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NetScreen Positioned in the Leader Quadrant in SSL VPN Magic Quadrant

Company Evaluated on Vision and Execution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2004 - NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN) today announced it has been recognized in a recently released SSL VPN market research report published by Gartner, Inc., a leading worldwide research and advisory firm, in the leader quadrant. The report, titled: “Gartner SSL VPN Magic Quadrant for 1H2004” 1, summarized evaluation of 16 vendors in the SSL VPN market based on their vision and ability to execute that vision 2.

According to the report, "Leadership in the Magic Quadrant is realized through balanced progress and effort on all categories defined for execution and vision. The leaders aggressively cultivate relationships with leading third-party security and policy vendors that enterprises often use for standard system images."

"Enterprises are shifting their attention from Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private networks (VPNs) for newly provisioned, upgraded, individual remote-access connections," the report continued. "The flexibility of SSL is so compelling that it overrides startup cost considerations."

According to Gartner, Inc., leaders are vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

"We are thrilled that NetScreen has been positioned in the leader quadrant in Gartner’s SSL VPN Magic Quadrant," said Jason Matlof, vice president of marketing for NetScreen’s secure access products. "We continue to see growing interest in, and adoption of, our NetScreen Secure Access SSL VPN products by customers in multiple sectors, and we believe this placement confirms our leadership in helping shape this rapidly evolving market."

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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.