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Cedarcom Deploys Comprehensive Juniper Solution to Enable Core IP Network


Leading Telecommunications Provider in Lebanon Deploys Juniper Routing Platforms, Security Solutions and SDX Service Deployment System

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced Cedarcom, the leading Lebanese telecommunications provider, is deploying a comprehensive Juniper Networks solution as the first phase of a major network upgrade across Lebanon. Cedarcom is deploying Juniper Networks E- and M-series routing platforms, the SDX-300 Service Deployment System, and the Integrated Security Gateway (ISG) series firewall and virtual private network (FW/VPN) systems with Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP).

The routing platforms, in conjunction with the SDX, create an agile, open and customizable network, with the scalability and flexibility to accommodate new and advanced services at scale. Cedarcom is also using Juniper’s unique Dynamic Threat Mitigation solution, which integrates Juniper’s powerful routing platforms, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) capability and SDX Service Deployment System, to provide real-time protection from network attacks, and to provide immediate assistance to users who have been affected. The security solutions protect Cedarcom’s corporate network infrastructure against worms, trojans, spyware and other emerging threats, as well as application layer threats.

“Lebanon is about to experience a boom in the ADSL market, and our IP network infrastructure must provide the performance, scalability and reliability to accommodate this growth, and provide a mission-critical connectivity resource for a wide range of business and residential customers throughout the country,” said Imad Tarabay, CEO at Cedarcom. “Juniper offered a comprehensive, high-performance solution that combines reliability and scalability in the core with best-in-class security, providing our customers with high-quality, secure and assured broadband services. The Dynamic Threat Mitigation further differentiates our services by enabling our network to automatically alert customers to a problem, and direct them to where they can get help-unlike other ISPs which would automatically drop the connection without explanation to the customer.”

Cedarcom will extend and scale IP connectivity to provide a diverse range of services including video and data services to its customers throughout Lebanon. The network also serves as an IP backbone for the entire country of Lebanon, to be primarily used for the deployment of DSL services.

“The security and performance assurance of the underlying IP network infrastructure is crucial to the success of this advanced, high profile project, and we are very proud to play such a key role in Cedarcom’s network,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations, EMEA, Juniper Networks. “Using our routing and broadband platforms, Cedarcom has built an agile and open network that can easily deliver the scale, performance and flexibility to enable the delivery of advanced network services. The Dynamic Threat Mitigation solution is just one example of the many possible value-added services customers can deliver using a combination of our routing platforms, security solutions and service deployment systems.”

Juniper Networks E-series Broadband Services Routers and M-series multiservice routing platforms together deliver a comprehensive portfolio of advanced features that uniquely combines best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, security and performance. Both platforms are deployed in the world’s largest networks and consistently support a wide range of advanced service offerings, including IPTV, video on demand, VoIP and online gaming.

The Juniper Networks SDX-300 Service Deployment System is a robust, customizable application that enables the rapid creation and deployment of new IP services in a scalable architecture. The SDX is tightly integrated with Juniper Networks routing platforms, security solutions and third-party OSS/BSS systems, and delivers policies into the IP network, enabling Service Providers to offer premium, end-to-end, QoS-based services and increasing the potential for value-added services.

The Juniper Networks ISG-1000 platform can be operated as a single firewall/VPN service or with IDP as an elective add-on to provide carrier customers with increased levels of delivery and threat control. Carriers utilize the ISG and IDP appliances to protect its networks against worms, trojans, spyware and other emerging threats, as well as application layer threats. Juniper Networks was the first vendor able to offer daily signature updates for IDP customers, critical in maintaining effective threat coverage and attack response. The Juniper Networks IDP can be quickly and confidently deployed inline without affecting performance to effectively identify and stop network- and application-level attacks before they inflict any damage, minimizing the time and costs associated with intrusions.

About Cedarcom SAL

Cedarcom is the first and only Fixed Broadband Wireless Data Provider in Lebanon, providing a breadth of data communication, secure access and last mile solutions to the local industry. Cedarcom holds a wireless data networking license under decree number 10172, allowing the deployment and operation of a country-wide wireless data network with the advanced Broadband technology. Cedarcom has licensed spectrum in the 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 7.5 GHz frequency bands, and provides secure wireless access, data networking and last-mile solutions to banks, ISPs, ASPs, insurance companies, universities, multi-branch offices, etc. The company is the first wireless operator to deploy MPLS based services and MPLS VPN in the Middle East. For more information on Cedarcom, go to

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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