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Acme Packet Enhances Partner Program to Focus on Federal Government Resellers

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Five charter members join Acme Packet in providing complete session border control solutions for federal agencies and organizations</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Monday, November 29, 2010

Acme Packet Enhances Partner Program to Focus on Federal Government Resellers08:30 EST Monday, November 29, 2010 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced a new federal specialization for its Pinnacle Partner program, intended for systems integrators, resellers and service providers serving the government market. The new federal specialization is designed specifically to assist resellers who supply Acme Packet's industry-leading session border controller (SBC) technology to a wide range of federal agencies. As part of today's announcement, Acme Packet also identified a group of Pinnacle Partner program government specialization charter members including Avaya Government Solutions, Black Box Network Services, General Dynamics, Lyme Computer Systems and Technica Corporation. Each of these partners plays a critical role in the delivery of IP communications solutions to federal government installations worldwide. The Pinnacle Partner program is a partner alliance program for technology vendors, resellers and integration and professional services partners working with Acme Packet. The program acts as a vehicle to foster technical and business collaboration, provide partner education and sales tools, and assure interoperability among best-of breed products. Benefits to members of the program include access to best-in-class SBC products, technical support, online training and joint marketing opportunities. As the first and only SBCs certified by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) for information assurance and interoperability with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) networks, Acme Packet SBCs are uniquely suited to federal government deployments. Having achieved this certification, Acme Packet SBC 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. The Acme Packet SBC products are classified as Edge Boundary Controllers (EBC) in compliance with DOD's Unified Communications 2008 Requirements. “Working with the charter federal specialization Pinnacle Partners announced today will greatly enhance our ability to enable the rollout of IP communications solutions for federal installations worldwide,” said Mark Vella, vice president of business development, Acme Packet. “Acme Packet is committed to addressing the needs of the government sector and with the partners announced today we go to market with a compelling value proposition for a wide range of federal organizations.” 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 1,180 customers in 105 countries. They include 92 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 Avaya Government Solutions Avaya Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems, and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well-being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Avaya Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. About Black Box Corporation Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is a leading technical services company dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining today's complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. About General Dynamics General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in information systems and technologies, business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; and shipbuilding and marine systems. More information about General Dynamics is available online at About Lyme Computer Systems Lyme Computer Systems, established in 1983, is recognized as a premier IT solutions provider in the government and commercial markets by providing an unsurpassed mix of customer service and high quality products at the most competitive prices. Our GSA Schedules feature more than 80 top manufacturers and suppliers. Our account managers and technical support staff are manufacturer trained and certified, and are available to perform onsite installation and training, as well as hotline support. For more information, please visit About Technica Corporation Technica Corporation, founded in 1991, provides high-end advanced IT solutions to the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Core competencies include Network Security and Information Assurance (IA), Network Management Integration, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Application Integration, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Independent Verification and Validation, Network Transport Technologies and Program Management. Technica is a veteran and minority-owned small disadvantaged business. Technica is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit: 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 and Industry Analysts:CHEN PRRamya Kumaraswamy, +1.781.672.3147rkumaraswamy@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris,