Juniper Reports on IPv6

Juniper Networks report describes IPv6 security issues and transition strategies for US government agencies

February 20, 2008

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HERNDON, Va. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the release of 'An IPv6 Security Guide for U.S. Government Agencies'. The report describes key issues and best-practices for government CIOs, CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers), IT directors, program managers, and system administrators responsible for ensuring their agencies' successful transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). This is the fourth volume of Juniper's 'IPv6 World Report Series,' a compilation of lessons learned from Juniper's extensive experience in networking and security best practices for government and commercial customers.

Executive summaries and copies of the IPv6 World Report Series are available at

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that all federal government agencies transition their network backbones to IPv6 by June 30, 2008. The mandate is driven by the government's drive toward IP convergence to support rapidly evolving needs in real-time e-government transactions and services, enhanced data transmission capabilities, and demand for more IP addresses.

'IPv6 will make possible an IP-converged future in which agencies can support collaborative architectures, net-centric warfare, enhanced mobility and continuity of operations,' says Scott Hastings, former CIO of the Department of Homeland Security US-VISIT program and now a partner with Deep Water Point, LLC. 'IPv6 will also have the potential to expose and address security vulnerabilities in agency networks. The Juniper IPv6 World Report Series provides government network security managers with a step-by-step roadmap on what potential security vulnerabilities to expect and how to mitigate them during the complex transition.'

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)

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