Citrix GoToWebinar Wins LAPTOP Magazine Editors’ Choice, TMC Labs Innovation and Frost & Sullivan Best New Web Conferencing Service Awards
“Tremendous Power at a Very Modest Price” Enthuse Key Technology Media about the New Do-it-Yourself Online Event Service
ORLANDO, Fla. — 10/24/2006 — Today at its ninth annual business and technology conference, Citrix iForum™ Global 2006, Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, announced the industry’s first on-demand solution for do-it-yourself Web events, Citrix® GoToWebinar™ garnered top awards from LAPTOP Magazine, TMC Labs and leading industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan for its innovative simplicity. Recognized for its ease-of-use and All-You-Can Reach™ flat-rate plan, GoToWebinar delivers an easy and affordable solution for marketing, sales and training professionals to conduct online events, such as large sales presentations and marketing events over the Web.
“GoToWebinar offers a category-breaking solution for planning, presenting and managing the process of delivering Web events to reach audiences online,” said LAPTOP Magazine, October, 2006. “Citrix Online is delivering tremendous power at a very modest price with GoToWebinar.”
Capturing the attention of TMC Labs for its “raw innovation that competitors’ solutions lack,” GoToWebinar earned top accolades for its unique approach. “GoToWebinar makes it easy to conduct Web events instantly while handling up to an astonishing 1,000 users, makes it perhaps the most scalable solution in the market,” said Tom Keating, CTO and Labs editorial director at TMC.
GoToWebinar also won Frost & Sullivan’s 2006 “Best New Web Conferencing Service” award. The service was described as representing “an emerging class of Webinar products.” GoToWebinar was praised for its “simpler is better” philosophy and flat-fee pricing that promise to expand adoption of Web events by small and medium businesses, which have previously been precluded from holding Webinars because of high costs and complexity. Citrix Online won this award in 2005, as well, for Citrix® GoToMeeting™.
A simple three-step process for setting up GoToWebinar eliminates the need for IT expertise, allowing novices and veterans alike to quickly and easily set up effective online events. “All-You-Can-Reach” flat-fee licensing of only $99 per month for unlimited usage includes application sharing, annotation tools, desktop session-recording and playback, and one-click attendee entry in addition to planning, presentation and reporting.
“We are honored to be recognized by three prestigious organizations – LAPTOP Magazine, TMC Labs and analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan – for our ‘simpler-is-better’ approach with GoToWebinar,” said Brian Donahoo, vice president of product and client services, Citrix Online. “As with all of our real-time access and collaboration offerings, we designed GoToWebinar to deliver unparalleled ease-of-use and the built-in marketing tools that enable individuals and small businesses to conduct professional-quality Web events that empower them to compete with any size rival.”
Citrix Online’s award-winning services are used by more than 20,000 businesses and hundreds of thousands of individual subscribers. These on demand services include: Citrix® GoToMyPC® for remote PC access; Citrix® GoToAssist™ for live remote support; Citrix GoToMeeting for online meetings; and new Citrix GoToWebinar for do-it-yourself Web events.
Top awards from LAPTOP Magazine and TMC are just the latest in a series for Citrix Online services in 2006. Accolades also include LAPTOP’s 2006 Ultimate Choice Award, PC World’s World Class Award and CNET’s Editors’ Choice for Citrix® GoToMyPC® remote PC access, Communication Solutions Product of the Year Award for Citrix® GoToMeeting™ for online meetings and TMC’s CRM Excellence Award, TMC’s IP Contact Center Pioneer Award and C3 Expo Best of Show Award for Citrix GoToAssist for live remote support.
About Citrix GoToWebinar
Citrix GoToWebinar is the first do-it-yourself Webinar solution so simple to use that anyone can conduct online events from their PC for sales, marketing and training purposes. “All You Can Reach™” licensing includes planning, presentation and reporting functions for one flat fee with no hidden charges, bringing online events within reach of any size business. The user-friendly feature set supports up to 1,000 attendees per event. Designed specifically for Webinars and larger online events, GoToWebinar combines ease-of-use performance with advanced security and industry standard encryption for maximum privacy and data protection.
About Citrix iForum Global 2006
Now in its ninth year, Citrix iForum is an annual IT knowledge exchange that brings together Citrix customers, resellers and partners from around the world. Citrix application delivery infrastructure is highlighted by 58 sessions, two dozen customer presentations, partner ecosystem exhibits, technology labs, hands-on technical workshops, roundtable discussions, and product demonstrations. Held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., from October 22-25, 2006, Citrix iForum 2006 features keynotes with Citrix executives including Mark Templeton, president and CEO. More information is available at http://www.citrixiforum.com.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100 percent of the Fortune 100 companies and 98 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2005 was $909M.
Citrix®, GoToMeeting™, GoToAssist™, All You Can Reach™, iForum™ and GoToWebinar™ 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.
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