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NetScreen-SA 5000 SSL VPN Named World Class Winner by Network World Magazine

Sunnyvale, CA - January 28, 2004 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that its NetScreen-Secure Access (SA) 5000 SSL VPN appliance has won the coveted “World Class Winner” award from Network World magazine in an extensive SSL VPN industry competitive lab review.

The recognition from Network World distinguishes the NetScreen-SA 5000 appliance, formerly the Neoteris® Access 5000 Series, as the leading SSL VPN solution reviewed for enabling secure access to enterprise applications and information. This competitive lab review, published in the Jan. 12 issue of Network World, evaluated seven of today’s leading SSL-based remote access products. The review can be found at http://www.nwfusion.com/reviews/2004/0112rev.html.

“NetScreen earned our World Class award because of its outstanding application support, good access control mechanisms and overall interoperability,” the Network World review stated. “NetScreen is strong when it comes to authentication and access control features, and offers many ‘thin client’ options to support cross-platform users. It also has innovative mail pass-through authentication, good control over SSL security settings, and its network extension is more controllable than most.”

“We are thrilled that the NetScreen-SA 5000 has been named as the leading SSL VPN solution in this high-profile review by Network World,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing for NetScreen’s secure access products. “This recognition, along with the other reviews and industry accolades we’ve recently won, demonstrates our leading position in the SSL VPN market, and the breadth of the security and the SSL-based enterprise access functionalities in our Secure Access products.”

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, which can reduce user downtime and lost productivity, and can improve network performance. The appliances have passed rigorous security audits by TruSecure Corporation, Cryptography Research, Inc., and security and forensic computing expert Dan Farmer.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World’s portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

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 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”, “provides”, “enabling”, “designed”, “allows” and “continues”, 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.