Citrix Access Gateway Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2006 Award for Best Product Line Strategy
Award Underscores Citrix’s Competitive Advantage Based on Product Synergies
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — 9/19/2006 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), today announced that Frost & Sullivan has chosen Citrix as the winner of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Product Line Strategy. The award specifically recognizes the Citrix Access Gateway™, for its record growth in the SSL VPN market and the rising importance of secure, remote access to today’s global enterprise.
Citrix offers a comprehensive range of SSL VPN solutions that make secure application access easy for all organizations, from small businesses to the most demanding global enterprises. Citrix Access Gateway is a complete line of universal SSL VPN appliances providing a secure, always-on, single point-of-access to an organization’s applications and data.
“Frost & Sullivan gives the Product Line Strategy Award to a vendor who has demonstrated an astute understanding of its marketplace through its product positioning along with a cohesive vision for its collective offerings,” said Rufus Connell, research director, Frost & Sullivan. “With the combination of its dynamic product features, new resources and synergy gained from recent acquisitions, Citrix has positioned itself as one of the most important competitors in the SSL VPN market in an extremely short period of time.”
According to Frost & Sullivan, there is a growing recognition among corporate decision makers that there are real cost and time efficiency benefits with a remote workforce. This has lead to an increasing demand for SSL VPN solutions that can provide workers with the information they need while keeping corporate networks secure from malicious attacks and network breaches. In addition to the traditional benefits that SSL VPN technology provides, enterprises are demanding products that offer granular, user-specific access to designated applications within the enterprise network.
“Citrix has always prided itself on strong market leadership, and the Citrix Access Gateway is no exception. Organizations today need highly granular policy-based access to their applications, and Access Gateway delivers that with our innovative SmartAccess capability,” said Phil Montgomery, director of product marketing, Citrix Systems. “This award from Frost & Sullivan is an incredible validation of our experience and commitment towards truly enabling remote workers to securely and easily access the applications they need to be productive.”
To select each Best Practices Award recipient, Frost & Sullivan uses interviews with all market participants and extensive secondary research of proprietary data to track competitor revenue and market share within the industry. The competitors are then compared and ranked. In addition, factors such as feasibility of product launch, likelihood of customer acceptance and acceptance rates, and estimated time to market are taken into consideration.
About Citrix Access Gateway
Citrix Access Gateway is a line of universal SSL VPN appliances that provide a secure, always-on, single point-of-access to all applications and protocols, including multimedia and voice-over-IP (VoIP). The Access Gateway product line has all of the advantages of IPSec and SSL VPNs, without their costly and cumbersome implementation and management. Unlike traditional SSL VPN products, Access Gateway includes Citrix® SmartAccess technology that gives administrators fine grained control over what actions users can take with the applications they access—such as view, edit, save or print—based on who they are, where they are located, and what kind of device they are using.
For more information about the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards, please visit www.frost.com/prod/servlet/meawards-overview.pag.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name in on-demand access. More than 180,000 organizations 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 http://www.citrix.com.
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