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Juniper Networks J-Partner Program, Channel Chief Frank Vitagliano and Federal Channel Executive Tom Gillman Awarded Top Honors by CMP Publications

Company's "Partner-Dependent" Approach Gaining Momentum in the IT Channel, Public Sector and Enterprise Market

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that it has been recognized as a "5-Star Partner" by VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazine for the high-quality partner programs it offers to solution providers working in the commercial and public sectors markets.

In addition, Juniper Networks also announced today that VARBusiness Magazine named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and U.S. Enterprise Operations, Frank Vitagliano to its "Top 60 Channel Executives" list. Vitagliano is credited for several strategic initiatives that are notably improving the company's relationship with channel partners. GovernmentVAR Magazine also named Tom Gillman, director of Federal Channels, Juniper Networks, to its "25 Public-Sector Channel Leaders" list.

"We've set out on a very proactive course to become a true business partner with our J-Partners-we've built deliberate dependence on them," said Vitagliano. "We recognize how critical ease of doing business is to the partners and we have made great progress, but will continually work to drive further improvements to support, not compete with, channel partners to provide best-in-class networking and security solutions to their customers."

"Nowadays, the structure of vendor channel programs is too often reduced to a checklist of must-have elements. The VARBusiness 5-Star Partner Program honor recognizes those select vendors, like Juniper, who have the programmatic structure to best serve their solution providers in their specific markets segments and technologies. These programs reflect vendors who have built channel programs that have the capacity to execute on key elements for channel success," said GovernmentVAR and VARBusiness Editor Lawrence M. Walsh.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site, www.varbusiness.com.

About GovernmentVAR

GovernmentVAR - a focused editorial initiative of CMP Technology's VARBusiness, the biweekly magazine that covers the business of technology integration - informs, educates and enlightens solution providers and integrators about IT product and service opportunities in the federal, state, local, education and health-care branches of the government sector. GovernmentVAR is published 12 times yearly with a reach to 71,103* qualified recipients who sell into vertical government markets. (* Publisher's data, December 2006)

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high-performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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