Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, has appointed FVC as its authorised Value Added Distributor (VAD) for the Middle East region. Under the agreement, FVC will offer Citrix’s Application Networking Group (ANG) range of products and solutions to its partners and enterprise customers across the region.

“We are very pleased to add Citrix to our portfolio,” said K.S. Parag, MD of FVC. “It is a perfect addition to our networking and security division and will allow us to extend Citrix’s leadership in datacenter solutions to our customer and partner base across the region.”

Antoine Aguado, Regional Director for Middle East at Citrix, added, “With opportunities and business for our ANG products growing, FVC, with its value based approach and on the ground presence across the region, has the right strategy to help us accelerate our business growth in the region. We are very pleased to work with them to develop and support FVC’s partners across the region.”

Citrix’ range of ANG products include NetScaler®, Access Gateway™, Web Application Firewall and Branch Repeater™. NetScaler® is a Web application delivery appliance that accelerates performance, provides L4-7 traffic management, offers an integrated application firewall and off loads servers to ensure application availability, increased security and substantially lower costs.  It reduces TCO of Web application delivery, optimizes the user experience and makes applications run five times better.

Citrix Access Gateway™ is a secure application access solution that provides administrators  granular application-level control while empowering users with access from anywhere. It gives IT administrators a single point of control to manage access and actions based on both the user and the endpoint device, providing better risk, security and compliance management.

Citrix Branch Repeater™ is a branch optimization solution that accelerates application delivery to globally distributed users while dramatically reducing bandwidth costs and simplifying branch infrastructure. Branch Repeater solutions reduce IT costs and increase user productivity by simplifying branch start-up and management, improving network utilization and providing high definition experience to users.

According to Guru Prasad, GM for Networking and Security at FVC, “We have a commitment to continue to add value-products to our networking and security portfolio that will help our partners and customers take advantage of technology that suits their needs, especially now when businesses need to be more cost aware but equally agile and innovative in driving transformation and address ever growing customer needs.”

FVC’s focused approach and investment will help develop new channels across the Middle East and leverage its network of existing channels in expanding its skills to cover the new range of products and technologies from Citrix.

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