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State of South Carolina Relies on Juniper Networks for Secure and Assured Infrastructure

Juniper Routers, Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Solutions Ensure Network Security and Control Across 56 State Offices

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 27, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that the state of South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services is utilizing Juniper Networks routers, firewalls and intrusion prevention appliances for comprehensive network control and security.

"We needed to design our network architecture with products that provide a high level of security and control at wire speed," said David O'Berry, director of the information technology systems and services team for the State of South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. "Juniper routers, firewalls and intrusion prevention products integrate well into our infrastructure. We rely on them to protect our users from the latest threat of spyware and malicious code while also depending on them for granular control over users and content at each field office."

With a distributed network spanning 56 field locations, the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services needed a solution that would not only secure and control network use at the department headquarters, but easily extend the same level of security and control to each remote location. The Juniper Networks routers, firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention appliances provide the delivery, use and threat control required to support today's demanding network applications, manage network use and reduce threats.

The Department's link with the state government intranet is protected by a Juniper Networks M7i multi-service edge router capable of delivering both Layer 2 and Layer 3 service. With up to 8.4 Gbps of throughput, the M7i delivers high performance and reliability required for the central site, along with IP/MPLS services that provide delivery control and scale with proven stability. Juniper J4300 routers were also selected to be deployed at each of the department's field offices delivering a highly reliable and easily managed platform enabling the wide area network (WAN).

The Juniper Networks M- and J-series routers feature a modular system architecture and a single image of JUNOS, a proven carrier-class operating system, ensuring industry-leading reliability, stability and performance. By running multiple functions in parallel on assigned processing resources, JUNOS software delivers high stability with the flexibility to enable advanced routing, QoS, security, and management policies with predictable performance.

The Juniper Networks NetScreen-204 firewall/VPN is deployed at the edge of the network to enable use control, in which the firewall/VPN allows remote offices to securely connect via an IPSec connection to the state's intranet. Using the Juniper Networks IDP-100 appliance to control threats, the department monitors and prevents exploits, spyware and hack attempts at the network perimeter. The IDP appliance provides zero-day protection against spyware, worms, Trojans, keyloggers and other malware and is the only solution in the market to receive daily signature updates.

About South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) 408 Probation and Parole Agents manage an average of 50,000 offenders annually. The department has a 73 percent average success rate for adult probation and parole supervision programs, one of the highest in the nation. The agency has been recognized nationally by the American Correctional Association for best practices in probation and parole violation management. SCDPPPS is committed to making offenders taxpayers rather than tax burdens, and has delivered a significant return on investment to South Carolinians.

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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