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Citrix Online launches fifth-generation remote access product, GoToMyPC

  • 05 January, 2006 11:40

<p>Citrix Online has launched the fifth-version of its award-winning GoToMyPC remote-access product, which enables people to access their PC desktop from any web-browser and hence facilitates flexible working. Speed, security and additional easy-to-use features are the hallmarks of the new product.</p>
<p>For a free 90 day trial of GoToMyPC, please visit If you have any additional questions, please contact Caroline Hendra at Howorth Communications on (02) 8281 3810.</p>
<p>Citrix GoToMyPC 5 launched, for faster and more secure web-based remote desktop access</p>
<p>SYDNEY, January 5, 2006 – Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in access-infrastructure solutions, today announced the release of Citrix® GoToMyPC® 5, a fifth-generation remote-access product that sets new benchmarks in speed and security.</p>
<p>With drag-and-drop file-transfer, a crisp true-colour environment, convenient mDear RenaiRenaiulti-monitor support, performance monitoring and tuning, GoToMyPC is changing and simplifying the way people access information. The ground-breaking web service offers today’s half-billion mobile workers2 and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world greater productivity with real-time desktop access from anywhere with unmatched speed. In a recent test by VeriTest™, a testing service of Lionbridge (Nasdaq: LIOX), GoToMyPC 5 allowed users to connect up to 4X faster than other products as noted in the online report at 1</p>
<p>Faster to connect and faster in session than previous versions, GoToMyPC 5 enables workers to securely access their desktops, including email, files, applications, and all network resources from any web browser while on the road, at a remote site, or when working from home. The easy-to-use, secure web service is uniquely supported by five data centres around the world, including one in Australia, and engages with seven major ISPs to ensure optimal performance.</p>
<p>From Pioneer of Web-based Remote Access to Five Years of Market Leadership
“GoToMyPC revolutionised the market as the first web-based remote access web service more than five years ago,” said H.R Shiever, managing director: Pacific, Citrix Online. “Now customers in every industry, including security-sensitive healthcare, financial services, state and local government, legal and technology, adopt our market-leading web service because they know they can count on us for fast, easy, secure and reliable access. With GoToMyPC 5, we’ve raised the bar again to deliver the best access solution that is so vital for productivity, anytime, anywhere.”</p>
<p>With faculty and students conducting research in more than 50 countries including in Australia, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health needed a solution that would enable its educational community to easily access information housed in many different electronic systems and locations. “From the start, GoToMyPC Corporate delivered a best-in-class solution for our faculty and staff to gain quick, reliable and secure remote access to information from anywhere,” said Ross McKenzie, director of information systems at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “And, now with GoToMyPC 5, our faculty and staff are enjoying greater productivity than ever with time-saving drag-and-drop, faster in-session performance and one-click ease-of-use.”</p>
<p>GoToMyPC 5 is All About Enhancing Productivity
“GoToMyPC is fundamentally about increasing productivity,” said H.R Shiever. “With five years of consecutive improvements and testing with our avid GoToMyPC users around the world, customers are telling us we’ve built the backbone and the technology with GoToMyPC 5 that serves the best customer experience, value, security and reliability available today.”</p>
<p>New in GoToMyPC 5
• Up to 4X Faster Performance: Connect quickly to a remote PC for the fastest remote desktop access available.
• True Colour: View a remote PC desktop in brilliant true colour – Like Being There ™
• Drag-and-Drop: Transfer files and folders quickly from one PC to another by simply dragging and dropping between screens. Access e-mail attachments instantly and securely across platforms-an exclusive technology breakthrough.
• Performance Tuning: Adjust the speed and screen display settings to the performance that bests suits user needs.
• Multi-Monitor Support: Use GoToMyPC with multiple monitors connected to a single PC to enhance productivity.
• Performance Monitoring: Self-diagnose connection speeds, review performance levels and learn how to enhance performance to gain even greater levels of productivity.</p>
<p>According to industry analyst and market research firm, IDC, GoToMyPC is well positioned to deliver low cost, secure remote access to small and medium-sized businesses with little infrastructure and larger enterprises that need a complementary offering to a VPN solution. “Citrix GoToMyPC is truly taking a hold in the corporate business segment,” reported Stephen Drake, research director at IDC. “Its technology in terms of features and critical components, such as security, give the company a strategic advantage.” 2 Source: IDC, Citrix Online Vendor Profile: Vendor Needs and Strategies, Doc # 34097, October 2005.</p>
<p>Highly Secure GoToMyPC for Professionals and Businesses of All Sizes
GoToMyPC is highly secure and fully encrypted with strong, built-in 128-bit AES end-to-end encryption standard. It can be set up and ready to go in minutes – even by novice PC users. Citrix offers three versions of GoToMyPC to meet the needs of individual professionals, small and medium-sized business and large organisations. Citrix GoToMyPC Personal is for individual users who want remote access to one or more PCs. Designed for workgroups and teams, Citrix GoToMyPC Pro (4-20 PCs) features centralised billing, an Online Administration Centre where managers can add, suspend and delete users and run usage reports. Citrix GoToMyPC Corporate (20 or more PCs) allows organisations to create and manage groups, control usage and feature access, establish password-enforcement rules and select additional security features such as third-party authentication. Free fully-functional trials and more information are available at</p>
<p>Citrix GoToMyPC consistently gains recognition as the market-leading desktop access web service, garnering top awards from industry analysts and media. In 2005, GoToMyPC earned acknowledgement as the market-leading web service for remote desktop access from IDC, PC Magazine (Editors’ Choice Award), PC World (World Class Award), Windows IT Pro (Readers Choice Award), Laptop Magazine (Ultimate Choice Award and Editors’ Choice Award), Software and Information Industry Association (Codie Award) and What Laptop Magazine (Editor’s Choice).</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name in on-demand access. More than 160,000 organisations around the world use the Citrix Access Platform to provide the best possible access experience to any application for any user. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and individuals. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Citrix annual revenues in 2004 were $741 million. Learn more at</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbour 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 revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as 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>Citrix® and GoToMyPC® are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>

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