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Juniper Networks Participates at 16th Annual Next Generation Networks Conference

Company Demonstrates First Production-Ready GMPLS Solution and Participates in First Multi-vendor Interoperability Demonstration

Where: Next Generation Networks Conference, Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Mass. Juniper Networks is exhibiting at Booth #231

What: GMPLS Interoperability Demonstration Juniper Networks, the first router vendor to ship a production-ready Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) solution, is participating in the world's first public multi-vendor GMPLS interoperability test. The GMPLS interoperability test will validate the speed and ease of provisioning enabled by GMPLS in a live, multi-vendor network.

Juniper Networks is among seven vendors who took part in five days of extensive testing activities conducted at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Labs and sponsored by the MPLS Forum.

Available in the latest version of JUNOS software, Juniper Networks GMPLS implementation leverages the company's recognized leadership in MPLS and extends it to the optical transport domain. The standards-based approach implemented by Juniper Networks enables service providers to achieve significant network efficiencies and cost-effective operational scale, by providing a common control plane between the optical transport and Internet Protocol (IP) data layers. The Juniper Networks solution provides a highly flexible set of tools to support a range of deployment models. The result is simplified and more timely provisioning, lower overall cost of operations, and improved capacity utilization - all key capabilities for carriers seeking continued profitability, increased customer retention, and reduced churn.

Speaking Opportunities October 15, 2002 at 6:15 p.m., Michael Capuano, Director, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, will provide a company update and speak about Juniper Networks product portfolio of revenue generating core, edge, mobile, and cable solutions. Capuano will also discuss recent product announcements

October 17, 2002 at 1:30 p.m., Kireeti Kompella, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks, will discuss network-based virtual private networks (VPNs) and possible answers to a variety of site-to-site connectivity problems that occur when building a VPN. Kompella will also explore existing alternatives and make recommendations on when and how these solutions should be used.

October 17, 2002 at 6:15 p.m., Kireeti Kompella, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks, will participate in the MPLS Forum discussion of the test plans, preparation, and results of the multi-vendor GMPLS interoperability demonstration in which Juniper Networks participated.

October 18, 2002 at 8:00 a.m., Ross Callon, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks, will address the need for carriers to provide Layer 2 services for site-to-site VPNs. Callon will focus on the MPLS methods, including draft Martini and draft Kompella, that are being considered as a viable solution to enable Layer 2 VPN transport. Callon will also discuss the performance, manageability, availability, and costs associated with these methods

October 18, 2002 at 9:45 a.m., Kurt Melden, Chief Scientist, Juniper Networks, will address the suitability of IP VPNs operating at Layer 3, as a source for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to garner additional revenue, while continuing to meet customer expectations for security and performance. Melden will provide insight on the performance and manageability capabilities of a variety of multiple architectural approaches, such as the use of IPSec encrypted tunnels, virtual routing, BGP/MPLS-VPNs (per RFC 2547), L2TP tunneling, and IP-enabled Frame Relay.

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Juniper Networks leads the industry in turning network innovation into the reliable delivery of core, edge, 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.

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