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Citrix Systems Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2008 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant

Citrix Systems Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2008 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, today announced that Citrix® NetScaler®, a key member of the Citrix Delivery Center™ product family, has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2008 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant1 report authored by Mark Fabbi, Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst, and Joe Skorupa, Research VP. Gartner defines a vendor in the Leaders Quadrant as one who has “exhibited an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offering and by raising the awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a leader revolve around the AP ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. (Gartner) expects a leader to have strong or growing market share, especially in the AP ADCs, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Expertise in complex data center application deployment is also a necessity to be a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery.”

Citrix NetScaler accelerates application performance up to five times2 while ensuring compliance and reducing datacenter server infrastructure costs. In addition to delivering enterprise web applications for thousands of corporate customers, NetScaler is also the delivery infrastructure of choice for most of the world’s largest consumer websites, touching an estimated 75 percent of all Internet users each day.

“With organizations of all sizes increasingly reliant upon web applications to run their business, fast, dependable and secure delivery of these applications is more important than ever,” said Klaus Oestermann, group vice president and general manager, Application Networking Group at Citrix. “Citrix continues to invest aggressively in our leading NetScaler product line to meet the requirements of our enterprise and Internet customers. We are honored that Citrix was placed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.”

The full Gartner Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant, 2008 report can be viewed here: www.gartner.com and on Citrix’s website: http://www.citrix.com/English/NE/news/newsType.asp?typeID=1438.

About the Magic Quadrant (Disclaimer Required)

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 215,000 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 99 percent of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 8,000 partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, the Company’s key strategic relationships, acquisition and related integration risks as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

Citrix®, NetScaler® and Citrix Delivery Center™ 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.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers” by Mark Fabbi and Joe Skorupa, July 25, 2008.

2 Based upon internal testing conducted by Citrix using standard testing methods.

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