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Juniper Networks Named Overall SSL VPN Market Leader by Independent Research Firm.

Company Recognized for its Client Access, Endpoint Security and Reliability

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR) today announced that Forrester Research has named Juniper Networks as the leading vendor and "best all-around solution" in the SSL virtual private network (VPN) market. Juniper Networks was among eight select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its December 2006 Forrester Wave report titled, "The Forrester Wave[TM]: SSL VPN Appliances, Q4 2006; Juniper Networks Leads The Pack," written by Forrester Research analyst Robert Whiteley.

In this evaluation, Forrester evaluated leading SSL VPN appliance vendors across 57 criteria and found that Juniper Networks maintains its SSL VPN leadership thanks to its superior reverse proxy technology and focus on secure mobility. Juniper has the most mature and full featured core SSL VPN platform.

"Juniper is the clear leader in the SSL VPN market and continues to maintain its success by focusing on superior client access, endpoint security, and reliability. The result is the most well-rounded solution that excels at all the core requirements," writes Robert Whitely, senior analyst at Forrester Research.

"Juniper Networks is dedicated to continuing to deliver our Secure Access appliances with the most innovative, comprehensive and easy to use functionality for our diverse set of customers. Our consistent market leadership since the inception of the category is a testimony to that dedication," said Hitesh Sheth, vice president of security products at Juniper Networks.

To view a copy of "The Forrester Wave: SSL VPN Appliances, Q4 2006; Juniper Networks Leads The Pack" report, please go to: _wave_report_Q406.pdf. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

Juniper Networks Secure Access Appliances

The Juniper Networks Secure Access Appliances, which have earned the most awards and industry accolades in the SSL VPN market since its first products shipped in 2001, represent the market's leading SSL VPN product line. Enterprises and service providers worldwide have selected the Secure Access products because they enable cost-effective deployment of secure access to remote employees, partners and intranet and extranet users.

Juniper Networks SSL VPN products offer a variety of form factors and features that can be combined to meet the needs of companies of all sizes, from SMBs that need access for remote/mobile employees to large global deployments that need to provide remote and/or extranet access for employees, partners, and customers from a single platform. Juniper Networks SSL VPNs are based on the Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) operating platform, which uses SSL, the security protocol found in all standard Web browsers.

The use of SSL eliminates the need for client-software deployment, changes to internal servers, and costly ongoing desktop maintenance and support. Juniper Networks SSL VPN Secure Access appliances combine the overall benefit of a lower total cost of ownership over traditional IPSec client solutions with unique end-to-end security features. Enhanced access methods enable the enterprise to provision access by purpose for virtually any resource, including those that are jitter or latency sensitive.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks develops purpose-built, high performance IP platforms that enable customers to support a wide variety of services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions rely on Juniper to deliver a portfolio of proven networking, security and application acceleration solutions that solve highly complex, fast-changing problems in the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at

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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