Citrix Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for 2010 Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that Citrix® has been evaluated and positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers* report authored by Mark Fabbi, Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst, and Joe Skorupa, Research VP. The report evaluates Citrix(R) NetScaler®, a key component of the company’s virtualization, networking and cloud computing strategy. Gartner defines a vendor in the Leaders Quadrant as one who has “the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings, and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a leader revolve around the advanced platform ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a leader to have strong or growing market share, especially in the advanced platform ADCs, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Expertise in complex data center application deployment also is a necessity to be a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.”

NetScaler delivery infrastructure transforms today’s traditional enterprise datacenter built upon rigid, isolated network devices into tomorrow’s cloud-based virtual datacenter that is flexible and scalable enough to deliver IT as an on-demand service. As a foundational component of Citrix® OpenCloud™ solutions, NetScaler provides enterprise customers and cloud providers alike with powerful virtualization and networking capabilities. In addition, NetScaler accelerates and secures web applications for thousands of corporate customers, and is the delivery infrastructure of choice for most of the world’s largest cloud providers and websites, touching an estimated 75 percent of all Internet users each day.


Klaus Oesterman, vice president and general manager, cloud and networking product group, Citrix.

Data center consolidation and the move toward cloud adoption are the two primary drivers for IT transformation today. Networking virtual appliances, such as our NetScaler VPX, are enabling this change by creating more efficient networking architectures to support this migration while also offering the highest levels of security and compliance. NetScaler virtual appliance is evidence of the continued commitment from Citrix to lead the industry in innovation, both in the enterprise datacenter as well as the emerging cloud computing market. We are honored that Citrix was placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2010 Gartner Application Delivery Controllers Magic Quadrant.”

The full 2010 Gartner Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant, report can be viewed on the Gartner website.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers” by Mark Fabbi and Joe Skorupa, November 18, 2010.

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