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Acme Packet Exhibits Next Generation Session Routing Solutions at Annual CableLabs® Summer Conference

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Acme Packet and NetNumber collaboration and Net-Net Route Manager Central demonstration highlight the benefits of Open Session Routing</i> </p>

Monday, August 16, 2010

Acme Packet Exhibits Next Generation Session Routing Solutions at Annual CableLabs® Summer Conference08:00 EDT Monday, August 16, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced its participation in the CableLabs® Summer Conference, scheduled for August 15-18, 2010 in Keystone, Colorado. The members-only event provides attendees, which include CTOs and CEOs from the industry's leading cable operators, with current information about technologies that support their business and strategic objectives. For this year's conference, Acme Packet and Acme Packet Pinnacle Partner NetNumber, Inc. (NetNumber) will exhibit Open Session Routing (OSR) solutions that feature Acme Packet's Net-Net session routing proxies (SRPs), session border controllers (SBCs) and management tools and NetNumber's Transactional IP Telephony Addressing and Numbering (TITAN) server. These products play key roles in Acme Packet's Open Session Routing (OSR) architecture. Acme Packet will also be showcasing a live demonstration of its new Net-Net Route Manager Central (RMC) application. Acme Packet's OSR architecture encompasses products from its broad partner ecosystem that includes leading routing database vendors such as NetNumber. Acme Packet SRPs and SBCs use standard ENUM, SIP or DNS protocols to query highly-scalable centralized databases such as NetNumber's TITAN routing database to deliver a broad and flexible set of services and capabilities including IP-based number portability (NP), trusted calling party name (CNAM), geo-redundant access to routing databases, and source-based SIP session routing. OSR simplifies, consolidates and optimizes SIP session routing infrastructure for cable, as well as other types of service providers throughout the world. Net-Net RMC, a management tool launched in February of this year that complements Acme Packet's Net-Net Element Management System, enables service providers to efficiently manage and distribute SIP routes to Acme Packet SRPs and SBCs. The Net-Net RMC demonstration at the CableLabs Summer Conference will highlight its ease-of-use, as well as key capabilities including manipulation of local route tables, dynamic collection of offline routing rules and automatic propagation of the edited local route tables to any individual or group of managed Net-Net SBCs. "Cable MSOs have consistently articulated a desire to deploy solutions that enhance the customer experience while simultaneously driving down the cost associated with the delivery of ubiquitous services," said Douglas Ranalli, founder and Chief Strategy Officer at NetNumber, Inc. "Acme Packet's Open Session Routing architecture embraces this vision by supporting open standards that enable operators to integrate best-of-breed platforms like the TITAN routing database into a complete next-generation network design.” "CableLabs' Summer Conference is an event that offers us the opportunity to demonstrate our innovative solutions to a select group of equally innovative cable service providers,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's executive vice president of marketing and product management. "Acme Packet is committed to developing next-gen session routing solutions designed to give these service providers a competitive edge in their markets." 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 1,105 customers in 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 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. CableLabs is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. A product or technology demonstration at a CableLabs event does not represent a CableLabs endorsement of that product or technology.