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Network Computing Crowns Juniper Networks with Coveted "Well-Connected" Award for Enterprise Firewall


Integrated Security Gateway with Intrusion Prevention Outperforms Competition in Real-World Evaluation

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that its ISG 2000 integrated firewall and virtual private network (VPN) appliance with intrusion detection and prevention (IDP) has been chosen by CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing as the Well-Connected award recipient in the Enterprise Firewall category. The Juniper Networks ISG 2000 with IDP was crowned ahead of the competition for its purpose-built platform that seamlessly integrates multi-gigabyte firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention capabilities with low latency and broad in-depth attack coverage at both the network and application layer.

“The Well-Connected Awards are unique because they’re the only industry awards given by technologists based on real-world use and integration. We view all products, technologies and services from the same perspective as our readers - our peers - do,” said John Siefert, Publisher of Network Computing. “This is an important distinction from any other award program - the products selected in the Well Connected Awards have been tested in an actual business environment and judged by our editors themselves. They are truly innovative solutions that work - and we have the metrics to prove it.”

According to a product evaluation conducted by Network Computing’s Mike Jones and Greg Shipley, “The granular control over inspection levels and dropping capabilities is ahead of any product on the market.”

Delivering on the Enterprise Infranet framework, the Juniper Networks ISG platforms can be operated as a single firewall/VPN device or with IDP as an elective add-on to provide enterprise customers with increased levels of delivery and threat control. Medium to large enterprises, as well as carriers and data centers utilize the integrated security gateway platform and fully integrated IDP capability to protect its networks against worms, trojans, spyware and other emerging threats. Used in combination, the ISG with IDP appliances provide strong access control, secure communications and network and application-level security while lowering the total cost of ownership for deploying best-in-class firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention services.

“We are honored to be the recipient of this distinctive award,” said Stephen Philip, director of product marketing for Juniper Networks. “The Juniper Networks ISG 2000 with IDP provides our customers with best-in-class firewall and intrusion prevention capabilities that are fully integrated into a single appliance. Our no compromise integration ensures peak throughput performance while significantly reducing the administrative burden with centralized, policy-based management.”
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About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at

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