PAETEC Communications Upgrades To Protector 10.0

PROTECTOR 10.0 PROVIDES REAL-TIME TELECOM FRAUD DETECTION

Nashville, TN May 16, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that PAETEC Corp., a holding company whose principal subsidiary is PAETEC Communications, Inc., an integrated communications provider, has upgraded its enterprise fraud security software to Protector 10.0. As one of the industry's most widely deployed fraud detection systems, Protector 10.0 enables telecom carriers, such as PAETEC, to quickly focus on suspect and fraudulent activity.

"When PAETEC initially deployed Protector in 2001 it significantly reduced our telecom fraud costs, which directly resulted in improved customer satisfaction and overall competitiveness" explained Mary Hochheimer, PAETEC's Fraud Manager. "Based on this, the decision to upgrade to Protector 10 was easy - we knew it would help us catch more fraud, more quickly, with less administration."

"We are delighted that PAETEC elected to upgrade to Protector 10.0," said David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "They have joined a long list of carriers who have implemented Protector 10.0, reaffirming Equinox as the provider of the most advanced telecom fraud management solution on the market."

About PAETEC Communications
Based in Fairport, NY, PAETEC Communications, Inc. is an integrated communications provider offering broadband services, including advanced voice and video, enhanced data, and communications management services to medium-sized and large businesses, colleges and universities, hospitals, hotels, governmental organizations and affinity groups. PAETEC serves customers in 27 markets, including: Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Connecticut, Fort Lauderdale, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York City, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island, Rochester, San Diego, Northern Virginia, Syracuse, Washington DC, and Western Massachusetts. PAETEC currently has over 975 employees. For additional information, please visit PAETEC Communications at www.paetec.com.

About Equinox
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.


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