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Juniper Networks, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops and sells innovative products and services that together provide customers with high-performance network infrastructure that creates responsive and trusted environments for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. The company offers a broad product portfolio that spans routing, switching, security, application acceleration and identity policy and control. It operates through two segments: Platform Systems and Software Solutions. The Platform Systems segment offers scalable routing and switching products that are used in service provider, enterprise, and public sector networks to control and direct network traffic between data centers, core, edge, aggregation, campus, Wide Area Networks, branch, and consumer and business devices. The Software Solutions segment offers software solutions focused on network security and network services applications for both service providers and enterprise customers. The company was founded by Dennis Ferguson, Bjorn Liencres and Pradeep S. Sindhu on February 6, 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

“Juniper Networks History

In 1995, after 11 years working at the Computer Science Lab of Xerox PARC, Pradeep Sindhu took a leave of absence to consider his next steps. Noting the explosive growth of the Internet and the importance of connecting computers, Sindhu was struck by the enormous potential of the router — the fundamental building block of the network. He returned from a vacation with the idea to start a company to supply high-performance routers to support the quickly emerging Internet.

After some discouraging responses from venture capitalists, Sindhu managed to secure financing for his company, and Juniper Networks was incorporated February 6, 1996, in California. Instead of starting small like many startups, Juniper Networks decided upon what would become its signature approach — tackle the toughest problem and solve it once.

The company’s first product, the revolutionary M40 router which shipped in September of 1998, did just that. The M40 far surpassed all other routers on the market and established Juniper’s position as an innovative and serious player in the hardware market.

Developing the M40 was a major undertaking that required two years of research and work. During that time, to keep venture capitalists and customers happy, Juniper Networks developed what would later become its major differentiator and the basis for all future innovation — Junos Platform.

Juniper Networks went public on June 25, 1999. It was one of the most successful initial public offerings in history.

Since this auspicious beginning, Juniper Networks has continued to grow and innovate, releasing new product, developing new technologies based on customer’s needs, and remaining at the forefront of high-performance networking.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Juniper.net

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