Citrix Online Wins Over 20 Awards in 2008

Cited for Customer Centricity, Leadership, Innovation and Product Excellence

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., – January 29, 2009 – Business and industry thought leaders recognized Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), with a record number of 22 awards in 2008 for business leadership and product excellence with its Web-based services: Citrix® GoToMyPC® remote desktop access, Citrix GoToMeeting® online meetings, Citrix GoToWebinar® online events and Citrix GoToAssist® and Citrix GoToAssist® Express remote support.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by so many discerning organizations for our leadership in delivering innovative products designed for making our customers more successful,” said Brett Caine, general manager at Citrix Online. “It’s also very gratifying to be singled out for being a leading employer contributing to the vitality of our community, and a great place to work. Our employees are the backbone of our business and none of this would be possible without their tremendous talents and dedication.”

Highlights of the awards include:

Citrix Online: “Among the best of the best…”

•2008 Frost & Sullivan North American “Web Conferencing Company of the Year “: “The Awards recognize companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, to have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and to have created advanced technologies that will catalyze industries in the near future.”

•Technology Council of Southern California “Software Company of the Year “: “This year’s awards once again featured an amazing array of technology companies with compelling growth and leadership stories,” said Catrina Luedtke, executive director, Technology Council of Southern California. “Citrix Online has made outstanding contributions to the industry over the past year and we are pleased to recognize them among the best of the best in technology.”

•KMWorld Magazine” 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management”: “Companies on our list simply must emphasize an abiding determination to serve their most important constituency: their customers. They must also show agile innovation combined with a full understanding of the forces that affect, and will affect, their customers.”

•Pacific Coast Business Times “Best Place to Work in the Tri-Counties”: The newspaper cites “quarterly awards, employee training, and career planning services” as ways that Citrix Online helps its employees thrive, as well as “support for a healthy lifestyle including on-site yoga, plans for an on-site gym and the office triathlon team.”

•Bersin & Associates named Citrix Online “High Impact Learning Organization”: “These organizations exceeded industry averages in 17 dimensions that strongly correlate to efficiency and business impact. They also had adopted many of the 60 best practices we?ve identified for modern corporate learning.”

• “Top 20 IT Training Provider Award “: The ‘Top 20’ list recognizes the leading IT training companies for their high quality of services and comprehensive capabilities. Companies recognized are those that focus on the business of learning and lead the pack in their approach.”

GoToMyPC: “Some things do get better with age.”

•LAPTOP Magazine “Best Gear of the New Year” for Remote Access Software: “Some things do get better with age. This Web-based remote access program with full 24-bit color support links you right into your host PC.”

GoToMeeting: “Elegant in its simplicity…”

•Small Business Computing “2008 Excellence in Technology Award” for Collaboration: “Taking top honors with 37 percent of the vote is GoToMeeting 3.0. The latest version of Citrix Online’s popular service features, among other things, integration with Microsoft Office 2007, Google Talk, Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. It also provides a free conference call service.”

•Customer Interaction Solutions “CRM Excellence Award”: “Winners have been chosen on the basis of their product or service’s ability to help extend and expand the customer relationship to become all-encompassing, covering the entire enterprise and the entire lifetime of the customer. The CRM Excellence Awards are based on hard data, facts and numbers demonstrating the improvements that the winner’s product has made in a client’s business.”

•Internet Telephony “TMC Labs Innovation Award”: “The TMC Labs Innovation Awards honor products that demonstrate raw innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology.”

•Sales and Marketing Management Magazine “People’s Choice Award”: The 2008 Top Technology Solution companies are chosen by readers. GoToMeeting wins for solution of the year and first place for Web conferencing. “A list of companies was narrowed down by our editorial board based on criteria including solution value, product features, functionality, ease of use and pricing.”

•Customer Interaction Solutions “Product of the Year Award” for Best Web Seminar Solution: “I am pleased to honor Citrix Online for their hard work and accomplishments. Their commitment to quality and excellence benefit the contact center experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them,” said Nadji Tehrani, Executive Group Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Customer Interaction Solutions.

•Elearning! Magazine “Readers’ Choice Award” for Best Web Seminar Solution: “Recognition of this type is increasingly important as more companies deploy e-learning initiatives to impact business and improve efficiencies,” reported Catherine Upton, Group Publisher of Elearning! Magazine. “The innovation and vitality of the e-learning market is evidenced by the high number of new products being honored.”

GoToWebinar: “Dedicated to quality and excellence…”

•KMWorld Magazine “Trend Setting Product of 2008 “: “It’s all about customer value. Citrix Online’s GoToWebinar is a flexible, stable Web seminar platform that includes GoToMeeting for further collaboration functions.”

•Customer Interaction Solutions “Product of the Year”: “These companies have proven they are dedicated to quality and excellence in solutions that benefit the customer experience as well as ROI for the companies that use them. We’re proud to honor their achievements.”

GoToAssist Corporate and GoToAssist Express: “Truly innovative…”

•Customer Interaction Solutions ” IP Contact Center Pioneer Award”: “This award distinguishes companies that have created a successful IP contact center product or service that is truly innovative. Winners were judiciously selected based on the IP contact center solutions or services that offered stand-out features, functions or capabilities which set them apart from others in the space.”

•Customer Interaction Solutions “Product of the Year”: “Companies displaying vision, leadership and attention to detail were selected by the editors of Customer Interaction Solutions to receive the prestigious award.”

For further information about Citrix Online, GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToAssist and GoToAssist Express, visit,,,, and

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.


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