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Juniper Networks Enhances SSL VPN Offerings

New Version of Instant Virtual Extranet Delivers Korean and Spanish Localization, Further Enhances SSL VPN Deployment and Management Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced the updated release of its Secure Access and Remote Access product families of SSL VPNs, built upon the latest version of the Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE), which now include extended localization support to include Korean and Spanish languages, increased ease of deployment, extended delivery of secure access, and enhanced management and support.

Localization for Korea and Spanish-speaking regions allows Juniper Networks to further serve its international secure sockets layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN) customers, while enabling them to better serve their global users.

"We are pleased to further expand our addressable markets in this new release of the Instant Virtual Extranet, the industry's most decorated and established SSL product platform, by better serving our Korean and Spanish speaking users," said David Flynn, vice president of products, Security Products Group, Juniper Networks. "Localization features mean that the industry's most popular SSL VPN can be the solution of choice for enterprises in multiple global markets, as well as for more multinational customers seeking to provide secure access services to their employees, customers or partners on a global basis."

Juniper Networks continues to expand internationally and realize growing global adoption of its products. For example, the company has seen Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) revenue grow by 42 percent over the past two quarters, since Juniper Networks acquired NetScreen Technologies, including NetScreen's SSL VPN products.

Korean users of the Juniper Networks SSL VPN include Hanjin Heavy Industries, DongBu-Anam Semiconductor, and M2M Korea. SSL VPN customers in Spanish-speaking regions include Metlife Mexico, Grupo Gigante, Cementos Cruz Azul, and Servicios Panamericanos de Proteccion.

"The Juniper Networks SSL VPN solution has proven itself both in terms of security and day-by-day usability," said K.K. Lee, Senior Researcher of KT's (formerly Korea Telecom) R&D Center. "These are both baseline requirements for a unit that constantly deals with valuable and highly sensitive information, such as ours. The new OS with a Korean interface will heighten the solution's ease of use even further for us."

According to the latest market share and forecast report by Infonetics Research, Inc., these international markets represent emerging growth opportunities for the SSL VPN market. According to the report by Infonetics Research, industry-wide SSL VPN revenue growth rates in the EMEA, APAC and Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) regions are anticipated to increase in CY'05 by 144 percent, 133 percent and 259 percent, respectively, over revenues in CY'04*.

Juniper Networks already provides localized versions of its SSL VPN products in Japanese, German, French, and Chinese. It has supported double-byte enabled code for more than a year, enabling it to easily continue to extend its localized language support in the future.

In addition to Spanish and Korean localization, Juniper Networks' latest IVE release includes functionality for increased ease of deployment, extended delivery of secure access, and enhanced management and support. New functionality includes adaptive delivery of Secure Application Manager (SAM) and Network Connect (NC) access mode applets, as well as adaptive delivery of the Juniper Networks Endpoint Defense Initiative functionality. Adaptive delivery enables the deployment of secure access, as well pre-authentication client security policy checks, from diverse connection environments, including those where ActiveX has been disabled. This extends the ability of administrators to provision secure remote access from a broader array of connection environments, including remote kiosks and unmanaged devices.

The Juniper Networks SSL VPN Products

The Juniper Networks NetScreen Secure Access SSL VPN appliances provide enterprise-class secure access to network resources for remote employees, customers and partners. The SSL VPN appliances enable encrypted and secure connections with detailed audit logs and time outs, and allow IT administrators to establish strict access controls, protecting network resources and customer data. The products include a variety of high-availability (HA) and redundancy capabilities for mission-critical enterprise environments. The products also provide enterprise-strength AAA (authentication, authorization, auditing), complete endpoint security controls, and a core security architecture that has been audited in depth by TruSecure and Cryptography Research, and certified by ICSA Labs.

The Juniper Networks Remote Access 500 (RA 500) is built to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a secure, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution that enables remote employees to access corporate networks. Built upon the same IVE as the Secure Access products, the RA 500 appliances are optimized for SMEs with packaging, pricing and easy implementation tailored to this market.

For more information about Juniper Networks security products, visit: https://www.juniper.net/solutions/security/

Pricing and Availability

The Juniper Networks NetScreen Secure Access and Remote Access families of SSL VPNs running on the IVE v4.2 are available today through a broad network of Juniper Networks global channel partners. For more information on where to purchase, please visit https://www.juniper.net/how-to-buy/. For more information on becoming a Juniper Networks Channel Partner, please visit https://www.juniper.net/partners/.

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.

Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo and NetScreen are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The following are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc.: NetScreen Secure Access.

* "VPN and Firewall Appliances and Software Quarterly Worldwide Market Share and Forecasts for 3Q04," Infonetics Research, Inc., Nov. 29, 2004.

This press release contains specialized projections, statements and data provided by third parties, including Infonetics Research, Inc. Juniper Networks does not adopt these projections, statements or data, and does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such projections, statements or data. Further, the projections and certain of the statements and data contained in this press are, by their nature, forward-looking. Such forward-looking projections, statements and data are subject to many assumptions, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking projections, statements or data. Those assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the timing and rate of new product adoption by current and prospective customers, the introduction of new technologies, entry of new competitors into existing or emerging markets, global economic conditions and spending habits of current and prospective customers.