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ISC Upgrades Domain Name System Root Server to IPv6 with Juniper Networks

M-Series Routing Platforms Key To IPv6 Capability In Domain Name System F-Root Server Nodes

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 8, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has upgraded the Domain Name System F Root installation at its New Zealand location with Juniper Networks M-series routing platforms. The upgrade allows the nameservers at the location to handle next-generation IPv6 packet addressing, enabling a range of advanced applications while reducing operational cost and complexity.

ISC is a non-profit public benefit corporation that operates one of the 13 root servers behind the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS is the critical infrastructure for name resolution on the Internet, allowing users to access resources via easy-to-remember domain names instead of numeric IP addresses. Every day millions of Internet users access the DNS when they type Web addresses in their browser.

"We were especially impressed by the hardware-based IPv6 support in the M-series," said Paul Vixie, Chairman of the ISC. "Juniper's routers can forward or filter traffic at line rate, even during a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, since it's all done in hardware. We also appreciate the extensive IPv6 routing protocol support and the clean separation of control and forwarding planes."

Juniper Networks M-series platforms provide highly reliable, scalable and cost-efficient IP/MPLS services across high-speed networks. These platforms enable network consolidation to significantly reduce operational costs and deliver high-performance security capabilities such as network address translation (NAT), stateful firewall, and IPSec encryption. All Juniper Networks routing platforms feature built-in IPv6 capability and are unified on the fault-tolerant, modular JUNOS operating system for high reliability, ease of administration and minimum operational overhead.

ISC has deployed the M-series at its Auckland, New Zealand F-Root Server location. This latest deployment complements ISC's M-series deployments at its other Asia Pacific root server locations, including Osaka and Seoul.

"IPv6 plays a critical role in the deployment of an Infranet," said Shaun Page, vice president, Australia and New Zealand, Juniper Networks. "By incorporating the M-series with full IPv6 support in its infrastructure, ISC gains new capabilities and increased flexibility for the DNS, with the high reliability demanded by such a mission-critical application."

About ISC

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation with a long history of developing and maintaining production quality Open Source software -- BIND and DHCP. ISC has increased its focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through reliable F-root nameserver operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis coordination center, ISC's OARC for DNS. ISC is also engaged with further protocol development efforts, particularly in the areas of DNS evolution and facilitating the transition to IPv6. ISC is supported by the donations of generous sponsors, program membership fees and specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit: http://www.isc.org/

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company's purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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