Pradeep Sindhu thought a router could be the fundamental building block for a computer network. Based on his belief that creating simplicity through engineering is the highest form of innovation, he started Juniper Networks in 1996. He introduced the company’s first product — the M40 router — in 1998, establishing Juniper as a serious contender in the industry. He held Juniper’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April 1999, made it to the NASDAQ exchange in June, setting a first-day, technology sector trading record as “the latest darling of Wall Street.”

Juniper Networks is a community member and a recognized leader in automated, scalable and secure networks with operations in more than 100 countries. An American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Juniper develops and markets routers, switches, network management software, network security products and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology. Some of the world’s largest wired and wireless carriers, content and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cloud and data center providers, and cable and satellite operators run on Juniper Networks, as do major banks, global financial service organizations, the “World’s Top 10” telecom companies, government and federal agencies, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, energy and utility companies.