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Juniper Networks NetScreen Firewall/VPNs Named Products of the Year by Information Security, SearchSecurity.com and TheInfoPro

NetScreen-5GT and -5XT Earn Gold Award in the Security Appliances Category

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2004 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its NetScreen-5GT and -5XT firewall/VPN appliances were named as the 2004 "Products of the Year" in the Security Appliances category by Information Security magazine, SearchSecurity.com and TheInfoPro. The third annual awards competition was published in this month's issue of Information Security.

"Juniper Networks NetScreen 5 series firewall/VPN appliances hit the bull's eye for remote offices and telecommuters," stated the Gold Award article published in Information Security. "Juniper Networks gave its security initiative instant credibility when it acquired NetScreen Technologies earlier this year. Its products are high performing and highly reliable, and offer the features enterprises look for. Its stateful filtering and Deep Inspection engine detect application attacks and protocol anomalies; the 5GT also features embedded Trend Micro AV protection. Juniper Networks delivers as promised."

The awards were presented by the editors of TechTarget's Information Security, SearchSecurity.com and TheInfoPro (www.theinfopro.net). A panel of security experts, including editors and security managers from more than 270 companies, selected the "Products of the Year" from more than 1,200 security products introduced and shipped in 2004. Winning products were judged on a variety of criteria, including brand and reputation, quality of product and technical support, technical innovation, strategic vision, and competitive positioning.

"The true test of a product is how well it performs once the shrink-wrap is removed," said Larry Walsh, editor, Information Security. "For that reason, the Information Security 'Products of the Year' Awards rely on the evaluations of the infosecurity managers actually using these products. The Information Security 2004 'Products of the Year' Awards honor products that are in place, working as advertised to protect enterprise network infrastructures."

"We are pleased that our NetScreen-5GT and -5XT firewall/VPNs were named as the top security appliances of 2004, especially by such a reputable publication in the security market as Information Security," said David Flynn, vice president of products, Security Products Group, Juniper Networks. "Customers appreciate the recent NetScreen-5GT enhancements such as ADSL support, embedded web filtering, improved application level attack protection, and expanded VoIP security. This is particularly the case in environments where all-in-one security is essential, such as with medium enterprises and large enterprises with widely distributed remote sites."

The Juniper Networks NetScreen-5GT

The NetScreen-5GT platform is a cost-effective, integrated firewall/VPN security appliance for enterprise remote sites and telecommuters. The products offer integrated Deep Inspection firewall, virtual private network (VPN), Denial of Service protection and antivirus functionality with enterprise-level performance, High Availability (HA) and network segmentation capabilities, rapid deployment, and resiliency features.

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

About Information Security

A monthly magazine distributed to a qualified, controlled circulation of 60,000 IT security professionals, Information Security has the largest reach among IT security professionals of any BPA-audited information security publication in North America. Information Security is widely regarded as the single most authoritative source for in-depth coverage of security technologies, practices, and trends.

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-5GT and NetScreen-5XT.