Juniper Networks Positioned in Leaders’ Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm’s SSL VPN and IPS Magic Quadrants
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 17, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06 and Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Appliances, 2H06. Juniper’s placement in the Leaders quadrant is based on the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute in both the SSL VPN and IPS markets.
A leading worldwide research and advisory firm, Gartner’s SSL VPN Magic Quadrant ranks vendors “based on performance for calendar year 2005 through the end of September 2006, and on additional road map and client review received up to the date of publication. Our Magic Quadrant considers which vendors likely will dominate sales and influence technology directions through 2007, as well as which vendors are most visible among clients, generate the greatest number of requests for information and contract review, and account for the most new and ongoing installations in Gartner’s client base.”
“To remain in the Leaders quadrant,” the IPS report states, “these vendors must have demonstrated a track record of delivering successfully in enterprise IPS deployments and winning in competitive assessments. Leaders produce products that provide high signature quality, offer low latency, are innovating with or ahead of customer challenges (such as using endpoint intelligence to make more-efficient detection), and have a range of models. Leaders consistently win selections and have been consistently visible on enterprise shortlists.”
“We are pleased to be placed by Gartner in the Leaders’ quadrant for both our SSL VPN and our IPS product lines,” said Hitesh Sheth, vice president of security products for Juniper Networks. “Juniper Networks continues to drive innovation in the security market. Our success is due to our focus on delivering best-in-class security technologies to our customers. The Secure Access SSL VPN has become the standard remote access solution for our enterprise customers and service providers worldwide and our IDP appliances continue to offer the most comprehensive threat coverage.”
To view a copy of “Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06,” go to http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/juniper/vol2/article3/article3.html. To view a copy of “Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 2H06,” please go to http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/juniper/vol2/article2/article2.html.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
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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The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America, 3Q06” by John Girard. December 27, 2006.
Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 2H06” by Greg Young and John Pescatore. December 22, 2006.
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