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Juniper Networks Announces Comprehensive Enterprise Routing and Security Certification Program

New Intrusion Detection And Prevention, SSL VPNs, and J-Series Tracks Offered

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced the addition of intrusion detection and prevention (IDP), J-series enterprise routing, and Secure Access SSL VPN certification tracks to the Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP). With the addition of these three new tracks, JNTCP offers network professionals a comprehensive enterprise routing and security certification program that validates their skills. These new tracks are part of Juniper Networks’ strategy to enable its worldwide partners and customers to effectively design and deploy secure and assured networking solutions.

"The new certification tracks allow our technicians and network engineers to gain more specialized skills in key security technologies, and in doing so enhances their careers," said Ron Fowler, president and CEO at Structured Communications Systems, Inc. "The expanded Juniper program enables us to train our staff more efficiently and cost-effectively, which helps contribute to the company’s bottom line."

"The new IDP, J-series, and SSL VPN certification tracks empower our partners to deliver high customer satisfaction," said Robert Sturgeon, vice president of Customer Services at Juniper Networks. "By offering J-Partners and customers a complete enterprise routing and security education program, Juniper Networks is enabling them to gain specialization in key technologies and valuable market expertise to enhance their business models."

The new IDP, J-series, and Secure Access SSL VPN certification tracks and the existing Firewall/VPN track, focus on topics such as intrusion prevention, enterprise routing, perimeter security, virtual private networks and more. Exams for the newly created tracks test candidates’ theoretical and practical knowledge of network security and IP networking technologies, and the related platform configurations, operating systems, and troubleshooting skills.


Each of the six JNTCP tracks consists of up to four tiers, including Associate (JNCIA), Specialist (JNCIS), Professional (JNCIP), and Expert (JNCIE) levels. These multi-tiered tracks enable participants to demonstrate - through a combination of written proficiency exams, hands-on configuration and troubleshooting exams - their competence with Juniper Networks technology. In addition to the three new enterprise routing and security tracks, Juniper also offers tracks for M- and T-series routing platforms, E-series routers, and our Firewall/VPN products. The JNCIA-IDP and JNCIA-FWV (Firewall/VPN) tracks are available today. JNCIA-J will be available on May 9 and JNCIA-SSL on May 23. For further information on JNTCP certification tracks, please go to https://www.juniper.net/certification.

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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