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Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN Wins "Tester's Choice" Award from Secure Enterprise Magazine

Outperforms All Competing Products in Comprehensive Independent Testing

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that its Secure Access (SA) 5000 SSL VPN appliance has won the "Tester's Choice" award from Secure Enterprise magazine, outperforming eight other SSL VPN solutions in an extensive competitive lab review. This competitive lab review, published in the August issue of Secure Enterprise, can be found at: http://nwc.securitypipeline.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=166400994.

The product review highlighted the SA 5000's Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) software platform. "This product has a well-thought-out design and offers abundant configuration options, from network installation to pre-authentication checks to portal design. IVE's extensive user and group definitions went far beyond those offered by the other products we tested," stated Secure Enterprise's Product Reviewer Joanne VanAuken.

In addition, VanAuken gave the SA 5000 "Editor's Pick" adding, "Juniper takes full advantage of existing systems for authentication and group membership data-the SA 5000 should integrate with just about any authentication methodology you'll find in a data center. Enhancements to Juniper's End Point Defense Initiative, coupled with its ability to create granular access policy-enforcement rules, put a lot of power into our hands. One of the biggest highlights in this release is Network Connect, a downloadable agent with a dual-mode feature that can switch between IPsec and SSL transport modes automatically."

Secure Enterprise invited 20 vendors to participate in the SSL VPN test, but only nine companies participated. To be eligible, products had to support 1,000 users with varying access and application needs, work with up-to-date browsers, support non-HTTP applications, provide granular access control and authorization, support SSL tunneling, perform client-side integrity checks to determine access level, and support passive or active high availability.

The Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances, which have earned the most awards and industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001, continue to represent the market's leading SSL VPN product line. Enterprises and service providers worldwide have selected the Juniper Networks SSL VPN to help them increase efficiency and productivity. Juniper Networks also continues to be the only SSL VPN provider to have completed multiple, independent security audits-supporting its goal to deliver secure and assured networking solutions. The SSL VPN appliances have passed rigorous security audits by Information Security Partners, LLC (iSEC Partners) and Cybertrust®, Inc.

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.