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Juniper Networks Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Analyst Firm's Firewall Magic Quadrant

Company Evaluated on Vision, Execution and Product Breadth

SUNNYVALE, CA - February 16, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's recently released report: Magic Quadrant For Network Firewalls 2004. A leading worldwide research and advisory firm, Gartner evaluated 18 vendors according to a strict set of criteria focused on vision, ongoing execution and product breadth.

According to Gartner, leaders are vendors that are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction, and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. In the report, Gartner research director, Greg Young states, "To be considered a leader, a vendor must have network-level firewall capabilities and deep packet inspection in an integrated product, and be continuously providing new features to answer new threats."

"We are pleased to be positioned by Gartner, Inc., for in the leader quadrant in the firewall Magic Quadrant," commented David Flynn, vice president, Security Products Group, Juniper Networks. "Vision, focus and execution have been the watchwords of Juniper Networks since the company was founded and will continue to be as we drive to deliver solutions that meet customers' needs for secure and assured networking."

Note 1 - The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted February 2005 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.

Note 2 - report is titled, "Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, 2H04" - Greg Young, John Pescatore. Published: Febuary 14, 2005

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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