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NetScreen Opens Italian Sales Office

Milan, Italy - February 11, 2004 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that it has opened a sales office in Milan. The office will support sales and deployment of NetScreen’s entire product range throughout Italy and Greece, including its integrated firewall/virtual private network (VPN) systems and appliances, intrusion detection and prevention appliances, secure access solutions and security management platforms. Within the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region, NetScreen already has offices in the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, plus sales presence in the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

From the Milan office, a dedicated team of sales and technical staff will support NetScreen’s existing local two-tier channel of reseller and distribution partners, exclusively through which its products are sold and supported. In Italy the current distribution partners are Algol, Allasso and ITWay and in Greece, Lexis.

Commenting on the new office, NetScreen’s vice-president of sales for EMEA Gareth Green, said: “The Italian market has become increasingly significant for us during recent quarters, which has driven the decision to focus dedicated resources upon it locally. In particular, we are seeing a lot of interest from the service provider sector, both in terms of securing their own infrastructure and in specifying NetScreen equipment to provide best-of-breed managed security services to their customers”.

Italian Sales Office Contact

Enquiries regards sales of NetScreen’s product range in Italy and Greece can be made to via Guido d'Arezzo 4 - 20145 Milano, Italy telephone: +39 02 48559410, fax: +39 02 4694998.

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”, “expects”, “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.