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Juniper Networks Delivers the Next-Generation Multiservice Edge


New M120 Provides Enhanced Features and Functionality to Support Converged IP Services with High Performance, Quality, Reliability and Scale

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced its next-generation, mid-range, 10 Gigabit-enabled multiservice edge router. With advanced applications driving a more comprehensive set of sophisticated requirements at the edge, Juniper is delivering the M120, the industry’s most feature-rich and scalable multiservice edge routing platform. As the newest addition to Juniper’s M-series product family, which has contributed over $2.5B to date in revenue with over 25,000 units deployed worldwide, the M120 offers unique architectural innovations and superior redundancy, interface scalability and performance.

The M120 Multiservice Edge Router offers 10 Gigabit density with a flexible and cost-effective service configuration that enables traditional and mobile telecommunications providers, cable operators and large enterprises to more efficiently migrate to next-generation, converged IP business and residential services. The M120 utilizes the same JUNOS software that is deployed today in the world’s leading service provider networks.

“Juniper Networks routers have been a key component of our global IP network for several years and continue to provide service agility at scale, high availability and security that sets NTT America apart,” said Doug Junkins, vice president of IP Engineering Global IP Network Business Unit, NTT America. “We are pleased with the new M120 platform because it delivers 10 Gigabit uplink capabilities in a compact, efficient form factor, providing a cost-effective solution for our regional points of presence.”

The versatile M120 platform is ideal for a wide variety of deployments, including:

* Scalable Multiservice Edge - Optimized for smaller to medium-sized points of presence (POPs) and central offices;
* Small and Medium Core Networks - Ideal for Internet peering and route reflector applications, delivering sophisticated routing capabilities with multiple 10 Gigabit links;
* Collapsed POP Router - Capable of providing both edge services and backbone routing on a single platform with both 10 Gigabit uplinks and a wide range of customer-facing interfaces;
* Ethernet Aggregation at the Multiservice Edge - Includes support for up to 128 Gigabit Ethernet subscriber ports, two 10 GB uplinks, and full support for Ethernet, VPLS, MPLS, IP, Frame Relay and ATM VPNs;
* Large Enterprises - Provides a powerful WAN gateway solution for large enterprises and data centers. Offers support for Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, including enterprise MPLS and VPLS with the advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities required to support voice, video and a variety of data services.

The M120 is based on the I-chip, Juniper’s next-generation packet forwarding engine technology that provides efficiency gains for unmatched scalability and performance. By increasing scalability with enhanced application and user-specific quality of service features, the M120 enables providers to increase the number of services and customers supported per platform without decreasing performance. This not only increases service flexibility, but can also drive down costs per subscriber.

“This is a terrific product introduction for Juniper Networks,” said Eve Griliches, research manager, IDC. “With the M120, Juniper has delivered today’s multiservice requirements on a new platform upon which carriers can build IPTV and triple play networks, as well as converge older connection-oriented networks.”

As the first platform in the industry to support redundancy for the packet forwarding engines, the M120 introduces new levels of high availability and reliability features to the multiservice edge market. The M120 supports a wide range of configurations, including 1+1 and 1:N redundancy and provides operators the flexibility to optimize the platform to best meet customers’ unique reliability requirements.

“As part of our service provider Infranet vision, we are committed to technology innovation that enhances our multiservice edge routers to offer increased performance, reliability and scale with the flexibility to leverage the current infrastructure to support evolving multiplay services, such as video, wireless and gaming,” said Karen Livoli, director, infrastructure product marketing. “By combining new technology with our proven JUNOS operating system in a compact platform, the M120 delivers the functionality our customers require as they scale their networks to support the next generation of business and residential service offerings.”

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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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