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Juniper Networks Delivers Industry,COs First Centralized Network and Security Management for Routing, Switching and Security.

Summary: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the expansion of its network and security management capabilities with the Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager (NSM) to deliver unified management functions across Juniper routing, switching and security network infrastructure. The new NSM now offers centralized management for Juniper Networks J-series services routers, EX-series Ethernet switches, Secure Access SSL VPN and firewall/VPN and Intrusion Detection and Prevention appliances, and todayCOs newly announced Unified Access Control (UAC) solution (see todayCOs related announcement).

Juniper Networks Delivers IndustryCOs First Centralized Network and Security Management for Routing, Switching and Security Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the expansion of its network and security management capabilities with the Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager (NSM) to deliver unified management functions across Juniper routing, switching and security network infrastructure. The new NSM now offers centralized management for Juniper Networks J-series services routers, EX-series Ethernet switches, Secure Access SSL VPN and firewall/VPN and Intrusion Detection and Prevention appliances, and todayCOs newly announced Unified Access Control (UAC) solution (see todayCOs related announcement). NSM enables high-performance businesses to consolidate and simplify the management of their network infrastructure to increase security, reduce cost and realize operational gains.

C[pounds sterling]IT organizations supporting high-performance businesses are under continuous pressure to provide lower cost of ownership, improve management efficiency and more effectively leverage their network and security investment,C[yen] said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst, Information Security, Enterprise Strategy Group. C[pounds sterling]Network administrators need a cost-effective, comprehensive solution that can easily and effectively manage the evolving network and security infrastructure with centralized management rather than using multiple management tools to control each device on the network.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Since our network is critical to our success we require a fast, reliable and secure high-performance infrastructure to support our growing operations,C[yen] said Glenn Hudler, an Information Officer for the International Finance Corporation, a Member of the World Bank Group. C[pounds sterling]The Juniper Networks NSM delivers enhanced functions in a single application to manage our Juniper products, allowing us to significantly improve responsiveness to threats while simultaneously reducing operational costs and maintaining investment protection without compromises in performance and functionality.C[yen]

Centralized Management Delivers Operational Efficiency, Scalability and SecurityJuniper Networks NSM, with comprehensive, secure centralized device and policy management, provides unparalleled capability for device and security policy configuration, comprehensive monitoring, reporting tools, and tools for investigating potential security threats in the network - all from a single user interface. NSM enables large scale deployments and the ability to do global policy enforcement via a hierarchical distribution of the Juniper Networks NSMXpress and the NSM Central Manager. In addition to centralized management for Juniper Networks J-series services routers, EX-series Ethernet switches, Secure Access SSL VPN and firewall/VPN and Intrusion Detection and Prevention appliances, and UAC solution, new features and benefits include:Co Consistent monitoring across Juniper network and security products Co Implementation of policy changes network-wide to mitigate threatsCo Policy versioning with rollback capabilitiesCo Efficient network-wide control with centralized managementCo XML schema-based management architecture for extensibilityCo Open, standard northbound SOAP/XML API for ease of integration Co Role-based administration

Creating a Responsive and Trusted Security EnvironmentThe latest NSM capabilities enable innovative businesses to also centrally manage their comprehensive Juniper Networks Adaptive Threat Management and Access Control Solutions. Juniper Networks Adaptive Threat Management Solution is a dynamic and high-performance security solution that leverages interoperability between security components to provide network-wide visibility and control in order to adapt to changing risks. Juniper Networks Access Control Solution delivers a comprehensive network access control (NAC) security solution that protects vital network resources and applications by provisioning secure local access across the distributed enterprise.

C[pounds sterling]Juniper is committed to delivering fast, reliable and secure high-performance network and security solutions that provide operational efficiency so that customers can concentrate on their business objectives instead of their network,C[yen] said Taj El-Khayat, Head of Enterprise Channel Group, Middle East and Africa at Juniper Networks. C[pounds sterling]With our latest capabilities in NSM, device technicians, network administrators, and security administrators can now work together to improve management efficiency and security, reduce overhead, and lower operating costs.C[yen]

The new Juniper Networks Network and Security Manager (NSM) 2008.1 is available today. For more information about JuniperCOs management software for secure, high-performance networking, please visit Juniper Networks Management Software Product and Services.

About Juniper NetworksJuniper 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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