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Citrix Systems is an American multinational corporation with a focus on software and services specialized in virtualization and remote access software for delivering applications over a network and the Internet. Citrix founded in 1989 is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Citrix was originally named Citrus but changed its name after an existing company claimed trademark rights. The Citrix name is a portmanteau of Citrus and UNIX.
In 1993, Citrix introduced WinView, which provided remote access to DOS and Windows 3.1 applications on a multi-user platform. It became Citrix's first successful product. In 1995, WinFrame, based on Windows 3.5, was released. WinFrame was sanctioned by Microsoft and embraced by the enterprise businesses. WinFrame pushed Citrix into having widespread adoption.