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Juniper Networks Extends Industry Leading SSL VPN Family with New Platform Optimized for Service Providers

New Secure Access 6000 SP Enables Service Providers To Meet Growing Demand For Managed SSL VPN Services

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced the new Secure Access (SA) 6000 SP, the industry's first platform designed to enable service providers to deliver additional revenue generating network-based SSL VPN managed services. Leveraging its deep knowledge of the service provider market and its industry leading SSL VPN technology, Juniper Networks is delivering a new carrier-class SSL VPN solution with end-to-end virtualization capabilities that enables service providers to offer remote and extranet access, disaster recovery and Intranet LAN security services (e.g. wireless LAN, VoIP) to their enterprise customers worldwide.

"We are seeing strong interest for SSL VPN services from our customers, which provide significant benefits that include clientless access for diverse end-user constituencies, as well as allow us to provide end-user administrators granular application-layer access and detailed auditing," said Stephen Ho, CEO of CPCNet, a Hong Kong-based communications service provider. "Offering managed SSL VPN services creates a new high-margin, high-growth opportunity for us with reduced administration costs, and it helps our customers fundamentally change the way their employees and partners work, enhancing their productivity while increasing satisfaction."

"Juniper is offering a unique carrier-class SSL VPN platform for service providers, and has the networking background and knowledge of the carriers required to deliver this platform successfully," stated Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for VPNs and Security at Infonetics Research. "Managed SSL VPN services are expected to show strong growth over the next five years, and this new platform will help carriers meet their growth expectations."

Flexible Solution for Service Providers

The new Juniper Networks SA 6000 SP is the only solution in the market that offers end-to-end application-layer, network-layer and access management virtualization. Through its flexible, multi-dimensional virtualization software, Instant Virtual System (IVS), service providers can create 255 virtual SSL VPN gateways on a single SA 6000 SP appliance, each representing a customer.

The Secure Access IVS software provides complete customer separation and traffic segregation. Service providers can set granular network, security (endpoint, authentication, authorization and auditing), and management policies tailored for individual customers. While the service providers own the management of the SSL VPN equipment, they can delegate portal administration, customer-specific log and usage monitoring, end-user access privileges and endpoint policy configurations to each customer. Service providers can cluster multiple SA 6000 SP appliances to offer highly available and scalable network-based managed SSL VPN services to multiple customers.

Greater Mobility and Productivity for Enterprise Customers

While service providers leverage the SA 6000 SP to deliver SSL VPN services, their customers' authorized users are able to gain secure access to network resources from any standard Web browser and Internet connection, including PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. End-users are no longer constrained to use specific devices or work from designated locations, and unlike traditional IPSec VPNs, the service provider's customers do not need a client to achieve remote access - enabling greater mobility and productivity. In addition, the SA 6000 SP with its highly granular and detailed logging/auditing capabilities enables service providers to help their customers address compliance with government regulations, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

"Juniper Networks has once again redefined the SSL VPN market with the release of the highly sophisticated Secure Access 6000 SP carrier solution," said Vivian Ganitsky, director of product management for the Juniper Networks Secure Access appliances. "The Secure Access 6000 SP with virtualization capabilities, rich access management, high availability and clustering functionality allows service providers to not only offer secure and assured access capabilities to their customers, but also enables them to tap into new revenue opportunities."


The Juniper Networks Secure Access 6000 SP is available now. For more information on where to purchase, please visit https://www.juniper.net/products/howtobuy.html.

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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