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Acme Packet Enterprise Session Border Controllers Are Now Integrated into HP's Unified Communications Solutions Portfolio

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Enables delivery of UC solutions that are secure, reliable and protect client investments</i> </p>

Monday, July 25, 2011

Acme Packet Enterprise Session Border Controllers Are Now Integrated into HP's Unified Communications Solutions Portfolio08:30 EDT Monday, July 25, 2011 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that HP has integrated the Acme Packet family of Net-Net® enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) into the HP Unified Communications (UC) Solutions Portfolio. By integrating Acme Packet E-SBCs, HP can deploy IP-based UC solutions that strengthen security, enhance reliability and interoperate with a wide range of UC infrastructure and communication service offerings. HP has incorporated Acme Packet Net-Net E-SBCs into its portfolio of UC solutions, including HP's new Voice Transformation and Virtual Workplace solutions announced today. Acme Packet E-SBCs address critical interoperability, service quality and security challenges that are encountered when using IP to deliver real-time voice, video and UC. The integrated solutions enable consolidation of communications services onto a unified IP network infrastructure without disruptive changes to existing applications, security compromises, or service interruptions. “Instant-On enterprises require UC solutions that can be quickly deployed and rapidly adapt to meet the demands of a dynamic business environment,” said Imran Khan, vice president, HP Network Consulting. “Acme Packet session border controllers teamed with HP's UC platform deliver highly scalable enterprise solutions that enable secure, reliable communications services for clients.” HP selected the Acme Packet Net-Net E-SBC product family for its scalability, security, support for independent UC offerings and interoperability with legacy IP telephony infrastructures – enabling HP to protect client investments when adopting UC solutions. Acme Packet offers a full portfolio of solutions for delivering interactive voice, video and unified communications across IP networks, enabling secure, reliable connectivity to SIP trunking services, communication with remote workers via the Internet and access to a range of hosted communications services. “Our industry-leading E-SBC solutions combine support for Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Microsoft, Polycom and other leading UC solutions with a rich feature set,” said Dino Di Palma, senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development, Acme Packet. “This support complements HP's world-class Unified Communications Solutions, which use a vendor-independent approach to architect and provide solutions that best suit client needs.” 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, our potential next stage of growth, 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 PRChris Carleton, 781-672-3115acmepacket@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris, 781-328-4790bnorris@acmepacket.com