Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Black Box Introduces Cutting-Edge Network Access Control Security Solution

One-box vulnerability management and network access control (NAC).

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 13, 2009 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today its entry into the NAC market with the introduction of the Veri-NAC™ network access control appliance family. The Veri-NAC is designed to prevent the kind of costly and dangerous network security breaches that have recently dominated headlines.

Veri-NAC only lets authorized computers and devices onto a defined network. It also checks to make sure each connected machine complies with specified standards, including up-to-date operating system, patch management, and hardened configurations. If a device is deemed to contain vulnerabilities, it can be locked out of the network except for the resources the user needs to bring the computer into compliance.

The Veri-NAC solution doesn’t require the installation of software agents on connected machines. It also works with existing network and legacy infrastructure, so there’s no need for expensive upgrades. Plus, Veri-NAC requires no training and minimal installation time, so even organizations with a limited IT staff can easily add it to their network security plan without straining resources. Not only is the up-front cost for Veri-NAC substantially lower than most other solutions, installation and ongoing maintenance costs are lower, too—its simplified architecture dramatically reduces the cost of network access control.

“We’re very excited about our new Veri-NAC offering because its simplified agentless architecture means it’s both highly secure and much more cost-effective compared to traditional NAC solutions,” said Josh Whitney, Black Box product manager. “This is the NAC solution for organizations that haven’t been able to implement solid network security because of the high costs and complicated configurations previously associated with NAC technologies.” Veri-NAC is just one of many products in Black Box’s extensive line of networking solutions that includes Optinet™ bandwidth shaping and content management, Intelli-Pass™ biometric security, media converters, extenders, terminal servers, and switches. All products are backed by free, live, 24/7 Tech Support, which customers can reach at 724-746-5500 or at blackbox.com.

For more information on the Veri-NAC product line, visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/Veri-NAC.

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 more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 193 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks, and Veri-NAC™, Intelli-Pass™ and Optinet™ are trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any 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: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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