Citrix Systems Named to CRN’s 2012 5-Star Partner Program Guide

Annual guide and 5-Star designation identifies the IT channel’s most vendor partner programs

Santa Clara, CA - Citrix Systems today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide and that it’s Citrix® Solution Provider program was awarded a 5-Star Cloud Vendors partner rating. The 2012 CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. CRN’s Partner Program Guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.

The award-winning Citrix Solution Advisor program allows channel partners to engage with Citrix to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction in virtualization, networking, and collaboration and cloud technologies through the Citrix portfo¬lio of products. The Citrix Solution Provider program is designed to enable partners to grow their business more profit¬ably while allowing them to focus on their role as a trusted Citrix advisor to our mutual customers.

Partners who become Citrix Solution Advisors rapidly grow their businesses – and their reputation for innovation – in the dynamic and lucrative virtual computing market space. As a Solution Advisor, partners work side-by-side with customers to plan, design, implement and maintain Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud solutions. Citrix provides a wide range of marketing, sales and technology tools to build partners’ technical and sales expertise, win a larger share of the market and surpass the competition.

In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed applications. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.


Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, for UBM Channel’s CRN
“Citrix has one of the best channel programs in the market today. By being listed among the companies in the CRN 2012 5-Star Partner Program Guide, a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today, Citrix is being recognized for understanding that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering a comprehensive list of innovative tools, education resources and regular updates, Citrix is going above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”

Tom Flink, vice president, channels and market development, for Citrix
“We are honored to receive the 5-Star rating in this year’s CRN Partner Program Guide. This recognition is a true testament to the quality of the Citrix Solution Provider program. By delivering industry-leading tools, resources and solutions while staying focused on our partners, we’ve built a program of which we’re extremely proud.”

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors
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