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NetScreen-SA 1000 SSL VPN Named Best Networking Product of 2003 by PC Magazine

Sunnyvale, CA - January 22, 2004 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that its Secure Access (SA) 1000 Series SSL VPN has been named as one of the Best Products of 2003 in the Networking Category by PC Magazine. The annual awards round up is published in the Jan. 20 issue of PC Magazine, and can be found online at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,1421871,00.asp.

According to PC Magazine, “The NetScreen-SA 1000 (which was called the Neoteris Access 1000 when we last reviewed it on August 19, 2003) is a convenient alternative to traditional VPN technology. With an intuitive interface and preconfigured application support, the appliance is easy to install, quickly providing Web-based remote access to a broad mix of intranet resources.”

“NetScreen is excited that our SA 1000 series has been named as one of the leading networking products of 2003 by such a reputable publication as PC Magazine,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing for NetScreen’s secure access products. “This recognition continues to reinforce NetScreen’s leading position in the SSL VPN market.”

NetScreen’s Secure Access Appliances

NetScreen’s Secure Access (SA) appliances, which have earned the most awards and industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001, are the market’s leading SSL VPN product line. Enterprises worldwide have selected the NetScreen-SA 1000, -SA 3000 and -SA 5000 product lines because they enable cost-effective deployment of easy-to-use, full-featured, secure access capabilities to mobile knowledge workers and authorized partners.

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

About PC Magazine

PC Magazine, the authoritative source for technology information, delivers comprehensive labs-based reviews and the most trusted recommendations for buyers of technology products and services. Reaching more than 6.3 million readers, PC Magazine provides product reviews, first looks at emerging technologies and products, and the most opinionated columns from renowned technology pundits. To meet its readers’ needs for buying information that is as current as it is comprehensive, PC Magazine publishes 22 times a year in print and continuously on the Web.

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 http://www.netscreen.com or by calling toll free at 1-800-638-8296.

NetScreen, Neoteris, Neoteris Access Series 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”, “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.