Citrix GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar Now Integrate VoIP, Phone, and Web Conferencing





(Santa Barbara, Calif. — July 9, 2008) — Free VoIP and audio conferencing for both Mac and PC are now integrated to deliver a seamless, high-quality experience with the newest releases of Citrix, GoToMeeting, and Citrix GoToWebinar from Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS). True one-click meetings are now possible with this new combination of VoIP, phone and web conferencing for small-group online meetings and large-group Web events.

“The new VoIP capability gives us the opportunity to significantly scale up the business,” said John Lane, founder and owner of TaxSaleLists.com LLC. “Having both VoIP and phone connectivity options will encourage more attendees at our weekly marketing seminars, and now we can handle up to a thousand people. With this new product, we are free to ramp up our promotional efforts and really make an impact on the bottom line.”

“With collaboration products, ease of use is critical, especially for SMBs,” said Mark Levitt, vice president for collaborative computing at research firm IDC. “Citrix Online’s one-click access to VoIP and traditional phone connections for both PC and Mac users is designed to give growing businesses one easy-to-use interface for a rich combination of popular tools that are easy to manage and afford.”

For small groups with up to 25 attendees, GoToMeeting makes it easy to meet, present information, demonstrate products and provide training online, allowing users to do more and travel less. For online events with up to 1,000 attendees, GoToWebinar makes communication with prospects, employees, partners and customers easier and more efficient than any event product available today.

Now, Mac users can conduct and attend planned or impromptu online events just as easily as PC users.

“Our goal at Citrix Online has always been to develop the simplest and easiest-to-use Web solutions, which is extremely important to our SMB customers,” said Elizabeth Cholawsky, vice president, products and services for Citrix Online. “With these newest releases of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, every feature is based on extensive user feedback, from full Macintosh access to this new total audio solution. Used effectively, these technologies can change not only the operating style but also the business economics of companies everywhere.”

“There’s a sizable market in the SMB community for fully integrated Web conferencing solutions that offer one-click meetings with free VoIP capabilities, and that’s what these tools from Citrix Online offer,” said Roopam Jain, principal analyst with Frost & Sullivan North America Information & Communications Technologies Practice. “With enhanced features, free VoIP, and user-friendly capabilities, Citrix Online is further raising the bar. These enhancements are a huge step in the Web conferencing market and will find a very receptive audience in the SMB community.”

For more information and a free trial of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, visit www.gotomeeting.com and www.gotowebinar.com. For more information about Citrix Online, visit www.citrixonline.com.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 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% of the Fortune 100 companies and 99% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 7,680 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2007 was $1.4 billion.

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Market Momentum Highlights:

* Market: Citrix Online’s own research shows that nearly a quarter of the entire SMB workforce regularly works remotely, and 60% of the rest (in part affected by rising fuel costs) would like to. Citrix Online coined the term Web Commuting to describe the rising practice of working away from the office.

* Citrix Online’s market record:

  • GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar continue to be among of the fastest growing services in the industry, with 67% year-to-year growth;
  • In the first quarter of 2008 alone, over 16 million people personally experienced Citrix Online products through support or online collaboration sessions.
  • Customer usage measured in connection minutes exceeded 1.6 billion;
  • GoToMyPC, which already enjoys nearly 90% market share for remote access, is on track for 20% year-to-year growth.
  • Citrix Online has posted three years of at least 31% growth year-to-year, and generated more than $200 million in revenue for 2007.
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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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    Sitting with the doctors in a room and talking with other doctors via video conferencing was very exciting for me when I first time sat for a meeting. I first felt like a movie going on until when one of the doctors asked me for my comments. It was really weird and exciting.

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