SOURCE: Acme Packet

Acme Packet

July 17, 2012 08:30 ET

University of Vigo Deploys Acme Packet Software Enterprise Session Border Controllers for Secure Internet Collaboration

Software-Based Session Border Control Solution Extends Secure IP Communications to Remote Researchers and Educators

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) -  Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that Campus do Mar, a research project led by the University of Vigo in Galicia, Spain, is deploying Acme Packet's Net-Net® Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) to enable secure, Internet-based collaboration for remote team members.

News Highlights:

  • University of Vigo chose the recently announced Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition -- a software-based E-SBC, which runs on industry-standard x86 Linux servers -- to contain capital and operational costs, and integrate seamlessly with the university's existing IT infrastructure.

  • The Net-Net Enterprise Session Director-Server Edition enables secure, reliable, and cost-effective IP communications, improving collaboration for remote researchers and educators.

  • The solution protects the university's IT infrastructure and mitigates Network Address Translation (NAT) and firewall traversal issues that often hinder Internet telephony initiatives and burden support organizations.

  • The university deployed the solution upon the recommendation of Quobis, a leading unified communications systems integrator that carried out the installation and setup of the solution.

Customer Benefits:

  • Seamless integration with the university's open source softswitch and Siemens unified communications infrastructure
  • Improved collaboration amongst geographically-distributed personnel
  • Cost-effective, rapid deployment with minimal help desk burden
  • Secure communications without virtual private network client complexity

Quotes:

"The Campus do Mar project thrives on bringing together leading professionals and scientists from across Galicia and Northern Portugal to optimize available but distributed resources to train professionals and researchers in the field of marine science," said Vicente Goyanes, Head of IT services at Campus do Mar. "With Acme Packet's new software-based E-SBC, remote researchers, teachers, and other team members can communicate securely, easily, and cost-effectively over the Internet."

"The new Server Edition technology brings Acme Packet's field-proven, industry-leading E-SBC operating system to cost-effective, industry-standard servers," said Mario Oliveira, vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Caribbean and Latin America sales, Acme Packet. "The solution enables the University of Vigo to utilize Internet reach and economics to improve collaboration without compromising security or reliability."

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About Campus do Mar

Campus do Mar is a project spearheaded by the University of Vigo and promoted by the three Galician universities, the Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO). The project brings together socio-economic experts and marine researchers from the Galicia-Northern Portugal region, fully leveraging and optimizing the region's talent pool.

Campus do Mar sets out to energize a cross-border network comprised of research, teaching, and technology transfer units, with a view to training the best professionals and researchers in the field of marine science. By addressing both the economic and social aspects of marine science, the project generates quality research, creates international impact, and provides the industry with the best tools for competing on a global scale.

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, 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 220 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,600 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 16,000 Acme Packet systems, including 88 of the top 100 service providers and 41 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

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