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Acme Packet Session Border Controller Solutions Fully Qualified for Microsoft Lync Server 2010

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>The first session border controllers (SBC) to be qualified under Microsoft's new Enterprise SBC category in the Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Server 2010</i> </p>

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Acme Packet Session Border Controller Solutions Fully Qualified for Microsoft Lync Server 201008:30 EDT Wednesday, September 07, 2011 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced its Net-Net Session Director Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 are the first to be qualified as part of the new Enterprise SBC category in Microsoft's Lync Server Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP). Acme Packet E-SBCs are designed to complement Lync Server by delivering advanced SIP features and protecting investments in legacy telephony infrastructure. The UCOIP qualification program for enterprise telephony services and infrastructure ensures that customers have seamless experiences with setup, support, and use of qualified telephony infrastructure and services in conjunction with Microsoft's unified communications software, including Lync Server and Exchange Server. Only products that meet rigorous and extensive testing requirements and conform to the specifications and test plans receive qualification. For additional UCOIP information, please visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/UCOIP. "Acme Packet E-SBCs complement the capabilities of Lync Server and help address tough interoperability challenges," said Kapil Sharma, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft. "Microsoft is pleased to team with Acme Packet in helping customers transform their communications for increased collaboration and productivity." Acme Packet E-SBCs qualified with Microsoft Lync Server tie together diverse IP telephony and UC solutions from leading third-party vendors to construct uniform enterprise-wide networks that protect and extend customer investments while enabling improved collaboration and productivity. These robust solutions are designed to overcome common protocol interworking issues and enable smooth adoption of advanced SIP trunking services that reduce telecommunications costs and improve business agility. For additional information on Acme Packet SBCs & Microsoft Lync Server, please visit: www.acmepacket.com/lync. "With Lync Server, Microsoft has successfully extended the power of unified communications to embrace desktop voice and video communications," stated Mark Vella, vice president of business development, Acme Packet. "The new E-SBC category in the UCOIP program recognizes the important multivendor interoperability and control functions offered by E-SBCs in IP communications environments and we're excited to be the first qualified E-SBC in the program." 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 150 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,440 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 13,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 34 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com. Acme Packet Safe Harbor StatementStatements 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. 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, +1-781-672-3115acmepacket@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris, +1-781-328-4790bnorris@acmepacket.com