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United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration Selects Juniper Networks to Secure Remote User Access

Juniper Networks Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) Enables the Mine Safety and Health Administration to Provide an Assured Solution That Meets FIPS Requirements

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 18, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced the deployment of its Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliant Secure Access 3000 SSL VPN solution within the United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The SSL VPN appliance will help MSHA enhance access capabilities for remote users while reducing management costs and improving security.

MSHA required a secure remote access solution that is compliant with FIPS. The Juniper Networks SSL VPN provides stringent security to address federal requirements while eliminating the need for client-software deployment, changes to internal servers, as well as costly ongoing maintenance and desktop support.

"Juniper Networks is proud of our work for the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration providing a network security solution that improves workforce productivity and mobility," said Tom Kreidler, vice president of Juniper Federal Systems at Juniper Networks. "Our secure and assured SSL VPN products are an important component in our broad security solutions portfolio for the federal government."

Before implementing the Juniper Networks SSL VPN, MSHA personnel utilized dial-up connections to establish remote network connections. However, many employees opted out of the legacy remote access approach, instead utilizing faster and easier to use cable and DSL Internet connections at home. However, they couldn't access agency network resources using cable or DSL. The Juniper Networks SSL VPN provides clientless access and installs behind the agency firewall to enable employees to establish a secure connection from virtually any Web browser.

Due to the flexibility that the SSL VPN solution offers MSHA employees, the agency's network managers have already scaled back the amount of time they spend providing remote access support. Juniper Networks supported the SSL VPN implementation, providing on-site training to MSHA's technical administrators and assisting with security network design.

Juniper Networks was recently recognized by Infonetics Research, Inc. as the market share leader in the high-end Firewall (FW) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) markets in 1Q05. Juniper Networks is a leader in IP networking and security solutions for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. The company offers secure and assured networking to support the federal government. For more information, visit www.juniper.net/federal.

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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