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Nuvox Communications Purchases Protector 10.0 Fraud Protection Software From Equinox Information Systems


Nashville, TN - May 2, 2003 - Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced that NuVox Communications, a privately held integrated communications provider based in Chesterfield, Missouri, has implemented Protector 10.0 for real-time telecom fraud protection. NuVox will use Protector 10.0 to interface with its new Sonus switch platform from Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS).

Protector 10.0 provides real-time telecom 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. Over the last fifteen years, Protector has helped hundreds of carriers limit losses to fraud using real-time profile-based technology to distinguish fraud from honest customer usage.

"We chose the Protector 10.0 telecom fraud management system to circumvent the costs associated with telecom fraud while providing a proven solution for our customers," said Rick Raynes, NuVox Communications' executive director of Network and Product Integration. "Equinox is the industry leader in telecom fraud management software, and we are confident that the software will significantly limit our customers' exposure to fraud."

"We are excited that NuVox Communications has chosen to deploy Protector 10.0," explained David West, Equinox executive vice president. "This technology investment clearly demonstrates NuVox's commitment to protecting their customers from telecom fraud."

About NuVox Communications

NuVox Communications is a privately held integrated communications provider delivering broadband services and customer care to business customers in 30 markets in 13 Southeast and Midwest states. NuVox offers businesses and other end-users advanced integrated voice, data and Internet products and services. The company provides high-speed and dial-up Internet access services; Web page design, development and hosting; and "traditional" local and long distance telephone services. NuVox's growing product portfolio includes LAN and WAN management, audio conferencing, and advanced data services. NuVox provides its integrated voice and data services to over 17,000 on-net customers with more than 230,000 on-net access lines in service. NuVox, Communications Inc. is privately held, and its headquarters are located at 16090 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 500, in Chesterfield, MO 63017. For more information, visit NuVox at www.nuvox.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.