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NetScreen Names New Vice President of North America Sales

Sunnyvale, CA - May 1, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that it has named Chris Andrews to the new position of vice president of North American sales.

A technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of sales experience at well-known companies including 3Com, Unisys and NetFrame, Andrews is leading NetScreen's enterprise and carrier sales activities in North America. Andrews reports to Mark Smith, vice president of worldwide sales for NetScreen.

Before joining NetScreen, Andrews was vice president of worldwide sales and field operations at NetContinuum of Santa Clara, Calif., a privately held maker of appliance-based web security gateways. While at NetContinuum, Andrews built the company's sales strategy and worldwide sales organization.

"With his proven sales skills and experience managing dynamic sales organizations in both start-up and large company environments, Andrews will play a key role in driving NetScreen's sales momentum in the North American market," said Robert Thomas, president and CEO of NetScreen.

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 94089. 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", "can", "allowing", "believes", "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 projected, 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.