Juniper Networks to Extend EX-series Ethernet Switch Interoperability to Industry...

Wed Aug 6, 2008 9:00am EDT

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Juniper Networks to Extend EX-series Ethernet Switch Interoperability to Industry Leading Network Management Platforms

       Expanded Network Management Platform Support Will Enable
Enterprises to Accelerate Business Application Deployments and Realize
                           Operational Gains
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in
high-performance networking, today announced the company is extending
interoperability with leading network management platforms from
AlterPoint, CA, EMC, HP, IBM, InfoVista and SolarWinds to include
Juniper Networks EX-series Ethernet switches. Through expanded
interoperability support, mutual enterprise customers will be able to
achieve greater operational efficiency and simplicity while
accelerating the deployment of applications and services across the
extended enterprise.

   "By continuing to collaborate with third parties to deliver
comprehensive interoperability between leading network management
platforms and Juniper's high-performance network infrastructure
including the new EX-series Ethernet switches, we are providing
enterprises with greater choice and control in quickly meeting their
high-performance business requirements," said Hitesh Sheth, executive
vice president and general manager of the Ethernet Platforms Business
Group at Juniper Networks. "Juniper is committed to advancing the
economics of networking by helping enterprises maximize IT investments
and simplify operations."

   Achieving interoperability for the EX-series Ethernet switches
with AlterPoint, CA, EMC, HP, IBM, InfoVista and SolarWinds will be an
extension of current interoperability across Juniper's
high-performance network infrastructure. Support for Juniper's
EX-series Ethernet switches is scheduled to be available on the
following platforms in Q3 2008: AlterPoint NetworkAuthority v6.5; CA
eHealth Network Performance Manager; EMC Smarts v7.03; HP Network Node
Manager 7.5 software and HP Network Automation 7.2 Software; IBM
Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus v7.1; InfoVista VistaInsight(R) for Networks
v3.0; and SolarWinds Orion v9.0.

   Juniper Networks introduced the EX-series Ethernet switches in
January 2008, setting new benchmarks for high-performance network
infrastructure in the enterprise. Running on Juniper's powerful
JUNOS(R) software, a single-source code base network operating system,
the EX-series Ethernet switches deliver the operational simplicity,
carrier-class reliability and integrated security that helps
high-performance businesses accelerate the deployment of
business-enabling applications and services across the extended
enterprise. By leveraging JUNOS software, EX-series switches offer
carrier-class continuous systems availability, automated network
operations and a platform for open innovation that enables customers
to quickly align the network with changing business requirements.

   "Enterprises, public sector agencies and service providers today
require reliable, high performance service delivery from their network
infrastructure," said Tanvir Hussain, vice president, product
management, CA, Inc. "CA eHealth's support for the EX-series switches
will enable our joint customers to easily manage the Juniper devices
from an integrated fault, configuration, performance and service

   "Upon completion of certification, which is reasonably expected in
Q308, the interoperability of Juniper's EX switches with EMC Smarts,
which is software that delivers the intelligence that IT operations
need so network issues don't escalate into business issues, will
provide customers with an infrastructure solution that helps maximize
the performance and management of mission-critical IT resources," said
Bob Quillin, senior director product marketing for EMC Resource
Management Software Group. "The Smarts model-based technology is the
foundation for operational actions such as configuration discovery,
event correlation, automated root cause analysis, impact analysis and
operational triage automation. EMC Smarts helps network administrators
simplify operations and achieve high availability of network

   "Customers can reduce costs and minimize the risk of downtime by
maximizing network availability and performance. This is accomplished
by optimizing resource utilization, maintaining regulatory compliance
and meeting critical service-level agreements," said Joe Fox, product
marketing manager, Software, HP. "The HP Network Lifecycle Management
solution manages all phases of the network lifecycle and helps
customers easily integrate networking hardware, including Juniper's
EX-series switches, into their existing network infrastructure."

   "Enterprises today are moving away from the management of IT
elements that make up the network to delivering the best possible
services for end users across the network. This can only be achieved
by simplifying the operations of the network so that IT can be focused
on the strategic projects that help create competitive advantage,"
said Scott Sobers, director of service provider solutions, Tivoli
Netcool Software, IBM. "Through the robust capabilities of our IBM
Tivoli Netcool software, and the openness of Juniper's
high-performance network infrastructure, we are teaming to help our
joint customers more effectively achieve their strategic objectives."

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   About Juniper Networks

   Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance
networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure
that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the
deployment of services and applications over a single network. This
fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found

   Juniper Networks, JUNOS and the Juniper Networks logo are
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