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DX 3280 and DX 3680 Platforms Optimize Business Applications, Bolster Juniper's Enterprise Data Center Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 16, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today launched two new high-performance additions to its DX line of data center acceleration platforms. The new DX 3280 and DX 3680 platforms are cornerstones of Juniper's enterprise data center solution, helping customers address key IT initiatives and the changing requirements of next-generation enterprise data centers (see press release titled "Juniper Networks Advances Enterprise Data Center Solution" at http://www.juniper.net/company/presscenter/.) The DX 3280 and DX 3680 provide increased application performance, high availability and advanced visibility and intelligence to enterprise data centers.

"The Juniper Networks DX platform provides us with a very seamless way to load balance our farm of web servers," said Aaron Pratt, systems administrator for myTriggers.com. "The platform is both fast and intuitive, easing administrative burdens as we take servers in and out of production. The DX platform's fail-over capabilities keep a single server failure from causing any significant downtime to our customers."

Leveraging ActiveN and High Availability, the new DX 3280 and DX 3680 platforms deliver scalable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) performance and best-in-class application-level rewriting and application services. The new DX appliances utilize the newly enhanced DX operating system (DXOSTM) v5.2 software for improved security, simplified server load balancing and greater visibility into application performance.

"As the nerve centers of enterprise IT systems evolve, businesses need to look at reducing the elapsed time in business processes to create a competitive advantage," said Sanjay Beri, director of product management at Juniper Networks. "Juniper Networks takes a customer-oriented approach to this with proven IP infrastructure and standards-based approach that offers simplicity and predictability, while at the same time enables customers to leverage their existing infrastructure."

The Juniper Networks DX application acceleration platform delivers a complete data center acceleration solution for Web-enabled and IP-based business applications. Based on the unique DX Framework, the DX platform greatly improves end-user experience by delivering content more quickly. The DX platform is a single device that addresses IT budget, high-availability and security requirements for server centralization. It delivers server load balancing (SLB), global server load balancing (GSLB), SSL encryption and termination, HTTP compression and application security. The DX platform has scaling options in both functionality and performance for any business environment. Working with other Juniper Networks solutions such as the WX/WXC application acceleration and the Secure Access SSL VPN platforms, the DX platform contributes to one of the industry's most complete, real-time application delivery solution for the distributed enterprise.

A Multi-function Platform for the New Data Center

Juniper Networks DX platforms are a key component of the new data center, incorporating critical security functionality and providing superior web performance and application availability in an easy-to-manage, flexible appliance. The DX platforms offloads core networking and I/O responsibilities from web and application servers to improve the performance of web-based applications, increasing productivity of local, remote and mobile users. The DX platforms simplify and improve the data center architecture by incorporating the functionality of multiple point-products, including server load balancers (SLBs), web accelerators, SSL terminators and cache and proxy servers into a single platform.

Pricing and Availability

The DX 3280 platform is expected to be available in Q1 of 2007 and DX 3680 platform is available today. List pricing of the new platforms start at USD $24,995 for the DX 3280 and USD $49,995 for the DX 3680. The newest version of DXOS is available for download to customers with an active support contract at www.juniper.net.

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 www.juniper.net.

Juniper Networks and the Juniper Networks logo are a registered trademark 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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Juniper Networks, Inc.
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Juniper Networks
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