Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Secure Network Ports from Unauthorized Access and Accidental Disconnects.

Introducing Black Box LockPORT CAT5e/6 Security Patch Cables

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 7, 2011 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions, today announced the introduction of a new line of cables, LockPORT CAT5e/6 Security Patch Cables. These cables feature a patented locking boot and clip. IT professionals can use them to prevent unauthorized personnel and vandals from disconnecting vital network connections. They can also be used to prevent network downtime from accidental cable disconnects.

LockPORT cables are an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to prevent tampering with network cables in public areas, such as hotels, airports, event centers, government offices, hospitals, point-of-sale kiosks, and more. They're well suited for protecting wireless access points, security cameras and PoE equipment connections. In addition, they're the ideal solution for preventing students from disconnecting and damaging cable connections in the classroom.

“LockPORT cables are truly the first layer in network security,” says Andrew Schmeltzer, Black Box global product manager. “LockPORT guards against one of the easiest ways for someone to tamper with your network—simply unplugging a cable. In addition, these cables are perfect for holding port connections securely in place. Loose cable connections are one of the biggest causes of network downtime, and now that can be prevented.”

LockPORT cables come with two lock choices. The key lock can only be released with a removal tool. This is particularly useful for locking network connections in the data center and wiring closet. The secure lock holds a cable firmly in place, but doesn't require a removal tool.

The cables come with three different lock combinations. The first features key locks on both ends. The second features secure locks on both ends. The last features one key lock and one secure lock. In addition to the different boot combinations, these CAT5e and CAT6 cables come unshielded or shielded, with PVC or plenum jackets, in 10 colors and in 9 lengths.

To learn more, call 888-533-1576 or go www.blackbox.com/go/LockPORT.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 197 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 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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