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Egyptian Ministry Selects Juniper Networks Routing and Security Solutions for Nationwide IPv6 Network

Egyptian Universities Network Deploys Juniper Networks M-Series, Security Solutions in Region's First Native IPv6 Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 26, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) has selected a comprehensive Juniper Networks routing and security solution to build a nationwide IPv6 network for the Egyptian Universities Network (EUN) and National Research Centers. Working with Juniper Networks' local partner, Salec, MCIT is deploying a range of Juniper Networks' routing, integrated firewall/VPN (virtual private network) and intrusion prevention platforms to create a secure and assured IPv6 network. The network will provide high-speed, secure Internet access and interconnectivity to 26 university and research centers throughout Egypt and will also connect users to the Internet2 community.

"To protect our long-term investment and to provide our academic community with a world-class network in step with the most advanced university networks overseas, MCIT required end-to-end native IPv6 for performance and flexibility, and a solution that delivers superior security and reliability," said, Mostafa Abdel Wahed, director, Telecom Infrastructure Development Sector of MCIT. "Juniper Networks provided a best-in-class combination of routing and security solutions and since Juniper is also deeply involved with Internet2 consortium worldwide, we know it is proven in the most advanced academic networks in the world."

"As an elite business partner of Juniper Networks, we had the confidence that the company would deliver the requirements of such a demanding network," said Mahmoud Soliman, president and CEO of Salec. "We have the pride to be the integrator of the first native IPv6 network in the region and the first major deployment for Juniper in the Education sector in the Middle East."

To meet its need for fast, reliable throughput of large volumes of data, MCIT/EUN has deployed M-series multiservice routing platforms. Juniper Networks M-series are deployed in the world's largest networks, delivering advanced IP/MPLS routing services at scale and providing industry-leading security and reliability. The M-series router features the high-performance and resilient JUNOS operating system, ensuring consistent and reliable performance for advanced network services.

The security layer is comprised of the ISG 2000 integrated security gateway devices for firewall/VPN functionality and IDP 1000 devices for standalone, inline intrusion prevention. This layer has been designed to protect critical network assets from external threats, and to ensure that any internal breaches can be easily intercepted and contained.

"With end-to-end IPv6 capabilities, EUN is building one of the most advanced networks in the region, if not the world," said Eddie Minshull, vice president of operations EMEA for Juniper Networks. "This is a gratifying win for Juniper, combining our infrastructure and security capabilities to create a robust networking solution at scale, and is a great example of the value of a secure and assured network infrastructure."

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