Verizon Business Receives Juniper Networks 2007 Managed Services J-Partner of the Year Award

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business has received the Juniper Networks 2007 Americas Managed Services J-Partner of the Year Award.  It recognizes the company's achievements in the delivery of high-performance managed networking solutions based on Juniper technology platforms, commitment to customer service excellence and success in generating increased revenues.

"This award highlights our commitment to delivering innovative high-performance solutions to customers," said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Business.  "As enterprise customers increasingly seek choice and flexibility when outsourcing their networking needs, they know they can rely on Verizon Business to deliver world-class managed solutions and further their IP transformation goals."

The award was presented Monday evening (April 28) at Juniper Networks' annual J-Partner Channel Summit in Las Vegas. 

In the past six months, Verizon Business has launched two new managed service offerings based on Juniper technology.  Last month, the company became the first U.S.-based service provider to deliver management of the Juniper Networks J-series services routers.  In October, Verizon Business launched its Managed WAN Optimization Service, a wide-area-network acceleration service based on the Juniper Networks WXC platform designed to fine-tune network performance and improve application performance.

In addition, Verizon Business has selected Juniper Networks as one of four leading suppliers to be included in the launch later this year of Verizon Business' international reseller program for customer premises equipment.

"Verizon Business' commitment to the creation of innovative services based on Juniper technology underscores the significance of this award," said Frank Vitagliano, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels, Juniper Networks.  "Looking to the future, we are excited about working closely with Verizon Business to enable their continued focus on meeting customers' advanced networking requirements."

Verizon Business has been a Juniper Networks reseller since 2001 and an Elite member of the Juniper Networks J-Partner Program since its inception in 2005.

Today, Verizon Business manages 260,000-plus devices on more than 4,200 customer networks in 142 countries and territories, overseeing non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers around the world.  Verizon Business' industry-leading service-level commitments and award-winning IMPACT management platform underscore its legacy of service and innovation.  Verizon Business also offers a suite of professional network and security services to help customers successfully deploy and manage their IP networks.

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About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.