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December 14, 2016updated 09 Jan 2017 2:25pm

What is Juniper Networks?

Juniper Networks helps connect organisations through IT networks.

By Ellie Burns

Juniper Networks is a networking and cyber security company based in the US.

Founded in 1982 by Pradeep Singhu, the company is headed by CEO Michael Brown. It has 11,000 employees worldwide.

The company focuses on the network market. This includes network security which protects the edge of a corporate IT network from intrusion by cyber threats.

It also includes the mechanics of running the network itself, with the company offering products such as routers and switches.


Find out about Juniper’s products on the next page.

Juniper Networks products include routers, switches, IT security products, edge routers, data centers, wireless networking, networking for branch offices and other access and aggregation devices.

Major rivals in the networking market include Cisco.

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The company started with $2 million in seed funding, followed by a further $12 million netted during its first year of operations.

The company floated on the stock exchange in 2001.

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