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Acme Packet Sponsors ip.access User Group

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Net-Net Security Gateway showcased for scaling and securing ip.access femtocell and picocell solutions</i> </p>

Monday, October 25, 2010

Acme Packet Sponsors ip.access User Group08:34 EDT Monday, October 25, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced that the company is a sponsor and exhibitor at the ip.access fourth User Group meeting to be held at Wembley Stadium in London from October 26 – 27. Acme Packet will present the advantages of its Net-Net® Security Gateway (SG) for securing and cost-effectively scaling femtocell and picocell services. The User Group is ip.access' annual meeting with customers and partners to share collective knowledge on the latest picocell and femtocell deployments. Attendees are given the opportunity to learn from each other's experiences, gather the latest information on product roadmaps, and interact with the ip.access senior management team, customers and partners. Based on the Net-Net 4500 hardware platform, the Net-Net SG features several significant technical advantages that maximize system capacity and performance, ensure non-stop service availability, enable flexible deployment options and minimize costs. The Net-Net SG provides up to 200,000 IPsec tunnels in a single rack unit, high-performance IPsec processing architecture, integrated hardware-software-based DoS/DDoS protection, carrier-class high availability (HA) and virtualization. “As the pace of femtocell deployments accelerate, we welcome our growing list of customers and partners to our User Group to share critical insights for success,” said Rob Jones, senior vice president of worldwide sales, support & services with ip.access. “Acme Packet is a key partner in enabling service providers to build trusted and scalable femtocell services.” “We view femtocells and picocells as a way for mobile service providers to deliver an enhanced customer experience while lowering cost of ownership,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's vice president of marketing and product management. “Acme Packet is working closely with ip.access as it leads that service transformation.” 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 About ip.access Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd ( is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocell and femtocell infrastructure solutions for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. These solutions bring IP and cellular technologies together to drive down costs and increase coverage and capacity of mobile networks. ABI Research ranks ip.access as the world's number 1 picocell vendor; its nanoGSM® and nano3G™ picocell solutions provide 2G and 3G coverage and capacity for offices, shops and (using satellite backhaul) passenger aircraft, ships and remote rural areas. nanoGSM is the world's most deployed picocell, with live installations in more than 50 networks around the world and growing. ip.access is also the company behind the multi-award winning Oyster 3G™ femtocell technology, which dramatically improves the user experience for 3G services at home. Oyster 3G is the core femtocell technology in AT&T's 3G MicroCell. ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Rothschild Gestion, Intel Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, ADC, Cisco, Qualcomm and Motorola Ventures among its shareholders. 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, 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 from 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 Contact:CHEN PRRamya Kumaraswamy, +1.781.672.3147rkumaraswarmy@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris,