Acme Packet Expands Capabilities for Microsoft

Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:30am EST

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  BEDFORD, MA, Feb 20 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (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:



--  "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."


More about Acme Packet and Microsoft: 

--  Accelerating Microsoft Lync


More about Acme Packet: 

--  The Packet
--  The Session
--  Community
--  Twitter
--  Facebook
--  LinkedIn



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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

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