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Citrix XenDesktop 4 Wins “Best of Interop” 2010 Award


InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Select XenDesktop 4 for Leading Innovation in Virtualization

Santa Clara, Ca. - Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), today announced that Citrix® XenDesktop™ 4 has been selected as the virtualization award winner for the 2010 Best of Interop Awards.

The finalists were hand-selected by award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. There were more than 100 candidates for Best of Interop consideration in nine different categories. Each year, Best of Interop award winners prove to be the key players in the continuing evolution of business technology.

“The Best of Interop Awards highlight the outstanding IT vendors of the industry and this year’s Best of Interop is particularly exciting because of the strong competition we saw in each category,” said Art Wittmann, Managing Director of InformationWeek Analytics. “The selected winners represent innovation in the marketplace and deserve recognition for helping build the energy and growth of today’s IT Industry.”

And the Winner Is… Citrix XenDesktop 4
Citrix XenDesktop 4 is a comprehensive desktop virtualization solution that delivers a complete Windows desktop experience as an on-demand service to any user, anywhere, making virtual desktops a mainstream reality for hundreds of millions of corporate employees for the first time ever. In addition to simplifying desktop computing for IT, XenDesktop makes it easy for end users to securely access their corporate desktop and apps from any device, including PCs, Macs, thin clients, laptops, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids and Windows Mobile smartphones.

Unlike VDI-only solutions that are applicable only to a narrow set of users, XenDesktop 4 with its groundbreaking FlexCast™ delivery technology is the first product in the industry to support every major desktop virtualization model in a single, integrated solution – a breakthrough that improves ROI, simplifies management and extends the benefits of virtualization to every employee in the enterprise.

“Enterprises are rethinking how they deliver desktops to their users. XenDesktop is revolutionizing desktop computing by allowing customers to deliver any type of virtual desktop to users enterprise-wide and helping to speed the migration to Windows 7,” said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, XenDesktop product group at Citrix. “Winning the Best of Interop award is a testament to the strength of XenDesktop in driving mainstream adoption of desktop virtualization.”
The Best of Interop Award ceremony was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during this year’s Interop Las Vegas, which will conclude on Thursday, April 29. For more information on the winners, visit:

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About Interop®
Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit,

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help companies deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual workstyles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2009 was $1.61 billion.

For Citrix Investors
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