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Verizon Business Selects Juniper Networks for New Managed WAN Optimization Service

WXC Platform Enables Company to Fine-Tune Business Applications Running on Global Corporate Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 10, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Verizon Business has selected the WXC platform, a highly scalable WAN acceleration solution, for a new Managed WAN Optimization Service. Juniper's high-performance WXC platform enables Verizon Business' professional services staff to fine-tune network performance to improve application delivery and reduce bottlenecks. Verizon's new Managed WAN Optimization Service, which relies on Juniper's WXC platform, can help distributed enterprises to accelerate application delivery over the WAN, leverage WAN investments and boost user productivity.

"We chose Juniper Networks high-performance WXC platform for our Managed WAN Optimization Service because it enhances application visibility and improves application response time and WAN efficiency," said Michael Marcellin, vice president of product marketing at Verizon Business. "Juniper is helping us to deliver on our commitment to offer a world-class experience to our enterprise customers. Their platform offers significant scalability which is enabling us to meet the needs of our multinational customers."

The WXC platform improves application performance over the WAN by recognizing and eliminating redundant transmissions; accelerating TCP and application-specific protocols; prioritizing and allocating access to bandwidth; and ensuring high application availability at sites with multiple WAN links. The WXC application acceleration platforms work end-to-end with a multitude of applications, including Web-based, client-server, custom software, voice and video. The platforms also include a broad set of management tools for monitoring and reporting on WAN and application performance.

"Leading managed service providers such as Verizon Business recognize the value in developing new and differentiated services based on our high-performance WXC application acceleration platform," said Steven Wastie, vice present of enterprise marketing at Juniper Networks. "We are committed to enabling our Managed Services partners to innovate with solutions that reduce business and operational risk for their customers."

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced technology and professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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