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Infonetics Firewall/VPN Report: NetScreen Takes Second in Appliance Market Share

Sunnyvale, CA - September 17, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that a report from Infonetics Research for the second quarter of 2003 shows NetScreen achieved the second position overall in unit market share of worldwide firewall/virtual private network (VPN) appliances.

The report, titled “VPN and Firewall Products-Quarterly Worldwide Market Share and Forecasts for 2Q03,” states NetScreen achieved firewall/VPN appliance unit market share of 14.8 percent, to secure its position among the top two providers in the market.

The Infonetics report also showed that NetScreen:

  • Was one of the only vendors listed to grow product revenue quarter on quarter.
  • Moved into second place in both unit and revenue market share for firewall/VPN appliances in the $490 - 1,499 price-banded category.

“ NetScreen has built momentum as customers recognize the advantages of its purpose-built, appliance-based approach,” said Jeff Wilson, executive director at Infonetics, an international market research and consulting firm covering the networking and telecommunications industries. “In the second quarter of this year, NetScreen was the only vendor consistently able to grow share in the appliance market.”

For more information about NetScreen products, visit: http://www.netscreen.com/products/.

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 and the NetScreen logo are trademarks of NetScreen Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other countries. 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”, “provide”, “enabling” and “continue”, 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.