Acme Packet Expands Capabilities for Microsoft

Leader in Session Border Controllers Receives Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status and Certification for Microsoft Lync 2013


BEDFORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that the company has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program and its Net-Net Enterprise Session Director has been fully qualified by Microsoft under the Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) to ensure interoperability with Microsoft Lync 2013.

News Highlights:

  • With Acme Packet's qualification for Microsoft Lync 2013, Acme Packet can provide enterprises with a smooth integration of Microsoft Lync 2013 unified communications (UC) with legacy telephony environments.

  • The Net-Net Enterprise Session Director streamlines connectivity to service provider SIP trunks by protecting real-time communications from security threats and providing service assurance functions.

  • Acme Packet's vendor-neutral solution integrates Microsoft Lync voice features into a legacy IP telephony infrastructure by securely connecting to SIP trunking services, enabling flexible, low cost SIP trunking services for a multi-vendor communications infrastructure.

  • Acme Packet's new status as a Gold Certified Partner demonstrates its advanced expertise in Microsoft Lync UC environments.

  • Acme Packet is attending the Microsoft's Lync Conference 2013 as a Bronze Sponsor. To request a meeting at this event, contact: http://lphs.acmepacket.com/Contact-Us/

Quotes:

  • "For the last five years, Acme Packet has accelerated the deployment of Microsoft Lync in enterprises of all sizes by providing interoperability for SIP trunking, enterprise voice, and bring your own device solutions," said Mark Vella, vice president, business development, Acme Packet. "Acme Packet's certification for Microsoft Lync 2013 and its Gold Certified Partner status further acknowledge Acme Packet's strength and leadership in the industry."

  • "We are pleased to further expand our relationship with Acme Packet by recognizing its certification for Microsoft Lync 2013 and Gold Partner Status," said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of Lync Product Marketing for Microsoft. "Acme Packet's session border controller and session management solutions for Microsoft Lync provide a flexible option for enterprise customers of all sizes."

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About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, video, 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 primarily in the USA, selling them through over 330 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,925 customers in 109 countries have deployed over 21,000 Acme Packet systems, including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 51 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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