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NetScreen Secure Meeting Series Named to SearchNetworking.com 2003 Products of the Year List

Sunnyvale, CA - March 9, 2004 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced that TechTarget's SearchNetworking.com has named NetScreen's Secure Meeting appliance as one of the Enterprise VPN Products of the Year. NetScreen was selected for its novel application of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN concepts to online collaboration and Web conferencing.

The NetScreen Secure Meeting appliances enable organizations to provision cross-enterprise online meetings and user-to-user collaboration without using expensive hosted services or software-based extranets. The awards were presented by the editors of TechTarget’s SearchNetworking.com earlier this year and the list of winners can be found online at http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/productsOfTheYearCategory/0,294802,sid7_tax295581,00.html.

According to SearchNetworking.com, “Judges were impressed by the NetScreen-SM Series’ ease of integration, noting its plug-and-play nature. Through its clientless approach, an end-user would simply launch a Web browser with an Internet connection, navigate to a secure URL that is defined by a network administrator and sign on to participate in an online meeting session. The ability to enforce high levels of security was also important to our judges. Unlike outsourced solutions and most custom deployments, the NetScreen-SM Series enables network security professionals to take control of online meetings and enforce group- or meeting-based authentication, authorization and auditing policies, guarding against suspicious activity.”

“We are pleased that TechTarget recognized the NetScreen-SM Series, our new and unique SSL VPN-based appliance approach to online meeting collaboration,” said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing for NetScreen’s secure access products. “Secure Meeting can deliver instant, secure online meeting functionality on a hardened, audited, enterprise-ready platform. By moving to an instantly deployable infrastructure appliance, enterprises can increase security with strong authentication, granular access controls and detailed audit logs while alleviating expensive reoccurring subscription fees.”

The awards were presented by a panel of industry experts, including the editors of TechTarget’s SearchNetworking.com, a select group of users and independent industry analysts with input from SearchNetworking.com members. Judges selected the “Products of the Year” according to innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. The products must have been announced and shipped between Sept. 30, 2002 and Oct. 1, 2003.

NetScreen’s Secure Meeting Appliances

The NetScreen Secure Meeting (SM) appliances, formerly the Neoteris® Meeting Series, are the industry’s first secure cross-enterprise meeting appliances. Built upon the award-winning Neoteris Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform, the NetScreen-SM appliance enables enterprises to leverage their IT infrastructure to deploy secure, real-time collaboration at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions. The NetScreen-SM appliance does not require software deployments or a custom extranet, and it can instantly secure cross-enterprise online meetings, protecting enterprises from data exposure, authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA) policy violations, system compromises, and network penetration, and can reduce total cost of ownership for cross-enterprise collaboration.

About TechTarget

TechTarget offers the most targeted media and events for enterprise IT professionals, including invitation-only conferences; controlled, qualified e-newsletters; Webcasts, Storage magazine, Information Security magazine, and the only network of Web sites targeting specific sectors of the IT market. TechTarget offers measurably effective branding and lead-generation programs, including TargetROI, an integrated advertising program that helps advertisers maximize the return on their advertising investment by providing them with strategic counsel and a guaranteed number of leads. TechTarget’s more than 1,500 advertisers include the leading IT companies in the world, among them, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Cisco, Intel Corp., and EMC Corp. More information about TechTarget is available at www.techtarget.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 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.