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June 06, 2005

Supports Enterprise Infranet With Advanced Delivery, Use And Threat Control

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 6, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced major enhancements to its Secure Access and Remote Access SSL VPN appliances, with a new version of the Instant Virtual Extranet (IVE) 5.0 software. In addition to delivering the next generation of Network Connect and advanced endpoint remediation capabilities, the new software offers dynamic XML re-writing and a Java Applet Delivery Infrastructure. The enhanced SSL VPN solution supports the Enterprise Infranet framework by delivering a single access platform that uniquely offers best-in-class delivery, use, and threat control for the extended enterprise.

Gene Fredrikson, EVP and chief security officer, Raymond James Financial, a Juniper Networks customer said, "In today's world, we face the complex challenge of having to deploy an infrastructure that can help diverse users, connecting from a plethora of devices, gain access to the right set of resources securely. Lacking a single solution that fully met our needs, we were forced to deploy several disconnected access systems to manage this challenge. With the enhanced functionality of the Juniper Networks SSL VPN, we can now deploy one platform to easily and securely meet the diverse access needs of our users, from Web applications to streaming media or VoIP apps."

Offering support for the most demanding network applications, the enhanced SSL VPN software introduces the next generation of Network Connect, which enables the industry's first network-layer access solution to feature adaptive dual transport modes. Network Connect is delivered as a downloadable agent, which eliminates the need for IT to install, configure and manage client software on the user's PC. The agent utilizes one of two transport modes, including IPsec mode for high performance and SSL mode for high availability, which ensures optimized performance as well as reliable, always-on connectivity. The Network Connect agent dynamically adapts to any connection environment without any end user intervention, ensuring seamless and ubiquitous network connectivity.

"With this new release of the IVE 5.0 software for the Secure Access and Remote Access appliances, Juniper Networks is offering the most comprehensive application and network access methods to enable enterprises to leverage one single infrastructure for all their extended access needs," said Vivian Ganitsky, director of Product Management for the SSL VPN products, Juniper Networks. "A single platform provides intelligent access provisioning and coordinated security policy administration, while reducing administrative costs. This results in lower TCO and higher ROI and enables secure and assured access to applications."

Juniper Networks continues to raise the bar with innovative access methods and security controls. The SSL VPN software has been enhanced to support dynamic XML re-writing, providing secure access to a growing number of custom and packaged applications with XML content. The application layer access has also been augmented with a Java Applet Delivery Infrastructure that enables customers to serve applications from the SSL VPN and control access to those applications using Juniper Networks' dynamic access privilege management.

The new Juniper Networks IVE 5.0 software also delivers additional security to its Secure Access and Remote Access appliances via the industry leading Juniper Endpoint Defense Initiative (J.E.D.I.). New policy specific remediation capabilities enable administrators to associate required remedial actions with individual security policies, allowing for simplified administration of threat control. The J.E.D.I. APIs have also been enhanced to facilitate third-party client-server communication and further leverage external vendor security compliance solutions for security policy enforcement.

Availability

The Secure Access and Remote Access SSL VPN appliances with the new IVE 5.0 software are available now. The upgrade is free of charge for existing Juniper Networks customers under the service contract.

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.

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This press release contains specialized projections, statements and data provided by third parties. Juniper Networks does not adopt these projections, statements or data, does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such data or statements and does not undertake or assume any duty to update them in the future.

 

Amy Lee
Juniper Networks
Phone: 408-936-4259
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Amy Lee
Media Relations Contact
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Michelle Levine
Juniper Networks
Phone: 408-936-2775
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