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Juniper Upgrades OS

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced enhancements to its ScreenOS, the real-time, security-specific operating system for its firewall (FW) and IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances. The new ScreenOS 5.4 enhancements give customers new tools to battle emerging content security threats. Tools include best-in-class Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features, captive redirect and policy-based routing.

'We are very excited to offer customers a complete set of UTM security features, including IPS, Antivirus (includes Anti-Spyware, Anti-Adware, Anti-Phishing), Anti-Spam, and Web Filtering, for the SSG Family of products to help protect their networks against all manner of attacks. Combined with the proven stateful firewall and IPSec VPN, this complete set of UTM features will greatly increase network attack detection and prevention at branch offices,' said Hitesh Sheth, VP of Security Products at Juniper Networks. 'Juniper Networks continues to provide the most secure FW/VPN solutions with integrated UTM security features to meet the heightened security and technology needs of organizations.'

'Juniper's updated ScreenOS release offers holistic content security solutions for branch office to large enterprise networks,' said Charles Kolodgy, Secure Content and Threat Management Products director at IDC.

'Organizations with multiple office locations have differing requirements and are looking to standardize and improve overall perimeter security to address L3-L7 threats. With the new ScreenOS, Juniper Networks is providing embedded security solutions that enforce security from the network- to application-level, at key points throughout the network, to effectively mitigate risk and handle the dynamic threats and security needs of the modern enterprise.'

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)