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Acme Packet Announces SBC OEM Software Program

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>“Powered by Acme Packet™” program extends the reach of company's market-leading session border control solutions to new markets and channels</i> </p>

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Acme Packet Announces SBC OEM Software Program07:06 EDT Thursday, July 22, 2010 BURLINGTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced the Powered by Acme Packet™ Program. Designed to enable IP communications solutions providers to embed Acme Packet's Net-Net OS-E session border controller (SBC) software in network elements at the enterprise IP border, the new initiative extends the reach of Acme Packet's market-leading session border control solutions to small/medium enterprise sites and small contact centers. The program enables IP communications infrastructure providers to embed SBC software in a wide range of hardware platforms, including those for IP PBXs, unified communications servers, multiservice business gateways, firewalls and routers, delivering enterprises a comprehensive, cost-effective SBC solution that occupies a smaller footprint on the customer premise. “Small/medium businesses and large enterprises with smaller sites need more cost-effective, integrated session border control solutions,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's executive vice president of marketing and product management. “Our Powered by Acme Packet™ Program enables OEMs to deliver best-of-breed SBC functionality to their customers.” The Powered by Acme Packet™ Program leverages the Acme Packet brand, and is backed up by a dedicated engineering team providing developer training, user documentation and tier three support. The Net-Net OS-E SBC original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software operates on a wide range of Intel x86-class hardware platforms. It utilizes a hardened Linux kernel, operates in VMware and Xen virtual machine environments and can be deployed in high-availability configurations to ensure business continuity. An embedded graphical user interface simplifies configuration, monitoring and control, and a flexible feature and capacity licensing model ensures Acme Packet SBC functionality can be packaged to address the security, interoperability and session control needs of a wide variety of IP communications applications. About Acme Packet Acme Packet (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, 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, H.248 and RTSP—and multiple border points—service provider access and interconnect, and enterprise access and trunking. Over 10,000 Acme Packet systems have been deployed by more than 1,035 customers in over 105 countries. They include 91 of the top 100 service providers in the world; and 11 of the Fortune 25. For more information, contact us at +1 781.328.4400, or visit www.acmepacket.com. Acme Packet, Inc. 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, the benefits and features of sessions border controllers, the growth of our business, the ability to facilitate service and support and to secure large enterprise networks, as well as Acme Packet's expected range and reach into new markets and its relationships with new customers, distributions channel and product partners. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties expanding its 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; difficulty managing its financial performance; its ability to hire and retain employees and appropriately staff its operations; its cash needs; the impact of new accounting pronouncements and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.