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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Black Box Network Services Partners with PathSolutions to Further Expand its Network Performance Monitoring



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 16, 2009 -- Black Box Network Services has announced a strategic business relationship with PathSolutions. The agreement allows Black Box Network Services to sell PathSolutions’ industry leading portfolio of network performance monitoring applications. Network performance monitoring is a component of Black Box Network Services’ suite of service-based offerings.

“Our relationship with PathSolutions provides a solid step in continually enhancing our communication support services. This performance monitoring solution will not only help our clients’ networks perform better but can be purchased as an operating expense which is an important feature in this economy,” said Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box Network Services. “These monitoring applications are available as a service, purchased as a license, or a combination of both.”

PathSolutions’ Total Network Visibility™ solutions represent a new direction in network performance monitoring by changing how engineering effort is utilized. The solutions for VoIP and data networks act as network eyes and ears, automatically monitoring the health and performance of every device and link. As a result, problems can be easily identified and quickly diagnosed. This allows engineers to spend their valuable time resolving problems instead of installing and configuring software.

“Black Box’s diversified portfolio of data and VoIP offerings and broad geographic footprint make for a very powerful partner. We’re excited to be working together to rapidly improve the quality and manageability of every aspect of Black Box customer networks,” said Tim Titus, CTO of PathSolutions.

About PathSolutions
PathSolutions’ Total Network Visibility™ solutions represent a new paradigm in network performance monitoring software by changing how network optimization is done. The company’s solutions for VoIP and data networks are ready to go right out-of-the-box, acting as a network’s eyes and ears. The health and performance of every device and link in a network is continuously monitored and problems are quickly diagnosed, making network resources more productive and efficient. Working with companies like Tommy Bahama, Dow Chemical, and Alcoa, PathSolutions is focused on ensuring that every network performs optimally, no matter the size or resources available. PathSolutions is a U.S. based company headquartered in Santa Clara, California

About Black Box
Black Box is the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 192 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. All third party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6768
E-mail: gary.doyle@blackbox.com

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