Juniper Networks Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's Enterprise Network Firewalls Magic Quadrant
SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 15, 2008 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that the company is positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of Gartner's recently published Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls*. The report evaluates vendors based on the company's ability to execute and completeness of vision.
"The Leaders quadrant contains a mix of large and midsize vendors, with the common element of making products that are built for enterprise requirements," as stated in the Gartner Enterprise Network Firewall report. "These requirements include a wide range of models, support for virtualization and virtual LANs, and a management and reporting capability that is designed for complex and high-volume environments, such as multitier administration and rules/policy minimization. Next-generation firewall capability is an important element as enterprises move away from having dedicated IPS appliances at their perimeter and remote locations. Vendors in this quadrant lead the market in offering new safeguarding features, providing expert capability rather than treating the firewall as a commodity and having a good track record of avoiding vulnerabilities in their security products. Common characteristics include handling the highest throughput with minimal performance loss and options for hardware acceleration."
"Our positioning in the 'Leaders' quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls as the greatest network firewall vendor among competitors with the strongest blend of price, management and performance demonstrates our continued leadership in high-performance network security," said Mark Bauhaus, EVP and GM, Service Layer Technologies, Juniper Networks. "Juniper will continue to deliver innovative and comprehensive network security solutions that enable high-performance businesses to quickly and cost-effectively take advantage of new service opportunities, address changing business requirements and deliver superior user experiences."
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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
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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* Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls" by Greg Young and John Pescatore, November 21, 2008