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PAETEC Communications Upgrades To Protector 10.0


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

Since 1986, Equinox has helped telecom customers around the globe protect and optimize revenue. The company offers a full range of business assurance solutions that address profitability and network efficiency issues, including data mediation, fraud management, revenue/expense management, routing assurance, usage analytics, network analysis, and custom application development. Equinox is an established solutions provider for the wireless sector with experience in: wireless data verification; cell site traffic analysis; mobile traffic reporting; external/carrier bill validation; roaming usage verification and audit; and subscriber market analysis. For more information, visit www.equinoxis.com.