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Foundry Networks' FastIron GS Series Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine's 10th Annual Product of the Year Award
[January 07, 2008]

Foundry Networks' FastIron GS Series Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine's 10th Annual Product of the Year Award


(PrimeNewswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced its high-performance FastIron(r) GS Series of compact of PoE and 10GbE-ready Layer 2 switches received a 2007 Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC(r)) INTERNET TELEPHONY(r) magazine -- the VoIP Authority Since 1998(tm). This prestigious honor joins a long list of accolades Foundry(tm) has received for its technological leadership and industry-leading products throughout its more than decade-long commitment to scalable, reliable and cost-effective high-performance networking solutions.



"Foundry Networks has proven they are committed to performance, quality and excellence while addressing customer solutions in the Voice over Internet (VoIP) and Internet Telephony marketplace. INTERNET TELEPHONY is pleased to grant a 2007 Product of the Year Award to their FastIron GS Series," said Rich Tehrani, TMC president and editor-in-chief for INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. "We're proud to honor their hard work and accomplishments and look forward to more innovative networking solutions from Foundry in the future."

In determining award recipients, INTERNET TELEPHONY editors selected the companies which in their view demonstrated the vision, leadership and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the prestigious Product of the Year award winners. Companies earning this distinction have demonstrated a commitment to quality, and a dedication to further the development and growth of the VoIP and the IP telephony industry through their innovative contributions.


"We are pleased that the FastIron GS Series has received the Product of the Year Award for 2007 from INTERNET TELEPHONY," said Bob Schiff, vice president and general manager for Foundry's Enterprise Business Unit. "As enterprises continue to move rapidly towards 10 gigabit Ethernet and converged networks with voice, video and data over IP, the FastIron GS Series will provide a flexible, cost-effective, high-performance switching solution that can easily grow with the network as next-generation services are introduced and enabled."

Featuring modular upgradeability for 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE, 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and redundant power in a compact 1.5U high form, the FastIron GS Series provides enterprise organizations with a flexible and reliable solution for enabling wireless LAN, VoIP and high-speed networking at the network edge. The FastIron GS Series features 1+1 power redundancy using hot-swappable and field replaceable power modules that install into the rear of the unit. Additionally, the FastIron GS 648P-POE support up to 48 10/100/1000 Mbps Class 3 PoE ports -- the highest Class 3 PoE port density in its class.

Product of the Year winners will be published in the February, 2008 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. (www.itmag.com). For more information about TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine

INTERNET TELEPHONY has been the VoIP Authority since 1998(tm). Since the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has a circulation of 225,000 including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 6,000 most visited Web sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves as many as three million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.) For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About Foundry Networks

Foundry Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY) is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security and Web traffic management solutions, including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, metro and core routers. Foundry's customers include the world's premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises, including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN or visit www.foundrynet.com.

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CONTACT: Foundry Networks
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Pavel Radda
408.207.1332
pradda@foundrynet.com

Kaizo
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FD
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