Focal will deploy more than 70 Juniper M20 Internet backbone routers in its Focal Internet eXchanges (FIXs) across the country

August 31, 2000

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- JuniperNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of IP infrastructuresystems, announced today that Focal CommunicationsCorporation (Nasdaq: FCOM) will deploy more than 70 Juniper Networks®M20T Internet backbone routers in its Focal InterneteXchanges (FIXs) across the country. The first deployment will takeplace in Chicago this September.

"Focal selected Juniper Networks because theyprovide solutions purpose-built to meet the scalability, reliability,and capacity challenges of the Internet," said Michael Mael,president of Focal Data Communications, a business unit of Focal. "Inparticular, Juniper Networks leads the industry in advancedhigh-speed packet filtering. Their breakthrough packet filteringtechnology enables us to do something previously notpossible, that is, to provide wire-rate services while still maintainingnetwork security."

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