Citrix Systems is to acquire application networking company Netscaler for $300m (£176m), to improve the way its thin-client customers access their applications over the web.
The Netscaler technology will improve access to applications via the Citrix Access Platform. Netscaler accelerates the performance of web browser-based applications by as much as 15 times, said Citrix.
Citrix said Netscaler technologies will also enhance the Citrix Access Platform by significantly improving application security, manageability, reliability and availability of any application, while lowering the cost of operations.
Mark Templeton, Citrix chief executive, said, “With the addition of the Citrix Netscaler Application Accelerator and Application Switch, the Citrix Access Platform can significantly optimise the customer’s entire set of client/server, web, desktop or legacy enterprise resources.”
He said, “This reduces their IT costs through increased server scalability and availability, reduced back-end server loads, and increased network bandwidth efficiency, all while increasing user satisfaction and productivity.”