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Bede Hackney appointed as Citrix Application Networking Group Manager

  • 12 October, 2007 13:45

<p>Citrix Systems today announced the appointment of Bede Hackney to the role of Application Networking Group (ANG) Manager. Previously, Mr Hackney was Packeteer’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand and now at Citrix he will lead the ANG division - one of the fastest growing business groups in the region for the company.</p>
<p>If you’d like to speak with Bede to discuss his role at Citrix further, please contact Sarah Treharne on +61 2 8281 3855 or +430 016 901 or Menka Nasta on +61 2 8281 3851 or +439 496 762.</p>
<p>Bede Hackney appointed as Citrix Application Networking Group Manager</p>
<p>Newly created role generated to meet market demand for Citrix’s expanded offerings including NetScaler and WANScaler</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia — 11 October, 2007 — Citrix Systems, the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Bede Hackney to the role of Application Networking Group (ANG) Manager. Mr Hackney leaves Packeteer to lead one of the fastest growing business groups for Citrix Systems in the region.</p>
<p>In his previous role, Mr Hackney was Packeteer’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. Mr Hackney joins Citrix with more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry.</p>
<p>“We are confident that Bede’s appointment in this newly created position will deliver tremendous value and expertise to our channel partners and customers. As more and more businesses seek to increase their competitive advantage by providing secure access anytime, anywhere for their employees, we continue to add business value for our customers by strengthening our application delivery offerings,” said Rob Willis, area Vice President for Citrix Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Recent years have seen Citrix’s product capabilities grow from the traditional application delivery model to an expanded portfolio which provides end to end solutions for safe, secure, anywhere access including Access Gateway, NetScaler, WANScaler, EdgeSight and Application Firewall.</p>
<p>“Our planned acquisition of XenSource, virtualisation software vendor, is one such example of the significant investments we are making to enhance Citrix capabilities across the board,” said Mr Willis.</p>
<p>Prior to being appointed as Packeteer’s Country Manager for ANZ Mr Hackney also served as Packeteer’s Senior Systems Engineer, for which a US patent was filed in his name on behalf of Packeteer. Previously, Mr Hackney worked as a Senior Network Consultant at NetStar Networks Australia.</p>
<p>“Citrix enjoys a unique position in the market, solving the complete end-to-end application delivery challenge for companies of all sizes. We are also emerging as a leading player in sectors that have traditionally been dominated by point-solution vendors. In this way we are delivering market-leading products in the Application Front-End (AFE) and WAN Optimisation markets,” said Mr Hackney. “Our strategy is paying off; with our products gaining momentum in Australia and New Zealand, I’m very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for us, our partners and most importantly, our customers,” he added.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 180,000 organisations around the world use the Citrix Access Platform to provide the best access experience to any application for any user. Citrix customers include all of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and individuals. Citrix annual revenues in 2006 were $1.134 billion. Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more than 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Learn more at http://www.citrix.com.au</p>
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