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Juniper Networks Multiservice Edge, Core and Carrier Ethernet Routers Awarded Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 21 Certification


M Series, MX Series and T Series Achieve First Round of Certifications at Carrier Ethernet World Forum 2009

BERLIN, Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that its M Series Multiservice Edge Routers, T Series Core Routers and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers have been awarded certification to Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 21 Standards by Iometrix, the MEF-authorized independent certification testing laboratory.

The MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certification Program is designed to ensure that global infrastructure equipment and services comply with MEF standards and accelerate the worldwide adoption of interoperability. MEF 21 certifications focus on Link Operations Administration and Maintenance (Link OAM) mechanisms which enable real-time discovery, monitoring, fault management and performance management of the network. As the MEF provides a single, globally-recognized test and certification process, the equipment certified to MEF 21 will help reduce OPEX significantly by eliminating testing, service costs and charges for providers. By certifying its compliance with these specifications, Juniper’s routing platforms have demonstrated that they establish a solid foundation for interoperability.

“MEF certification demonstrates that the Juniper routing portfolio enhances the operator experience and economics of networking for the service provider,” said Gert Jan Shenk, senior vice president of Operations at Juniper Networks. “We are very pleased to present our customers with independent and globally recognized validation of Juniper’s routing platforms.”

Running on highly scalable, secure and reliable Junos® software, Juniper Networks provides comprehensive, scalable and secure routing solutions to accommodate the needs of both service providers and enterprises. The M Series provides the most advanced routing features and delivers exceptional flexibility and reliability over a wide range of connectivity options. The industry’s most energy-efficient core routers, the T Series enable service providers to monetize their networks by speeding new, value-added service deployment while helping to reduce OPEX. Purpose-built for the most demanding carrier applications, the MX Series establishes a new industry standard for carrier Ethernet capacity, density, and performance. The MX 3D Series reduces costs, enables more revenue per platform and can scale to protect customers’ investments.

Juniper Networks M Series, MX Series and T Series were also certified in 2006-2007 for MEF 9 and MEF 14.

“The MEF welcomes the commitment being made by companies such as Juniper Networks to its certification program,” said Nan Chen, MEF president. “Vendors who certify their equipment to MEF 21 standards are enabling service providers to significantly reduce their OPEX by eliminating costly truck rolls, on-site diagnosis and troubleshooting.”


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