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Juniper Networks Commemorates Historic Networking Initiative

Company Sponsors and Participates in Event Celebrating NSFNET: "The Partnership that Changed the World" Media Advisory

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 27, 2007 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced its participation in a celebratory event that will recognize the impact and achievements of the National Science Foundation's NSFNET program.

NSFNET was launched in 1985 to support and promote networking in the United States. Twenty years ago, in 1987, the NSFNET program launched the first nationwide T1 network, connecting several supercomputing centers and regional networks. In 1995, the NSFNET network was transitioned to become the basis of today's commercial Internet. At the event, which takes place November 29 - 30 in Arlington, Va., participants will discuss the NSFNET's history, celebrate its contributions, and consider the major impact the Internet has had on science, education, research and commerce.

Juniper Networks' Dr. Yakov Rekhter (Juniper Fellow) and Elise Gerich (senior manager, High-end Systems Business Unit) were both closely involved with the original NSFNET and will participate in a series of panel discussions at the event. At the event on Thursday, November 29, Dr. Rekhter will participate in a panel "The Internet Comes of Age" at 12:35 p.m. EST. Ms. Gerich will speak on November 30 at 8:45 a.m. EST on the panel "NSFNET: International Partnerships". Juniper is also a sponsor of the event and will host an evening reception.

Dr. Rekhter, at the time a member of the IBM team, was responsible for the design and implementation of routing protocols for the NSFNET backbone, which, among other things, led to the development-and first deployment-of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Eighteen years later, BGP continues to be the sole inter-domain routing protocol used on the Internet today.

In her role at Merit, Elise Gerich was co-principal investigator for the NSFNET T3 Backbone Program and the Routing Arbiter Program; founded the program which became North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG); and managed the transition of the NSFNET community from the NSF-sponsored network to what is now known as the U.S. Internet.

About the NSFNET Event

The NSFNET event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is required. It commences the morning of Thursday, November 29, with a formal program throughout the day and a gala reception and dinner following in the evening. The program resumes the morning of Friday, November 30, and concludes that afternoon. The program includes speakers and panelists who directed the NSFNET program, did research and scholarship across the network, and built services and businesses in the resulting global network economy. More information about the event and about the NSFNET is available at the Web site www.nsfnet-legacy.org.

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