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Juniper Networks Partners With Affigent and ThunderCat Technology to Restructure Base Information Transport Infrastructure


January 19, 2016

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) -  Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced it has been selected as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) on four contracts awarded to Affigent and ThunderCat Technology to replace and modernize the U.S. Air Force's network infrastructure. Through respective alliances with prime contractors Affigent and ThunderCat Technology, Juniper Networks switching technology will be installed on Air Force bases to deliver a restructured and open infrastructure for the Base Information Transport Infrastructure (BITI) program.

Juniper Networks technology will streamline operations for the Air Force and support the core and critical access network layers at each base. This includes a technology refresh for the core, distribution, critical access nodes and network management, as well as training and support for the warfighter. Juniper Networks technology will support a total of 44 active duty Air Force bases worldwide for the Base Information Transport Infrastructure (BITI) program. 

News Highlights:
The Air Force network infrastructure, provided through BITI and powered by Juniper Networks, has 800,000 users worldwide and impacts every airman that's supported by the critical communications capabilities at each base.

  • Open Networking Standards: With the scale and high performance benefits delivered by Juniper Networks switching solutions, BITI will have an open network that aligns with industry standards, in addition to having the capability to address the growing demand for supplementary bandwidth driven by voice, data and imagery requirements.
  • Improved Performance, Resiliency and Accessibility: Through its partners Affigent and ThunderCat Technology, Juniper Networks will deliver the switching components and network management for the network element of the BITI program, enabling greater distribution, scalability, automation and user access.
  • Completion Date: Full deployment will be ongoing, with a goal of completion by September 2016.

Supporting Quotes:
"The Air Force's network modernization program and support for open and interoperable technologies will pay long-term dividends for its secure network. This award validates Juniper Networks' products as innovative solutions that government agencies and our prime contracting partners can rely on for their most critical use cases."
- Bob Fortna, vice president of federal defense, Juniper Networks

"Delivering the right offerings and technology to our customers is our core mission at Affigent. When it came to the Air Force modernizing its BITI wired networks, we partnered with Juniper Networks to deliver the switching solution needed to enable an efficient, high performance and open network."
- Scott Ormiston, director of solutions architecture, Affigent

"ThunderCat Technology is proud to partner with Juniper Networks and execute on the critical mission for the USAF BITI program. This partnership brings the best of breed networking technology and service delivery; enabling the USAF to securely access critical applications and strengthen critical cyber infrastructure. The mission we are supporting for the BITI program is directly in-line with ThunderCat Technology's core mission of making the United States a better and safer place."
- David Schlosser, vice president of sales, ThunderCat Technology

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About Juniper Networks
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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of assumptions, uncertainties and risks including, among other things, statements concerning the anticipated performance of Juniper Networks technology, including the ability of products to integrate with other technologies and offerings from other vendors, and expected results and benefits to customers. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including delays in scheduled product availability, incompatibility of technologies, the company's failure to accurately predict emerging technological trends, and other factors listed in Juniper Networks' most recent report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Juniper Networks undertakes no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of this press release. Any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification that may be referenced in this press release are for information purposes only, are subject to change at any time without notice and are not commitments to deliver any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification. The information contained in this press release is intended to outline Juniper Networks' general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.



Media Relations:
Andria Barrera
Juniper Networks
(408) 936-8226
abarrera@juniper.net 


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