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Acme Packet Achieves Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Qualification for SIP Trunking Interoperability

<p class=' bwalignc'> <i>Net-Net Session Director SBCs deployed in Verizon Business' IP Trunking offering</i> <i>successfully completes third party testing for Microsoft interoperability program</i> </p>

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Acme Packet Achieves Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Qualification for SIP Trunking Interoperability08:00 EDT Tuesday, September 28, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that its integrated session border controller (SBC), the Net-Net Session Director (SD), has achieved interoperability qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 when used in conjunction with Verizon Business' IP Trunking service. The qualification testing was conducted by tekVizion Labs, Microsoft's Unified Communication Open Interoperability Program (UC OIP) testing partner. UC OIP is Microsoft's qualification program for SIP/PSTN gateways, IP PBXs and SIP trunking services. Successful UC OIP qualification ensures that enterprise SIP trunking customers experience seamless setup, support, and use of qualified telephony infrastructure and services with Microsoft's unified communications (UC) software and Microsoft Office Communications Online. The testing performed by tekVizion Labs demonstrated that with Acme Packet SBCs, enterprises can deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server SIP trunking with Verizon Business IP Trunking services. Verizon Business' IP Trunking service, which is also UC OIP-qualified, consolidates voice and other unique features such as a burstable enterprise shared trunking capability, onto a SIP-based network, thereby controlling or eliminating the costs associated with maintaining traditional TDM local lines, trunks, and dedicated PRI circuits. Acme Packet's Net-Net SBCs can be deployed in Verizon Business' IP Trunking between the OCS Mediation Server and Verizon's Private IP or Internet Dedicated Access networks. The Net-Net SBC can also be deployed at enterprises that integrate both OCS 2007 R2 and IP PBX solutions as part of Verizon Business' IP trunking. Because of Acme Packet's proven experience, with over 1100 customers and 10,000 systems deployed worldwide, many leading SIP trunking service providers specify Acme Packet SBCs into their offerings. Acme Packet's UC OIP qualification now provides small, medium and large enterprise customers with the increased confidence to deploy Acme Packet SBCs in conjunction with Verizon Business' IP Trunking services. "Acme Packet SBCs play a critical role for many of our IP Trunking customers," stated Thomas Dalrymple, product management director of global voice solutions with Verizon Business. "The ability for our VoIP service to work in an integrated fashion with Acme Packet SBCs gives our customers in the U.S. and Europe greater flexibility when designing Verizon IP Trunking with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2." "With Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Microsoft has successfully extended the power of unified communications to embrace desktop voice communications," stated Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's executive vice president of marketing and product management. "Acme Packet is now taking this offering one step further by giving Verizon Business IP Trunking customers the flexibility to implement Microsoft OCS with our industry-leading Net-Net SBC." 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, 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.