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HP Integrates Citrix Access Infrastructure into New Compaq Thin Clients

  • 18 September, 2003 10:19

<p>FYI – Long time business partners HP and Citrix Systems have announced that Citrix client software for the Windows® CE platform will be embedded in the new HP Compaq t5000 series thin clients. This will provide customers with an adaptive enterprise where users can securely access full-featured applications whilst minimising deployment and support costs.</p>
<p>- Citrix Software Enables Secure, Easy and Instant Access – On Demand – to Enterprise Information and Applications From Any Device -</p>
<p>Sydney, 18 September, 2003 ¯ Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that Citrix client software for the Windows® CE platform will be embedded in the all-new, enterprise-ready HP Compaq t5000 series thin clients. The incorporation of Citrix software will allow users of the new thin clients to access full-featured Windows, Web and legacy applications running in a Citrix® MetaFrame® Access Suite environment on demand – anytime, anywhere, using any device, over any connection. Citrix software enhances the capabilities of the new thin clients by providing standards-based data security over the Internet, optimised bandwidth utilisation for high performance across all network connections, and centralised application deployment, monitoring, measurement and management.</p>
<p>“HP offers enterprise-class functionality with the new HP Compaq Thin Client t5300 and t5500 and integrates Citrix client software, providing customers the benefits of an adaptive enterprise where users can securely access full-featured applications and minimise deployment and support costs,” said Tad Bodeman, director, thin client and software marketing, HP Personal Systems Group. “The enhanced power, greater reliability and manageability offered by the new HP Compaq thin clients makes now the time enterprise customers should really take a closer look at how a thin client computing model could increase technology ROI for their company.”</p>
<p>Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server, the foundation of the MetaFrame Access Suite, embraces Microsoft® Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server™ 2003 and extends their value in several important areas. Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server instantly Web-enables existing Windows applications without reprogramming and provides secure, high-performance, browser-based access to the full functionality of applications. Citrix enables centralised management and monitoring of servers, applications, licenses, users and printers from a single point – including configuration of server load criteria – and provides universal printing capability. Applications can be deployed securely over the Internet, using standards-based encryption, without the need for pre-installed client security software.</p>
<p>“With HP integrating Citrix access infrastructure into its Windows CE-based thin clients more of our joint customers can experience the benefits of secure, easy and instant access to full-featured applications with minimal cost,” said David Jones, senior vice president of corporate development. “Citrix software is already provided with HP’s Windows XP-based thin clients, and support for the new t5000 series underscores our commitment to customers: making it easy for them to access information on-demand from any device.”</p>
<p>Citrix and HP are longstanding business partners. Citrix is a member of the HP business partners program and OpenView Alliance, and HP is a Premier Plus member of the Citrix Business Alliance™ and a global systems integrator.</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</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors
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