Citrix #1 in the SSL VPN Market!
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., — 21 December 2005 — Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has moved into the #1 market share position for Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) Gateways according to Infonetics Research Inc.’s recently published “Network Security Appliances and Software Quarterly Worldwide Market Share and Forecasts for 3Q’05” report. Citrix was included for the first time in the SSL VPN Gateways segment by Infonetics with 30 percent market share of the nearly 5,000 global SSL VPN unit shipments in Q3’05.
Citrix expanded its focus on the SSL VPN market with the acquisition of Net6 in December 2004 and launched the Citrix Access Gateway™ SSL VPN to Citrix’s more than 5,000 channel partners in January 2005. Since then there has been rapid channel and customer adoption as the product has been rolled out through the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Including the Access Gateway into the Citrix Access Suite™ in April along with Citrix Presentation Server™ and Citrix Password Manager™ has created a market leading solution well-suited to the experience of the Citrix reseller channel. Customers of all sizes have responded enthusiastically to the benefits of a secure, full desktop user experience available as a standalone appliance or as part of a comprehensive access solution.
“Citrix, who we have just begun tracking in the report, is taking innovative and aggressive steps to build a large footprint in the SSL VPN market,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for VPNs and Security at Infonetics Research Inc. “With their large installed customer base and long history in the access business, we expect Citrix to become a strong player in this market, a market that continues to grow significantly as more customers move from using SSL VPNs for simple remote access to using them to secure access for all users regardless of location.”
“Citrix, with its unmatched heritage in access, offers a secure, always-on, single point-of-access to all applications and protocols with the Access Gateway SSL VPN solution,” said Gordon Payne, vice president of marketing for the Gateways Group at Citrix. “The #1 market position demonstrates the unique Citrix customer value proposition and the strong capabilities of Citrix’s channel partners in meeting the customer demand for SSL VPN solutions in a variety of market segments.”
Citrix Access Gateway Citrix Access Gateway™ is a universal SSL VPN appliance that provides a secure, always-on, single point-of-access to all protocols and applications, including multimedia and voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications. The Advanced Access Control option extends access to more devices and users, and controls who accesses company information and what actions they can do with it – access becomes like a dimmer switch, where the right level of access can be dialed and configured for any access scenario. Access Gateway delivers the best access experience for everyone: secure access to corporate data for the business, easy access for users, and simple administration and low costs for access for IT.