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Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Black Box Veri-NAC receives top rating from SC Magazine.


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


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, December 1, 2009 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions,announced today that its network access control appliance, Veri-NAC™, has received the top rating in all areas from SC Magazine, earning five stars for features, ease of use, performance, documentation, support, value for money, and overall rating.

SC Magazine described Veri-NAC as, “A solid suite of hardcore NAC products with a clear focus on keeping unauthorized systems and users off the network. We give Veri-NAC our Recommended this month.” The magazine especially noted the high level of support offered by Black Box, “Black Box offers full phone and email support 24/7/365 at no additional cost. Customers can also access an expansive online resource center.”

“We are proud that SC Magazine recognized Black Box’s product entry into the NAC market,” said Jim Schriver, Director of New Technologies for Black Box. “This positive review validates our belief that Veri-NAC offers the best combination of value and performance in the NAC marketplace today, and will quickly be viewed as an important building block in our growing security offering.”

Veri-NAC features a unique agentless design that simplifies installation, requiring no expensive network upgrades to implement NAC. Streamlined installation plus ease of use mean that even organizations with a limited IT staff can easily add Veri-NAC to their network security plan without straining resources. The unit’s simplified architecture dramatically reduces the cost of network access control.

For more information on the Veri-NAC product line, including an on-demand webinar and video software demonstrations, visit http://www.blackbox.com/go/Veri-NAC.

Veri-NAC is a part of the growing Black Box family of security products, which also includes:

Optinet™ — A secure Web gateway that provides bandwidth shaping and content filtering, It enables control of Internet traffic with the ability to set appropriate policies and restrictions, and automatically enforce those policies.
Intelli-Pass™ — Highly secure biometric access control featuring unique two-part architecture for immunity from physical attacks, sniffing, and spoofing.
AlertWerks™ II — Environmental monitoring to guard mission-critical IT equipment against physical threats like water, fire and temperature extremes, plus optional video surveillance capabilities.

Additionally, Black Box offers a complete line of networking solutions plus cabinets and racks, digital signage and multimedia, cables, security, and more. All products are backed by free, live, 24/7 Tech Support, which customers can reach at 724-746-5500 or at blackbox.com.

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 194 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™, Optinet™, Intelli-Pass™, and AlertWerks™ 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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