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Juniper Delivers New Products to Optimize Ethernet Networks

New Ethernet Services Cards for M- and T-series Deliver Advanced Ethernet Capabilities in Modular Form Factor

GLOBALCOMM 2006, CHICAGO, June 5, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced new Ethernet Services products that reduce the cost and complexity for service providers deploying and migrating legacy networks and services to Ethernet. The new Ethernet Services cards provide high-density Ethernet interfaces and advanced, fine-grained quality of service (QoS) functionality in a modular system that can be added incrementally and non-disruptively to existing M- and T-series routing platforms. By combining Juniper Networks' proven strengths in routing with next-generation Ethernet technology, the new Ethernet Services cards enable service providers to efficiently introduce new, high-value services over Ethernet while concurrently reducing capital and operational costs.

"It is encouraging to see Juniper incorporate its core strengths in routing to deliver an Ethernet-optimized solution," said Mark Bieberich, director, Yankee Group. "As Ethernet services and networks become more complex, they will increasingly require the advanced QoS and performance at scale that has brought Juniper tremendous success in the routing market."

The new Ethernet Services cards support Juniper Networks new Ethernet Services Engine technology, a modular software and hardware platform that provides a feature set optimized for next-generation, Ethernet-based services for the M- and T-series routing platforms. The Ethernet Services Engine offers sophisticated QoS and traffic management features that effectively meet the performance requirements of both broadband business services and residential multiplay services.

The Ethernet Services cards offer an advanced feature set including:

  • Advanced QoS: The Ethernet Service cards feature fine-grained QoS, intelligent oversubscription and hierarchical queuing capabilities at the interface level, which improves port density, can reduce costs and enables service providers to ensure services receive the appropriate level of service, regardless of traffic conditions. This enables providers to offer a variety of services-such as VLAN/transparent LAN, L2/L3 VPNs, Voice over IP and Video over IP-over Ethernet, with guaranteed SLAs.
  • Service flexibility: Juniper is an industry leader in both MPLS and VPLS, and the new Ethernet Services cards integrate directly with Juniper Networks routing platforms and JUNOS operating system, providing a wide range of services over Ethernet interfaces.
  • Performance at scale: The new Ethernet Service cards leverage the M- and T- series' distributed architecture and feature on-board processing, ensuring that performance scales with the addition of interfaces.
  • Simple, non-disruptive migration: Because the new products are available today for the entire installed base of M- and T-Series, service providers can immediately take advantage of the latest Ethernet technology without the cost and risks associated with introducing a new platform or operating system to the network. Further, software programmability ensures Juniper Networks platforms can easily adapt to address future requirements. The Juniper Networks solution also enables interworking between ATM, Frame Relay, VPN and Ethernet networks, ensuring a seamless migration from legacy technologies.

"As Ethernet moves from a low-cost, simple transport mechanism to a platform for delivering increasingly sophisticated, high-value business and residential services, the market is moving toward Juniper's unique ability to solve our customers' most complex problems," said Manoj Leelanivas, vice president of product management, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks. "By building on our installed base of customers and our proven leadership in traffic management and highly reliable performance at scale, the new Ethernet Services cards deliver the combination of cost-effective Ethernet and reliability and advanced QoS features required to deliver the next-generation of Ethernet services."

The new Ethernet Services interface card portfolio consists of four cards designed to give service providers the ability to deploy the optimal solution for their unique service requirements. Specifically, the product family consists of a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet card supporting up to 4:1 oversubscription, an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet card supporting up to 2:1 oversubscription, an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet card supporting line rate performance on all interfaces and a single port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Type card supporting line rate performance.

The new Ethernet Services cards will be featured in the Juniper Networks booth (#42031) at GLOBALCOMM 2006, along with Juniper's portfolio of secure and assured networking solutions for the delivery of advanced IPTV and multiplay services. Also at GLOBALCOMM, Juniper Networks will be hosting a press and analyst luncheon event on Tuesday, June 6, to discuss enhancements to its IPTV strategies and partnerships. The luncheon will take place at the Hyatt McCormick Place (Room CC 10 AB), and the presentation will also be webcast for those not attending GLOBALCOMM at: www.juniper.net/events/globalcomm/.

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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