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Juniper Networks Positioned in the Leader Quadrant of IPSec VPN Equipment Magic Quadrant

Company Evaluated on Vision and Execution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced it has been recognized in a recently released research report published by Gartner, Inc., a leading worldwide research and advisory firm. Juniper is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner Inc.'s IPSec virtual private network (VPN) equipment Magic Quadrant.

According to Gartner, Inc., leaders are vendors who are performing well today, have a clear vision for market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. The report, entitled: "MQ for IPsec VPN Equipment, 2004*", summarized evaluation of more than 15 vendors in the IPSec VPN equipment market based on the following criteria: enterprise focus and commitment, security and networking vision, partnership vision, financial commitment, product capabilities, distribution and support, and market position and mind share.

"We are pleased to be recognized by Gartner, Inc., for our execution, vision and understanding of enterprise site-to-site connectivity," said David Flynn, vice president of products, Security Products Group, Juniper Networks. "We believe this recognition demonstrates the value of our integrated firewall and IPSec VPN solutions, which deliver robust networking, security, resiliency and management features to enable our customers to deploy VPNs with exceptional performance, reliability and availability while minimizing total cost of ownership."

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About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks' portfolio of networking and security solutions support the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

* The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 2004 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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