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Juniper Networks Earns 5-Star Gold Rating in VARBusiness' Annual Partner Program Guide

Recognized as One of North America's Top IT Vendors by Everything Channel

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2008 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced its J-Partner Program has once again earned top honors in the annual VARBusiness Partner Program Guide (PPG) and was recently named a CRN "Channel Champion."

Out of the hundreds of vendor program entries received by VARBusiness, Juniper's J-Partner Program was rated among the best, receiving a 5-Star Gold Overall rating, as well as 5-Star Silver ratings in several of the PPG categories, including sales support, partner profitability, channel operations, and partner recruitment.

In March, Juniper Networks was also recognized as a CRN Channel Champ by Everything Channel, winning the award for Financial Performance in the Network Security Hardware category. Juniper's innovative technology is also featured within CRN's recent Network Security Channel Best Sellers list and its Secure Access SSL VPN appliances was named among the hottest security products on the market today.

"Juniper Networks continues to demonstrate its industry leadership and ongoing commitment to become a true business partner with our J-Partners," said Frank Vitagliano, senior vice president of Worldwide Channels, Juniper Networks. "We hit the ground running in 2008 and are seeing tremendous success and growth within our J-Partner Program. These particular industry accolades are very rewarding because they recognize the investment we've made in partner enablement, profitability and service specializations."

"This year's 5-Star Partner Programs Guide winners are the cream of the crop when it comes to channel-friendly vendors," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director of Everything Channel. "The quality of a vendor's partner program reflects the true commitment the company has to the thriving solution provider channel. We applaud all of our 5-Star Gold winners."

More information on Juniper Networks' award-winning Partner Program profile can be found in the March issue of VARBusiness and online at http://www.crn.com/var/apps/2008/ppg/ppg_details.jhtml?c=50.

For more information or to become a J-Partner, visit https://www.juniper.net/partners/partner_channels.html.

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