Citrix GoToMyPC Pro helps 3 800 small businesses maximise productivity with fast, easy, secure remote access

Growing number of small business customers benefit from a simple, cost-effective approach to support their growing mobile workforce

Johannesburg, 17 Nov 2004
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Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc, announced that more than 3 800 companies now use Citrix GoToMyPC Pro for remote desktop access.

Introduced just 17 months ago, the fast, easy and secure solution is rapidly attracting small businesses with remote access needs for 20 or fewer employees.

Citrix GoToMyPC Pro enables employees to work from virtually anywhere as if they were at the office, with full access to files, applications and network resources. Business data remains secure and protected with advanced 128-bit end-to-end encryption and one-time passwords. Setup is easy and takes only minutes, and using the service requires no training or IT support.

An online administration centre enables centralised billing and real-time usage tracking as well as system monitoring.

Employees at Dairy.com, a business-to-business trading exchange for the dairy industry, have been using Citrix GoToMyPC Pro since its introduction.

"The solution gives our employees the flexibility to easily work from home and avoid the hassle of long, time-wasting commutes," said Mitch Norby, vice-president of technology at Dairy.com.

"And, unlike complicated and costly VPNs, Citrix GoToMyPC Pro lets us be productive without pouring dollars into expensive hardware. Citrix GoToMyPC Pro is also much cleaner and simpler than a VPN as it allows direct access to the desktop."

"To gain competitive advantage, small businesses need to stay `connected` to the information and applications that allow them to address new opportunities any time, anywhere," said Kneko Burney, Chief Market Strategist at In-Stat/MDR. "Citrix GoToMyPC Pro provides big-business advantages to small businesses with limited staff and resources to support mobile employees. It offers the right fit for small companies to maximise results for growth and success."

"Citrix GoToMyPC Pro provides a simple, cost-effective approach for small businesses to support their growing mobile workforce," said Brian Donahoo, senior vice-president of products and services at Citrix Online.

"Its rapid adoption demonstrates that our solution has the security, flexibility and mix of administrative features small businesses need to successfully advance toward their business goals."

Citrix GoToMyPC is available in three versions: Citrix GoToMyPC is for individual users; Citrix GoToMyPC Pro is for small businesses requiring administrative functionality; and Citrix GoToMyPC Corporate is for enterprises requiring robust management and administrative controls.

Citrix GoToMyPC has won numerous awards for its performance, including: Windows IT Pro`s Readers Choice Award for Best Remote Control Product, PC World`s 2004 World Class Award for Best Remote Access Software, the 2004 Ultimate Choice Award from Laptop magazine for remote access in the software category, and PC Magazine`s Best Utility Product of 2003. For additional information, go to www.gotomypc.com.

Citrix Online

Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CTXS), offers the leading Web-based access, support and collaboration software and services. The division offers Citrix GoToMyPC, the easiest-to-use solution for remote, secure and managed desktop PC access over the Web; Citrix GoToAssist, the industry-leading remote technical support solution; and Citrix GoToMeeting, the easiest, most secure and cost-effective solution for conducting online meetings. Citrix Online products are used by more than 4 900 companies worldwide, including Cisco Systems, Siemens, Cablevision and Microsoft Business Solutions and Verizon Online. The division is based in Santa Barbara, California, and is on the Web at http://www.gotomypc.com, http://www.gotoassist.com, http://www.gotomeeting.com and http://www.citrix.com.

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