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Verizon Biz Picks Juniper

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR),
the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Verizon
Business has selected the WXC platform, a highly scalable WAN acceleration
solution, for a new Managed WAN Optimization Service. Juniper's
high-performance WXC platform enables Verizon Business' professional
services staff to fine-tune network performance to improve application
delivery and reduce bottlenecks. Verizon's new Managed WAN Optimization
Service, which relies on Juniper's WXC platform, can help distributed
enterprises to accelerate application delivery over the WAN, leverage WAN
investments and boost user productivity.

'We chose Juniper Networks high-performance WXC platform for our Managed WAN
Optimization Service because it enhances application visibility and improves
application response time and WAN efficiency,' said Michael Marcellin, vice
president of product marketing at Verizon Business. 'Juniper is helping us
to deliver on our commitment to offer a world-class experience to our
enterprise customers. Their platform offers significant scalability which is
enabling us to meet the needs of our multinational customers.'

The WXC platform improves application performance over the WAN by
recognizing and eliminating redundant transmissions; accelerating TCP and
application-specific protocols; prioritizing and allocating access to
bandwidth; and ensuring high application availability at sites with multiple
WAN links. The WXC application acceleration platforms work end-to-end with a
multitude of applications, including Web-based, client-server, custom
software, voice and video. The platforms also include a broad set of
management tools for monitoring and reporting on WAN and application
performance.

'Leading managed service providers such as Verizon Business recognize the
value in developing new and differentiated services based on our
high-performance WXC application acceleration platform,' said Steven Wastie,
vice present of enterprise marketing at Juniper Networks. 'We are committed
to enabling our Managed Services partners to innovate with solutions that
reduce business and operational risk for their customers.'

Juniper Networks Inc.