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Juniper Networks Application Acceleration Platforms Achieve ''Ready for IBM'' Validation; DX, WX, WXC Solutions Certified Interoperable With Lotus Notes/Domino, Websphere Portal.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR) today announced its DX and WX/WXC application acceleration platforms have been validated as Ready for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and IBM Websphere Portal. As part of the validation process, the Juniper products have been certified as interoperable with the IBM suite of Workplace Solutions, ensuring enhanced performance for enterprise customers.

With the validation, IBM customers can now deploy the DX and WX/WXC platforms with solutions such as Lotus Notes/Domino and Websphere Portal with complete confidence that the products will interoperate seamlessly to speed application delivery for remote and branch-office users. Working together, Juniper Networks and IBM now deliver one of the industry's most reliable, scalable, secure and assured solutions for deploying value-added, high-availability collaborative applications in the distributed enterprise.

"We selected IBM Lotus Notes running on an IBM iSeries 810 server as our internal communications application," said Timothy Brennan, director of Information Technology at U.S. Cold Storage, Inc. "But Lotus Notes is a bandwidth-intensive application, and our branch-office users were disappointed with the initial response times. The WX platform gave us all the bandwidth needed to provide the performance our users require -- LAN-like performance over our WAN. The interoperability between the WX platform and Lotus Notes is clearly a critical component of our deployment."

Mission-critical Application Acceleration

The DX and WX/WXC platforms improve the performance of centralized web-enabled and client-server business applications accessed by users deployed worldwide, increasing productivity and leading to a more rewarding user experience.

IBM's suite of Workplace Solutions and IBM Websphere Portal play a strategic role in today's corporate enterprise by delivering a host of integrated messaging and directory services such as e-mail, calendar and scheduling capabilities, discussion databases, and address books in a unified, easy-to-manage architecture.

The DX platform incorporates a variety of data center application acceleration functions, including server load balancing, SSL encryption and termination, HTTP compression, and application security, to speed delivery of web-based content to local, remote and mobile users. The WX/WXC platforms employ a combination of compression, caching and acceleration technologies to speed the performance of client-server applications over wide-area networks (WAN), delivering a more LAN-like experience for remote and branch-office users accessing centralized applications over long-distance links.

Working together, the combined Juniper and IBM solutions will simplify and accelerate the ability to deploy strategic collaborative applications on a global scale, ensuring secure and assured performance for users anywhere, anytime.

Interoperability Certification

The Juniper DX and WX/WXC platforms have been extensively tested and certified interoperable with IBM Lotus Domino, IBM Websphere Portal, IBM Workplace Services Express, and IBM Workplace Collaboration Services applications.

"These certifications further solidify Juniper's relationship with IBM and demonstrate our commitment to build and strengthen this partnership," said David Colodny, director of business development at Juniper. "Today's announcement ensures our two companies will continue working together to address our joint customers' most pressing networking needs."

Availability

The Juniper Networks application acceleration platforms are available through Juniper Networks' global network of reseller partners, including IBM Global Services. For more information about the Juniper DX and WX/WXC platforms, please visit http://www.juniper.net/products/appaccel/.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company's purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding networks. 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. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.
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