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Foundry Certifies Lockdown

Foundry Networks and Lockdown Networks announced that Lockdown has joined the Foundry IronShield 360 Network Security Alliance

SEATTLE -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, and Lockdown Networks(r), a leading provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, today announced that Lockdown has joined the Foundry IronShield(tm) 360 Network Security Alliance. The Alliance was formed by Foundry Networks to help enterprises build secure, scalable and high-performance network infrastructures with interoperable best-of-breed multi-vendor solutions. The collaboration will integrate one of the industry's most comprehensive and powerful NAC solutions, Lockdown Enforcer(tm), with Foundry-powered infrastructures to ensure all networking devices comply with enterprise security policies.

The Foundry IronShield 360 Security Alliance brings together open, interoperable, best-of-breed security companies to complement a comprehensive suite of award-winning Foundry network solutions. Lockdown Enforcer is an all-in-one NAC appliance that provides authentication, assessment, enforcement and remediation to enforce compliance to security and IT policies for every device on the network. Lockdown Enforcer makes access decisions based on user identity, device health, location and other factors. Lockdown NAC enforces access control by interfacing with managed switches and wireless access points, automatically granting access or quarantining devices based on conformance to security policies.

"This partnership with Foundry Networks is truly exciting as it extends the reach of Lockdown NAC to enterprises requiring more sophisticated network security and user access control, providing IT professionals with a compelling new option for managing increasingly complex security challenges," said Brett Helsel, chief executive officer for Lockdown Networks. "Foundry and Lockdown will deliver an easy-to-use solution that meets these challenges without locking companies into proprietary security architecture-lowering overall costs and allowing companies to fully leverage existing infrastructure investments."

Foundry Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY)

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