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Juniper Networks' SSL VPN for Small and Medium Enterprises Earns Top Award in Exclusive Lab Review by CRN Magazine

Scores for Juniper Networks' Channel Program and Technical Merit of its NetScreen RA-500 Earn Company the CRN Test Center 'Recommended' Rating

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its NetScreen Remote Access 500 (RA-500) SSL VPN has earned a "Recommended" award from Computer Reseller News magazine's Test Center. The exclusive technical labs review of the company's recently introduced SSL VPN optimized for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market was published last month in CRN, and can be found online at: http://www.crn.com/showArticle.jhtml.

"Solution providers often struggle with cobbling together enterprise-style security solutions in an attempt to meet the budgetary and technical needs of SMEs," wrote Frank Ohlhorst, CRN technology editor. "Juniper Networks addresses that problem with the NetScreen Remote Access 500 SSL VPN, or RA-500. Juniper's product wraps enterprise-level SSL security around a simplified approach, bringing affordable, secure communications and ease of use to the small business market."

"We are pleased to have received a 'Recommended' award for our Juniper Networks RA-500 in this exclusive CRN Test Center review," said Robert Bruce, vice president of America's Channels at Juniper Networks. "The RA-500 is leading the evolution of proven SSL VPN solutions in the SME market. Partner response to the RA-500 has been strong, as they see an entirely new value proposition to offer their SME customers."

Juniper Networks' RA-500 provides SMEs with a secure, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution for remote employees to access corporate networks. Built upon the industry's leading SSL VPN platform - the Juniper Networks Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) platform - the RA-500 appliances are optimized for SMEs with packaging, pricing and easy implementation tailored to this market. The RA-500 series leverages the most mature SSL VPN appliance in the industry, at an SME-oriented price starting at $4,000 USD.

The RA-500 series complements the existing Juniper Networks NetScreen Secure Access product family, which offers broad access options, high performance scalability and access granularity tailored for sophisticated intranet and extranet environments. Both product lines leverage the robust security design of the IVE platform, which includes enterprise strength authentication, authorization and auditing (AAA); Juniper Endpoint Defense Initiative APIs that ensure integration with best-of-breed endpoint security products; and a core security architecture that has been audited by leading third-party security experts, such as TruSecure Corporation and Cryptography Research, Inc., and has been certified by ICSA Labs.

About Computer Reseller News

Established in 1982 and written as the publication of record for the information technology industry, CRN is the most trusted source of news and analysis for solution providers, integrators, and e-businesses building technology solutions. CRN's award-winning staff of seasoned editors covers the technology and business of the computer industry. With a circulation of more than 117,500, CRN is the first source of leadership insights and in depth interviews, providing a complete view of the solution provider marketplace through weekly features and product reviews.

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 supports 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.

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