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Citrix Announces New Hires to Boost Application Delivery Networking Presence in Australia and New Zealand

  • 19 September, 2006 17:36

<p>Appointments highlight Citrix’s increased investment in application delivery networking market</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – 19 September 2006 – Citrix Systems, the global leader in access infrastructure, today announced the appointments of two local members to Citrix’s Application Networking Group (ANG), one of the fastest growing business groups in the region. Krish Kumar and Wayne McAuliffe have been hired to further grow and solidify Citrix’s market share in the application delivery networking market in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).</p>
<p>Mr Kumar has been appointed lead systems engineer for the Application Networking Group ANZ, where he will be responsible for pre-sales activities including conducting product demonstrations and technical presentations and building partner and customer relationships for the ANG. Mr McAuliffe has been appointed to the position of business development manager ANG ANZ. In this role, he will be responsible for developing new business opportunities from current and prospective customers for the Group.</p>
<p>Based in Sydney, Mr Kumar’s and Mr McAuliffe’s appointments coincide with the launch of NetScaler in Australia and New Zealand; one of the three products within the ANG. NetScaler is a market-leading appliance which provides traffic management, application acceleration, network optimisation and attack defences to optimise Web-based applications. According to Les Howarth, Director ANG for the Pacific region, businesses are increasingly using Web-based applications and products such as NetScaler will enable them to use the Web in a way that best suits their needs.</p>
<p>“I estimate that 80 per cent of enterprise applications will have a Web front in the next five years,” said Mr Howarth. “Businesses are adopting hybrid application environments, which include Web-based applications, and they are looking to increase the performance and scalability of these applications without significantly increasing hardware.”</p>
<p>“A lot of businesses are still using first generation point products for their application networking and we see our growth in assisting these businesses upgrade to a solution that encompasses several of these point technologies in the one appliance. Working with Krish and Wayne, we will be providing them with solutions to ensure their application delivery is providing optimum services to the business,” said Mr Howarth.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Citrix, Mr Kumar worked as a networking security consultant with Radware where he established his experience in the application networking market. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Information Systems) with honours from the University of Sydney.</p>
<p>Mr McAuliffe previously held the position of an account director with Avaya, where he managed business development with global strategic accounts. Prior to that Mr McAuliffe spent seven years with IBM, which included working within the networking products and services division as a services account manager. He holds an Electronics and Communications Certificate from University of Technology Sydney.</p>
<p>The ANG includes the NetScaler range of products, WANScaler and Application Firewall; all of which contribute to providing an optimised experience when using applications over the Web or wide area network.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name in on-demand access. More than 180,000 organisations around the world rely on Citrix 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 2005 were $909 million. Learn more at www.citrix.com.</p>

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