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Skies Are Friendlier for Holiday Travelers Who Leave Laptops at Home and Access their PCs via the Web


GoToMyPC Lets Travelers Remotely Access Any PC via the Web, Reducing Baggage and Speeding Security Check-in

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — 12/13/2006 — Holiday air travel, never a picnic, is approaching new heights of inconvenience and stress this season. With more travelers and more stringent security regulations, travelers are desperate for relief. To avoid the difficulties of carrying, screening and stowing a laptop, many savvy fliers are leaving their computers at home and using Web-based remote desktop access technology from Citrix Online. With GoToMyPC, travelers can quickly and securely connect to their home PCs from any Web browser – in a hotel, at an Internet café or from Aunt Penelope’s guest room.

And Citrix is offering a free 30-day trial of GoToMyPC®, just in time for the holiday rush.

According to Joe Brancatelli, editor and publisher of, a website for business travelers, “New strategies are needed to cope with the long lines and confusing security rules at airports. If you can get remote access to your home or office PC at your destination instead of complicating your trip by carrying a laptop, why wouldn’t you?”

Leaving the Computing to GoToMyPC
“Many people are unwilling to give up their PCs during a holiday trip but dread the hassles of lugging a heavy machine around the airport, getting it through security and finding a spot in the overhead bin,” said Brian Donahoo, vice president, products and client services for Citrix Online. “With GoToMyPC, these travelers can ‘leave the computing to us.’” Our secure, easy-to-use and convenient Web-based service means fast connectivity to your home PC desktop, complete with all applications, files and email and your familiar interface. GoToMyPC can make holiday travel a bit less stressful.”

Fulfilling the Holiday Traveler’s Wish List
GoToMyPC provides a solution to airline passengers’ desire for a more relaxing travel experience by:

* Expediting the security screening process – no need to unpack and repack a laptop
* Minimizing hand luggage – one less thing to juggle when loaded down with gifts and bags
* Avoiding the rush for limited overhead bin space – no worries about having to gate-check a bag that won’t fit
* Preventing damage, theft or loss of a computer shipped in checked baggage
* Staying connected to desktop resources from any Web browser

GoToMyPC is the easiest-to-use online service for accessing desktop resources from virtually anywhere. To use this award-winning service, the subscriber simply visits the GoToMyPC website and logs in to access their far-away PC as if they were sitting right in front of it. And with security top of mind, travelers can be reassured that GoToMyPC provides robust and comprehensive protection, including Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) using 128-bit keys to ensure the privacy of all remote connections.

For more information on trying out GoToMyPC free for 30 days, please visit

About Citrix
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% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% 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.


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