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Acme Packet Announces SBC OEM Software Program

BURLINGTON, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE) Acme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, today announced the Powered by Acme Packet Program. Designed to enable IP communications solutions providers to embed Acme Packet's Net-Net OS-E session border controller (SBC) software in network elements at the enterprise IP border, the new initiative extends the reach of Acme Packet's market-leading session border control solutions to small/medium enterprise sites and small contact centers. The program enables IP communications infrastructure providers to embed SBC software in a wide range of hardware platforms, including those for IP PBXs, unified communications servers, multiservice business gateways, firewalls and routers, delivering enterprises a comprehensive, cost-effective SBC solution that occupies a smaller footprint on the customer premises.

"Small/medium businesses and large enterprises with smaller sites need more cost-effective, integrated session border control solutions," said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet's executive vice president of marketing and product management. "Our Powered by Acme Packet Program enables OEMs to deliver best-of-breed SBC functionality to their customers."

The Powered by Acme Packet Program leverages the Acme Packet brand, and is backed up by a dedicated engineering team providing developer training, user documentation and tier three support. The Net-Net OS-E SBC original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software operates on a wide range of Intel x86-class hardware platforms. It utilizes a hardened Linux kernel, operates in VMware and Xen virtual machine environments and can be deployed in high-availability configurations to ensure business continuity. An embedded graphical user interface simplifies configuration, monitoring and control, and a flexible feature and capacity licensing model ensures Acme Packet SBC functionality can be packaged to address the security, interoperability and session control needs of a wide variety of IP communications applications.