Access to Your Network via
Citrix MetaFrame is the ultimate “thin client”
solution, perfect for remote access to your network applications by
off-site users. The
processing of an application, such as an accounting system, is done on
the server while only screen updates, keystrokes, and mouse clicks are
transmitted to the client, which can be almost anything including a 386
PC, Macintosh, or even an X-Terminal.
This means the bandwidth can be extremely low, permitting
applications to run speedily using a regular modem.
In certain cases, the solution can reduce software-licensing fees
by not having a heavily used application loaded at multiple locations.
Citrix MetaFrame extends Windows NT Server 4.0 through
additional client and server functionality including
support for heterogeneous computing environments, enterprise-scale
and seamless desktop integration.
Heterogeneous computing al-lows Windows-based access to virtually
all types of client hardware, operating systems, net-work connections,
and LAN protocols. As a
result, organizations can maintain their existing infrastructure yet
still deploy the most advanced, 32-bit Windows-based applications across
Enterprise-scale management allows transparent system scalability. With
MetaFrame, additional servers can be added to a network without having
to adjust a single user desktop. Applications can be administered
across multiple servers
from a single location.
Seamless desktop integration offers access to all local system
resources, including sound, local drives, COM ports, local printers, and
applications. This level of
integration is called “Program Neighborhood”, which is not unlike
Windows’ Network Neighborhood. Icons
for server-based applications can be pushed onto the Program
Neighborhood client, integrated into the Windows desktop, or put right
into the user’s Start Menu. Not only does Program Neighborhood allow for total
administrative control of applications, but also no client configuration
Citrix also provides Installation Management Services designed to automate application installations across a
MetaFrame environment. This
allows quick and easy application installation replication across an
MetaFrame is fully Y2K compliant, but even more importantly it
is capable of an enterprise-wide deployment of Y2K-compliant solutions
Beyond Y2K, Citrix offers an “insurance” policy against
potential incompatibilities. Citrix’s
Subscription Advantage program provides automatic delivery of upgrades,
patches, enhancements, and maintenance releases as soon as they become
available. With Office 2000
here and Windows 2000 on the horizon, Subscription Advantage is a flu
shot for your entire network.