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Juniper Networks Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's WAN Optimization Controllers Magic Quadrant

Company Evaluated on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 7, 2008 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced it has been positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's recently released report: Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2007.* A leading worldwide IT research and advisory firm, Gartner evaluated vendors according to a strict set of criteria focused on the company's ability to execute and completeness of vision in the WAN optimization market.

According to Gartner, "This Magic Quadrant reviews vendors that address the common need to make more efficient and effective use of wide-area connections, regardless of the type of traffic or application." In the report, Gartner states, "Leaders exhibit an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in their product offerings and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. We expect a Leader to be growing the market as a whole, and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Leaders in the WOC market need to have a broad feature set, including QOS, generic compression, protocol acceleration and file system acceleration, with the majority of features proven in substantial real-world implementations. They also need to be able to offer sales and support on a global basis."

"We believe our placement in the Leaders quadrant for our application acceleration platform, on the heels of our Leaders placement in Firewall and SSL VPN serves to demonstrate the depth of Juniper's market understanding," said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager of Service Layer Technologies at Juniper Networks. "With a focus on continuous innovation, Juniper maintains an ongoing commitment to broadening the feature set of the WX TM platform, which enables high-performance businesses to accelerate the deployment of applications and services to drive competitive differentiation and business advantage. And as we design, develop and deliver more functionally integrated solutions, we will offer our customers greater choice and control in quickly meeting their business requirements."

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About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted Dec. 14, 2007 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Juniper Networks WX

Juniper Networks WX is the best-in-class application acceleration platform that provides fast and consistent application response across the WAN to help ensure uncompromised access to mission-critical applications and services. With innovative features such as integrated QoS, integrated content distribution, integrated policy-based multipath and an integrated configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting management application, the WX seamlessly integrates application acceleration with Juniper's best-in-class routing and security technologies. Along with broad application support, the WX allows high-performance businesses to get the most out of their applications and services and accelerate their competitive advantage.

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.

* Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2007" by Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa, December 14, 2007

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