New BigIron gigabit Ethernet modules and IronWare software release 7.2

February 26, 2001

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY - news), a performance and totalsolutions leader for end-to-end broadband IP switching and routing,today announcednew Gigabit Ethernet management and switching modules and IronWare(TM)Software Release 7.2 for enterprises and service providers enablingdeployment ofhighly available, secure, and high-performance backbone networks withcomplete optical media flexibility at industry-leading prices.

The new BigIron® Gigabit Ethernet modules utilize Mini-GBIC connectortechnology allowing adaptable Gigabit Ethernet optical media betweenshort, medium, andlong distance optics while maintaining a density of 8 ports per module.These new Mini-GBIC Gigabit Ethernet modules enable optimal opticsselection forintra-building, campus, and metropolitan network solutions.

With the new IronWare software release 7.2, Foundry's BigIron Layer 3switches provide significant enhancements for building enterprise andservice providerbackbone network with powerful reliability, security and bandwidthmanagement capabilities.

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