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Foundry Demos 10G Ethernet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DURHAM, N.H. -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total
solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced
demonstration of the interoperability and high-performance of its 10
gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) routing and switching hardware through key
participation in the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab's
(UNH-IOL) inaugural 10 Gig Tech Summit. As a leading networking
participant, Foundry provided a NetIron(r) XMR 8000 backbone router,
FastIron(r) Edge X, FastIron GS and FastIron LS
distribution/aggregation and edge compact Layer 2/3 switches. These
products were integral to the largest neutral multi-vendor 10GbE
unified data and storage fabric ever implemented.

Held from Sept. 24 to 28, 2007, the 10 Gig Tech Summit was conducted by
the renowned UNH-IOL, one of the industry's most highly regarded
neutral third-party proving grounds for network technology. Working
with nearly 40 companies from throughout the 10GbE industry, the
UNH-IOL created the most heterogeneous, public 10GbE network ever
deployed. The results verified interoperability between many companies
supplying 10GbE switches, cables, 10GBASE-T data ports and iSCSI
storage devices -- the primary components of a unified fabric using
high-performance Ethernet for data and storage in critical data center
and high-end networks. The Summit further established 10GbE as a
standard, unifying technology alternative to the current practice of
wiring such networks with a mix of closed and proprietary technologies.

"We were extremely pleased that Foundry chose to be an active and
involved partner in our inaugural 10 Gig Tech Summit," said Bob
Noseworthy, technical director for the UNH-IOL. "In addition to sending
the NetIron XMR backbone router, FastIron Edge X, FastIron GS and
FastIron LS switches that were integral to our unified high-performance
10GbE network, Foundry went above and beyond by providing an
engineering and support team that was available for the entire duration
of the event. Through the participation of networking vendors like
Foundry in neutral multi-vendor testing, the interoperability,
scalability and performance of 10GbE is shown to be ready for the
high-end and data center networks."

Foundry Networks Inc.