ServerIron Wins the Silver Award in the Application Delivery Controller Category 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – (March 24, 2008) – Foundry Networks®, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end
switching and routing, today announced that the ServerIron® family of
application delivery switches received a Silver Award in the category
of application delivery controllers (ADC) for the SearchNetworking.com™
2008 Product Leadership Awards.

The Awards span 12 networking product categories and recognize 36
products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to
their "A" lists of networking products to evaluate. Winning products
were selected by 1,800 networking professionals based on their
assessment of products currently deployed within their own enterprises.
Participants were asked to evaluate the networking products according
to defined product-specific criteria, each of which was assigned a
weighted value based on importance, with cumulative scores calculated
for each product. SearchNetworking.com editors used these scores to
determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for the industry’s best
networking products.

According to SearchNetworking.com, “ServerIron from Foundry captured
high ratings for its server and load balancing capabilities and snagged
the Silver in our ADC category. Foundry’s ServerIron family of
application delivery and traffic management switches are aimed at
business-critical IP, Web and VoIP applications, according to the
company. ServerIron provides a total solution for server load
balancing, Layer 7 switching, server farm and application security, SSL
acceleration, compression, and multi-site redundancy.”

“It is an honor to be named as the Silver winner in the Product
Leadership Awards for application delivery controllers; there is a
great deal of competition in this segment and being identified as one
of the leaders is a sign of our commitment to exceptional quality and
high performance,” said Bobby Johnson, president and CEO for Foundry
Networks. “The ServerIron family, with its integrated Web firewall
capabilities and HTTP compression, provides demanding enterprises and
service providers worldwide a scalable and proven solution for
maximizing the performance and availability of their application and
content delivery infrastructure.”

Foundry’s ServerIron family of application delivery switches is the
industry leader 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. Foundry offers more than eight years of expertise and
experience in delivering application solutions to the world’s largest
enterprises and service providers.

To view the entire SearchNetworking.com 2008 Product Leadership Award,
please visit
http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/productsOfTheYear/0,294801,sid7_ayr2008,00.html

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