Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. ( NASDAQ: JNPR ) is the world's second- largest network equipment.

Company data

Juniper Networks was founded in 1996 by Pradeep Sindhu, Dennis Ferguson, and Bjorn Liencres. The first product, the M40 router, the company brought to market in 1998. Then took the company public on the NASDAQ in June 1999. In the second quarter of 2004, a takeover of the company NetScreen Technologies was ( $ 3.4 billion ). In the second quarter of 2005 Kagoor Networks ( 65.7 million USD ) and Redline Networks (132 million USD) and Peribit Networks ( 337 million U.S. dollars) have been taken. In the same year in the 4th quarter also saw the acquisition of Acorn Packet Solutions ( $ 8.7 million ) and Funk Software (122 million USD). In August 2006, the company is target of investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC ) for alleged Umdatierungen in stock options.


Juniper produces high- end routers, which are used in the core and edge region of the Internet backbone. Since its inception in 1996, Cisco Systems lost a not insignificant market share of Juniper Networks. Between 1996 and 2000, the shares of Juniper from 0% up to 33.5 %, while Cisco fell during this period from 89% to 64.7 %. During this time, Juniper earned the nickname " Cisco Killer".

On the routers operates an advanced from FreeBSD operating system called " Junos ". JunOS is based on current versions of FreeBSD. The BSD license allows - under observance of some rules - make changes to the source code without having to publish them. The built- in devices ASICs that incorporate mainly the I / O -heavy operations of the router are specially designed and manufactured by IBM. The routers are manufactured by Solectron and Celestica, which means a huge relief in the management of inventories and production costs for Juniper. The contract manufacturer Flextronics an outsourcing contract was signed in July 2006, which includes manufacturing and logistics services, as well as participation in the launch of new products.

In 2004, Juniper NetScreen took over the company, which had already expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the company Neoteris. NetScreen ScreenOS is with the operating system to developments in the field of network security (router, firewall, and IP / VPN security systems ) specializes. Juniper is the world's second largest Internet network equipment after the purchase of NetScreen.

In 2005, the product was due to the acquisition of the company Kagoor Networks (Session Border Controller (SBC ) products for IP Telephony ( VoIP) ), Redline Networks (developer and manufacturer of front ends for web applications in enterprises), Peribit Networks (specialist for the optimization of Wide Area networks) and radio software (WLAN authentication) continued to expand significantly.

16 November 2010, Juniper Networks announced the Wi-Fi specialist Trapeze Networks to take over for 152 million U.S. dollars. The operation was completed in late 2010. The acquisition Juniper Networks expands its product range the controller controlled WLANs.


Juniper divided its products into the following categories:

  • Application acceleration ( Data Center (Formerly Redline ) and WAN Acceleration ( formerly Peribit ) )
  • Circuit to Packet
  • Router (E, J, M, MX, and T Series )
  • Session Border Controller (formerly Kagoor )
  • AAA/802.1X LAN / WLAN Authentication (formerly Funk)
  • Unified Access Control ( unified access control in enterprise networks )
  • Firewall / IPSec VPN ( NetScreen, SRX Series )
  • SSL VPN (formerly Neoteris )
  • Intrusion Prevention (formerly NetScreen IDP)
  • Switches (EX -2200, EX -2500, EX -3200, EX -4200, EX -4500, EX- 4500C, EX- 8208, EX- 8216 )


Among the larger clients include:

  • Vodafone
  • Ericsson
  • Siemens
  • German Telekom
  • MCI Worldcom
  • Verizon
  • BellSouth
  • Cox Communications
  • Alcatel
  • TeliaSonera
  • Level 3
  • Google


One of the biggest competitors include the company Cisco Systems Inc. and Hewlett -Packard, but it also includes companies such as Avici Systems and Huawei to the challengers.