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Foundry Networks Promotes Advanced Enterprise Solutions At Interop New York 2008

September 10, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that it will share its expertise and display its advanced networking solutions through two educational seminars and presence at the show. The first seminar will focus on the intelligent edge and convergence and the second will discuss the future of application delivery. In addition to the speaking seminars, Foundry(r) will be exhibiting in booth 321 on the Interop exhibition floor from Sept. 17 to 18 at the Javits Center in New York.

The first seminar, “Advancing the Intelligent Edge: Moving Convergence, Network Visibility, Mobility and Security Closer to the End User,” will focus on how delivery networking solutions is more than connectivity. It is about resolving concerns such as call quality, reliability, security and power management, which are paramount for a complete solution that support data, voice and video. The second seminar, “The Future of Application Delivery” discusses what IT organizations may see over the next year. Topics to be discussed include storage optimization, functionality such as symmetric and asymmetric application acceleration, and whether customers should build the network they need to support applications or can applications dynamically control the network resources they need?

    Seminar: "Advancing the Intelligent Edge: Moving Convergence, Network   Visibility, Mobility and Security Closer to the End User"  Speaker: Franchesca Walker, director of enterprise solutions  Time and Date: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008  Location: Free Education Room 1, the Javits Center   Seminar: "The Future of Application Delivery"  Speaker: Gary Hemminger, director of product marketing  Time and Date: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 19, 2008  Location: Room E121, the Javits Center 

Intelligent convergence ties communications applications to enterprise processes, transforming how businesses manage critical events, improve operational efficiency and create a more agile and responsive organization. Foundry offers a complete networking foundation needed to enable intelligent convergence and the benefits of integrated communications and business processes, built upon an open and standards-based infrastructure to enable increased return on investment and lower total cost of ownership in IT investments.

Today, enterprises are using application delivery and converged voice and data networks as strategic assets to improve business productivity, speed customer responsiveness, reduce operational costs and enable new applications and processes that create competitive differentiation. Foundry’s ServerIron(r) family of application delivery and traffic management switches are industry leaders in high availability, acceleration, security and scalability for business-critical IP, Web and Voice over IP (VoIP) applications. The ServerIron family provides a total solution for server load balancing, application (Layer 7) switching, server farm and application security, SSL acceleration, compression, and multi-site redundancy.

For more information, please visit Foundry at Interop in booth 321 or www.foundrynet.com.

About Interop

Interop(r) drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of CMP Technology’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events, visit http://www.interop.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, Inc.           Media Contact           Brian Gong           408.207.1348           bgong@foundrynet.com            FD           Investor Contact           Brendan Lahiff           415.293.4425           brendan.lahiff@fd.com 




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