August 29, 2008
Juniper Networks Named ‘Company of the Year’ and Wins Top Honors for Channel Leadership and Partnership By VARBusiness Magazine
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced it was named "Company of the Year" in the Network Security Appliances category at the 2008 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) awards gala, taking first place in both channel support and partnership. The ARC award marks the second year in a row Juniper Networks has secured top honors in the Network Security Appliances category.
Furthermore, Juniper Networks received an ARC award for overall Channel Partnership in both the Network Security Appliances and Enterprise Networking Infrastructure categories. As such, the company was measured by key partner criteria and recognized for its leadership in the areas of: revenue and profit potential, return on investment, ease of doing business, training, solution provider program, communication, partner portal and channel conflict management.
"Being named 'Company of the Year' two years in a row is an honor and solid testimony to the success of our growing J-Partner community," said Frank Vitagliano, senior vice president, worldwide channels, Juniper Networks. "What is equally telling are the wins Juniper continues to receive in high-priority categories such as Channel Partnership and Support. In addition to delivering best-in-class products and services, Juniper is highly focused on providing superior partner experience at all levels. It's this powerful combination that really sets us apart from our competitors and gives our J-Partners a competitive edge."
The annual VARBusiness ARC awards recognize outstanding partner programs and superb vendor service in 18 major product and service categories, including: enterprise network infrastructure, mobile computers, mainstream business servers, voice networking hardware, data and information management software, and network security appliances. Category winners are selected based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers, solution providers and software developers.
Ongoing Channel Leadership
As further recognition, Everything Channel's VARBusiness Magazine named Juniper Networks Vice President of Worldwide Channel Strategy and Operations Donna Grothjan one of the 50 Most Powerful Women Of The Channel. The honor marks the second year in a row Grothjan has been named to the prestigious list, which recognizes the IT industry's top 50 female channel executives.
Under Grothjan's leadership, Juniper's channel team has successfully executed against major channel infrastructure initiatives including a new Opportunity Registration Program, as well as enhanced distribution programs and an expanded distribution footprint.
"The entire staff at Everything Channel is very proud to honor this year's Power 50 Women of the Channel and recognize their commitment to improving the profitability and performance of the company's partners and channel programs," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.
The Power 50 Women of the Channel were selected from hundreds of nominations and evaluated by Everything Channel editors on their personal and professional achievements, as well as the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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