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Juniper Networks

March 30, 2010 08:30 ET

Juniper Networks Wins 2010 CRN Channel Champion Awards and Earns Five-Star Rating

Recognized as One of North America's Top Performing Channel Vendors

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) - Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced it has earned a number of channel-focused awards and industry recognition from Everything Channel, including an overall win, as well as two sub-category wins for Technical Satisfaction and Financial Factors, in the Network Security Appliances category of the 2010 CRN Channel Champions survey. Juniper Networks also captured a sub-category Channel Champs win for Financial Factors within the highly competitive Enterprise Networking Hardware category.

Juniper Networks was also recently awarded a Five-Star rating for its J-Partner Program in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide (PPG). Furthermore, three of its channel executives have been named as 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs: Frank Vitagliano, worldwide senior vice president channels; Steve Pataky, vice president worldwide channel development and programs; and, Blaine Raddon, vice president, America's general business and channel sales. The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

"We're very pleased with our performance across the board in this year's Channel Champions survey -- especially as it relates to our efforts around technical excellence and partner profitability," said Vitagliano. "This year's Five-Star PPG rating marks the sixth consecutive year our J-Partner Program has been recognized by Everything Channel and if there's one thing that our channel partners know without a doubt, it is that Juniper Networks is committed to their success and profitability and will continue to give them a competitive advantage when it comes to high-performance networking solutions and services."

"These surveys and accolades are essential resources for the IT Channel community and a true testimony to the successful strategies and program execution of the industry's top performing channel vendors," says Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate Juniper Networks on its multiple Channel Champ and Five-Star program wins."

The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall solution provider perceptions of nearly 100 vendors in 21 key product and service categories. The survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs. The Everything Channel Five-Star Partner Program rating recognizes the elite subset of PPG vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The Five-Star rating is bestowed on programs whose overall rating is among the elite, based on company size.

Channel Champions award winners and related study will be published in the April 26, 2010 issue of CRN and online at www.channelweb.com.

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