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Leading Australian University Chooses Juniper Networks Solution to Secure and Assure Internet Access

Juniper Networks NetScreen Firewalls, E-series, and SDX Systems Will Improve Internet Functionality and Increase Security

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 25, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that Queensland University of Technology (QUT), one of Australia's leading universities, will utilize a Juniper Networks solution to implement a new Internet accounting and border firewall system to drive down its Internet infrastructure costs and to eliminate bottlenecks and improve download speeds. The key objectives of the implementation are to improve control over Internet access, increase security and reduce Internet costs.

Peter Newman, Project Manager, Internet Access Infrastructure Review, Information Technology Services, QUT, commented, "Following a rigorous evaluation process, it was clear that the Juniper Networks solution was the best fit for the University. A university is a very demanding environment, in terms of network usage and security threats. As the provider of network resources to a myriad of departments and individuals in our community, we need to maintain not just quality of service, but also accurate auditing mechanisms for the users."

He added, "We found the Juniper Networks solution to be highly available, robust and flexible. It was proven to be more scalable in our operating environment, with a more complete feature set for the university's needs. The ability for this Juniper-based system to grow and cater for our high bandwidth research applications will enable QUT to achieve a competitive advantage in the research environment."

QUT will install stateful Firewall and IP-based accounting from Juniper Networks to replace the existing server-embedded system the University has been using for the past five years. The new system will facilitate access for all of QUT's 5,000 staff and 40,000 students, with approximately 6,000 to 8,000 users accessing the Internet at any one time during peak periods.

The new solution will use the Juniper Networks ISG-2000 integrated firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) systems, E-series edge routing platforms, and SDX-300 Service Deployment System. The combined solution will deliver best-in class security combined with highly granular accounting and access control at Gigabit-per-second throughput. The installed solution is designed to handle 60,000 registered users, of which 8,000 are expected to be connected simultaneously at peak times. The solution can be scaled to almost any required number of simultaneous connections.

"Following implementation we expect to reduce the cost of Internet traffic to QUT by at least 10 percent and speed downloads by increasing the bandwidth available to clients," said Newman. "We are also endeavouring to simplify the system, particularly in the configuration required by client desktops."

Juniper Networks value-added reseller Lanlink (an Integ Company) will provide integration, deployment services and ongoing support to QUT.

"Juniper is an ideal solution for universities and other organizations that require rapid and secure access to web information and need to drive down infrastructure total cost of ownership while enabling next-generation services," said Ken Louis, General Manager, Lanlink. "We look forward to continuing our close working relationship with QUT to see them reap the significant security, cost and performance benefits from this implementation."

"Today's enterprises face the competing goals of needing to drive new and more demanding applications - with ever-increasing traffic demands through their network - while lowering their infrastructure and operating costs, and at the same time protecting themselves from network-based threats," said Shaun Page, vice president of Australia and New Zealand for Juniper Networks. "Juniper's solutions are helping organizations like QUT to address these challenges with affordable, reliable and flexible solutions that simplify traffic management, improve content delivery and lower total cost of ownership."

About Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a major Australian university with 40,000 students and a strongly applied emphasis. Courses are in high demand, and graduates have excellent job and career outcomes - QUT provides the largest number of bachelor degree graduates into full-time jobs in the nation.

Based in Brisbane, the university has two CBD campuses and two in the growth corridor north of the city. Academic programs from bachelor degree to PhD are offered across a broad range of disciplines. Twenty per cent of enrolments are at postgraduate level, and 12 per cent of students come from overseas.

QUT is well recognized nationally and internationally for the relevance of its teaching and research to industry, the professions and the broader community. Over the past decade, the university has greatly expanded its profile in research and development, in international education, and in outreach to alumni and the community.

About Lanlink - an Integ Company

Lanlink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Integ Communications. Integ is part of the Business Solutions Group of UXC Limited, an ASX Top 300 company. The group is comprised of a number of independent companies with a focus on business applications, telecommunications consulting, voice and data network solutions, and services. Integ has evolved from a 25-year history of designing and supporting complex communication solutions - solutions aligned to business directions. Integ is now the largest Australian-owned integrator of voice, data, security and IP communication solutions to government and large corporate business. Additional information can be found at www.integ.net.au.

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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