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Citrix WANScaler Named a ‘Strong Performer’ in WAN Optimization Appliances by Independent Research Firm


Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced that the “Forrester Wave Report: WAN Optimization Appliances, Q3 2007” dated July 20, 2007 cites Citrix as having one of the best strategies in the WAN optimization industry. Forrester evaluated nine vendors across 65 criteria and recognized Citrix as a strong performer based on its current Citrix WANScaler™ product-line offering, strategy and market presence.

Forrester Senior Analyst Robert Whiteley writes, “Citrix Systems currently offers one of the best WAN optimization strategies and positions WAN optimization as part of the larger application delivery infrastructure. Its WANScaler product offers very strong optimization architecture” and has “one of the most transparent optimization overlay devices.” Forrester also notes that Citrix has “has one of the more aggressive product and portfolio enhancements, including a joint project with Microsoft for a more robust branch office product…and the most impressive list of partnering capabilities.”

“We believe the Forrester Wave Report is further evidence of the strong traction Citrix continues to gain with its application delivery vision,” said Sanjay Uppal, vice president of product marketing, Applications Networking Group, Citrix Systems. “We see WAN optimization as a critical element of application delivery to any user with the best performance, security, cost and agility. The transparency of Citrix WANScaler is designed to integrate seamlessly with existing network infrastructure and enterprise applications, requiring no modifications to router, security or quality of service (QoS) policies. As a result, Citrix customers can instantly accelerate the delivery of applications to remote and branch users and enhance user productivity while lowering IT costs.”

About Citrix WANScaler
Citrix WANScaler™ solutions accelerate the delivery of applications to branch offices, datacenters and mobile workers over wide area networks (WANs) by 5x to 30x. Citrix WANScaler is a completely transparent, end-to-end solution for all IP-based WANs, eliminating the need for any changes to current network management tools, firewalls, network services or applications. The solution delivers increased WAN throughput and improved application response times for all applications, supporting hundreds of branch offices and WAN throughput up to 500 Mbps.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 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 2006 was $1.1 billion.


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