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 Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), 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 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, 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 Antoine Aguado, Regional Manager at Citrix Middle East. ‘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.’
‘With our huge install base in the Middle East, we definitely are aiming to increase our value addition to customers in the region through providing effective SSL VPN solutions through 2006 and beyond. Targeting multiple sectors from government to education, our networking solutions will definitely provide key advantages to existing and prospective Citrix users.
Moreover, our established distribution and reseller channels across Middle East, Levant and Africa will also gain mileage through enhancing their networking solutions portfolio through Citrix,’ added Aguado.