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Juniper Networks Builds Service Provider Edge Momentum

Edge "Routing with Backbone" Equips Service Providers with New IP Services and High-Availability Routing Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, CA - February 5, 2002 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of profitable infrastructures for the New Public Network, today announced strong momentum behind its provider edge portfolio, along with major enhancements to the portfolio - including new Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity services, private IP Services, IP application services, and high-availability routing capabilities.

First introduced in September 2000, Juniper Networks provider edge routing portfolio uniquely teams best-in-class IP backbone capabilities with unmatched availability, security, and IP service velocity. In less than 18 months, Juniper Networks M-series Internet routers and JUNOS Internet software have become the foundation for a range of trusted edge services offered by many of the largest service providers in the world.*

Consolidating Juniper Networks position as the trusted partner for service providers and carriers looking to deliver value-added IP services at scale, today's announcement features:

  • New IP connectivity services enabled by several new Physical Interface Cards (PICs) for customer connectivity
  • New private IP services: Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) enabled by Juniper Networks JUNOS software.
  • New IP application services in the form of "trusted tunnels" enabled by the ES PIC.
  • New high-availability edge routing, including a new, high-density platform, the M40e Internet router, and protocol graceful restart features.

With these new edge solutions, service providers and carriers benefit from rapid time to market for IP services at scale, increased revenue opportunities and cost-efficient use of resources. The feature consistency across all M-series PICs further reduces operational costs by enabling straightforward deployment of new modules and services.

"We view Juniper Networks as a trusted supplier for both the core and the edge of our network. At the edge, we have deployed their latest technology, which will allow us to cost-effectively scale bandwidth as customers' needs evolve," commented James L. Becker, executive vice president of worldwide and IP networks, Qwest Communications International, Inc.

New IP Connectivity Services

Enhancing the richness and density of Juniper Networks provider edge solutions, the new channelized PICs offer a cost-effective way for service providers and carriers to scale their networks, while maintaining service delivery to their customers. New Multichannel DS-3 and Channelized El (ChE1) PICs allow providers to offer more granular bandwidth to their enterprise customers and optimize investments in their IP infrastructure. These interface cards complement the existing Multilink Services PIC, which allows flexible bonding of several discrete customer circuits to rapidly increase access link speed. This seamless migration of high-utilization T1/E1 enterprises onto scalable, rapidly deployable, and cost-effective multi-megabit access circuits greatly enhances service providers' customer satisfaction and loyalty.

"Our research shows a significant gap exists between T1/E1 and T3/E3 access circuit deployment due in part to the difficulty and cost associated with provisioning fiber. This represents a significant opportunity for companies such as Juniper Networks to cost-effectively address this market requirement," commented Rosalyn Roseboro, senior analyst, Switching and Routing at RHK, Inc.

New Private IP Services

Juniper Networks is extending its private IP services offering with JUNOS software support for Layer 2 VPNs, offering service providers an easy and cost-effective solution for consolidation of Ethernet, ATM and Frame Relay edge services onto a unified IP/MPLS backbone. This flexible implementation, supporting both the Kompella and Martini Layer 2 VPN Internet drafts, eases the provisioning of fully meshed customer site connectivity.

BCE Teleglobe, the e-World Communications company, has implemented Juniper Networks Internet routers as the foundation for its global MPLS-enabled integrated data, voice, and video network, GlobeSystem. The company has also implemented Juniper Networks Channelized DS-3 interface cards to enable the offering of scalable bandwidth to more closely meet the needs of its enterprise customers. "BCE Teleglobe is pleased to be able to leverage Juniper Networks proven IP expertise at the edge of our networks to offer granular bandwidth from DS-3 down to T1, as well as to deliver rich, highly available IP services such as VPNs, which help our enterprise customers focus on their core competencies," commented Randy Ivey, vice president, global network engineering, BCE Teleglobe.

New IP Application Services

Juniper Networks new ES PIC provides service providers and carriers with the highest performing secure edge solution currently available. Each hardware-based ES PIC supports 1,000 concurrent 3DES trusted tunnels with a total of 800- megabit per second (Mbps) throughput. A key addition to Juniper Networks family of investment-optimizing service PICs, the ES PIC also maximizes network designers' ability to mix and match multiple access technologies and IP services within a single router slot.

High-availability Edge Routing

A new, half-rack sized addition to the M-series family, the Juniper Networks M40e router addresses service provider demands for predictable, uninterrupted performance. A dense, highly redundant platform, the M40e Internet router delivers 40-gigabit per second (Gbps) throughput and leverages both the Internet Processor II ASIC and JUNOS software to enable the delivery of value-added IP services at scale. The M40e router accommodates up to 32 hot-swappable PICs to ensure high availability, investment protection, and smooth migration.

JUNOS software support for protocol graceful restarts extends Juniper Networks provider-class capabilities by enhancing M-series routers ability to maintain uninterrupted packet forwarding when network stress forces a routing protocol restart.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks leads the industry in turning network innovation into the profitable delivery of edge, core, mobile, and cable Internet services at scale for the New Public Network. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Juniper Networks offers additional information on its product and service offerings at www.juniper.net.

Juniper Networks is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries as a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. Internet Processor II, JUNOS, M40e are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

* Source: Telechoice Report: Service Provider Subscriber Load Index for Enterprise Customer IP Services (February 5, 2002): www.juniper.net/solutions/features/edge/telechoice.html.