Acme Packet, ip.access Partner for Small Cells

ip.access partners with Acme Packet for small cell solutions

October 3, 2011

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BEDFORD, Mass. -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ:APKT - News), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced a new partnership with ip.access, a leading provider of picocell and femtocell infrastructure solutions. The companies will collaborate on small cell solutions and ip.access will integrate and support the Net-Net® Security Gateway to secure the ip.access nano3G small cell system.

Small cells, including femtocells and picocells, are indoor cellular base stations that extend the reach and improve the performance of mobile voice and data services. They are designed to improve the customer experience for consumer, enterprise and public space environments, while offloading the more costly macro radio and backhaul networks. The small cell architecture uses the Internet to connect the small cell access point to the mobile core network.

This new partnership integrates the Net-Net® Security Gateway as part of the ip.access nano3G femtocell and picocell solution. The Net-Net Security Gateway fulfills the security gateway functional requirements defined in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), providing authentication and IPsec tunnel management between the ip.access nano3G Access Points and the Access Controller. IPsec tunnels protect all subscriber voice and data traffic and the management packets from tampering, eavesdropping or interception. The two companies have worked together to enhance reliability, security and manageability of small cells. The turnkey solution has been tested and is deployed in live customer networks.

Acme Packet Inc. (Nasdaq: APKT)

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