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Juniper Networks Announces Participation in DETER Test Bed Funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security and National Science Foundation

Juniper Networks' Products Provide Realistic Experimental Infrastructure for Cybersecurity Research

Sunnyvale, Calif., September 27, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced its participation in the Cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) test bed operated by the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation. Juniper Networks' enterprise routers and Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) systems provide a secure and assured network infrastructure for real-time cybersecurity experimentation.

The DETER facility developed by the University of Southern California and the University of California Berkeley provides a collaborative and vendor-neutral experimental environment for cybersecurity research efforts and is a venue for government, industry and private sector groups. The Juniper Networks' products are currently being used in experiments on distributed Denial of Service (DoS) attacks because they support complex network security and performance requirements. The results of these experiments will be presented at a DETER workshop on September 28, 2005. In the future the Juniper products will be used in a variety of experiments including those studying network routing and worm behavior.

"Juniper Networks networking and security products help create a real-world testing environment because these products are in the largest and most complex networks in the world," said Terry Benzel, DETER program director at ISI. "This authentic network enables us to gather more detailed information on how malicious code affects network infrastructures. We appreciate Juniper Networks' commitment and support of our research."

"Cybersecurity is of national importance and research is a fundamental aspect that must be funded to ease current security concerns," said Dr. Douglas Maughan, program manager, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of DHS. "Through investment in projects like DETER, which leverage the best academic and private sector capabilities in the world, the government can better understand the requirements for continued security of this country's networks."

The technologies in the DETER network include Juniper Networks M7i routers, commonly deployed by service providers and in large enterprise environments, and IDP 200s, which are used in the testbed itself with future plans to deploy additional products to secure DETER's network perimeter.

"Juniper Networks recognizes the need for collaborative initiatives between government and the private sector to ensure that national priorities are met," said Thomas Kreidler, vice president of Juniper Federal Systems, Juniper Networks. "Providing technology support to the DETER testbed underscores our commitment to federal initiatives that will improve the security of our information networks."

About the Information Sciences Institute

Founded in 1972, and one of the birthplaces of the Internet, ISI is one of the world's leading research centers in the fields of computer science and information technology, carrying on more than $60 million of funded research annually. Part of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, and ranked seventh nationally by the US News & World Reports, its research strengths include artificial intelligence, computational science and computer architecture, computer security, electronic commerce, human-centered support systems, embedded systems, integrated circuit design and fabrication, internet communications and advanced networking, natural language technology, parallel and grid computing, robotics, and systems integration. ISI currently has more than 300 researchers, graduate students, and staff working at two locations, in Marina del Rey, California, and Arlington, Virginia. Additional information can be found at www.isi.edu.


The DETER project provides an experimental network testbed that supports the development of next-generation information security technologies for cyber defense. The testbed provides the necessary infrastructure - networks, facilities, tools, and supporting processes - to support national-scale experimentation on emerging security research and advanced development technologies. Additional information can be found at www.isi.edu/deter.

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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