Nashville, TN - October 4, 2005 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that Eureka Networks, a privately held communications provider based in New York, New York, has implemented Protector 10 for real-time fraud detection. Eureka will use Protector 10 to interface with its Lucent 5ESS central office switch.
Protector offers real-time fraud protection by identifying instances in which a customer's actual usage varies from expected usage in a manner that suggests fraudulent activity. Over the last seventeen years, Protector has saved carriers millions of dollars in fraud losses by distinguishing telecom fraud from honest customer usage.
"We selected the Protector 10 fraud management system to reduce the costs associated with telecom fraud," said Shane Bouslough, Eureka Networks' Vice President of Information Systems. "Equinox has a well-documented history of leadership in the telecommunications industry for fraud control, and we are confident that Protector 10 will successfully limit our customers' exposure to fraud."
"We are excited that Eureka Networks has elected to install Protector 10," explained David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "This software purchase demonstrates Eureka Networks' commitment to network security and fraud control."
Eureka/InfoHighway was created from the merger of Eureka Networks and InfoHighway Communications. The Company is one of largest facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier providing innovative, state-of-the-art and competitively priced local, long distance voice, data and Internet services to small- to medium-sized business customers in select metro markets in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States with over $110 million in combined 2005 revenues. The combined Eureka/InfoHighway is headquartered in New York City and has more than 230 employees. The Company is profitable and is backed by some of the leading private equity institutions in the country, including affiliates of Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Trimaran Fund, Lazard Technology Partners, Gigaline and LLR Partners. The Company was listed in Crain's Top 200 Privately Held Companies of New York.
Eureka/InfoHighway's state-of-the-art, advanced carrier network provides a wide array of traditional voice and data services combined with the most advanced data offerings, such as VoIP, Hosted PBX and up to DS3 access to the Internet. The Company has successfully introduced Hosted PBX services, which allows small- to medium-sized enterprise ("SME") customers to benefit from packet-based combined voice and data communications utilizing the Company's IP network while eliminating the need for customer investment in costly circuit-switched premise equipment.
Founded in 1986, with hundreds of customers worldwide, Equinox Information Systems is a global provider of software solutions for the telecommunications industry. Providing a full range of software applications, which are backed by exceptional customer support, the company offers solutions in areas critical to profitability and network efficiency, including mediation, fraud detection, CDR and switch administration, and network management, as well as custom application development. For more information, visit Equinox at www.equinoxis.com.