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Juniper Networks Achieves Checkmark’s Highest Level of Network Security Certification


Secure Services Gateway Family Demonstrates Superior Functionality and Performance in Network Security

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 18, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that West Coast Labs has awarded the Checkmark Unified Threat Management (UTM) Level 5 Certification, its highest level of certification for network security products, to Juniper Networks’ Secure Services Gateway (SSG) family.

The Checkmark UTM Level 5 certifies that Juniper Networks’ SSG family achieved the highest level of certification by obtaining certification on each of the five UTM feature sets; firewall/VPN/Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware Gateway, Anti-Spam, URL filtering and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).

“Juniper’s SSG family is a robust, new generation of network security appliances that deliver advanced security,” said Chris Thomas, operations director at West Coast Labs. “The SSG family can easily be deployed into both new and existing network infrastructures making it well suited to any organization that requires a consistently high level of gateway based security.”

“Achieving Checkmark’s highest level of UTM certification validates the functionality and performance of Juniper’s industry leading network security products,” said Stephen Philip, senior director of product marketing, Security Products, Juniper Networks. “West Coast Labs is a premier research and test facility and receiving its Checkmark Unified Threat Management certification for our SSG family demonstrates our leadership position to deliver best-in-class network security products to the market.”

The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, one of the world’s leading independent research and test center for information security products and services. The system provides technical developers with a superior quality service through independent industry-accepted standards on product effectiveness and performance. Such standards benefit corporate end-users and provide invaluable information for purchasing decision-makers.

Juniper Network’s UTM Technology Validation Report may be found at:
About West Coast Labs

West Coast Labs is an independent organization, which tests information security products. West Coast Labs has also developed the Checkmark certification system into one of the world’s foremost certification programs - an integrated system of standards that are recognized around the world as reliable indicators of performance levels. For more information, visit

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

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