Acme Packet leads the fast growing E-SBC market, doubling its business in 2010
BEDFORD, MA, APRIL 27, 2011 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, announced today that Infonetics Research Inc., a leading research firm, identified Acme Packet as the leader in the enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) market, with 32% market share by revenue in 2010.
Acme Packet doubled its E-SBC business in 2010, increasing its share in a market that grew by 70%, according to Infonetics in its April 18 report, “Enterprise Session Border Controllers, Annual Worldwide and Regional Market Size and Forecasts.” Infonetics projects rapid market growth driven by the adoption of SIP trunking and the interconnection of disparate interactive communications systems to create enterprise-wide networks.
“Acme Packet’s expertise in SIP trunking, broad network of partners, and early entry into the E-SBC market helped it nearly double its enterprise business in 2010,” said Diane Myers, Directing Analyst, VoIP and IMS for Infonetics Research. “Acme Packet gained share and retained its lead position among more than 30 competitors.”
Noted by Infonetics as a primary driver for E-SBC growth, SIP trunks use Internet protocols to provide a flexible and low-cost alternative for connecting voice, video and unified communications systems to service provider networks. E-SBCs provide strong security, easy interoperability and assured reliability for these applications.
The Acme Packet E-SBC product line generated approximately 17% of the company’s business in 2010. As of March 31, 2011, Acme Packet reached new milestones in its enterprise business, including:
- Over 1,800 E-SBCs installed worldwide
- 379 customers, including 32 of the Fortune 100
- Over 1.7M active sessions licensed
Acme Packet offers a broad range of solutions for the deployment of interactive communications in enterprise and contact center networks. Its E-SBCs terminate service provider SIP trunks, connect disparate enterprise voice, video and unified communications systems, secure access to hosted and cloud-based services, and enable communications with remote workers.
“Enterprises are realizing compelling benefits as they transition to SIP trunking services and unified communications, including dramatic cost savings, increased productivity and enhanced business agility,” said Seamus Hourihan, Acme Packet senior vice president of marketing and product management. “Acme Packet has attained its market leadership position in enterprise SBCs by offering comprehensive solutions for deploying secure, interoperable and reliable end-to-end enterprise IP communications.”
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 140 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,350 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 12,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 32 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.
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