Brief Overview

Citrix provides solutions for virtualization, networking, and cloud infrastructure, including security capabilities for virtual environments.


Citrix Strategic Headquarters
4988 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054
Tel: (800) 424 - 8749


David J. Henshall, CEO


Founded in 1989, the company name was a combination of citrus (named after its Florida headquarters) and Unix. The company struggled financially through the early 1990’s, but went public in 1995. A close relationship with Microsoft, and many acquisitions, helped the company grow. The company, which reported revenues of $3.27B in 2015, maintains its operational headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, and offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, and the Caribbean. As of 2017, they employee 8,100 people globally.

Key Acquisitions

Netscaler (2005)
Teros (2005)
QuickTree (2007)
ZenPrise (2012)
Unidesk (2017)

Key Competitors


Products and Services

Citrix provides secure Workspace-as-a-Service solutions for virtualization, networking, and cloud infrastructure, including security. The primary cyber security-related solution offering from Citrix is its NetScaler hardware device or network appliance that provides Level 4 load balancing, firewall, proxy, and VPN support functions. Specific features offered as part of the NetScaler solution include high-speed load balancing, data compression, content caching, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application visibility, and application security. Platform models include Citrix NetScaler 7000, 9010, 10010, 12000, MPX 5500, MPX 7500, and others. Additional security capabilities offered by Citrix include Advanced Access Control and Password Manger. The company acquired mobile security start-up Zenprise in 2012, which offers mobile device management, and mobile security. The product will be integrated with the Citrix CloudGateway and MeWork solutions for managing mobile apps.