Verizon and Citrix Bring Special Offer of Web-Based Remote Access to Verizon Online Customers

NEW YORK and SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Verizon Online customers can now enjoy anytime, anywhere computing -- for half the standard subscription price, or just $9.89 a month -- thanks to an exclusive agreement reached by Verizon Online and Citrix(R) Online, the creator of GoToMyPC(R) software.

Verizon Online customers who subscribe to GoToMyPC can access their office computers from any Internet-connected computer and work as if they were in the office, with easy and secure access to all their files and network connections.

"GoToMyPC is a powerful software tool that gives customers more flexibility in balancing their work and family life," said Chris Pizzirani, Verizon's executive director of mass market data. "It makes working from home or on the road a breeze by letting customers connect with their office PC as if they were sitting right in front of it - even if they're thousands of miles away. GoToMyPC is similar to having your own VPN (virtual private network), without the hassles."

GoToMyPC subscribers have access to the full contents of their desktops quickly and securely without the need for training or technical support. Built-in security features provide the enhanced security, including end-to-end AES (advanced encryption standard) encryption, dual password requirements, user authentication and screen blanking of the host computer.

As long as GoToMyPC customers leave their work computer on, they can access their work files from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

The award-winning Web-based service is consistently ranked best-of-breed in its category by leading technology influencers for its speed, ease of use and security. Kim Komando, noted Internet expert, syndicated columnist and top-10-rated radio talk-show host says, "GoToMyPC is the easiest and most secure way to access my work computer from anywhere." Last month, PC World magazine awarded GoToMyPC its 2004 World Class Award for Best Remote Access Software.

"The timing is ideal for our market-leading solutions to join forces," said John Greathouse, senior vice president of strategic development at Citrix Online. "The teleworking trend is escalating and to be competitive, workers need instant, anytime, any place connectivity. Combining Verizon Online's reach with the convenience of GoToMyPC, we can help make teleworkers, mobile professionals and small-business owners more productive."

The number of Americans who work from home at least one day a month has jumped 40 percent since 2001 to 23.4 million last year, according to a survey conducted by the Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com).

Verizon Online customers will be able to purchase and download the software from http://www.verizon.net/gotomypc for just $9.89 a-month per computer for remote-desktop PC access on demand. The retail monthly rate is normally $19.95 a month.

About Citrix Online

Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), offers the leading Web-based access, support, and collaboration software and services. The division offers Citrix GoToMyPC(R), the easiest-to-use solution for remote, secure, and managed desktop PC access over the Web; and Citrix GoToAssist(TM), the most secure, reliable and powerful solution for Web-based technical support and customer collaboration. Citrix Online products are used by more than 4,900 companies worldwide, including Cisco Systems, Siemens, Intuit, Cablevision and Microsoft Business Solutions. The division is based in Santa Barbara, California, and is on the Web at www.gotomypc.com, www.gotoassist.com, and www.citrix.com.

Citrix is a registered trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. GoToMyPC(R), GoToAssist(TM) and GoToMeeting(TM) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Online LLC in the U.S. and other countries. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Verizon

A Dow 30 company, Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services, with approximately $68 billion in annual revenues. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world, as measured by directory titles and circulation. Verizon's international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.