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Citrix Delivers NetScaler VPX Virtual Appliance and Unveils Citrix Ready Open Networking Program

Santa Clara, CA ?? 9/23/2009 ?? Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) today announced the general availability of the Citrix NetScaler VPX virtual appliance (see separate news release titled, "Citrix NetScaler Goes Virtual") and unveiled a new Citrix Ready Open Networking Program to support it.  The new program establishes a powerful partner ecosystem to support Citrix NetScaler VPX, the industry's only leading application delivery and load balancing solution that is available as a virtual appliance.  With the introduction of the Open Networking Program, Citrix is making it easier for ISVs, enterprise customers and cloud infrastructure providers to create powerful virtual networking solutions they can confidently integrate with a broad range of partner solutions already verified to work with NetScaler VPX.  

"The availability of the NetScaler VPX virtual appliance will put complete web application delivery functionality within the reach of any organization adopting Oracle Applications," said Tom Herrmann, vice president, global ISV management and programs at Oracle. "Through our Application Integration Architecture for Partners initiative, Citrix and Oracle have worked closely to validate and document how NetScaler appliances enhance the delivery of Oracle Applications. By making NetScaler available as a virtual appliance, Citrix is making it easy for Oracle Applications customers of all sizes to obtain these same benefits."

Open Networking Program

The Citrix Ready Open Networking Program establishes a broad partner ecosystem to support the deployment of virtualized NetScaler services into nearly any environment. By leveraging the program, Citrix customers can confidently build comprehensive application delivery infrastructures using NetScaler VPX and integrate with a multitude of partner solutions:

    * Platform Partners - Provide a broad array of deployment options for NetScaler VPX software.
    * Application Partners - Validate interoperability with NetScaler VPX and deliver turnkey solutions with tightly-integrated NetScaler load balancing and application delivery.
    * Cloud and Hosting Providers - Offer on-demand application networking to customers in both shared and dedicated service models.
    * Solution Partners - Complement NetScaler VPX functionality to provide holistic and comprehensive solutions, including cloud-based messaging security and flexible identity management products.

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