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Citrix Named Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year

  • 14 October, 2003 10:53

<p>Please find details below about Microsoft selecting Citrix as its first-ever Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year for delivering the best customer solutions as a Microsoft Global Gold Certified Partner for Software Products, further demonstrating the synergies between the products and the dedication to provide customers with the best support and value. Citrix and Microsoft have worked together for over 14 years to extend the capabilities of Microsoft’s server operating platforms.</p>
<p>“Citrix access infrastructure offers an exceptional foundation for building scalable, flexible, secure and manageable access solutions at the enterprise level. This award recognises the value the Microsoft and Citrix relationship brings to our joint clients. Partners such as Citrix are critical to our ongoing success in providing solutions that deliver on our customers’ needs,” said Kerstin Baxter, partner group director at Microsoft Australia.</p>
<p>Gary O'Brien, managing director, Citrix Systems Australia states, "It reflects the deep relationship between our two companies, which extends not only globally but also here in Australia, where considerable joint work is being undertaken in the financial services, government, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.”</p>
<p>Please contact Hilda or Julie at Howorth Communications on 02 9904 4533.</p>
<p>MEDIA RELEASE</p>
<p>Citrix Named Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year</p>
<p>- Selected from Elite Group of Microsoft ISV Partners for Outstanding Customer Solution Delivery and Service -</p>
<p>Sydney, 14 October, 2003 — Today at Citrix iForum™ 2003 (www.citrixiforum.com), Citrix Systems, Inc. announced that Microsoft Corp. has selected Citrix as its first-ever Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year for delivering the best customer solutions as a Microsoft Global Gold Certified Partner for Software Products. The award was presented during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2003 in New Orleans, on Thursday, October 9. On Tuesday, October 14, Rich Kaplan, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Content Development and Delivery Group, will discuss the strategic relationship between the two companies in his keynote at Citrix iForum 2003 in Orlando, Fla.</p>
<p>The Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner award was created to recognise Microsoft’s 35 Global ISV Partners, which, in addition to Citrix, include such global leaders as Computer Associates, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel and Symantec. A panel of Microsoft judges evaluated the companies’ excellence and innovation in customer solution delivery and service, basing its choice of Citrix on criteria including product integration and alignment, field and sales engagement, corporate relationship development, and Citrix’s engagement with Microsoft on a global basis.</p>
<p>Citrix and Microsoft have worked together for more than 14 years to extend the capabilities of Microsoft’s server operating platforms. The two companies co-developed the technology on which Windows Server™ 2003 Terminal Server is based and Citrix is one of a select few partners that are Global Gold Certified. Together, Citrix and Microsoft provide enterprise customers with simple, secure access to Microsoft .NET-connected applications, services and content from anywhere, using any access device over any network connection. Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Server, the foundation of the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite, is certified to run on Windows® 2000 and 2003 Servers, and supports virtually any custom or commercially packaged Windows-based application. The combined solution creates a highly scalable, flexible, secure and manageable access infrastructure for the on-demand enterprise that can reduce computing costs and increase the utility of any information system.</p>
<p>“Citrix access infrastructure offers an exceptional foundation for building scalable, flexible, secure and manageable access solutions at the enterprise level. This award recognises the value the Microsoft and Citrix relationship brings to our joint clients. Partners such as Citrix are critical to our ongoing success in providing solutions that deliver on our customers’ needs,” said Kerstin Baxter, partner group director at Microsoft Australia.</p>
<p>“Citrix is pleased and honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious award from Microsoft," said Gary O'Brien, managing director, Citrix Systems Australia. "It reflects the deep relationship between our two companies, which extends not only globally but also here in Australia, where considerable joint work is being undertaken in the financial services, government, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.”</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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