Acme Packet Announces Real-Time Monitoring Solution for Next-Generation Service Provider Networks

Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:00am EST

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  BEDFORD, MA, Feb 25 (Marketwire) -- 
Acme Packet(R) (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks,
today announced the release of Palladion 3.0 for quickly and securely
migrating service providers to IP networks, reducing operational costs,
increasing customer satisfaction, preventing voice fraud, and minimizing
churn. The trusted, new solutions provide real-time monitoring,
troubleshooting, and analysis of next-generation service provider IP
networks -- including IMS, LTE, and consumer and business voice over IP
(VoIP). 

    Palladion, a non-intrusive monitoring solution, consists of three new
management options: Communications Operations Monitor to track network
signaling and media in real-time and enable detailed troubleshooting
capabilities; Fraud Detection and Prevention to discover and prevent
voice fraud; and Control Plane Monitor to track and troubleshoot Diameter
signaling traffic in IMS and LTE networks. 

    News Highlights:


--  Communications Operations Monitor - The solution provides real-time
    end-to-end correlation and quality metrics of all calls by passively
    capturing all signaling messages and analyzing all media from the
    network -- thereby enabling simple, drill-down troubleshooting for the
    root-cause analysis of many service related problems.
    
    
--  Fraud Detection and Prevention - Within minutes of implementing
    Palladion 3.0, service providers can proactively identify and prevent
    fraud by comparing real-time analysis of user behavior to an
    automatically established baseline.
    
    
--  Control Plane Monitor - The solution will offer advanced, real-time
    usage and monitoring features, as well as drill-down and sequence
    diagrams for troubleshooting Diameter signaling. Designed for service
    providers' signaling and roaming network infrastructures, the solution
    will provide end-to-end correlation of Diameter transactions.
    
    
--  Embedded probe - The Palladion 3.0 solution leverages vendor-neutral
    network probes to monitor any type of VoIP network through a web-based
    Graphical User Interface. As well as being available on third-party
    hardware, for the first time in the industry, probes are also
    available as a software component integrated into a session border
    controller (SBC), which reduces network complexity and total cost of
    ownership.
    


    

Solution Benefits and Features:


--  Real-time, end-to-end call correlation and analytics
--  Segmentation of the network path for fast and accurate problem
    localization
--  Instant troubleshooting down to the individual subscribers
--  Historical and current session data to assist analysts in preventing
    fraud
--  Media quality analysis, including R Factor and MOS value
--  Unparalleled insight and analysis of signaling messages
--  On-demand scoring and fraud alerts
--  Vendor-agnostic across the VoIP protocol stacks
--  Probe availability on Acme Packet's Net-Net Session Director and
    third-party hardware

    Quotes:

--  "Acme Packet has long been the leader in the SBC market, and Palladion
    3.0 helps differentiate its solution offering," said Diane Myers,
    principal analyst, Infonetics Research. "By enhancing their portfolio
    with Palladion 3.0, Acme Packet not only provides security,
    reliability, and interoperability, but also real-time analysis,
    monitoring, and troubleshooting for next-generation networks."
    
    
--  "Palladion 3.0 will revolutionize how service providers understand
    their next-generation networks," said Pat MeLampy, Acme Packet's chief
    technology officer. "Acme Packet's instant fraud detection, real-time
    troubleshooting of call quality issues, deep drill-down into media,
    SIP signaling, and Diameter, as well as innovative probe design will
    deliver a full view of any type of IP network to service providers."
    


    

More about Acme Packet and Palladion 3.0:


--  Schedule a Demonstration of Palladion 3.0
--  Palladion Control Plane Monitor
--  Service Management and Operations
--  Acme Packet Service Provider Management

    

More about Acme Packet:


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

    

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Acme Packet, APKT, management, security, fraud

    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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Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to the benefits of our
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For more information about Acme Packet:

Media and Industry Analysts:
Mike O'Malley
Acme Packet 
+1 781-869-2975
apktpr@acmepacket.com

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Version 2.0 Communications
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