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Juniper Joins Alliance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that it has joined the SecureIT Alliance formed by Microsoft
(Nasdaq: MSFT). The SecureIT Alliance unites and expands security partnerships to enhance future product interoperability and refine best practices for product deployments.

Juniper Networks and Microsoft customers and partners benefit by having access to the SecureIT community site, which includes information on security solutions and provides a forum for collaborative dialogue. The SecureIT Alliance web site also offers new and existing customers a searchable membership product & solutions area to help IT professionals discover security-related information, such as business case studies, technical white papers, best practice guidance, strategic partnerships, product data sheets, news and public events. Customers will benefit by having better information on integrated security solutions and services offerings in one convenient place, without needing to navigate to dozens of Web sites to find this content.

"Microsoft is pleased to have Juniper join the SecureIT Alliance," said Gerry Albert, group manager at Microsoft Corporation. "As a leading network security firm, Juniper's membership in our Alliance will help assure mutual customers that our platforms and products are interoperable with the highest levels of security."

"The SecureIT Alliance is an important industry initiative and we recognize the strategic value of being a member," said Craig Strachman, director, Business Development at Juniper Networks. "Our participation strengthens our existing partnership with Microsoft and other leading security technology providers. We look forward to working with more than 70 Alliance members to develop innovative security solutions that provide secure and assured communications."

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)