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Two NetScreen SSL VPN Customers Honored by InfoWorld

SUNNYVALE, CA - December 9, 2003 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that two of its SSL VPN customers have earned coveted 2003 InfoWorld 100 Awards.

“The InfoWorld 100 recognizes companies like Iron Mountain and Lancaster General that made the best use of technology to enhance their businesses,” stated Steve Fox, editor-in-chief of InfoWorld. “Iron Mountain and Lancaster General built innovative SSL VPN networks to meet critical technical and business objectives.”

Iron Mountain, a global business specializing in records and information management services, implemented NetScreen’s Neoteris Secure Access Appliances to enable its employees to securely access network resources remotely.

“Because we handle large volumes of information for our customers, we need a solution that allows our users to have easy and secure remote access to our network,” said Peter Ridgley, principal network engineer at Iron Mountain. “Our specific challenge is that our remote user pool has grown significantly over the past three years due to significant acquisition activity, and our initial VPN system wasn’t meeting our needs. NetScreen’s SSL VPN solution has enabled us to effectively provide corporate network access to new users from anywhere without client-side VPN application requirements. We’ve realized substantial savings in IT costs compared to using legacy, client-based solutions.”

Lancaster General deployed a NetScreen-SA 3000 Series to enable authorized users in its 25 organizations, including the Medical Group, the Women & Babies Hospital, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences hospitals, to access clinical systems, rounds lists, and monitor patient test results 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Because NetScreen’s SSL-based secure access VPN solution eliminates client-side management - often required for alternate VPN approaches - it is an offering that is well suited to our environment which requires support for multiple remote constituents, including doctors, administrators, and consultants,” said Terry Grogan, director of Operations and Technical Services at Lancaster General. “Since we replaced our previous remote access solution with the NetScreen-SA 3000 product, we have reduced network complexity and significantly lowered our IT costs.”

“More than 650 enterprises are reaping the benefits of our SSL VPN secure access solutions, and it’s gratifying to see two of them recognized for their business achievement and meeting their enterprise goals,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing for NetScreen’s secure access products.

Every year, InfoWorld honors companies that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. Winners were formally announced in the Nov. 10 edition of InfoWorld, a weekly publication renowned for providing cutting-edge coverage and evaluation of IT products and services for 25 years.

NetScreen’s Neoteris Secure Access Appliance Family

NetScreen’s Neoteris Secure Access Appliance family is the market’s leading SSL VPN product line, also earning the most awards and industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001. Enterprises worldwide have selected the NetScreen-SA 1000, -SA 3000 and -SA 5000 products which enable cost-effective deployment of easy-to-use, full-featured, secure access capabilities to mobile knowledge workers and authorized partners.

The NetScreen-SA Series provides application-layer access, stringent access controls, and granular auditing and reporting capabilities to minimize IT headaches and security concerns. Additionally, the SSL-based platform offers enterprise-class high availability and performance scalability options, so secure access can be deployed on a wide scale, reducing user downtime, lost productivity or network performance. The appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer.

About InfoWorld Media Group

For 25 years, InfoWorld Media Group has provided cutting-edge coverage and evaluation of IT products and services for technology experts in senior management. Through integrated channels including print, online, events and demand generation, InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior-level information technologists - those who drive their enterprises’ strategies and technology purchases. Powered by a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About IDG

InfoWorld is a division of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG’s research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

About NetScreen Technologies

NetScreen Technologies, Inc., is a leading developer of network security and access solutions for enterprises and carriers worldwide. NetScreen's solutions offer customers multiple layers of network and application-level protection in purpose-built appliances and systems that optimize performance and reduce total operating costs. NetScreen is located at 805 11th Ave., Sunnyvale, Calif., 94089. More information on NetScreen's products can be found at 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. Trend Micro is a trademark or registered trademark of Trend Micro Incorporated. 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”, “expects”, “provide”, “continue”, and “allows”, 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.