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Independent Test Validates Simplicity of Juniper Networks MPLS Plug-and-Play Solution.

Isocore's Comprehensive Testing Confirms Effectiveness of Juniper's Automated, Cost-effective Solution for Deploying Large Carrier Ethernet Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the completion of an independent, comprehensive test that validates the effectiveness of its MPLS Plug-and-Play solution designed to simplify network operations of Carrier Ethernet networks. Isocore, a leading technology validation and certification laboratory, evaluated Juniper Networks MPLS Plug-and-Play solution and verified a significant simplification in the provisioning of large-scale Ethernet networks and services, including the ease of managing and troubleshooting of Metro Ethernet networks.

"The ability to dynamically provision and deploy Carrier Ethernet networks and services expeditiously and cost-effectively -- in a true 'plug-and-play' fashion -- is very important to service providers," said Dr. Bijan Jabbari, president of Isocore. "In our evaluation of Juniper's MPLS Plug-and-Play solution, it demonstrated its capabilities in fulfilling the promises of automated provisioning and configuration, which helps save time and eliminate configuration errors."

Juniper Networks MPLS Plug-and-Play is a unique solution based on JUNOS software, which is designed to streamline and simplify network operations by automating time-consuming provisioning, configuration and troubleshooting tasks. MPLS Plug-and-Play from Juniper Networks can reduce service providers' operating expenses and improves the overall efficiency of Carrier Ethernet networks, while retaining the full feature set of MPLS. MPLS Plug-and-Play leverages error resilient configuration, scripting, auto-discovery and other innovative technologies to simplify the installation and maintenance of Carrier Ethernet networks. In addition, MPLS Plug-and-Play enables customers to accelerate the deployment of new revenue-generating services based on Carrier Ethernet technology.

During the independent Isocore analysis, testing was conducted on a large test bed -- representative of a true carrier class network -- comprised of Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Service Routers (ESRs) and M-series multiservice edge routers. A few of the key findings of the independent test include:

* MPLS Plug-and-Play successfully established the support of error-resilient configurations on both edge and core routers used in the test;

* Successful demonstration of commit and operation scripts to automate configurations and diagnose failures in the network;

* Faultless discovery and operation of Ethernet Unnumbered Interfaces within IGP, BGP and MPLS networks.

The M- and MX-series also demonstrated successful auto-provisioning of Layer 2 Point-to-Point BGP-based VPNs and VPLS services with four sites, and met Isocore's stringent specifications for a plug-and-play environment. Customers can download Isocore's complete report on Juniper's website: www.juniper.net/ce.

"Ethernet's ubiquitous success has been in large part due to its simplicity and ease-of-deployment," said Manoj Leelanivas, senior vice president of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks. "As service providers adopt Ethernet-based networks, Juniper's MPLS Plug-and-Play solution extends this simplicity to carrier networks -- without requiring customers to give up any of their MPLS features or have their networks be a test-bed for unproven technologies."

Webinar: Removing the Complexity in IP/MPLS Networks Using MPLS Plug-and-Play

In conjunction with Isocore, Telecommunications Magazine and Synergy Research Group, Juniper Networks will host an informative, no-cost webinar on the subject of MPLS Plug-and-Play. Entitled "Removing the Complexity in IP/MPLS Networks Using MPLS Plug-and-Play," the webinar will take place on January 23 at 11:30 ET, and will be moderated by Sean Buckley, editor-in-chief of Telecommunications. The session will include expert perspectives from:

* Kireeti Kompella, PhD, Juniper Fellow, former co-chair of the IETF CCAMP Working Group and author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs in the areas of CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, OSPF and TE;

* Ray Mota, PhD, Chief Research Officer, Synergy Research Group;

* Bijan Jabbari, PhD, president of Isocore.

For more information, and to register, please visit: www.telecommagazine.com/PlugandPlayJuniper.

About Isocore

Isocore provides technology validation, certification and product evaluation services in emerging and next generation Internet and wireless technologies. Isocore is leading validation and interoperability of novel technologies including Carrier Ethernet, IPv6, IP Optical Integration, wireless backhauling and Layer 2/3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and currently focuses on IPTV service deployment architecture validation and design. Major router and switch vendors, service providers, and test equipment suppliers participate in Isocore activities. Isocore has major offices in the USA (the Washington DC area), Europe (Paris, France) and Asia (Tokyo, Japan).

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.

Juniper Networks and the Juniper Networks logo are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. JUNOS is a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.
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