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HIPCOM Expands Business Communications Offerings with Acme Packet

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Net-Net 4500 session border controllers enable UK IP service wholesaler to offer Microsoft UC over SIP trunking</i> </p>

Monday, June 13, 2011

HIPCOM Expands Business Communications Offerings with Acme Packet08:30 EDT Monday, June 13, 2011 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced that the leading UK-based Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) and wholesale service provider HIPCOM has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net® 4500 session border controllers (SBCs) to support the expansion of its wholesale business access services to include unified communications (UC) based on Microsoft Lync 2010. The SBCs are utilized for SIP trunking and core functions that secure HIPCOM's service infrastructure, normalize SIP signaling and intelligently segment its network. HIPCOM-provided SIP trunks are utilized by its IP telephony and Microsoft UC business and wholesale customers. HIPCOM specializes in the provisioning of high-quality hosted IP communications solutions, sold through a network of reseller channel partners in the UK and supported by a range of carefully selected strategic-vendor partnerships. With an extensive range of applications, HIPCOM offers its partners a differentiated set of communications services with the ability to apply these across multiple delivery networks. All of HIPCOM's services are delivered as CaaS. With growth of its business access wholesale services anticipated to reach 20,000 concurrent sessions, HIPCOM chose Acme Packet's high-capacity Net-Net 4500 platform. The breadth of SBC functionality delivered by Net-Net OS was also a key factor in HIPCOM's selection of Acme Packet. HIPCOM is leveraging the Net-Net SBC to normalize SIP signaling and resolve protocol inconsistencies across network borders. They are also utilizing security functions such as denial of service attack prevention and topology hiding to defend their network infrastructure against malicious or non-malicious traffic overloads and protocol fuzzing. VLAN separation and session routing allow HIPCOM to securely and efficiently segment their network and control how session traffic is routed throughout HIPCOM's core network. “HIPCOM partners with leading solution vendors such as Acme Packet to help us deliver first-class IP communications services,” said James Brind, HIPCOM's Chief Technology Officer. “Acme Packet's proven track record and the capabilities of the Net-Net 4500 SBC made this the best choice for us as more of our wholesale service partners transition to end-to-end IP services.” “Acme Packet is helping innovative service providers such as HIPCOM integrate multiple communications services over a common IP transport,” stated Dino Di Palma, Acme Packet's senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development. “Our Net-Net SBCs deliver the configuration flexibility and scale required by hosted service providers to offer SIP-based retail and wholesale CaaS.” About Acme Packet Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 140 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,350 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 12,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 32 of the Fortune 100. For more information 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, including the stated expansion plans and additional hiring of employees. 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 PRRandy Wambold, +1-781-672-3119acmepacket@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris, +1-781-328-4790bnorris@acmepacket.com