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NetScreen Arms Partners for Success With New 2003 North America Channel Program

Sunnyvale, CA - February 5, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced its 2003 North American Channel Program designed to offer highly effective sales and marketing support for channel partners and extend NetScreen's leading network security offerings to more enterprise customers.

Structured under the belief that building a loyal and productive channel is key to NetScreen's long-term growth, channel partners participating in the new program have access to NetScreen's award winning products, highly valuable sales tools, extensive training, and sales, marketing and technical assistance from NetScreen.

The program is intended for highly qualified channel partners in the United States and Canada that have expertise in networking and security disciplines and meet specific sales, training and planning requirements. It includes four partner level options - Platinum, Preferred, Authorized and Approved - to accommodate varied partners' sales capabilities and operational scopes. Depending on participation level, channel partners can also take advantage of professional certification, direct lead generation assistance, competitive market intelligence and co-op marketing programs offered by NetScreen.

"As an existing NetScreen channel partner, we have already benefited from the top-notch training and communication tools NetScreen previously provided for us," said Scott Walker, CEO and co-founder of Accuvant, a Platinum NetScreen Partner. "And, unlike other security companies' programs, which boast thousands of participants that only increase competition and pricing pressure, the strategic fit of NetScreen's channel program allows us to reach more customers and achieve continued success selling NetScreen offerings."

"Our commitment to increasing the strength of our channel as a key element of our sales efforts is critical to NetScreen's continued success," said David Flynn, vice president of marketing at NetScreen. "Through this program with well defined tools, training and other benefits, we can maintain effective channel partner relationships, minimize conflict and enhance sales opportunities, enabling 'win-win' scenarios for NetScreen and its partners."

For more information about the NetScreen 2003 North American Channel Program, visit: http://partners.netscreen.com/

About NetScreen Technologies

NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of integrated network security solutions that offer the security, performance and total cost of ownership required by enterprises and carriers. NetScreen's innovative solutions provide key security technologies, such as virtual private network, denial of service protection, firewall and intrusion prevention, in a line of easy-to-manage security appliances and systems. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. More information on NetScreen's products can be found at http://www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.

NetScreen is a trademark of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements about events and circumstances that have not yet occurred. For example, words such as "will", "belief", "allows", "providing", "continue" and "continuing", or other statements in the future tense, are forward-looking statements. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from expectations in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties include whether the market for security products will grow as anticipated, if at all, whether demand for NetScreen products will continue, whether new products, if and when introduced, will be successful and whether products will perform as expected.