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Equinox Information Systems' Protector 10 Telecom Fraud Management System To Be Deployed At XO Communications

Nashville, TN - September 13, 2004 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that XO Communications, Inc. has upgraded its telecom fraud management software to Protector 10. As one of the industry's most widely deployed fraud detection systems, Protector 10 provides real-time fraud protection to carriers by identifying instances in which a customer's actual usage varies from expected usage in a manner that suggests fraudulent activity.

XO Communications, Inc. has used Protector since 1996. With this upgrade XO will have access to advance profiling, investigation, case management and reporting functions to better manage fraud across its network of more than thirty Nortel DMS-500 switches.

"We have deployed previous versions of Protector software across our network successfully in the past to limit our exposure to telecom fraud," explained Adam Gibbons, XO Fraud Manager. "Going forward, we anticipate that Protector 10 will allow us to do an even better job protecting XO customers and shareholders from the effects of telecom fraud."

"The decision by XO to upgrade to Protector 10 demonstrates the value of having the latest technology to fight telecom fraud," noted David West, Equinox Executive Vice President. "Equinox intends to continue to innovate to provide telecom providers, like XO Communications, with the best possible telecom fraud defense software."

About XO Communications
XO Communications is a leading provider of national and local telecommunications services to businesses, large enterprises and telecommunications companies. XO offers a complete portfolio of services, including local and long distance voice, dedicated Internet access, private networking, data transport, and Web hosting services as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions. XO provides these services over an advanced, national facilities-based IP network and serves more than 70 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.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.