Juniper Networks’ Chairman and CEO Named to CRN’s 2006 Top 25 Executive List
Scott Kriens Honored by CRN as Channel Advocate and Key Influencer
Sunnyvale, Calif. Nov. 14, 2006 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced CEO Scott Kriens was named one of CRN’s Top 25 Executives for 2006. CRN attributes the recognition to Juniper’s partner-first, channel-friendly sales strategy and Kriens’ ongoing vision and leadership within the IT networking and security channel.
CRN’s Top 25 Executives recognizes leaders within today’s top channel-centric technology companies who are renowned for driving influence throughout the IT channel. According to CRN, these Top 25 Executives set the agenda for technology innovation and are considered channel visionaries in an era of solution-based selling.
“Juniper’s success is a direct result of the growing influence our channel partners have on the purchasing decisions of today’s enterprise customers,” says Kriens. “Our team works hard across the globe to build the brand and value of our J-Partners and it is an honor to share this industry recognition with them.”
As with several of CRN’s honorary lists, this year’s Top 25 Executives were chosen by the CRN editorial team. Executives were selected based on a number of criteria including their specific impact on key products or technologies, the industry wide impact of the product or technology, customer references and future channel strategies.
“As the most trusted source for channel professionals, we continue to highlight vendors that help Solution Providers achieve success. This Top 25 list recognizes the technology vendors, both large and small, who have realized that the channel is the most efficient route to market. They represent the qualities that Solution Providers are looking for to both partner and do business with,” said Dan Dignam, VP/publisher, CRN.
In addition to being recognized in CRN’s Top 25 Executives issue, Juniper Networks was recently positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner’s 2006 report: Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, listed in the 2006 InformationWeek 500, named in Telecommunications Magazine’s “10 Most Relevant Companies” 2006 list and also received Network World’s “Best Product” award for its SSL VPN appliance in the Security Infrastructure category.
CRN provides Solution Providers and Technology Integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company’s sales. As an advocate for and voice of the Channel, Solution Providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With more than 24 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for 117,000 channel professionals. CRN can be found on the Web at www.crn.com.
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About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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