Dell'Oro reports shows Foundry to be most widely deployed Layer 4-7 solution in the industry

February 22, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY - News) a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that the most recent Dell'Oro Group Ethernet Switch Report shows that Foundry continues to maintain its number one position as the most widely deployed Layer 4-7 solution in the industry. Foundry has shipped 562,000 Layer 4-7 ports in the past six years, establishing the ServerIron application switch as the best-selling content switch and server load balancing solution on the market. Additionally, Foundry experienced an industry-leading 90% growth from calendar year 2003 to 2004 in Gigabit Ethernet ports for its Layer 4-7 modular systems. "We are pleased that Foundry continues to lead in the Layer 4-7 market," said Bobby Johnson, Foundry's chairman and CEO. "Our position as the most widely deployed application switch vendor in the industry is a testament to the strength, flexibility and appeal of the ServerIron products."

Foundry's ServerIron application switches provide sophisticated Internet traffic and content management features including server load balancing, URL and cookie based switching, global server load balancing, and transparent cache switching. ServerIron and ServerIronGT E-series application switches offer modular expandability and performance upgradeability for maximum investment protection. Some of the world's most demanding customers such as AOL TimeWarner, NTT DoCoMo, and Wachovia Bank rely on Foundry ServerIron systems for server farm scalability and application security.

"The ServerIron switches permit even the largest network operators to grow their data centers gracefully, providing a powerful solution that can scale to tens of Gigabits of capacity with hardware-based denial of service protection for maximum security. The fact that the largest Layer 4-7 customers in the world use the ServerIron switch is a strong statement about the power of our solution," said Bob Schiff, vice president of product marketing for Foundry.

Foundry Networks Inc.

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