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AudioCodes Announces Software SBC Strategy for Cloud and Data Centers

LOD, Israel, May 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AudioCodes (Nasdaq:AUDC), a leading provider of VoIP technologies, products and services, today announced its Software Session Border Controller (SBC) solutions strategy for use in the cloud, data centers and hosted environments. Capitalizing on the growing success of its SBC technology and product portfolio for mid-market unified communications, SIP trunking and contact center applications, AudioCodes is now expanding its target use to support access and peering for hosted communications services. Aligning with software-only architectures, the Mediant Software SBC integrates smoothly into both virtualized and non-virtualized environments, providing essential session border control functions such as SIP and Media normalization, NAT traversal, authentication, encryption, denial of service protection, SLA enforcement and routing.

AudioCodes' Mediant Software SBC serves to centralize SIP Trunking connectivity for large enterprises, as well as cloud-based communications service providers, on industry standard servers. By leveraging advanced multi-core architecture, the Mediant Software SBC scales with the servers' strength and number of cores, in line with the technology evolution of the server industry. Enterprises and service providers can now quickly deploy AudioCodes' Software SBC on their own infrastructure or in third party Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments and benefit from flexible Pay-as-you-Grow pricing.

AudioCodes Software SBC was first released to market at the end of 2011, and has been adopted by leading UC and Contact Center solution vendors. The second phase release of the Mediant Software SBC is now planned to reach 4,000 concurrent sessions in Q3 of 2013 and 10,000 concurrent sessions by the end of 2013. Further capacity increase is planned for 2014. In addition, the Mediant Software SBC will include software based media processing and transcoding for supporting wideband codecs and advanced voice quality enhancement techniques. Advanced transcoding capabilities are a key for the evolution of voice applications to support mobility and WebRTC, facilitating productivity, accessibility and superior user experience.

"AudioCodes' Software SBC strategy aligns well with the virtualization trend as operators and large enterprises embrace software driven data centers," commented Diane Myers, Principal Analysis at Infonetics.

"Our vision is to deliver AudioCodes' long-standing technological experience in interoperability, security and superior voice quality in a manner that best suits the strategic objectives of our customers," added Yehuda Herscovici, VP Products at AudioCodes. "Our high capacity software SBC delivers flexibility and simplifies supply chain, operation and deployment."

About AudioCodes

AudioCodes Ltd. (Nasdaq:AUDC) designs, develops and sells advanced Voice over IP (VoIP) and converged VoIP and Data networking products and applications to Service Providers and Enterprises. AudioCodes is a VoIP technology market leader focused on converged VoIP and data communications and its products are deployed globally in Broadband, Mobile, Enterprise networks and Cable. The Company provides a range of innovative, cost-effective products including Media Gateways, Multi-Service Business Routers, Session Border Controllers (SBC), Residential Gateways, IP Phones, Media Servers and Value Added Applications. AudioCodes' underlying technology, VoIPerfectHD™, relies on AudioCodes' leadership in DSP, voice coding and voice processing technologies. AudioCodes' High Definition (HD) VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in Voice communications. For more information on AudioCodes, visit http://www.audiocodes.com.

Statements concerning AudioCodes' business outlook or future economic performance; product introductions and plans and objectives related thereto; and statements concerning assumptions made or expectations as to any future events, conditions, performance or other matters, are "forward-looking statements'' as that term is defined under U.S. Federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in such statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in AudioCodes' industry and target markets in particular; shifts in supply and demand; market acceptance of new products and the demand for existing products; the impact of competitive products and pricing on AudioCodes' and its customers' products and markets; timely product and technology development, upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; possible need for additional financing; the ability to satisfy covenants in the Company's loan agreements; possible disruptions from acquisitions; the ability of AudioCodes to successfully integrate the products and operations of acquired companies into AudioCodes' business; and other factors detailed in AudioCodes' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AudioCodes assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

©2013 AudioCodes Ltd. All rights reserved. AudioCodes, AC, HD VoIP, HD VoIP Sounds Better, IPmedia, Mediant, MediaPack, OSN, SmartTAP, VMAS, VoIPerfect, VoIPerfectHD, Your Gateway To VoIP and 3GX are trademarks or registered trademarks of AudioCodes Limited. All other products or trademarks are property of their respective owners. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

CONTACT: Company Contacts Shirley Nakar, Director, Investor Relations AudioCodes Tel: +972-3-976-4000 shirley@audiocodes.com IR Agency Contact Erik Knettel, Grayling Tel: +1-646-284-9415 erik.knettel@grayling.comSource:AudioCodes Ltd.