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Thursday, April 08, 2010


Black Box Receives Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award.


Veri-NAC selected as a winner in the NAC category.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, April 8, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications , data infrastructure , and product solutionsannounced today that one of its most exciting new products, Veri-NAC™, has received a 2010 Product Innovation Award from Network Products Guide.

This distinguished annual award recognizes and honors vendors, large and small, from all over the world with innovative and ground-breaking products that are bringing essential and incremental changes and are setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

A Veri-NAC™ network access control device protects networks from threats originating within the network. It’s an affordable one-box vulnerability management and NAC appliance that only lets authorized computers and devices onto a defined network. It can be used it to control who can connect to a network and protect against vulnerabilities that firewalls can’t prevent. The agentless and non-inline design requires no infrastructure upgrade. And it works with wired and wireless devices. Veri-NAC™ also offers tools for compliance with GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001, and other security and privacy standards. For more details and to purchase, see www.blackbox.com/go/Veri-NAC.

“The 2010 Product Innovation Award from Network Products Guide confirms our commitment to developing new and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ technology needs,” said Terry Blakemore, President and CEO of Black Box. “Especially in the area of NAC, we are dedicated to making IT solutions as straightforward as possible without sacrificing security and control.”

“Innovation is not just about new products alone,” said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Network Products Guide. “To succeed, companies need to see innovation not as a one-time errand, but as something that has to be continuously evolved and improved upon over and over again. This requires putting greater focus on customer needs and making innovation the center of the company’s way of developing better solutions. Innovative products such as Veri-NAC™ are bringing improvements in network access control and security.”

About Networks Products Guide Awards

As the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.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™ is a trademark, 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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