Acme Packet, Inc. is engaged in providing session border controllers (SBCs) that enable service providers, enterprises, and contact centers to deliver interactive communications voice, video and other real-time multimedia sessions, across Internet Protocol network borders. The service providers include wireline, wireless, cable and Internet telephony service providers. The Net-Net products, which consist of the hardware and software, serve as a central element in unifying the separate Internet protocol (IP) networks. SBCs are deployed at the borders between IP networks, such as between two service providers or between a service provider and its enterprise, residential or mobile customers. The Net-Net products support a range of communications applications at multiple network border points, providing control functions in the areas of security. In April 2009, Acme Packet, Inc. acquired Covergence, Inc.

On February 4, 2013, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Acme Packet, the global provider of session border control technology for service providers and enterprises.

The transaction has closed.

Acme Packet enables trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks for service providers and enterprises. The company's solutions are deployed by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises globally, including 89 of world's top 100 communications companies.

Oracle plans to make Acme Packet a core offering in its Oracle Communications portfolio to enable customers to more rapidly innovate while simplifying their IT and network infrastructures. Service providers are expected to be able to differentiate and monetize offerings through secure and reliable IP-based communications from any device, across any network. We also anticipate enterprise customers will be able to more effectively engage customers, deliver more innovative applications, and improve employee productivity. This combination is expected to provide our partners with an expanded portfolio of world-class solutions to help them create even greater value for their customers.
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