phenomenal adoption of Microsoft Office has made it one of the most commonly used productivity tools deployed via the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite. We look forward to our continued work with Microsoft to provide our mutual customers with complete solutions that enable them to gain access to enterprise information on demand.”</p>
<p>“The Microsoft Office System and Citrix connect people and organisations to information, processes and each other, enabling them to realise the most value from their information,” said Martin Hooper, director for Information Worker Partners at Microsoft Corp. “Citrix continues to be an important Microsoft industry partner, and we’re pleased that our customers will be able to extend the value of the Microsoft Office System by gaining instant access from almost any location or device with Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite.”</p>
<p>The Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite is the easiest way for organisations to provide a secure, single point of access to enterprise applications and information on demand, while providing a consistent user experience regardless of device, location, network or the underlying IT heterogeneity. The suite centralises applications and information and enables IT staffs to deliver, manage, monitor and measure enterprise IT resources more efficiently and cost-effectively.</p>
<p>The foundation of the MetaFrame Access Suite, Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is the world’s most widely deployed presentation server for centrally managing heterogeneous applications and delivering their functionality as a service to workers, wherever they may be. Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is certified to run on WindowsÒ 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003™, and supports virtually any custom or commercially packaged Windows application. As the most comprehensive access infrastructure for the on-demand enterprise, the MetaFrame Access Suite also includes Citrix MetaFrame Secure Access manager, Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager and Citrix MetaFrame Conferencing Manager.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in enterprise access. Citrix software enables people in businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions to securely, easily and instantly access the on-demand enterprise, from anywhere, anytime, using any device, over any connection. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organisations rely on the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite to do their jobs. Citrix customers include 92% of Australia’s top 100 IT users, 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 99% of the Fortune 500, and 92% of the Fortune Global 500. 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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<p>Citrix® and MetaFrame® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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