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U.S. Department of Defense Certifies Acme Packet Session Border Controllers

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i>Certification makes Acme Packet's session border controllers first and only to meet DISA's information assurance & interoperability requirements</i> </p>

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

U.S. Department of Defense Certifies Acme Packet Session Border Controllers08:04 EDT Wednesday, September 22, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that its Net-Net 3820 and Net-Net 4500 Session Border Controller (SBC) products have been certified by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Ft. Huachuca, AZ for information assurance and interoperability with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks. Having achieved certification, the Acme Packet products are now listed on the DoD's Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (APL), indicating they have met DOD's Enterprise security requirements for connecting to its networks. Acme Packet's listing on the APL can be viewed at http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/apl/dsn/apl_ebc.html. The Acme Packet SBC products are classified as Edge Boundary Controllers (EBC) in compliance with DOD's Unified Communications 2008 Requirements. The products feature Acme Packet's hardware designed to provide the critical controls for delivering trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—across IP network borders. The Net-Net 3820 and Net-Net 4500 products complement the other Acme Packet Net-Net SBC platforms widely deployed in commercial enterprise and service provider applications. As in the private sector, a new class of interactive applications such as voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing, and other forms of collaboration is driving the migration in the government sector from the legacy infrastructures to a new generation of all-IP networks. With this certification, non-DOD agencies in the Federal space will have peace of mind when selecting the Acme Packet solution knowing the SBC's have met DOD's heightened service, security and interoperability requirements. “We are proud that our products have met the DoD's demanding requirements and achieved full certification,” said Andy Ory, CEO and co-founder of Acme Packet. “We look forward to working with the Department of Defense and other governmental organizations to enable them to leverage the power of all-IP communications. 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 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 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.