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Citrix Enhances Remote Access to Windows XP Desktops.

Citrix Systems Inc. , a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,-based provider of portal software and services, today announced support for Microsoft's release of its Windows XP desktop operating system.

Citrix will be previewing its new technology, codenamed 'Jardine,' next week at its annual user conference, Citrix iForum 2001. Jardine has been designed to extend the virtual workplace through adding enhanced portal access, flexibility, manageability and security for remote connections to Windows XP Professional desktops.

Citrix also announced that its 32-bit Independent Computing Architecture (ICA(R)) Client, separate an application's logic from its user interface, now fully supports Windows XP.

According to Larry Ritter, director and general manager, client/server products for Citrix, through this new remote access technology and an ICA Client ready for Windows XP, Citrix is strengthening its support for Windows users by enabling access to any application, from any device, over any connection.

"Jardine is a natural fit with our concept of the virtual workplace, where users experience seamless and transparent access to information and applications. With Jardine and MetaFrame, a user can access published, server-centric applications, local content and information, and access a desktop for local applications and files from a single portal view," he explains.

He adds that today's announcement shows direction toward greater security, access and manageability regardless of where the information is stored, or how it is accessed.

The Citrix ICA Windows 32-bit Client, including its support for Windows XP, is available for download from the Citrix Web site. Citrix's Jardine technology will be demonstrated at the fourth annual Citrix iForum 2001 user conference to be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., October 29 through November 1, 2001.