More deals are flowing for the networking company
). Recently, Availity has opted for Juniper's data center
switching, WAN routing and security solutions to improve its
national health information network across numerous data centers.
This will help Availity to scale more than two billion health
care business transactions annually.
Cloud computing on the whole is turning out to be a big
positive for Juniper. Juniper also made significant additions to
the Juniper Networks vGW Virtual Gateway solution for customers
looking for a comprehensive virtualization security platform.
These functions are offered along with virtualization-specific
antivirus (AV) to secure and continuously monitor malware and
hackers, at the same time ensuring that security does not impede
virtualized workload performance or form a barrier to
implementing large-scale virtualized environments.
Juniper delivered decent third quarter 2012 results by beating
the Zacks Consensus Estimates both on the top and bottom lines.
However, year over year comparisons were not much encouraging.
Cash position improved, while debt remained constant. Growth in
operating expenses was aided by one-time items. Moreover, the
company has also made provisions for a tightly-integrated virtual
solution for defense-in-depth protection and centralized security
management. This will help it to cater to different security
We are positive about Juniper's new product traction, focus on
revenue growth, cost reduction initiatives, improving supply
chain and procurement activities. Despite stiff competition from
F5 Networks Inc
Cisco Systems Inc.
) we believe that Juniper is well-positioned in the networking
space and can capitalize on the worldwide spending on information
The company has a Zacks #2 Rank (Buy).
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