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Acme Packet Delivers Secure and Seamless Network Services for the Verizon Hub














 Acme Packet Net-Net Session Border Controllers Help Deliver Verizon Wireless Voice and Messaging Services Over Consumers’ Broadband Internet Access


BURLINGTON, Mass., and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Acme Packet(R) (Nasdaq: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, announced today that Acme Packet’s Net-Net(R) session border controllers (SBCs) are delivering secure and seamless network services for the Verizon Hub and its users. Available now from Verizon Wireless, the Verizon Hub is an easy-to-use system that puts a communications command center in the home. It bridges wireline and wireless connectivity and runs on any broadband connection — whether supplied by Verizon (FiOS Internet or DSL) or any other high-speed Internet service provider.


The Verizon Hub gives busy families information at their fingertips from an easy-to-navigate touch screen with on-demand access to an array of services. Acme Packet’s session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with a secure border, ensuring reliable voice service on the Verizon Hub. Using a proven hosted NAT traversal capability, the Net-Net SBCs allow for an easy and seamless installation of the Verizon Hub by its users. The Net-Net SBCs also help maintain a secure environment and help connect to other service providers, including e911 providers, enabling Verizon Hub customers to have full access to emergency services from their home.


“Acme Packet enables Verizon Wireless to deliver secure services with high quality and seamless interoperability,” said

Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet’s vice president of marketing and product management. “Customers can deploy the Verizon Hub in a non-disruptive fashion and be confident in the security and integrity of communications.”


“Strategic technology partners are key to bringing a compelling and valuable customer experience for the Verizon Hub,” said

Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Acme Packet’s session border controllers provide Verizon Wireless with critical control functions to assure service availability, security and easy installation for our customers.”


Pricing and Availability


Customers need a wireless line of service with Verizon Wireless in order to purchase the communications command center since all billing for the Verizon Hub will be consolidated onto customers’ Verizon Wireless bills. In addition, customers need a Verizon Digital Voice plan for the Verizon Hub, which is $34.99 a month and offers unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada, and U.S. Territories, including Puerto Rico, as well as unlimited messaging to and from Verizon Wireless phones.


The Verizon Hub is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement; additional cordless handsets, which can be placed throughout the home, are available for $79.99 each. For customers who do not own a wireless router, Verizon Wireless also offers a router to work with the Verizon Hub for $69.99.


For more information on Acme Packet, visit www.acmepacket.com. For more information on the Verizon Hub, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hub.


About Verizon Wireless


Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.


About Acme Packet, Inc.


Acme Packet, Inc. (Nasdaq: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications — voice, video and multimedia sessions — and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks — from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols — SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248 — and multiple border points — interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 635 customers in 92 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 89 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.



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Acme Packet Showcases Wireless Access and Interconnect Solutions at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that it will showcase its wireless access and interconnect solutions at GSMA Mobile World Congress at Fira de Barcelona February 16 – 19, 2009. Acme Packet will be exhibiting, presenting and demonstrating at hospitality suite Z3.12 in Zone 3 and the FemtoZone in Hall 2.


At Mobile World Congress, senior staff will be available to discuss how Acme Packet’s solutions can smartly simplify the delivery of IP voice, video and data services over 3G and 4G RANs, fixed-mobile convergence networks, VoIP interconnects and core transport networks. Acme Packet will also highlight the key role its Net-Net® product family plays in GSMA IPX, PathFinder and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) initiatives. To schedule a meeting with Acme Packet or view the demonstrations at Mobile World Congress complete the meeting request form on the Acme Packet website.


Acme Packet’s hospitality suite will showcase its latest product demonstrations featuring femtocells, streaming video control and hosted unified communications. The Net-Net Security Gateway (SG) and Net-Net Session Director (SD) will be used along with products and services from partners AirWalk Communications, BroadSoft®, Chinook Hosting and Tatara Systems. The demonstrations include:


SIP femtocell voice and data service delivery


Acme Packet’s Net-Net SG and Net-Net SD will connect an AirWalk EdgePointâ„¢ SIP-based femtocell to an IMS/NGN data center. The Net-Net SG provides the femtocell security gateway function for securely tunneling voice and data traffic across the Internet. Acme Packet’s session border controller provides SIP session control and routes traffic to Tatara Systems’ Tatara Convergence Server (TCS) to provide voice, messaging, and supplementary services as well as active session handover with the macro TDM-based cellular network.


Video delivery with quality of service


Acme Packet’s Net-Net SD will control the delivery of Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)-based video over a bandwidth-constrained access network. The SBC acts as a RTSP-proxy, controlling video stream admission into the access network by querying an external policy server and assigns appropriate QoS marking for the stream’s packets. The SBC also provides access controls and topology hiding to ensure network availability and security of the video servers.


Hosted unified communications in a software as a service (SaaS) model


Service provider-hosted unified communications will be delivered to fixed and mobile devices via the Net-Net SD and solutions from BroadSoft, Microsoft and Chinook Hosting. BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® application is integrated with Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging & Collaboration (HMC) solution for a seamless user experience. Acme Packet’s Net-Net session border controller is deployed at the border between Chinook’s data center and the Internet providing security, service reach maximization, SLA assurance and regulatory compliance for the unified communications.


Acme Packet will also be presenting and exhibiting at the FemtoZone in Hall 2 at stand 2.1 B34. Acme Packet is a Femto Forum member and has contributed to the definition of the femtocell architecture now adopted by 3GPP in release 8. Featuring leading femtocell vendors, the FemtoZone, sponsored by GSMA and the Femto Forum, will serve as the industry’s central information point on femtocell markets and technologies at Mobile World Congress. Acme Packet will present “Security Considerations for Femtocells” on Tuesday, February 17th, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm at the FemtoZone booth. More information on the FemtoZone, including the speaking program, is available at the Femto Forum website.


About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement


Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and expected deployments of our products or services, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.


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Investor Relations:

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JAJAH Delivers Wholesale VoIP Services with Acme Packet

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that JAJAH, a leading global IP telephony service provider, has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) to protect JAJAH’s SIP application infrastructure and dynamically optimize the quality and profitability of its IP communication platform.


JAJAH provides retail IP calling services to consumers and businesses and white label services to carriers, Web 2.0 companies and application service providers (ASPs). JAJAH provides a fully outsourced IP communications platform, including PSTN and IP termination, billing, payments, fraud prevention and quality management. JAJAH is the platform partner for dozens of local and global organizations, such as Yahoo!, Plaxo and eHarmony. For example, Yahoo!’s premium voice services, “Phone In” and “Phone Out,” enable consumers to make high-quality, low-cost PC-to-phone and phone-to-PC voice calls over the JAJAH network to more than 200 countries using Yahoo! Messenger.


Deployed at the border between JAJAH’s data center and the Internet, Acme Packet’s SBCs provide critical security functions, including denial-of-service attack prevention, access control lists and signaling rate limiting to protect JAJAH’s core service infrastructure. JAJAH’s services leverage Acme Packet’s Open Session Routing (OSR) architecture featuring Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBCs and TransNexus least cost routing and traffic analysis software. The combined Acme Packet and TransNexus solution supports millions of routes and provides JAJAH with the ability to select the best quality route for its VoIP traffic. Using quality metrics provided in SBC call detail records (CDRs), TransNexus produces near real-time traffic analysis and hourly billing reports that provide JAJAH with detailed visibility of service quality and profitability by customer, provider, route and time of day.


“The combination of Acme Packet’s session border controllers and JAJAH’s IP communication’s platform provides us with a powerful and flexible VoIP service that delivers the best quality and lowest cost route for our customers,” commented Yossi Atias, vice president of operations, for JAJAH. “Acme Packet’s mature solutions, combined with the company’s excellent support, allowed JAJAH to introduce, develop and rollout innovative services in a rapid and efficient manner.”


“JAJAH has built a unique, carrier-class platform that enables other companies to rapidly deploy and manage telephony services,” explained Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet. “Acme Packet provides critical control functions for JAJAH’s leading-edge platform to facilitate the reliable and cost-effective termination of its customers’ calls around the globe.”


About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


About JAJAH


JAJAH, the world’s most innovative communications company, offers flexible, next-generation telephony solutions for consumers and businesses. JAJAH’s award-winning services make it easier for people to stay in touch using any device, on any network, anywhere. Leveraging a universal open telecommunications platform, JAJAH’s managed services allow mobile operators, landline carriers, cable companies, technology companies and other businesses to adopt its voice solutions with minimal investment and time to market. The leading global IP telephony company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information please visit www.jajah.com.


Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement


Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and expected deployments of our products or services, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.


Media and Analyst Contact:

Connect2 Communications

Andrea Lovas, 908-857-2022

andrea@connect2comm.com

or

Investor Relations:

Acme Packet

Brian Norris, 781-328-4790

bnorris@acmepacket.com

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MTS Allstream Delivers New Hosted Voice Services with Acme Packet

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MTS Allstream Delivers New Hosted Voice Services with Acme Packet


Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers deployed to maximize security and reach of

MTS Allstream’s hosted VoIP services for small and medium businesses throughout Canada


BURLINGTON, MA, DECEMBER 16, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that MTS Allstream, one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions providers, has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) to support its hosted VoIP services for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). Acme Packet SBCs were chosen by MTS Allstream because they deliver the high reliability, security and interoperability required to deliver trusted business services to MTS Allstream’s business customers.MTS Allstream offers flexible telecommunications solutions using its pan-Canadian fiber optic network. As part of a multi-vendor solution, Acme Packet SBCs are deployed at the access border, providing security and control for MTS Allstream’s Hosted Phone System. The Hosted Phone System is a feature-rich VoIP-based PBX that is hosted by MTS Allstream. The system uses a business-grade online portal that allows users to personalize their communications with Find Me call routing, remote access to the system and many other advanced business calling features. Acme Packet’s security framework, Net-SAFE®, provides denial of service (DoS) attack prevention, topology hiding and access control to protect MTS Allstream’s VoIP core and ensure network availability. Enabling seamless communications across IP network borders, Net-Net SBCs are used to mediate the protocol differences between the multiple vendors and traverse firewalls and NAT devices at the business customer sites. Acme Packet SBCs support MGCP signaling along with SIP, H.323 and H.248, providing MTS Allstream greater flexibility and migration for its network architecture.“Acme Packet’s session border controllers fulfill our requirements today as part of a multi-vendor solution and will provide flexibility as our network evolves,” said Michael Strople, vice president, technology development, MTS Allstream. “In addition to the high availability and interoperability that we require for our network, Acme Packet also provides knowledgeable, hands-on support to help us deliver trusted business solutions.”“Service providers must create trusted IP network borders not only for themselves, but also their business customers, in the delivery of new IP services and applications requiring end-to-end connectivity,” said Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet.  “Using our Net-Net SBCs, MTS Allstream is addressing the needs of the SMB market with its hosted VoIP service and successfully attracting new customers.”


About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


About Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.


Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary MTS Allstream Inc., is one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions providers, delivering innovative products and services through its Enterprise Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division, which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS Allstream brand in Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business and wholesale markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a world of rapidly evolving technology – Internet protocol connectivity, unified communications, IT consulting and security services, and voice and data connectivity services. The Consumer Markets division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data, digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream brand, and security and alarm monitoring services through the company’s subsidiary AAA Alarm Systems Ltd., which also operates in other western provinces. The company’s extensive national broadband fibre optic network spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections through strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other international service providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For more information, please visit: www.mtsallstream.com.  


Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement


Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.


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Korea Cable Telecom Expands Acme Packet SBC Deployment for VoIP Services


Acme Packet Net-Net session border controllers enable Korea Cable Telecom to reach

 more customers with trusted, first-class IP interactive communications


BURLINGTON, MA, DECEMBER 16, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that Korea Cable Telecom (KCT), a consortium of seven cable operators providing VoIP services throughout Korea, has expanded its deployment of Acme Packet Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) to satisfy subscriber growth. Acme Packet was initially selected by KCT in 2006 to support its hosted VoIP services launched at that time. KCT is using Acme Packet’s SBCs to deliver secure VoIP services to its base of 12 million cable subscribers in Korea. KCT uses a number of Acme Packet’s critical control functions for security and service reach maximization. Acme Packet’s security framework, Net-SAFE®, provides denial of service (DoS) attack prevention, topology hiding and access control to protect KCT’s VoIP core and ensure network availability. The Net-Net SBCs offer proven signaling interoperability with a broad range of products, using Acme Packet’s SIP header manipulation feature to accelerate deployment and maximize the reach of KCT’s services. The Net-Net SBCs’ hosted NAT traversal capability also allows SIP sessions to traverse existing data firewall/NAT devices at KCT’s subscribers’ homes.“KCT’s goal is to significantly grow our subscriber base in 2008, meeting the burgeoning demand throughout Korea for next-generation IP communications,” said Oh Young-Cheol, CTO from KCT. “We found the Net-Net SBC solution to be the most advanced and capable when we first deployed it, and now Acme Packet is helping enable our expansion endeavor by delivering interoperability and critical control functions instrumental to our success.”“As an aggressive company in a competitive communications market, KCT needs to offer its customers a clearly compelling service offering,” said Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet. “Acme Packet’s SBCs deliver the capabilities and features that enable KCT to blend key features and functions with the security and reliability that KCT’s customers demand.”


About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.   


Acme Packet Safe Harbor StatementStatements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings. 


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Acme Packet Showcases Border Control Solution Leadership at Interconnect 2008

BURLINGTON, MA, NOVEMBER 17, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced a series of live solution demonstrations to be presented at Interconnect 2008, the company’s fourth annual worldwide user conference being held November 16-18 in Miami, Florida. Nine interconnected demonstrations showcase new capabilities for delivering enterprise, contact center, wireless/FMC and wireline services and applications. The demos collectively feature all of Acme Packet’s products—session border controller (SBC), session routing proxy (SRP) and multiservice security gateway (MSG), and integrate selected products and services from Acme Packet partners. These partners include AirWalk Communications, BroadSoft, Chinook Hosting Corp, EXFO Navtel Product Group, NetNumber, NewStep Networks, Stealth Communications and Tatara Systems.


“‘Smartly simplifying communications delivery’ is the theme of this year’s conference and these demonstrations show our customers how to do that,” explained Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet’s vice president of marketing and product management. “We are especially thankful to those partners who contributed their assistance this year and we look forward to including more partners from the many on our roster at future events.”


Demonstrations being presented at Interconnect 2008 include the following:


FMC services for dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM phone

Acme Packet’s MSG and SBC deliver FMC services to a dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM phone running NewStep Networks’ mobile SIP client. The MSG secures delivery over the Internet and Wi-Fi networks using IPsec tunnels for SIP and RTP traffic to and from the phone. The Net-Net SBC interfaces to NewStep Networks’ Converged Services Node (CSN) for call anchoring and voice call continuity with seamless handoff between the Internet/Wi-Fi and GSM cellular networks.
FMC services for CDMA femtocell-connected phone

The Net-Net MSG and SBC are also used to deliver mobile services to a CDMA phone via AirWalk Communications’ EdgePoint femtocell access point. The femtocell converts CDMA protocols from the phone to SIP and RTP, and tunnels the traffic over the Internet using IPsec to the Net-Net MSG. The Net-Net SBC provides SIP session control and interfaces to Tatara Systems’ Tatara Convergence Server (TCS) for interworking and session hand-in/hand-out with the 2G/3G cellular network.
High-definition video delivery with Quality of Service

In this demo, the Net-Net SBC controls the delivery of Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)-based video over a bandwidth-constrained broadband access network. The SBC controls video stream admission into the access network by querying an external policy server and assigns appropriate QoS marking for the stream’s packets. The SBC also provides access controls and topology hiding for securing the video servers.


SIP trunking for Unified Communications and IP PBXs

Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBC securely consolidates SIP trunking for Unified Communications services and IP PBX systems from leading vendors.


Microsoft OCS to BroadSoft® BroadWorks® interworking for “click-to-call” applications

Acme Packet’s Net-Net InterWorking Gateway seamlessly integrates Microsoft OCS unified communications platform with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks business telephony platform. The gateway enables “clicking” on any name or number on a Microsoft Office Communicator client and “calling” that name/number using the BroadSoft phone and platform. Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, Chinook Hosting, and its parent company, implement.com, are demonstrating both service provider-hosted and enterprise-hosted deployment models utilizing Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) version 4.5 integrated with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks.


Routing for “find me/follow me” services

In this technology demonstration, Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBC and NetNumber’s TITAN platform, a private ENUM database solution, provide routing for a basic “find me/follow me” service across SIP wireline and mobile phones. The Net-Net SBC functions as SIP registrar for the SIP endpoints and updates the ENUM database with endpoint location information via dynamic DNS. Net-Net SBCs query the ENUM database to retrieve routes to multiple subscriber endpoints as well as current subscriber preferences.


Core session routing and IP interconnect

Acme Packet’s Open Session Routing (OSR) architecture will be on full display as the Net-Net Session Router (SR) provides transaction-stateful routing for the Interconnect 2008 demonstrations. NetNumber’s private ENUM server will guide the routing of local calls. Stealth Communications’ Voice Peering Fabric (VPF) will provide ENUM-based URI-to-E.164 number resolution so that endpoints located in the demo area can initiate and receive calls to and from the PSTN. 


Net-Net 4500 SBC performance

Acme Packet’s new Net-Net 4500 SBC will be tested with a
Navtel/EXFO InterWatch R14 SIP load generator and demonstrate SIP signaling performance that is 2-3 times more than the Net-Net 4250. Like all Acme Packet platforms, the Net-Net 4500 features carrier-class high availability. It supports up to 64,000 media sessions to handle media-intensive next-generation services such as interactive video.


Net-Net EMS and embedded management enhancements

Enhancements in Acme Packet’s embedded management system and the Net-Net Element Management System (EMS) have increased performance and capacity for managing networks with an ever increasing number of Acme Packet systems. These enhancements have reduced configuration discovery, save and activation times; and increased the number of network elements and users supported by the Net-Net EMS. Integration of Acme Packet’s products with third-party management tools will also be shown.


About Acme PacketAcme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 580 customers in 85 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 84 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.Acme Packet and Net-Net are registered trademarks of Acme Packet in the US and/or other countries. BroadSoft and BroadWorks are registered trademarks of BroadSoft, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.


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Media Contact:       

Andrea Joest Lovas                                          

Connect2 Communications                                

+1.908.857.2022     

andrea@connect2comm.com                                      


 Investor Relations:

Brian Norris

Acme Packet

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New Global Telecom Deploys Acme Packet

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New Global Telecom Deploys Acme Packet

to Expand Wholesale VoIP Services


Acme Packet provides requisite session border controller

features, performance and support for NGT service expansion


BURLINGTON, MA, OCTOBER 21, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that New Global Telecom (NGT), a leading provider of wholesale hosted and trunk-based VoIP solutions in the United States, has deployed Acme Packet’s Net-Net® session border controllers (SBCs) in order to expand its VoIP services. NGT’s VoIP services are targeted for small to medium businesses, including its certified SIP trunking offering for Microsoft® Response Pointâ„¢. Acme Packet’s SBCs were selected in conjunction with its NextSBC Reassurance Program, designed to ease both the technical and business obstacles of migrating users of other SBCs to Acme Packet’s industry-leading solutions.Acme Packet’s Net-Net SBCs are used to support NGT’s VoIP services, providing security, maximizing service reach and assuring SLAs. Net-SAFE®, Acme Packet’s comprehensive security framework, provides denial of service (DoS) attack protection, topology hiding and dynamic access control to prevent malicious attacks and non-malicious overloads. The Net-Net SBC’s flexible call admission control policies and application server load balancing allow NGT to ensure its service availability and deliver superior call quality for its customers. Maximizing the number of networks and customers to which NGT can deliver its services, Acme Packet’s hosted NAT traversal enables VoIP calls and other SIP-based sessions to be completed through premises-based firewalls and NAT devices.“Acme Packet is a company built for providing service provider solutions—encompassing not only its leading session border controllers but also its knowledgeable support organization,” said Larry Stanfel, vice president, VoIP operations and technology from New Global Telecom. “Net-Net SBCs have delivered the performance, reliability, strong security and comprehensive control features we require to provide a first-rate business service.”


“Acme Packet’s proven experience in hundreds of deployments throughout the world allows providers like NGT to focus on the other aspects of delivering the best service to their customers, said Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet.  “Our Net-Net SBCs solve the challenges for delivering trusted, first-class IP interactive communications over both service provider and enterprise network borders.” 


About Acme Packet

Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 540 customers in 84 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 85 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


About New Global Telecom

New Global Telecom, Inc. is the leading provider of wholesale hosted and trunk-based VoIP solutions in the United States. NGT enables leading VARs, MSOs, and Agents to provide nationwide, VoIP-based services to their customers through its proven channel ready solutions.The company’s services deliver a high quality, complete communication solution to address business end-user needs. NGT’s Network Performance Platform is a cornerstone of the service suites, and is an industry-leading network approach to delivering predictable end-user quality. NGT services include a complete range of telephony features, nationwide phone service, worldwide audio & web conferencing, desktop fax services, E911 service, training and other support. For more information, please visit www.ngt.com.  


Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement


Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our ability to successfully deploy our products, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings. 



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Acme Packet Plays Key Role in Nearly 100 IMS Projects

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Media Contact:                                               Investor Relations:Andrea Joest Lovas                                           Brian NorrisConnect2 Communications                                 Acme Packet+1.908.857.2022                                                +1.781.328.4790andrea@connect2comm.com                              bnorris@acmepacket.com Acme Packet Plays Key Role in Nearly 100 IMS Projects Market-leading SBC vendor working with

 all major IMS core infrastructure vendors around the world


BURLINGTON, MA, OCTOBER 16, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today provided an update on its IMS projects, which now total nearly 100 around the world. The update is the result of a recently completed survey and analysis conducted by Acme Packet.


Highlights of the analysis reveal the following:



  • European deployments lead the way: Acme Packet is involved in IMS projects in every economic region of the world. European service providers account for 50% of Acme Packet’s IMS projects, followed by 22% in Asia-Pacific, 15% in Central & South America and 13% in North America. The large concentration of projects in Europe reflects both the number of unique tier-one service providers in that region and their overall receptivity to the European-focused 3GPP and ETSI standards groups defining IMS.

  • Interoperability with all major IMS vendors proven: Acme Packet SBCs are deployed with IMS core infrastructure (e.g., S/I-CSCF, HSS, application servers, etc.) provided by eight different major communications equipment vendors. Given the early and evolving state of implementing IMS standards, this demonstrates Acme Packet’s flexibility should IMS elements be changed or additional endpoints be supported.

  • Wireline service delivery commands attention: Nearly two-thirds of Acme Packet’s IMS projects (65%) deliver services only to wireline access networks. Both wireline and wireless networks are supported by 26% of the projects and wireless-only networks by 9%. These findings support our observation that wireline access networks are moving more rapidly to IP for voice service delivery than wireless access networks. All IP 4G networks such as mobile WiMAX and LTE present future new opportunities for IMS.

  • Access border is the SBC focus: Given the initial focus by service providers on delivering services to their own subscribers, SBCs are initially being used to protect and control the access border in 80% of Acme Packet’s IMS projects. In another 13% of the projects, SBCs are being used at both the access and interconnect borders, and in the remaining 7% of projects at the interconnect border only. Interconnecting these networks to one another and non-IMS VoIP networks is an additional future opportunity.

  • Integrated SBC architecture prevails: Acme Packet’s integrated SBCs, which control both SIP signaling and media, have been selected, on average, for nine out of ten projects. The other projects are using an Acme Packet’s decomposed SBC solution – a border gateway controlling just media under the direction of another vendor’s SIP signaling element. In contrast with the decomposed SBC architecture, the integrated SBC provides superior border control functionality and performance, and is field-proven in hundreds of Acme Packet customer networks and in networks with hundreds of border points. The integrated SBC solution simplifies the network by eliminating the need for the H.248 control protocol between elements and greatly eases troubleshooting and support by consolidating border control in one system from a single vendor.


In July 2008, ABI Research released its IMS Vendor Matrix and placed Acme Packet eighth among the top ten IMS suppliers based on various criteria, including announced orders or trials, the number of tier-one operators that are customers, the number of elements provided and the number of applications supported.


In addition, Current Analysis recently ranked Acme Packet’s Net-Net 4000 family first among its peers on several categories, including IMS and protocol support and customer traction.


“Acme Packet is an industry leader in the standalone SBC market in multiple categories and a trendsetter in terms of supporting emerging architectures, protocols, interfaces and deployment scenarios,” said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst for Current Analysis. “Acme Packet’s support of IMS standards and broad range of early IMS customers puts the company in a strong position among competitive suppliers.”


 “While IMS architectural blueprints don’t explicitly specify the need for a ‘session border controller’ by that name, our survey results show that our customers believe otherwise,” said Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management for Acme Packet. “The session border controller is the right product to perform all of the IMS network access and interconnect edge functions and satisfy several critical requirements missing from IMS in the areas of security, overload control, enterprise service delivery, and overall resiliency and scalability.”


Information about the role of Acme Packet’s session border controllers in IMS architectures, including 3GPP, ETSI TISPAN, Multiservice Switching Forum and PacketCable, is available on Acme Packet’s website. About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 540 customers in 84 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 85 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


Acme Packet Safe Harbor StatementStatements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market and IMS projects around the world,  our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, Acme Packet’s flexibility should IMS elements be changed or additional endpoints added, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, new services, IMS capability and new programs. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.


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XCONNECT AND ACME PACKET DELIVER NEW

London, UK and Burlington, MA, September 23, 2008 —XConnect, the leader in VoIP Peering, and Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced successful testing of new methods that assist in the prevention of Spam over Internet Telephony (SPIT), also known as voice spam.


 


Unlike email spam, SPIT is still relatively uncommon and was somewhat obscure prior to the recent significant worldwide growth of VoIP communications. Now that VoIP has become more ubiquitous, the disruptive and intrusive nature of unwanted calls, coupled with the difficulty in detecting SPIT, has made this up-and-coming threat hard to ignore. Consequently, industry bodies such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have recently begun placing increased focus on developing approaches to dealing with SPIT.


 


In one of the proposed approaches, peering federations use upstream SIP elements to tag or mark call attempts with a spam score indicating the likelihood of SPIT. Session border controllers (SBCs) are then configured at the borders between originating and terminating networks to interpret these scores and act accordingly. For example, a low or zero-value score will result in the SBC forwarding the call to the intended destination, while a higher score may result in the call being rerouted to a secure destination or rejected altogether by the SBC. Managed federations are good candidates for this approach and many of XConnect’s customers, across federations, have demanded significant SPIT detection and protection measures as prerequisites to enabling secure multi-lateral interconnections.   XConnect and Acme Packet are working together to implement this new methodology for the first time. 


 


“Until now, the few industry attempts to implement SPIT prevention have been ineffective, because approaches that mimic email spam solutions do not account for the realities and architectures of voice,” said Eli Katz, CEO of XConnect. “XConnect’s approach is the first to create an industry-standards-based infrastructure to allow calls and multimedia IP sessions to be identified and tagged with advanced SPIT threat information. This enables communication service providers to deal with this potential threat in an intelligent manner, on a call-by-call basis.”


 


“As more and more VoIP networks become interconnected, SPIT has the potential to create a plague that’s even worse than email spam,” stated Seamus Hourihan, vice president of marketing and product management at Acme Packet. “Acme Packet, leveraging its Net-SAFEâ„¢ (Session-Aware Filtering and Enforcement) security framework, is committed to working in tandem with VoIP peering federation providers, such as XConnect, who are actively engaged in preventing SPIT as well as other undesirable network activity.”


 


“SPIT may not be a household word yet, but service providers understand the potential for detracting from the VoIP experience,” said Jon Arnold of J. Arnold & Associates. “This spam score will provide another valuable metric to determine the quality of VoIP traffic that is being peered between service providers.”


 


Links to the IETF drafts describing the SPIT prevention approach mentioned above, as well as other relevant material, can be accessed via XConnect’s online media center (http://www.xconnect.net/voip_download.htm).


About XConnect Global NetworksLondon based XConnect is the leading provider of secure, ENUM based Peering Federations.  XConnect’s services enable telecom companies to offer rich multimedia IP communications on a cross-network basis and reduce interconnection costs.  Backed by Tier1 Venture Capital firms including Accel Partners and Venrock Associates, XConnect was selected by the cable industry in the Netherlands to operate the first national VoIP peering solution, and has lead industry consolidation via the acquisition of the European carrier ENUM exchange, e164.info and US-based peering service IPeerX Inc. For more information, please visit www.xconnect.net.About Acme Packet


Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 540 customers in 84 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 85 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com

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Acme Packet Announces Debut of Net-Net 4500 Session Border Controller

BURLINGTON, MA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced the introduction of its Net-Net 4500, a new addition to the Net-Net 4000 series that increases performance and capacity by 100% or more in session border controller (SBC), multiservice security gateway (MSG) and session routing proxy (SRP) product configurations. Positioned between the Net-Net 4250 and Net-Net 9200 in terms of price, performance and capacity, the Net-Net 4500 satisfies service provider, large enterprise and contact center requirements at both network access and interconnect border points.


As the number of subscribers utilizing IP-based interactive communications continues to grow on a worldwide basis, service providers are making investments in network expansion. Similarly, enterprises who have already embraced voice over IP (VoIP) are expanding session capacity in their networks in order to reap the business benefits offered by presence-enabled unified communications (UC). Emerging wireless services leveraging femtocell or Wi-Fi access points to enable fixed-mobile substitution (FMS) and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) will require security gateway platforms with high-IPsec tunnel capacity. Industry experts have similar perspectives on these trends: in a recent survey conducted by Infonetics Research, session capacity and performance were identified by service providers as the top two SBC requirements. Infonetics cited “unabated VoIP subscriber growth” as the driving factor behind this survey’s results.


“Acme Packet constantly strives to anticipate the ever-changing demands of new services and applications, so our customers can evolve their networks to meet those demands,” said Patrick MeLampy, CTO of Acme Packet. “The positive customer feedback we’ve received from beta and early customer deployments of the Net-Net 4500 assures us that our vision is aligned with that of our customers.”


Net-Net 4500 raises the bar for performance and capacity

The Net-Net 4500 provides the extra measure of performance and capacity needed to help Acme Packet customers support an ever-increasing number of users and volume of sessions. Relative to the Net-Net 4250, the Net-Net 4500 platform offers enhanced levels of performance and capacity that benefit all Acme Packet product categories:


In SBC configurations, the Net-Net 4500 processes up to 160% more messages per second (MPS) for SIP, H.323, SIP-H.323 interworking and MGCP, optimizing the number of calls per second (CPS) that the network can accommodate. With a 100% increase in media capacity to 64,000 sessions, the Net-Net 4500 eases the transition to next-generation services and applications, such as interactive video, that generate more media flows per session.


As an SRP, the Net-Net 4500 supports 2 million local routing rules, 100% more than the Net-Net 4250. This expansion can reduce the number of routing elements required in many networks, reducing overall complexity and cost.


·       When operating as an MSG, the Net-Net 4500 supports 512,000 IPsec tunnels for backhauling SIP or GSM traffic over untrusted networks from femtocells or dual-mode endpoints. This is 300% more than the Net-Net 4250, greatly reducing the cost per tunnel.


The Net-Net 4500 also delivers enhanced security capabilities in SBC or MSG configurations with the ability to support up to 300% more dynamic access control list (ACL) entries. Dynamic access control protects both the Net-Net 4500 and core service infrastructure from attacks and overloads.


New hardware evolves industry’s leading carrier-class border control platform

The Net-Net 4500 inherits many of the platform characteristics that made the Net-Net 4250 the industry’s leading SBC platform. Like all other Acme Packet platforms, the Net-Net 4500 operates on Acme Packet’s Net-Net OS, which delivers the industry’s richest set of functions and features for controlling traffic across and between IP network borders, including carrier-class high availability for non-stop service delivery. The increased performance and larger capacities of the Net-Net 4500 are made possible by a series of system-level enhancements, including:


more powerful host processor


more memory


higher capacity content addressable memory (CAM)


higher speed secure services module (SSM) for IPsec and TLS


Network interface unit (NIU) modules offering a variety of copper and fiber interfaces at speeds up to 1000 Mbps, redundant load-sharing 300 watt power supplies, and the easy-to-read blue LCD display are all retained on the Net-Net 4500.


Additionally, the Net-Net 4500 utilizes a new power supply subsystem that consumes less power, offering lower operating expenditures (OpEx) and a more eco-friendly footprint, as well as other platform enhancements designed to simplify and enhance installation and maintenance.


About Acme Packet

Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. Our Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, large enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. They satisfy critical security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in wireline, cable and wireless networks; and support multiple protocols—SIP, H.323, MGCP/NCS and H.248—and multiple border points—interconnect, access and data center. Our products have been selected by more than 540 customers in 84 countries, including 29 of the top 30, and 85 of the top 100 service providers in the world. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com.


Acme Packet Safe Harbor StatementStatements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially form those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.

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IPC Selects Overture Networks to Extend Managed Ethernet Services to Financial Trading Companies

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AUGUST 19, 2008 - Overture Networks, a leading supplier of converged packet access solutions for Carrier Ethernet, today announced that IPC Systems, Inc. is using Overture’s ISG product family as part of IPC’s recently introduced Ethernet Connection Service (ECS) for financial trading firms. IPC is a leading provider of indispensable communications solutions to financial services firms and global enterprises, and recently introduced low-latency Ethernet private lines through ECS to improve market access and the competitiveness of electronic trading firms.

To optimize ECS, IPC sought to bring together best-of-breed solutions, but needed to ensure consistent and highly available service globally and across any type of infrastructure, whether it be Ethernet-over-Fiber or Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH. IPC selected Overture Networks based on the flexibility and manageability of the ISG products, which allow IPC to support a wide range of customer environments.

Designed to be simple and fast-to-provision, IPC’s highly flexible and scalable ECS gives trading firms a wide range of secure, dedicated Ethernet private lines for low-latency electronic trading. ECS makes the firms more productive and simplifies customer management of connections to important trading partners and markets. Dedicated Ethernet private lines are quickly provisioned between On-Net customers. The service’s simplicity means trading firms do not have to worry about the complex networking and security problems associated with alternative carrier data services.

ECS gives IT organizations more flexibility, especially given the demand traders have for low-latency connectivity. In addition to point-to-point and point-to-multi-point connectivity options, IPC ECS offers trading firms and IT/telephony departments a 24/7 managed solution to connect with exchanges, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and the world’s largest On-Net community of approximately 3,000 financial institutions.

“Overture Networks stood out for a number of reasons,” explained Steve Kammerer, IPC Network Services’ vice president of service development. “Its Tier-1 carrier-grade products easily met our technology requirements. The ISG family not only boasts low power consumption but is easy-to-install and monitor. The ISGs are also scalable enough to use as edge aggregation and customer premises equipment. Perhaps most important was Overture’s Ethernet expertise and its team’s ability and willingness to help us build a new service with Ethernet as a core technology.”

“IPC is leveraging Ethernet to offer an innovative set of services for financial traders,” said Chip Redden, Overture Networks’ vice president of marketing and product management. “Overture is committed to providing the solutions and services that companies like IPC can rely on to cost-effectively and competitively meet their customers’ communications needs today and in the future.”

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable communications solutions to global enterprises. With almost 35 years of expertise, IPC provides its systems and services to the world’s largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government; power, energy and utility; and transportation organizations. IPC offers its customers a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice over IP technology, and integrated network and management services to over 40 countries. Based in Jersey City, N.J., IPC has more than 1,300 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

About Overture Networks

Headquartered in the high-tech center of Research Triangle Park, NC, Overture Networks is relentlessly focused on providing solutions at the ever-expanding edge of the access network. The company enables network service providers and enterprises to stretch the edges of their networks to increase revenues, decrease costs and ensure a smooth migration to next-generation networking. With its patent-protected, award-winning ISG family of products, Overture Networks uniquely combines the packet-switched and circuit-switched worlds into a single architecture—at cost points that make it extremely attractive to offer Carrier Ethernet services to any size location—over copper, fiber or optical transport. For more information, visit www.overturenetworks.com.

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