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KEC Builds SSL VPN

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that Korea's Kolon Engineering & Construction (KEC) is improving operational efficiency and saving operating costs through self-managed, secure remote access services based on Juniper Networks'
award-winning secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) solution. According to KEC, the new Juniper Networks SSL VPN solution is saving KEC more than 60 percent in total cost of operation compared to the previously deployed solution, and offers KEC added threat protection provided by Juniper Networks' NetScreen firewall/VPN appliances.

'The cost savings we now enjoy with the Juniper solution validate our return-on-investment analysis and the decision to replace the managed IPSec VPN service with a self-managed SSL VPN alternative,' said Gu-Won Jeong, head of the process innovation team at KEC. 'Juniper Networks has an excellent reputation in network security and is the leader in SSL VPN technology, which made our decision to implement a managed service based on Juniper Networks technology an easy one.'

KEC is one of South Korea's most established engineering companies. Founded in 1960, it has grown into a successful distributed organization with remote offices and mobile workers. KEC's process innovation team is responsible for building corporate IT strategy, executing new e-Biz projects, managing the company's internal IT environment, advancing working processes, and driving standardization across the organization. KEC deployed the new remote access solution with the help of system integrator KCC Information & Communication (www.kcc.co.kr), which installed the NetScreen-204 firewall/IPSec VPN integrated appliances with a Juniper Networks Secure Access (SA) 2000 series SSL VPN device. The use of both SSL VPN and IPSec technology ensures maximum flexibility for KEC's diverse user base.

'We have different sized sites remotely connecting to our headquarters,'
said Jeong. 'Small sites, as well as remote users connecting from their home or other locations, benefit from SSL VPN, which does not require any software client pre-installation. For larger sites, we use IPSec, which allows us to strike a nice balance between security and ease of use. Mixing the two technologies gives us maximum flexibility.'

Juniper Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR)