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Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) is an information technology and computer networking products multinational company, founded in 1996. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The company designs and sells Internet Protocol network products and services. Juniper's products include T-series, M-series, E-series, MX-series, and J-series families of routers, EX-series Ethernet switches, WX-series WAN optimization devices, and SRC Session and Resource Control appliances. JUNOS , Juniper's network operating system runs on most of the Juniper products. In 2009, Juniper made debut on Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work for. Juniper ranked 4 in Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list in Networking Communications category in 2009. The Juniper products are widely used in the large networks around the world and is a leader in high-performance networking.

Juniper Networks was founded by Pradeep Sindhu, Dennis Ferguson, and Bjorn Liencres in February 1996 in California, USA. Juniper Networks was the creation of computer scientist Pradeep Sindhu, once principal scientist of Xerox's renowned Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), who in 1995 left for a vacation and returned with a concept for a new company that would build reliable, high-performance routers to support the quickly emerging Internet. Sindhu started the company in February 1996 with $200,000 in seed money from powerful venture-capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. He hired two other engineers, Bjorn Liencres from Sun Microsystems and Dennis Ferguson from MCI. For business expertise, Sindhu recruited Scott Kriens, co-founder of StrataCom, a leading supplier of switching equipment sold in July 1996 to Cisco for US$4.67 billion.

Pradeep Sindhu served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors until September 1996. Scott Kriens (formerly of Stratacom) became CEO in October 1996, and is credited with leading Juniper's commercial success. Juniper was reincorporated in March 1998 in Delaware.

As a startup, Juniper received $6 Million in Funding from AT&T, Anschutz in 1997. It also received another $14 million from a variety of venture capitalists. It garnered the financial support of over $40 million of Northern Telecom; 3Com; UUNET Technologies, a subsidiary of WorldCom; the Siemens AG/Newbridge Networks alliance; and Ericsson.

Juniper shipped its first product, the M40 router, in September 1998. The M40 was one of a kind in terms of speed. The M40 was capable of forwarding 40 million packets per second, and Juniper claimed that this terabit router would deliver traffic up to 10 times quicker than other existing products. The M40 won industry recognition for the best new product, including PC Magazine UK's 1999 Technology Innovation Award.

Juniper went public on June 25, 1999. The price per share was US$34.00, and 4.8 million shares were offered on the Nasdaq National Market under the trading symbol JNPR. The company had one of the most successful initial public offerings in history. By the end of the first day as a publicly traded company, Juniper's stock rose to $98.88, a 190 percent single-day jump that increased the company's market capitalization to just below $4.9 billion, the highest first-day valuation for a technology company, according to Securities Data Corp.In 2000, Forbes recognized Scott Kriens as the Top Tech Executives. By 2000, Juniper began to eat into the growing slice of its main rival Cisco's Internet router pie.In 2000, Juniper took a stunning 30% of the core router market, up from 22.5% in the previous quarter. From 1999 to 2005, Juniper acquired many technology companies like NetScreen Technologies, Unisphere Networks, Funk Software etc. In 2002, Juniper announced its plans to expand its line of Internet core routers to the edge.

Kevin Johnson, former chief of Microsoft's platform and services division, became the CEO of Juniper in July 2008 succeeding Scott Kriens. Scott continues as the Chairman of the Board for Juniper Networks.

Juniper did not acquire a company for the first three years of its existence. In November 1999, Juniper acquired Layer Five, an intellectual property design firm for $19 million. In December 2000, Juniper acquired ASIC design firm Micromagic, for $260 million in stocks and cash. November 2001 saw the acquisition of the CMTS startup Pacific Broadband Communications for $200 million. In May 2002, Juniper bought the intellectual property of Nexsi Systems. In July 2002 Unisphere Networks, a subsidiary of Siemens, was acquired for $740 million.

April 2004 saw the company's largest purchase: a $4 billion acquisition for NetScreen Technologies (which had previously acquired Neoteris). In April 2005, Kagoor Networks was acquired for $65.7 million. In July 2005, Juniper acquired two companies: Peribit Networks($337 million) and Redline Networks ($132 million). Acorn Packet Solutions was acquired in October 2005 for $8.7 million. The last purchase made by Juniper to date was the acquisition of Funk Software, in December 2005, for $122 million.

The principal subsidiaries of Juniper Networks Inc., US includes Juniper Networks K.K. (Japan), Juniper Networks B.V. (Netherlands), Juniper Networks International Limited (Cayman Islands), Juniper Networks FSC Inc. (Barbados), Juniper Networks U.K. Ltd. (United Kingdom), Juniper Networks GmbH (Germany), Juniper Networks France Sarl (France), Juniper Networks Australia Ltd. (Australia), Juniper Networks Hong Kong Ltd. (Hong Kong), Juniper Networks South Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong), Juniper Networks China Ltd. (Hong Kong), Juniper Networks Canada Inc. (Canada), Juniper Acquisition Corporation; Juniper Networks International, Inc and Juniper Networks India Pvt Ltd (India).

M40 of M-series was the first product by Juniper Networks, which was released in 1998.The M40 was the first of its kind capable of scaling to meet the internet standards ,which can move 40 million packets per second with a throughput rate in excess of 40 gigabits per second. With the initial offering of m40, Juniper came up with the Internet Processor I. The proprietary ASIC was the fundamental core of Juniper's Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE). The PFE consisted of a shared memory, a single forwarding table, and a one-write, one-read architecture.The entire PFE was capable of forwarding at 40 Mpps, a capacity more than 100 times faster than that of any other available router architectures at that time. The M40 is one of the first routers on this scale, about 10 times faster than Cisco's 12000.

While the E, M, and T series are all high speed ASIC based devices capable of terminating multiple broadband optical connections, the J series is much lower in speed. Capable of terminating DS3 (45 Mbit/s) and slower lines, the J-series product line is aimed at corporate branch offices and service provider premise equipment. In the fall of 2006, the J series got a refresh of the modular products offering significantly increased performance to meet updated WAN technologies requirements. In the same announcement Juniper shared that it would co-operate with Avaya to integrate Avaya IP Telephony in the J series of routers.

The Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP) was introduced by Juniper Networks, Inc. and intended for attaining proficiency in Juniper line of products. The certifications are divided into several levels based on skill level requirement.

In 2009, Juniper makes debut on Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work for.

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List of acquisitions by Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks campus in Amsterdam

Juniper Networks, Inc. is an information technology and computer networking products multinational company, founded in 1996. Juniper has its headquarters situated in Sunnyvale, California. The company designs and sells Internet Protocol network products and services. Juniper was founded by Pradeep Sindhu, Dennis Ferguson, and Bjorn Liencres in February 1996. The company was subsequently reincorporated in Delaware on March 15, 1998 and went public on June 25, 1999.

Juniper did not acquire a company for the first three years of its existence. In November 1999, Juniper acquired Layer Five, an intellectual property design firm. The company's US$4 billion acquisition of NetScreen Technologies is its largest purchase. NetScreen had acquired Neoteris before this acquisition. Unisphere, before the Juniper acquisition, initially comprised three other key networking equipment manufacturers: Redstone Communications, Argon Networks, Castle Networks. Siemens had bought Castle Networks for $300 million in 1999 and then combined it with two other acquisitions to form the Unisphere Networks. Before Unisphere's sale to Juniper, Siemens bought back the Castle portion of Unisphere to form its own subsidiary. Most of the companies acquired by Juniper are based in the United States. Juniper made the majority of its acquisitions in 2005. It did not make any more acquisitions after 2006. Most of the acquired companies are related to computer networking and associated products. Apart from the complete acquisition of the other companies, Juniper also bought the intellectual property of Nexsi Systems in May 2002. US-based Proxy Networks Inc, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a unit of de Anda Capital LLC, acquired the Proxy remote control software product line of Juniper Networks in 2006. Proxy Networks has assumed responsibility for the continued development, marketing, sales and support of the Proxy product family, which Juniper acquired as part of its purchase of Funk Software.

Since November 1999, Juniper has acquired over 11 companies. Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the official announcement date of the agreement between Juniper Networks and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in US dollars because Juniper Networks is headquartered in the United States. If the value of an acquisition is not listed, then it is undisclosed. Juniper has officially released the financial details for most of its acquisitions.

Juniper Networks, Inc. has made 11 acquisitions, although it has not taken stake in any companies. Juniper made 1 divestiture in 2006.

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Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program

The Juniper Networks Technical Certification Program (JNTCP) was introduced by Juniper Networks, Inc. and intended for attaining proficiency in Juniper line of products. The certifications are divided into several levels based on skill level requirement.

JNCIA-M: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate on M-Series router network.

JNCIA-E: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate on E-Series router network.

JNCIA-ER: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate on enterprise routing (former JNCIA-J, J-Series routers associate).

JNCIA-EX: Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate on EX-Series Switch Network.


JNCIS is short for Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist.

M stands for M-Series router certification path, E stands for E-series router certification path, and FWV stands for FireWall/VPN certification path, ES for Enhanced Services, ER for Enterprise Routing certification path.

JNCIP is short for Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional. M stands for M-Series router certification path, and E stands for the E-Series router certification path.

JNCIE is short for Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert. M stands for M-Series router certification path and, ER stands for Enterprise Routing certification path.

All Professional and Expert exams are lab-exams. These can be attempted in Juniper offices worldwide and occasionally on other locations as well.

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Juniper JUNOS is the software or the network operating system used in the Juniper Networks routers . It is Juniper's single network operating system spanning routing, switching and security platforms on its router products. The corporate strategy of Juniper is to offer a single Operating System across its routing and switching equipments.The single Operating System of Juniper helps it easier both for Juniper and for users and helps to differentiate Juniper against its competitors in the networking gear space that often have multiple network operating systems.The novel concept of the Partner Solution Development Platform (PSDP) opens up the development of new features and applications of JUNOS software to their customers and partners . The biggest competitor of JUNOS is Cisco Systems's IOS .

JUNOS provides a single code base across most of Juniper's platforms. Juniper updates JUNOS every 90 days since 1998 The current version available is 9.5 .

JUNOS operating system is primarily based on FreeBSD , the advantage of which is the Unix-like environment: customers can access a Unix shell and execute normal Unix commands. JUNOS is platform independent within Juniper hardware systems . After Juniper acquired NetScreen, it also integrated NetScreenOS security functions into its own JUNOS network operating system so that now Juniper offers routing and security functions in a single device .

JUNOS CLI is a simple to use, text-based command interface. The commands on CLI for configuring, troubleshooting and monitoring the software that runs on Juniper network equipment gear. It supports two types of command modes.

The Operational Mode is basically for controlling the CLI environment, and Monitor and troubleshoot network connectivity, and Initiating the Configuration Mode. The Configuration mode for configuring the software by creating a hierarchy of configuration statements.

With JUNOS Partner Solution Development Platform (PSDP) program, Juniper Networks opened its operating system, to select partners who want to develop third-party applications for their routers .It provides a powerful set of tools and resources, including a software development kit (SDK) with intelligent and secure interfaces to JUNOS routing and services functions.It enables customers and partners to develop and deploy applications on JUNOS software.

The biggest competitor of JUNOS is Cisco Systems's IOS . JUNOS has a modular operating system. The JUNOS kernel is based on the open source FreeBSD operating system, and processes that run as modules on top of the kernel are segregated in exclusive, protected, memory space. Users thus can add features and functions to the version of JUNOS running on their systems without disabling or rebooting the entire operating system. Cisco's IOS is a monolithic operating system, which means it runs as a single operation and all processes share the same memory space. Because of this, bugs in one operation may have an impact on or corrupt other processes. Moreover, if a user wishes to add features or functions to the operating system, IOS has to be rebooted to the new image containing the desired features. Cisco has come up with other IOS variants like IOS XR, IOS XE and NX-OS to overcome the monolithic structure and make it more modular.

Cisco's over 20 year leadership position in routing business has been challenged by Juniper over the last 10 years. Juniper has cut into almost a quarter of Cisco's share of the service provider router market and is also coming after Cisco in the enterprise market . Juniper as of June 13, 2008 has 5 percent of the $4.2 billion enterprise-router market, 18 percent of the $4.7 billion service-provider edge-router market and 30 percent of the $2.7 billion service-provider core-router market, according to the Dell'Oro Group. The market is led by Cisco which has 82 percent, 54 percent and 55 percent shares, respectively .

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