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Juniper Networks Awarded Checkmark Certification From West Coast Labs

NetScreen-5GT Demonstrates Security and Usability Excellence in Anti-virus and Firewall Certification

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & England, Sept. 26, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) and West Coast Labs, a leading independent test lab for information security products and services, today announced that West Coast Labs has awarded the Checkmark Anti-Virus Level 1 and Firewall Level 1 Certifications to Juniper Networks' NetScreen 5-GT firewall and virtual private network (VPN) product.

The Checkmark Anti-Virus Level 1 certifies that the NetScreen 5-GT firewall/VPN can detect all the viruses currently 'In-the-Wild.' The Checkmark Firewall Level 1 certification is designed to ensure that firewalls achieve an accepted level of protection against a number of common hostile attacks, from both inside and outside the organization.

"The Checkmark System from West Coast Labs provides a reliable means of authenticating solutions that can be consistently relied upon," says Chris Thomas operations director at West Coast Labs. "This gives an independent indication to users that the NetScreen 5-GT can be trusted to provide high-quality anti-virus protection and a high standard of firewall functionality and performance."

"Comprehensive third-party security auditing is an essential practice for delivering secure and assured networking solutions," said Stephen Philip, director of Product Marketing at Juniper Networks. "West Coast Labs is one of the highest regarded independent research and test centers, and to be endorsed by them with the Checkmark certification further validates the effectiveness and robustness of Juniper's NetScreen-5GT appliance."

The NetScreen 5-GT firewall/VPN has been developed for IT managers who need an advanced security appliance with superior price, performance and manageability to protect against all manner of network attacks. Its functionality and performance make it ideal for remote office, retail outlet and fixed telecommuter environments.

The Checkmark system has been developed by West Coast Labs, an independent research and test center. It provides a reliable means of authenticating the functionality and performance of those products, which users can consistently rely upon to provide the highest quality anti-virus solutions.

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.

About West Coast Labs

West Coast Labs is an independent organization, which tests information security products. West Coast Labs has also developed the Checkmark certification system into one of the world's foremost certification programs - an integrated system of standards that are recognized around the world as reliable indicators of performance levels. For more information, visit www.check-mark.com.

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