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Juniper Networks Announces New J-Partner Application Acceleration Specialization

New Channel Opportunity with Data Center and WAN Acceleration Solutions

SUNNYVALE, CALIF., October 17, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced the new J-Partner Application Acceleration Specialization category for Juniper Networks channel partners. This latest product specialization fits into the existing J-Partner channel program infrastructure and provides new opportunities for channel partners to deliver the application acceleration product solutions to their customers. In addition, this new specialization demonstrates Juniper Networks' commitment to sustaining partner profitability, allowing partners to add maximum sales and technical value to these emerging technology solutions for their customers.

With Juniper Networks' recent acquisition of Redline Networks and Peribit Networks, (see release entitled Juniper Networks to Acquire Peribit Networks and Redline Networks, April 26, 2005), J-Partner channel resellers now have access to the Juniper Network DX product for data center acceleration and the Juniper Networks WX product for Wide Area Network (WAN) acceleration. Furthermore, Juniper Networks is transitioning the recently acquired companies' channel partners into the J-Partner Program to maintain consistency and overall customer satisfaction.

J-Partners who specialize in application acceleration will have the ability to deliver higher value to customers by addressing critical business challenges associated with webifying business applications, centralizing servers, consolidating data centers and achieving regulatory compliance.

"Our goal, in designing the J-Partner channel program at Juniper Networks, was to be able to grow the channel partners through specialization and certifications," said Steve Pataky, Juniper Networks' director of global channel development. "This new J-Partner category allows existing J-Partners to leverage Juniper Networks' new application acceleration training and certification to drive incremental revenue and enable them to address their customers' data center and performance critical issues.

To sell and service the new Juniper Networks data center and WAN acceleration solutions, the J-Partner reseller must meet the current requirements within the respective Select or Elite partner level, including sales and pre-sales authorization, as well as post-sales technical certification. On an annual basis, Juniper Networks will verify and certify requirements with these top tier partners.

This new specialization is available today for existing Select and Elite J-Partner Partners, as well as for new qualifying partners. For more information about Juniper Networks and the J-Partner program, please visit: https://www.juniper.net/partners/.

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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