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Juniper Networks ISG 1000 Wins 'Editor's Choice' Award from Australian Technology and Business Magazine

Wins For Power, Configurability and Ease of Management In Competitive Product Review

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced its ISG 1000 firewall/VPN has won an 'Editor's Choice' award from the Australian Technology & Business magazine. The ISG 1000 won the 'large enterprise' category that included eight other firewall/VPN competitors.

In the August 2005 issue, Technology & Business reviewed and compared nine firewall appliances, testing them for reliability, redundancy, performance, future proofing, dependability, and ease of management. The magazine concluded that "there is little that [the Juniper ISG 1000] is not capable of. In most Australian corporate networks, it would be hard to find the ISG 1000 causing any bottlenecks."

The reviewer especially liked its configurability, with one dedicated management Ethernet port located alongside four configurable Ethernet ports, and the ISG 1000's ease of management, whose policy control for the monitoring and reporting systems is "almost as comprehensive as the device's other capabilities".

"Juniper Networks was identified as the very best provider of firewall and VPN products for large enterprises based on independent evaluation by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) IT Test Labs," said Natalie Hambly, editor, Technology and Business magazine.

It was the first choice for large enterprises because of its "physical configurability and redundancy options and relative ease of management, given what is such a complex and powerful device," said Matt Tett, senior test engineer RMIT IT Test Labs, in the review.

The Juniper ISG 1000 is a purpose-built, security solution that leverages a fourth generation security ASIC, the GigaScreen3, along with high speed microprocessors to deliver unmatched firewall and VPN performance. Optional security modules with dedicated processors, running the same Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) software that is used in the standalone IDP solution, will be available later this year. The ISG 1000 is ideally suited for securing enterprise, carrier and data center environments where advanced applications, such as VoIP and streaming media, dictate consistent, scalable performance.

The product review can found at this link: www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/hardware/0,39023355,39205057-1,00.htm

About Technology & Business magazine

Technology & Business magazine, published by ZDNet Australia Pty Ltd, uniquely provides IT business decision makers insight into strategies crucial for the smooth running of enterprise IT infrastructure and examination into critical IT management issues. It does this through independent lab testing and analysis via the RMIT IT Test labs, looking not only at product performance but also at interoperability, future proofing, and service as testing criteria. Technology & Business is the only corporate IT title to submit a demographic circulation audit, guaranteeing via a third party the validity of the Technology & Business audience. Technology & Business's circulation was last audited at 19,564 (CAB April 04 - September 04). All readers are renewed every 12 months and as a result Technology & Business enjoys unrivalled response rates. For additional information, contact Technology & Business editor Natalie Hambly, natalie.hambly@zdnet.com.au or visit www.technologyandbusiness.com.au.

About RMIT IT Test Labs

RMIT IT Test Labs is an independent testing institution based in Melbourne, Victoria, performing IT product testing for clients such as IBM, Coles-Myer, and a wide variety of government bodies. In the Labs' testing for T&B, it is in direct contact with the clients supplying products and the magazine is responsible for the full cost of the testing. The findings are the Labs' own - only the specifications of the products to be tested are provided by the magazine. For more information on RMIT, please contact Matt Tett, matthew.tett@rmit.edu.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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