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Foundry Pushes New Switches

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced the FastIron(tm) WS Series of one rack unit (1RU) fixed form factor Layer 2/3 switches. Available in eight models, including Power over Ethernet (PoE) models, and field upgradeable to Layer 3 routing, the FastIron WS (FWS) Series is one of the most complete family of compact convergence-ready Layer 2/3 switches in the industry. The FastIron WS Series expands Foundry's(r) intelligent edge portfolio with a product family designed for small and medium businesses (SMB), branch offices and large distributed enterprises. The FastIron WS switches are available as 24- and 48-port 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps models. Each switch model is orderable with or without Power over Ethernet (PoE).

FastIron WS series PoE switches support the IEEE 802.3af standard for delivering up to 12.95 watts of power to an Ethernet endpoint. The standards-based PoE is a popular method for powering network endpoints such as Voice over IP (VoIP) equipment, video surveillance cameras and wireless LAN access points.

Foundry Networks Inc.