Acme Packet Enterprise Session Border Controllers Become First Certified to Work With Verizon SIP Trunking Services and Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:30am EST

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  BEDFORD, MA, Nov 08 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), Verizon and Microsoft are making it easier
for businesses to employ unified communications across a global
enterprise. Acme Packet, the leader in session delivery networks, today
announced that its Net-Net Enterprise Session Director (ESD) enterprise
session border controllers (E-SBC) have been certified as the first to
work with Verizon's IP Trunking Services and Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

    This certification is part of Acme Packet's strategy to simplify and
accelerate SIP trunking, which Acme Packet announced earlier this year. 

    News Highlights:

--  The Acme Packet Net-Net ESD is the first SBC that Verizon has
    certified with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 for the Verizon VoIP IP
    Trunking service.
--  This announcement builds on the global effort by Acme Packet and
    Verizon to offer managed and non-managed session delivery network
    solutions to customers in more than 20 countries. Verizon's managed
    SBC solution for Acme Packet offerings can be leveraged to provide
    full management support, including design and engineering,
    implementation, ongoing monitoring and change management services.
--  Acme Packet's portfolio simplifies and accelerates SIP trunking
    deployments through an enhanced provisioning approach that quickly
    resolves multi-vendor interoperability issues and codec
    incompatibilities often found in heterogeneous environments, as well
    as challenges related to security, reliability and regulatory
--  Verizon customers that implement Verizon VoIP IP Trunking service with
    the Acme Packet and Microsoft Lync 2010 configuration will be able to
    deploy interactive voice and video communications onto a common IP
    backbone. As a result, enterprises can reduce fees, consolidate
    equipment and trunks, streamline operations, and improve collaboration
    and worker productivity.
--  The Acme Packet Net-Net ESD provides key session control and
    internetworking functions that enable customers to integrate Microsoft
    Lync with legacy multi-vendor communications environments without
    compromising Microsoft Lync's powerful enterprise voice features.
--  Acme Packet Net-Net ESD solutions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 were
    the first to be qualified as part of the Enterprise SBC category in
    Microsoft's Lync Server Unified Communications Open Interoperability
    Program (UCOIP).


Solution Benefits:

--  Smooth migration to Microsoft Lync 2010 unified communications
--  Enhanced Microsoft Lync 2010 Enterprise Voice experience when
    deploying with Verizon VoIP IP Trunking service
--  Accelerated installation by overcoming interoperability challenges
--  Tight integration and increased flexibility for deployment
--  Maintain high reliability by balancing loads across SIP trunks and
    providing quality of service capabilities
--  Enhanced security for protecting both the service provider and



"We're seeing a notable increase in the number of
businesses interested in combining Microsoft Lync with our IP Trunking
with the added benefit of Acme Packet's premises-based SBC," said Bob
Minai, executive director of advanced communications product management
for Verizon Enterprise Solutions "The Verizon IP Trunking service
delivers compelling cost efficiencies with features such as burstable
enterprise shared trunks and VoIP enterprise routing to generate cost
savings that can be reinvested to fund new unified communications

    "Acme Packet's qualification with Lync and Verizon reinforces our
strategy to provide secure, simplified SIP trunking to our partners and
end customers," said Dino Di Palma, chief operating officer, Acme Packet.
"With this important certification by Verizon Acme Packet can help
Verizon customers control costs and consolidate their networks."

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    Verizon, Acme Packet, Session Initiation Protocol, SIP, SIP trunking,
PSTN, TDM, session border controllers, SBC, Microsoft Lync

    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 in the
USA, selling them through over 309 reseller partners worldwide. More than
1,850 customers in 109 countries have deployed over 20,000 Acme Packet
systems, including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 48 of the
Fortune 100. For more information visit

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