We value our J-Net members and want to recognize the following people who have moved to the next level in our ranking system. Drum roll please......
Congratulations and keep an eye out for an email from me.
Thank you for your continued participation in J-Net!
The Technical Publications group for Service Layer Technology (SLT) products is launching a Web survey on March 15, 2010. The survey, which will be available until April 30, is designed to measure customer satisfaction with multiple facets of the technical documentation for the following products:
AX411 Access Point
Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP)
Integrated Security Gateway (ISG)
Network Security Manager (NSM)
Odyssey Access Client (OAC)
Steel-Belted Radius (SBR)
Secure Access/SSL VPN
Secure Services Gateway (SSG)
SRX Services Gateway (SRX)
Unified Access Control (UAC)
WAN Accelerator (WX)
Customers who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win one of several $100 American Express gift certificates.
Please go to the following URL to take the survey:
We are pleased to announce our new monthly show "Junos Connect". Check out our first edition at:
We plan to provide you with a new edition every month to keep you up-to-date on all of the technical happenings in the Junos world. Take a look at our first edition and reply to the discussion thread with any thoughts, ideas or questions you have. The show is for you so we appreciate all of your input!
Please join us Tuesday, October 6 at 11am Pacific, for a live chat where we'll ask (and answer) the question: Why operate when you can automate?
For more information, please see related post in the JUNOS board here.
We're having another J-Net promotion to thank you for all your support and encourage participation. From now till October 31, 2009, everyone who registers for a free J-Net account will be entered into a drawing to win an Asus EEE C Netbook computer, a 32GB Apple iPod Touch, or a Creative Labs Vado HD Pocket Video Camcorder*.
Already a registered J-Net member? Refer a friend and if that person registers, you'll be entered into the drawing.
Why should you register? Other than the chance to win these great prizes, you will be able to post in the community forums after you register. You will also be able to subscribe to content via RSS, email, and customize the user interface when you are logged in. In addition, there are regular promotions and events in the community opened to registered users only.
Here's what you need to do to enter the drawing:
1. If you haven't joined J-Net, register for a free account. Remember, you must complete the registration process by signing into J-Net after registration and picking an user ID.
2. If you're already a registered user, refer a colleague or friend to J-Net. Your friend must register for a new J-Net account during the contest period and pick an user ID.
3. Leave a comment on this blog article, say hello and introduce yourself.
4. Email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2009:
That's it! So jump in, add your voice, share your knowledge, and have some fun.
* Prizes include one Asus EEE PC Netbook computer, one 32GB iPod Touch, and one Creative Labs Vado HD Pocket Video Camcorder. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win the prize(s). Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be selected via random drawing. Promotion ends at midnight PST on October 31, 2009. Limit one entry per person. To be entered into the prize drawing, you must either register for a new J-Net account or refer a friend who registers for a new J-Net account by 11:59PM PST on October 31, 2009. Winners will be notified by the end of November 2009. Netbook/iPod/camcorder models are subject to availability and may differ from descriptions or photos shown in advertising materials.
Groundswell Awards 2009
Juniper Networks: Fast Tracking JUNOS Users
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Juniper Networks products and technology run the world's largest and most demanding global networks - and JUNOS Software provides the intelligence and scale behind these solutions. With service providers, enterprises, and public sector organizations using Juniper Networks and JUNOS to create value and accelerate business success, Juniper's online communities are crucial part of how we support, engage and equip our users. In 2009, we've taken this to a new level by using our online communities as the centerpiece of a campaign to spread the message about helping users get certified on JUNOS software. Our goal: 14,000 new JUNOS certifications. Our focus: using social technologies to create a call to action amongst our JUNOS users and to deliver the results.
Laying the Foundation
Juniper had already laid the groundwork for a vibrant community of JUNOS users through our industry-recognized online support program. The Association of Support Professionals (ASP), an international membership organization for customer support managers and professionals, recently recognized Juniper Networks for excellence in online service and support in the Ten Best Web Support Site category for a fourth consecutive year - becoming only the second company ever to record four straight wins. With this recommendation Juniper Networks also joined ASP's Web Support Hall of Fame, which honors companies achieving "Ten Best" for a minimum of four years. http://www.asponline.com/09awdAnnounce.html
In November 2007, we added a new dimension to our online support: a fully-featured online community offering user discussions across key product and technology topics and a rich, interactive media experience. Our goal then (and now) was to create a place for active two-way dialogue with and between our users, enlisting Lithium Technologies for their community platform and expertise. Since formally launching, the J-Net Community has grown to nearly 8,000 registered users. What started with 60,000 monthly page views in 2007 has now grown to nearly 3 million monthly page views in 2009 - and still counting. And users aren't simply passengers: we've seen average posts grow from just over 80 per month in 2007 to over 1000 per month now in 2009. As evidenced from some of our more vibrant discussion threads, the J-Net Community is active - and vocal:
But we certainly didn't stop there. We continued to add enhancements to the J-Net Community as the viewership has grown to ensure that users want to keep coming back, including:
We also added three blogs to the J-Net Community, tailored to suit our increasingly broad base of users and their interests:
The JUNOS discussion area has been one of the largest growers, going from just over 2,400 views in November 2007 to almost 200,000 views in August 2009. As we'll describe shortly, this particular group of users would become a particular area of focus in 2009.
Connecting the Dots
With the J-Net Community activated, we set our sights expanding our reach with integrated electronic direct mail, Google search campaigns, www.juniper.net banner placements and other online communities - namely social networks -- where our users congregate. The first challenge was in developing our own company understanding of what familiar entities like Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and social bookmarking services like Digg could actually do to help us drive the business. To do so, Juniper developed the J-Social program.
J-Social is an interactive guide to social media designed to help Juniper employees and Juniper partners engage in the online social network effectively. In 7-10 minutes each of the nine modules provides education and engagement leveraging:
The J-Social pilot was launched in 1H09 to the internal Juniper Marketing team (200+), and fully launched August 24, 2009 to all Juniper employees worldwide (approximately 7,000) and to the entire Juniper partner population globally. We also developed a set of social media icons for Juniper employees for embedding in their email signatures. As of September 1, 2009, 1,068 users had already registered and the number is growing daily.
Of course, the J-Social program wasn't the end game. The education and engagement was put to the test with three major company announcements - announcements in which our ability to spread the message was improved measurably by the company's use of online communities:
28-April 2009: IBM Announces Dynamic Infrastructure Data Center Solution with Juniper
4-May 2009: Distributed Enterprise Launch
24-June 2009: Juniper Announces NYSE
In each case, online communities played a significant role in spreading the message to both our users and to the broader industry. In the case of Distributed Enterprise in particular, online communities and social networks were used for cross-reference: alerting and driving users from one community to information in another. By the end of July 2009, both Twitter and Facebook had become Top 10 traffic referrers to the J-Net Community.
As of August, growth of our online communities is still on the rise:
With each of these initiatives we gained more insight into truly connecting the dots between our online user communities - from J-Net to Facebook to LinkedIn -- to scale the message and reach the broadest possible audience. Through our increasingly inter-linked communities, we began to see the potential for actively engaging JUNOS software users - and some early successes in reaching our JUNOS community through these channels, including:
As we entered 2009, the insight we gained from the use of online communities and these early JUNOS successes would become a critical asset in one of our biggest challenges yet: helping 14,000 new users get certified on JUNOS Software.
Turning Up the JUNOS Volume -- And Getting Results
For Juniper, there is no greater priority than helping our users adopt and integrate JUNOS Software into their high performance networks - and realize its benefits. A key step in this process is educating and equipping users with the know-how to make JUNOS Software a part of their daily operations. Our JUNOS certification and training program offers several ways for users to develop practical expertise with JUNOS, apply those skills to their profession and enrich their careers.
With this in mind, we set a company goal of helping 14,000 new users earn their JUNOS certifications in 2009 - no small feat. To achieve this, we redesigned our entire Fast Track program - a streamlined portal offering users study materials, a pre-assessment exam, and an automated process for earning discounts on four of our most popular certification exams. We also created a compelling limited time offer of 100% off the final certification exam for all users of the Fast Track program. But how to spread the message? In a word: Community.
On July 20th, we re-launched the Fast Track program with an integrated, multi-touch campaign across the globe. In addition the tried-and-true tactics of electronic direct mail, search engine marketing, and events promotion, we also put out a massive call to our online communities. In the first 24 hours of the campaign, we:
Through his JUNOS advocacy on these social media channels, Juniper's Jeff Mattan also made a connection with another key community: the industry blogosphere. Jeff engaged in a dialogue with Network World blogger Brad Reese, who follows the networking certification space and in particular, Cisco. Brad has now written two favorable posts on Juniper's Fast Track program as a result and continues to follow Jeff on Twitter.
These community engagements yielded substantial increases in traffic to the new Fast Track portal, namely:
Our engagement through social technologies has also given JUNOS Software users a direct channel back to Juniper - a channel that yielded some very gracious feedback.
However, as we're all aware, there is no substitute for data and since the campaign launched on July 20, the certification results speak for themselves:
With these dramatic increases, Juniper is now on track to achieve our 2009 company goal of welcoming 14,000 new users to the JUNOS certification family. As a small Thank You to our JUNOS users, we used Twitter to offer JUNOS stickers to those who replied and told us which JUNOS certification they'd earned. This message also crossed over to the LinkedIn community and has resulted in JUNOS stickers being sent across the globe to proud new JUNOS certification holders in Russia, Pakistan, China, Brazil, Germany and across the United States.
We're also continuing to use these active JUNOS community channels to offer new information and benefits to our users. On September 1, we hosted a JUNOS live chat in our J-Net Community and used Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Groups to promote the event. Within a day of posting the event announcement, we had over 500 views of the details and welcomed over 60 attendees to the event itself. Several users also reached out to us directly on LinkedIn and Twitter with comments like, "I'll be there," and "Thanks for this information. I will definitely participate in this session. As I have lot of questions to ask."
Having established a rock-solid foundation through our online support forum, we developed a basis for engaging our users in a transparent, two-way discussion. Enhancements to our J-Net Community and integrating social media into our overall approach helped us achieve the scale required to reach our users. Applying a structured plan to this inter-connected ecosystem of online communities, we were able to offer our users a clear, compelling call-to-action around JUNOS certification. The certification results we've seen leave no doubt that our approach is making a difference. Given what we've learned and experienced through the examples we've shared here, we are true believers in the power of online communities for spreading a message to valued users.
Help us spread the word on JUNOS with some of our great stickers - Twitter us with which Juniper certification you have and we'll mail you one. Just put the tag #junosguru in your tweet, and tell us which certification you have and we'll contact you. It can't get much easier than that.
Juniper announces Adaptive Threat Management Solutions as the industry's only open solution set to deliver intelligent security and performance across all enterprise locations. Based on a dynamic security infrastructure, Juniper's Adaptive Threat Management Solutions deliver security at scale that is both identity aware and application aware, all while ensuring consistent application performance and lowered TCO.
We have just launched our new image library with a a large collection of Juniper Networks' logos, company photos and product photos. To access the image library, click on the link below:
Keeping Your Business Operational: Is Your Company Prepared for the Unexpected?
June 25, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
An emergency can occur at any time.
Pandemic outbreaks, earthquakes, hurricanes, snowstorms, terrorist attacks or
strikes can result in entire regions or groups of people being isolated for an
extended period of time. Is your business ready for continued operations and
productivity in the case of an unplanned event?
In this live webcast, you'll hear how to prepare the network now to seamlessly continue business operations during a major crisis, as well as a case study of an organization that has implemented a business continuity network plan.
Attend the live event and be entered to win an SA 2500 with 1-yr, 10-user lab license from Juniper Networks.
Register at: http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/jnet/7/50434913/
Getting to Know You: Managing Identity and Network Security
June 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
These days, both private and public
sector organizations need their network to be as secure as possible because the
attacks are coming from all sides. Managing user identity enables organizations
to know who attempts to get onto the network and access resources, when they are
on, what they are doing, and where they have been on the network, not to mention
where they can go on the network.
In this live webcast, we'll discuss how secure identity management cost-effectively delivers granular network protection, increases user productivity, satisfies regulatory compliance and decreases cost for IT organizations.
Attend the live event and be entered to win 1 of 10 NAC for Dummies books from Juniper Networks.
Register at: http://www.accelacomm.com/jaw/jnet/7/50414608/
As a part of our ongoing effort to improve J-Net's user interface and maximize discussion areas, we will be renaming and consolidating several discussion boards in the next 2 weeks:
For more information on these changes, please click on the links above for the corresponding announcements.
As you may have already noticed, we have rolled out a new site skin for J-Net today. This is to coincide with the launch of the new Juniper.net website. This redesign is wide ranging and includes not only changes to the Juniper branding, but also an entirely new web infrastructure, new content, multimedia and resources. We've also used this opportunity to make a few changes to content organization in J-Net in order to better match the taxonomy on the new website.
Changes made today include:
1. We are pleased to announce the launch of two new company blogs in the new blogs category:
All of the old community content in areas moved will remain archived and URLs to the original content pages will remain unchanged.
We hope you enjoy the new look and feel we've implemented in our community. Please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me a private message if you have any questions or comments about the these changes.