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Juniper Networks Sweeps Category, Named Overall Winner at the 2009 CRN Channel Champion Awards Ceremony

Company Ranks No. 1 in Network Security Appliances, Receives Highest Score in Support, Technical and Financial Evaluation Criteria

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2009 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) is pleased to announce it was named the overall winner and 2009 CRN Channel Champion in the category of Network Security Appliances. The coveted honor was presented to Juniper Networks Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels Frank Vitagliano during an awards ceremony which took place in New Orleans, LA on March 10 at the 2009 XChange Solution Provider Conference. Earlier this month, CRN also recognized Vitagliano as one of the IT industry's top 2009 Channel Chiefs.

The annual CRN Channel Champions is touted as one of the largest, broad-based technology integrator market studies in the IT industry. Completed annually, the study measures IT solution providers' overall perceptions of vendor products and services. According to CRN, the results of the survey are used by solution providers and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

"Solution Providers have come to rely on the CRN Channel Champions study as a way to evaluate the leading technology vendors playing in the IT channel today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We applaud Juniper Networks for their overall win in the Network Security Appliances category and for bringing to market high-quality solutions and support resources that deliver a strong total financial opportunity to channel partners."

This year, six security vendors were evaluated in the Networking Security Appliances Category on three distinct criteria: Technical Criteria, Support Criteria and Financial Criteria. Juniper Networks received the highest ranking score within each criteria. This is the first year Juniper Networks has earned the overall win in the Network Security Appliances category.

"This is a great win for Juniper Networks and really goes to show that our continued investments in the channel and R&D are resonating with IT solution providers and enabling our J-Partners to grow more profitably and truly differentiate themselves in the market," says Vitagliano. "Last year, we focused our channel efforts around partner enablement, partner profitability, and teaming. In 2009, we've accelerated these efforts and placed even greater focus on helping our partners understand the total financial opportunity Juniper Networks technology brings to them and their enterprise customers."

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